Collected by Elisabeth Wolfe
550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
While I think you'll find the best New England clam chowdah right here in Boston, everyone has their favorite location to slurp it. Do you like it thick enough to hold a spoon upright or thinner with more broth, served in a bread bowl and loaded...
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...
100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
The recently opened Boston Public Market is the only year round indoor market in the country to feature exclusively New England vendors. The bounty of 35 businesses representing farms, makers and food producers offers a cross section of all things...
3 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109, USA
One of the best outdoor spots in Boston is just steps from the waterfront. Aragosta Bar and Bistro overlooks the harbor at the bottom of the city's North End. Fire pits provide the perfect venue for a summer evening cocktail and the lobster bake...
370A Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Without question, the Late Night Ramen at Ken Oringer’s Uni Sashimi Bar is my favorite last stop after a big night out. The noodle bowls rival any I had when I lived in Japan and pair perfectly with a tall Sapporo followed by one of Monica Glass’s...
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...
165 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
When you've been called "the best coffee in the world" by the likes of NPR and the NY Times, you've got the bar set pretty high. Thinking Cup does justice to those beans, and is a really great spot to get your morning or afternoon fix. Their cafe...
50 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
It is required that every visitor to Boston try at least one type of seafood from the area. Fresh selections are many, starting with a traditional lobster bake from Summer Shack, No Name or Daily Catch. The raw bar at Neptune Oyster is hard to...
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...
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...
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,...
348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
After dinner at No Name, we moved onto Drink—to be clear, we went to drink at a place called Drink. This is a rad little cocktail bar with equally rad bartenders. I’m not sure if this is standard protocol or if they just humored me, but I...
257 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
There are two well-known pastry shops within about a block of each other in Boston's historic North End: Mike's Pastry and Modern Pastry. The two are engaged in a constant battle for supremacy, and any good Bostonian has a strong opinion in favor...
513 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
When you find a great place for ice cream, you just know. After a day wandering around Tremont St. in Boston, we managed to find this little bucket of joy upon a recommendation from one of the local shop-owners. Picco has an absolutely wonderful...
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Sheltered from the city, this gem of a Japanese Garden is located on the Fenway side of the museum. An oasis within the urban environment, this exquisite, contemplative garden contains over 70 species of plants and 200 rocks and is, like the...
560 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Located in a wonderful old warehouse building in South End, this French brasserie has tiled walls, globe lamps, and streetlights, as well as a great vibe. Check it out for brunch, as I did! Our wonderful server insisted we try the deep-fried,...
83 Essex St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
For a great brunch, head over to Chinatown to experience dim sum that's delicious yet easy on the wallet. For those of you who want an authentic experience of being back in Hong Kong—the servers push the carts around the restaurant, showing you...
Chinatown, Boston, MA, USA
After spending a day walking around Boston--eating yum cha in Chinatown, going to the Institute of Contemporary Art, navigating through a pop-up street market--we decided we were a little peckish. As soon as we exited the arches designating...
563 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Render Coffee is a great option for any and all who appreciate a carefully crafted cup of java. Located within walking distance of Copley Square on Columbus Ave, Render offers a variety of specialty coffees (including Counter Culture), boasts...
Battery St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
63 Salem St # 1, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Born in Rhode Island, I have had my fair share of delicious lobster in all forms. For those of you not familiar with this heavenly culinary delight it is composed of beautiful chunks of buttered warm lobster meat served in a toasted hot dog bun....
215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
The Liberty Hotel is a hotel that was transformed from a prison in the early 1990's (not too long ago!). Nonetheless, the hotel is wonderful! The staff greeted us with free champagne and gave delicious restaurant recommendations. The hotel turns...
190 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Walk along the Commonwealth Mall, a long, stretching park that connects the larger parks of the Emerald Necklace. The green stretch is lined on either side with the grand townhouse mansions of Comm Ave and their picturesque front gardens.
Oranienstraße 24, 10999 Berlin, Germany
In Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, here you’ll find racks constantly restocked with coveted labels (Wood Wood, Acne, Kenzo, Opening Ceremony) and supersmall brands such as Stutterheim, a Swedish design house that handsews raincoats. In addition you...
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