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100 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215, USA
348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
The Ft. Point Channel neighborhood has undergone a renaissance of late, and Barbara Lynch's bar Drink is a fun addition to the scene. Arrive at the modern basement space and you're fate is left in the hands of the bartenders. Talk about your...
15 1/2 Fish Pier St E, Boston, MA 02210, USA
By the time we were done at Harpoon, we were ready to eat again and met up with some of our Propeller friends at No Name Restaurant on Fish Pier. This place is pretty touristy. But it was still fun. Most of the boys opted to go big and order the...
700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
I fell in love with the Boston's Central Library on my first visit, and have returned to its gorgeous stairs, painted walls, changing art shows, and literature finds at least once on every trip here. I could happily spend a few hours here,...
139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
The Boston Common, built in 1634, is America's oldest park and the start of the famous Freedom Trail. A beautiful spot to walk in all seasons and try to imagine the Redcoats making camp there in 1775. During the winter, the Frog Pond has a magical...
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115, USA
The gift shop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is not your typical museum store. A carefully curated collection is inspired by the artwork and architecture. Curiosity cabinets invite the visitor to look within, much like the archive rooms,...
1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
In the summer, when the temperatures reach sweltering and the city is crowded with tourists, the Boston Harbor Islands are where Bostonians go to escape. The Harbour Islands are comprised of 12 islands in total. Although it's a mere 15 to 20...
Charles St, Boston, MA, USA
Starting at the northeast corner of the Public Garden, and stretching to the end of Beacon Hill, Charles St. shopping offers a more boutiquey experience than its better known Newbury St. cousin. The feel is very European, with a mix of small...
540 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Award winning chef Jody Adams has brought the influence of her travels to this neighborhood restaurant. Located at the edge of The Rose Kennedy Greenway, and close to the harbor, this groundbreaking LEED Gold building is a visual delight. Small...
374 Congress St #307, Boston, MA 02210, USA
One of the first things I like to find when visiting a new destination is a place to take a good walk. Winding through the city's waterfront neighborhoods, the design of the HarborWalk allows the public to connect with the cleaned and restored ...
306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
A floating museum is certainly a bit out of the ordinary, and this walk back in history does not disappoint. Live actors, interactive exhibits of artifacts, and authentically restored tea ships will transport children as well as adults back to the...
270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
The chic, waterfront location of Legal Harborside will remind you of a beautiful yacht. Three floors offer the best of seafood, each in a distinct venue. The first floor is open and pays homage to Legal's casual beginnings. The market area will...
Milk St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
My favorite summer spot that is enjoyed by kids of all ages: The Rings Fountain. Sixty four jets spray to heights of 30 feet on this section of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The unpredictable jets of water shoot like ribbons into the sky and delight...
81 S Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130, USA
A short walk from Fenway Park and surrounded by the charm of the Mission Hill neighborhood, this 39 room boutique hotel is situated just outside the heart of the city. During the week they feature local talent, sweets from different dessert spots...
200 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
The Four Seasons Hotel in Boston has a near perfect, hard to beat location. Directly across from the Public Garden, you have ice skating, the Freedom Trail and the swans Romeo and Juliet at your doorstep. Combine that with the luxury experience...
134 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
The North End of Boston is the oldest residential area in the city, a small neighborhood inhabited since the 1630's. It's an understatement to say it's loaded with character, and no other spot in Beantown will transport you to another world as...
581 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Twelve Chairs' new second floor home in the South End is so warm and cozy you might just want to move in! The co-founders have combined their design expertise with a strong belief in beautiful and sustainable products. They personally vet all of...
375 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Every Sunday from May through October, the SoWa (south of Washington Street) Open Market celebrates all things local. Started a decade ago, it features a farmers' market with growers from the area, an indie design market, and a rotating group of...
6 Birch St, Roslindale, MA 02131, USA
The village of Roslindale is filled with unlikely gems. Joanne Rossman Design is at the top of that list. Billed as a Purveyor of the Unnecessary & the Irresistible, it's a destination filled with treasures you never knew you couldn't live...
623 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Emerging artists and small-batch food producers are the focus at Olives & Grace. Started by Jamaica Plain resident Sofi Madison, this sumptuous shop spreads the word about the quality and provenance of all the foodstuffs, body products, and...
53 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
These days, everyone is talking about what they put into their bodies. Well what about our beauty regimes? Skin care should be no different. Walking into Follain is like a breath of fresh air. The spa like shop carries wholesome, natural skin...
351 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Just up the street from the Boston Common is the Arlington Street Church. Fluttering in the breeze, you'll see a wall of ribbons, tied to a wrought iron fence. On most are written a simple thought: B Positive, Peace, Boston Strong. What started as...
343 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Boston has one of the most successful bike sharing programs in the country. With over 100 solar powered stations and 1000 bikes available, the Hubway system makes it easy to ride around the city. 24hr and 3 day passes are available for only $5 and...
93 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Brick oven classics come out of the kitchen in this North End mainstay. The traditional beehive shaped, wood burning oven makes great thin crusted pizza with all the traditional toppings. Mushroom and artichoke just happens to be my favorite....
185 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Year round festivals are a source of pride in Boston. The Wine Expo starts off the year in February. Restaurant Week is in March, and Patriots Day hosts the Boston Marathon. June begins three months of festivals in the North End. The Rose Kennedy...
1618 Tremont St One Brigham Circle, Boston, MA 02120, USA
Boston is home to many small batch makers as well as some big name favorites. Reliable standby flavors that kids might gravitate to are easy to find, but adults will delight in some of the heady combinations. JP Licks and Emack and Bolio’s have...
119 Business St, Hyde Park, MA 02136, USA
Chocolate calling your name? The ubiquitous cupcake is easy to find and provides bite size pleasure for the chocolate sweet tooth solution. Try Isabelle’s Curly Cakes, Kickass, Georgetown or Sweet Cupcakes for many variations on a theme. L.A....
44 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
Boston is short on good downtown breakfast places, but fortunately the Paramount is open 7 days a week. It's a tiny cafeteria-style place with an open grill so you stand in line to order before sitting down at a table. The food is fresh and...
15 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Located on the site of the former Bromfield Mansion, XV Beacon embraces both old and new luxury. The original building was constructed in the late 1800s by renowned Boston architect William Gibbons Preston and the hotel renovation took care to...
90 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Positioned right on the historic Freedom Trail in downtown Boston, this discreet 19-story hotel caters to guests who appreciate both classic architecture and of-the-moment amenities. The building initially became a hotel in 2002; in 2006 the...
250 Franklin St, Boston, MA 02110, USA
It’s not every day you get to stay in a national landmark and enjoy pastries baked inside a former bank vault. The massive brick building that houses the Langham first opened in 1922 as the original Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. In 1981...
15 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
What was once a classic Ritz-Carlton in the vein of an Eloise book is now an amenity-laden luxury hotel with most of the building’s original beaux arts details intact (the Instagram-worthy lobby alone is worth a visit). Originally opened in...
383 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
A newcomer to Boston's seafood scene, Row 34 in Fort Point is billed as a workingman's oyster bar. The sleek, loft-like space is relaxed and casual: Think industrial-chic. An ever-changing seasonal menu features a wide selection of oysters, smoked...
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