Mary and I kept talking about how beautiful Nantucket was described in the book and the more we thought about it the more it seemed like the right thing for us to do was go visit it. This was the truth, our East Coast trip was inspired by the epic YA novel, Starcrossed and I couldn't be happier. The inexpensive Virgin America flights didn't hurt either.
So while we were at it, we thought, why not tour a little of Boston and New York? Based on TV, Movies and Books we loved, we decided to visit some of the YA inspired places, if you will. This Friday night we leave for Boston, and then we're headed to Nantucket for the day, and then returning to Boston for another day and a half, followed by a flight to New York for the rest of the week. We are so excited! We've been taking notes from books we've read and some other sources and below is a list of places and eateries we plan on visiting.
- Boston - Freedom Trail, Little Italy/Hanover Street, Mike's Pastries, Barking Crab, Duck Tours, Bell in Hand and Neptune's Oyster
- Nantucket - Bike Tour, Lighthouse, Beach, Nantucket Bookworks Bookstore, downtown on Broad Street, Cousin's Beach (I wish! The Summer I turned Pretty by Jenny Han)
- New York - Serendipity, Gray's Papaya, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Empire State Building, Central Park, Shakespeare's Park (The Tempest by Julie Cross), Times Square, Greenwich Village, Bryant Park, Soho, Gershwin Theatre, Strawberry Field, Carnegie Hall, Staten Island Ferry (Where She Went, Gayle Forman), Little Italy, Chinatwon, Bethseda Fountain, Dean & Deluca (Felicity), Tiffany's, Coney Island, Scholastic Store, J. Crew, Dylan's Candy, Brooklyn Bridge, Ippudo, Shake Shack, Halal carts, Cafe Habana, Lambordi's, Artichoke, Veselka's (closest thing to Taki's TMI/Cassie Clare),The Met and the New York Library.
If you have any ideas or suggestions, we'd be happy to hear them! :)
If all goes well with our trip, we might be headed to Redwood National Park (Wildefire by Karsten Knight) too.