The star explored downtown Boston and took in a Red Sox game last week
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He may be British, but Sam Smith certainly loves visiting New England.

The “Writing’s on the Wall” singer headed to Boston for an extended week of sightseeing alongside his parents and personal assistant.

After hitting Fenway Park on Wednesday to watch the Boston Red Sox clobber the Colorado Rockies 10-2, Smith spent the next day in downtown Boston exploring the Beacon Hill neighborhood, where he strolled down popular Charles Street and grabbed coffee at Starbucks before heading to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall.

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Grabbing lunch on the patio at Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Smith posed for a quick selfie with 21-year-old fan Will Heffernan.

“He took the picture quickly and stealthily so no one else would bother him,” Heffernan tells PEOPLE. “But he said ‘Thank you’ and ‘I hope you enjoy your day.’ He was very nice, but low key.”

The staff at the cantina also snagged a quick photo with the Grammy winner. “It was a pleasure to meet you, Sam,” the restaurant happily captioned a photo on Instagram.

While many Bostonians predicted Smith’s presence in the city meant he would reunite with Disclosure at the Boston Calling Music Festival on Sunday evening, the singer appeared to have bid farewell to the Bay State by then.

The singer has been a frequent visitor to New England ever since he underwent vocal surgery at the Mass General Hospital Voice Center in 2015.