Boston City Guide
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?
MUSEUMS + MONUMENTS
Museum of Fine Art
465 Huntington Avenue
Home to over 450,000 works of art.
Museum of African American History
46 Joy Street
The location of three national historic sites of African American contributions to the history of Massachusetts and America.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
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
A 15th century Venetian palazzo that is home to an incredible 2,500 piece collection of American, Asian and European art.
Sel de la Terre
255 State Street
This French bistro is a great go-to for lunch.
The Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Rialto features one of the best chefs in the country, Ms. Jody Adams.
B & G Oysters
550 Tremont Street
For a yummy lobster roll, head to Barbara Lynch’s South End hot-spot.
10 City Square
This was my hangout when I lived in Boston. Seriously. Whenever my friends came to visit they were assured a meal by Todd English.
253 Shawmut Avenue
The small plates are inventive and sophisticated with the talented Ken Oringer at the helm.
348 Congress Street
Barbara Lynch’s Italian diner is a great place for brunch.
Flour Bakery & Cafe
1595 Washington Street
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
In Boston’s South End, this is Joanne Chang’s take on the modern Asian “deli” serving traditional Asian street food.
15 Beacon Street
A sophisticated boutique hotel with stellar service and a great location in Beacon Hill.
200 Boylston Street
A beautiful property located on Boston Commons.
Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
A landmark hotel on the waterfront close to the Financial District and Faneuil Hall.
776 Boylston Street
The hotel’s location on Copley Square just one block from Newbury Street.
155 Portland Street
A boutique property in the Beacon Hill area.
1 Bennett Street, Cambridge
The Charles is the place to stay in Cambridge.
1 Remington Street
This hotel is another great choice if you want to stay near Harvard.
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