Get the door, it's the liquor store
Jamaica Plain is a lovely neighborhood, just a hop, skip and a jump to the southwest of downtown Boston. As... with other Jamaicas in the northeast, its name is the source of much head-scratching and chin-stroking. This particular one is thought to have derived its name from the intensely popular Jamaica rum that came to the area in the 17th century. Rum and sugar would make their way to and from the area within the Triangle Trade. Today, rum arrives a lot more easily in Jamaica Plain — instead of being holed up for months in the dank bowels of a ship, it arrives within an hour in a Drizly mobile. That’s right, Drizly delivers rum (and beer and wine and any other type of liquor you can think of) straight to your door in under an hour. Jamaica Plain’s got plenty of beautiful things to celebrate. There’s Jamaica Pond, whose crystal-clear waters break up the urbanity like a welcome sigh. There are hills and educational facilities. Ancient little neighborhoods and roads are showing off some absolutely gorgeous architecture. Whatever you choose to celebrate, you’re in good company here.