Driving from Portland, Maine to New York City I went to the North End to check out Mike’s Pastry. Normally I would do Quincy Market but I wasn’t sure how late i would get in so I planned my first trip to Mike’s as It is open until 9pm.
I have been in Boston a lot, especially in recent years, but I don’t always have my car with me. Driving in the North End is particularly difficult as it has streets that are only about 2 horse carriages wide, some streets can only fit one car.
It’s a great area, and even though I was alone I had a great time in the hour I spent taking a break from the road.
Boston is a small city, geographically, you could walk most of it if you had the time to kill, the North End is a spot that is not to be missed if you want to see the real Boston.over 4 years ago