When planning a getaway, what do you look for? If the answer to that question is a well-balanced city, then Boston may just be the ideal destination for your next vacation. Between the history, culture, and cuisine, a trip to Boston is a total sensory experience. Sharpen your ability to choose because with so much to do, see, and taste, narrowing down the options in Boston is a challenge. Fret not; we’re here to help you with that!
Experience the iconic Charles River not from on the shores, but rather from a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board. Make your way past rowing regattas, parklands, universities, and the Boston Esplanade! Or, if staying dry is more your style consider taking a tour of the city on Segway with Boston Segway Tours.
Live Like a Local
Go beyond the typical Boston sights and enjoy places only locals know of. Stroll along the Boston Harbor while checking out the site of an old armory known as Castle Island. Have a picnic or enjoy the snack bar offering burgers, fries, clam strips, and more.
With an abundance of delicious cuisine at your disposal, you may need to add a few extra days to your trip! Seriously, Boston is famous for its incredible array of cuisine options featuring everything from Irish fare to succulent oysters. You won’t want to miss the Ice Haus Patissier where from-scratch flavors of gelato and sorbet are created daily. Open since 1885, Marliave is a local gem featuring delicious dishes hailing from France, Italy, and New England itself! Design your own picnic feast with a stop at the Formaggio Kitchen, a gourmet food shop specializing in small-production artisan cheeses, charcuterie, handmade sweets, and more.
Heading to Boston for 36 hours or less? No sweat, you can cover plenty of ground even with just a few days! Check out the Free Flicks on the Hatch Shell where you can enjoy an outdoor free movie on Friday night. Saturday morning wake up and head out on your self-guided tour along the Freedom Trail where you’ll visit many of Boston’s most historic sites. Have lunch at The Butcher Shop. In the afternoon visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum where you’ll be treated to an eccentric array of art. Dine at Lucky’s Lounge and step through a time portal into the ‘50s. End your trip on Sunday with Brunch at Boston Chops, which is so delicious and fancy, you’ll redefine your definition of brunch. Finally, a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts to leave you feeling inspired and thoroughly cultured.
Have it All, Guided by Those Who Know it All
Bostonians know their city inside and out. Therefore it’s an excellent idea to have access to a Bostonian during your trip. Satisfy two needs with one booking. Experience the contemporary and historic Ames Boston Hotel, providing a luxurious, boutique setting with a refined yet playful atmosphere. The hotel not only provides chic and centralized accommodations, but it’s staffed with locals who will happily guide you to the finest indigenous experiences. Conveniently located across the street from the Financial District, Freedom Trail, the Boston Old State House, and One Boston Place, you’ll be within walking distance of iconic Boston attractions, including Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Boston Common and the Boston Waterfront.