What to Do In and Around XV Beacon
Collected by John Newton , AFAR Contributor
Whether you’re in town for business, to explore Boston’s rich culture, or are a local looking for a luxurious night, XV Beacon's many amenities and services—from its exercise room to its complimentary Lexus transportation service—will make your stay a memorable one.
15 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
On the lobby level of XV Beacon hotel, Mooo… might be one of Boston’s best steakhouses. Chef Jamie Mammano has brought a modern spin to classic dishes, but touches on all the important steakhouse staples: seafood platters, Caesar salad, mac &...
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...
9 Park St, Boston, MA 02108, USA
Although this classic Barbara Lynch spot is a fantastic place for a multi-course, sit-down meal, there’s no better place in Boston to go for a solo bar dinner. The cozy, warmly lit bar is more casual than the restaurant’s dining room, and is...
24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133, USA
Commanding court over Boston Common, high up on Beacon Street, the Massachusetts State house is built on a plot of land owned by founding father John Hancock. Walking by, you can see statues of historical figures like Daniel Webster and General...
4 Charles St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Boston’s Public Garden is magical in the summer, with its many weeping willows and manicured hedges. Kids and adults alike will delight in a ride on the iconic Swan Boats, which float on the garden’s lagoon. The whimsical boats are foot-pedaled,...
4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215, USA
853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
There's a reason chef Tony Maws has developed a cult following at Craigie on Main. For years, the cozy restaurant has been turning out beautiful food in a space that feels like it might be your friend's dining room. Its commitment to regional,...
Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
A trip to Boston, especially the first time, would be incomplete without a short walk across the Charlestown Bridge to the Navy Yard. Not only is the surrounding neighborhood filled with lovely colonial houses encircling the magnificent Bunker...
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...
200 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Take a deep breath and be prepared, for you are about to journey to the center of the earth—without ever having to leave Boston. Located on Massachusetts Ave in Boston's historic Back Bay, this beautiful globe is one of a kind. Chester Lindsay...
553 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Hamersley's Bistro, operated by Gordon and Fiona Hamersley for more than 20 years, is a perennial favorite. The menu is features modern plays on standard bistro fare, as well as traditional bites, that change with the seasons. As if that weren't...
Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA
When booking my ferry tickets for Salem, I didn't realize the view I would see when leaving Boston. In the summer months, ferries to and from Boston to Salem run a few times a day. The views are spectacular when leaving the city and even more so...
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...
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