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Boston City Guide

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BOSTON is not only the birthplace of America, but the site of our independence and summer is a great time to visit America’s most famous walking city. Hit the trails — Freedom or Black Heritage or explore the many green parks that wind through the city or pack a picnic and grab a spot along the Charles River and watch the canoes and kayaks pass by. If you love to shop, walk Charles Street, Newbury Street or Copley Place. And if you visit Boston during Fourth of July be sure to catch the Boston Pops at the Charles River Esplanade. And what’s a visit to Boston without a Red Sox game at Fenway Park?

John F Kennedy Presidential Library

John F Kennedy Presidential Library

MUSEUMS + MONUMENTS

Museum of Fine Art
465 Huntington Avenue
www.mfa.org

Home to over 450,000 works of art.

Museum of African American History
46 Joy Street
www.afroammuseum.org

The location of three national historic sites of African American contributions to the history of Massachusetts and America.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Columbia Point
www.jfklibrary.org

The I.M. Pei-designed masterpiece that captures the life and times of our 35th President and Kennedy contributions to American society.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 Fenway
www.gardnermuseum.org

A 15th century Venetian palazzo that is home to an incredible 2,500 piece collection of American, Asian and European art.

Sportello

Sportello

RESTAURANTS

Sel de la Terre
255 State Street
www.seldelaterre.com

This French bistro is a great go-to for lunch.

Rialto
The Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
www.rialto-restaurant.com

Rialto features one of the best chefs in the country, Ms. Jody Adams.

B & G Oysters
550 Tremont Street
www.bandgoysters.com

For a yummy lobster roll, head to Barbara Lynch’s South End hot-spot.

Olives
10 City Square
www.toddenglish.com

This was my hangout when I lived in Boston. Seriously. Whenever my friends came to visit they were assured a meal by Todd English.

Coppa
253 Shawmut Avenue
www.coppaboston.com

The small plates are inventive and sophisticated with the talented Ken Oringer at the helm.

Sportello
348 Congress Street
www.sportelloboston.com

Barbara Lynch’s Italian diner is a great place for brunch.

Flour Bakery & Cafe
1595 Washington Street
www.flourbakery.com

Joanne Chang is the coolest and when I’m in Boston I make an excuse to drop by one of her bakeries for a Lemon Lust mini-tartlette.

Myers + Chang
1145 Washington Street
www.meyersandchang.com

In Boston’s South End, this is Joanne Chang’s take on the modern Asian “deli” serving traditional Asian street food.

Boston XV

XV Beacon

HOTELS

XV Beacon
15 Beacon Street
www.xvbeacon.com

A sophisticated boutique hotel with stellar service and a great location in Beacon Hill.

Four Seasons
200 Boylston Street
www.fourseasons.com/boston

A beautiful property located on Boston Commons.

Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
www.bhh.com

A landmark hotel on the waterfront close to the Financial District and Faneuil Hall.

Mandarin Oriental
776 Boylston Street
www.mandarinoriental.com/boston

The hotel’s location on Copley Square just one block from Newbury Street.

Onyx Hotel
155 Portland Street
www.onyxhotel.com

A boutique property in the Beacon Hill area.

Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street, Cambridge
www.charleshotel.com

The Charles is the place to stay in Cambridge.

Hotel Veritas
1 Remington Street
www.thehotelveritas.com

This hotel is another great choice if you want to stay near Harvard.

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One Response to “Boston City Guide”

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    Sherry says:
    June 28, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Boston looks very peaceful. This is a place I have never visited. I must add it to my bucket list. Maybe I will get a chance to make a quick trip this summer.