Top of the Hub
The Top of the Hub offers 360-degree views of the Boston skyline. The elegant restaurant features jazz and upscale American food. Those just looking for a view can enjoy cocktail drinks in the lounge, 52 floors above Back Bay. Music plays after 7:30 pm every night.
Chuck Out the Bodega Store
The Bodega store may not be an optical illusion, but it is a hidden passageway. Walk into a seemingly normal convenience store and go to the back Snapple Machine, which is a secret door. Sliding open the door will bring you to the real Bodega, an upscale clothing store.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, built to resemble a 15th-century Venetian palace, is worth visiting year-round but is especially stunning during the spring and summer months when visitors can spend time outside in the beautiful courtyard. The recently added Renzo Piano Wing was labeled “the most beautiful building in Boston” in 2016. Stop by to view art collections from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Asia, the Islamic world, Renaissance Italy, and more.
Day Trip to Cape Cod
Drive south toward Cape Cod. Make a stop in Plymouth, home of the famous Plymouth Rock, where the Mayflower first landed. Nearby, view a full-scale reproduction of the ship.
Farther south you’ll reach Sandwich, the first town on the Cape. Walk along the quaint, oak-lined Main Street and tour the fascinating Sandwich Glass Museum, which traces the history of what was once a vital town industry.Check into the gracious Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, set on Pleasant Bay in Chatham.Take the 45-minute ferry from Woods Hole in the nearby town of Falmouth to the delightful island of Martha’s Vineyard. If you’re feeling active, a bicycle ride along the coast is a magnificent way to spend the day. Hikers will want to walk the nature trails in the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and the Long Point Wildlife Refuge. Be sure to stop by the tranquil Japanese gardens of Mytoi. After working up an appetite, have a sophisticated lunch at Alchemy in Edgartown, one of only two communities on Martha’s Vineyard that aren’t dry (Oak Bluffs is the other). Pop into some of the colorful shops in Edgartown. The galleries in artsy Oak Bluffs are also well worth a visit. Take a ferry back before dusk and return to Wequassett.
The Colonnade Hotel in Boston
Experience Modern Luxury in Back Bay. Centrally located and exquisitely appointed in the iconic Back Bay neighborhood, The Colonnade Hotel in Boston is the contemporary luxury hotel of choice for the modern traveler. Nestled at the intersection of a quaint residential community and Boston’s main shopping districts in Copley Square and Newbury Street, the Back Bay address offers prime access to the Boston Symphony, Hynes Convention Center, Northeastern University and nearby transit, allowing you to get out and explore the best of Boston. Try the rooftop pool!
Nine Zero Hotel
The Nine Zero Hotel deserves all of its four stars, for being one of Boston Common’s best-known luxury hotels. Popular with honeymooners and getaway travelers, this hotel offers attentive, personalized service few hotels can compete with. Amidst its refined, contemporary décor, relaxation is certain, while with its central location, guests enjoy good proximity to many of Boston’s finest attractions and dining options, although the in house restaurant, Nine Zero, comes highly recommended too!
Bostonian Hotel Boston
Situated in Boston’s downtown, The Bostonian Hotel Boston offers stunning views of the city amidst a relaxed, boutique atmosphere. Located just above Faneuil Hall, this hotel is popular with travelers interested in sleeping in style and comfort. With views of legendary Fenway Park, the Bostonian is an essential piece of Boston’s historic downtown.
There’s a brand-new place in Boston for oyster junkies to get their fix. It’s Row 34, a recently opened restaurant and oyster bar where fresh, good quality oysters take centre stage. In addition to the slippery seafood, Row 34’s raw bar tempts guests with shrimp cocktails, ceviche salads and a range of smoked and cured seafood and fishes – trout, salmon, scallops, etc. – served with grilled bread and crème fraiche. The restaurant, open for both lunch and dinner, boasts a large venue with very high ceilings and an industrial look and feel — Row 34 does describe itself as the workingman’s oyster bar — as well as a great patio, ideal in warmer days.
Book a table at Boston’s Bronwyn and travel back to Medieval times. Brownyn is creatively decorated with Middle Ages elements, like the iron chandeliers and heavy wood tables and benches in the bar area, or the regal, high-back chairs in the restaurant that will make diners feel like modern-day King Arthurs. The themed interiors follow chef Tim Wiechmann’s startling cuisine, a celebration of Germany’s and Central Europe’s new food and drink, and a rave success among patrons and critics alike. Come here for brunch or dinner to try mouth-watering delicacies like the smoked venison pastrami, the giant knackwurst or the Slovenian sweet-sour boar. Don’t miss out on the beer!
Restaurant Deuxave was designed to offer a refined yet casual and affordable dining experience to the hip crowds of Boston. The kitchen crafts exquisite dishes of modern French fare reinterpreted to accommodate all-American ingredients in the various recipes – enjoy a crispy duck confit, the slowly caramelised onion soup, or the wicked duet of prime beef tartare and wagyu carpaccio. Exposed brick walls downplay the elegant venue just enough to keep the atmosphere from being excessively sophisticated. The beautiful bar area in the front is backed by a set of mirrors thoughtfully studied to reflect the urban landscape outside, and has plenty of seating at the marble-topped bar or along the lovely bow windows.