Where to Eat, Stay & Explore in Boston, MA

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  • USA

  • Massachusetts

  • Boston

  • City Travel

  • Domestic Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Foodie

  • History

  • Museums

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Curator’s statement

Boston never seems to get the credit it deserves. The city life here is just as good as New York or Chicago but on a smaller and cleaner scale. Boston offers something for everyone; whether you’re a foodie, a history buff or anything in between. Come explore Beantown!

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Where to stay in Boston

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Things to do in Boston

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Wander around the North End, Boston’s version of Little Italy.

Take the Freedom Trail and stop by Paul Revere’s house.

Shopping on Newberry Street and Copley Square.

Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Southie.

Stop by Bodega, a hidden street wear store that’s secret entrance is in a corner store.

Catch a Red Sox or Celtics game.

Have a picnic or just people watch in Boston Common - a great place for kids to burn some energy.

Take the kids to the Boston Aquarium.

Explore the Boston Tea Party Museum - it floats!

Taste soup dumplings in Chinatown.

Visit the graves of some of America’s well known patriots in Granary Burying Ground.

Venture out to Foxboro and catch a Patriots game.

Hop on the T and take a ride through the city.

Venture on a day trip to Salem, Providence or Cape Cod!

Places to eat & drink in Boston

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Contessa: Major Food Group and Mario Carbone never cease to amaze with their restaurant concepts. Beautiful spot on the top floor of The Newberry serving amazing Italian food. Don’t skip the spicy lobster capellini. Reservations highly recommended, they open their book about a month out.

Libertine: You really can’t go wrong with anything in The North End but they add a little twist. Italian food with a Portuguese influence in a small setting.

Cafe Luna: Great brunch spot that is worth the trip to Cambridge. If you’re like me and don’t know whether to go with an omelette or the lemon ricotta pancakes, they offer “The Kitchen Sink.” If you’re going on the weekend I suggest a reservation.

Lobstah on a Roll: Perfect spot to grab a quick lunch in between hitting the shops on Newberry Street.

Mike’s Pastries: a must stop dessert spot in The North End with all the cannoli you can dream of. Cash only!

Mastro’s: Fine dining on the water in the Seaport District. 5 star service.

Bleacher Bar: Enjoy Fenway even when there’s not a game & grab a drink in what used to be the visiting team’s batting cage.

Lookout Bar: Watch the sunset with drinks overlooking the Boston Harbor with skyline views. Great spot in the summer or in the winter when they bring out the igloos.

4 Corners Pizza: Head to Newtown. Two words: pizza cupcakes.

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