Also known as our version of Fifth Avenue, this is where you'll find the high end mixed in with H&M, Zara and Nordstrom Rack!! It spans 8 blocks and has some of the best shopping and restaurants. Honorable mention goes to The Shops at Prudential & Copley Place Mall that are located off Boylston Street. So if you are looking for reprieve from the heat you can go to those!
The North End is Boston's version of Little Italy!! You really can't go wrong with any restaurant you choose so it's not even worth it to give suggestions!! A crowd favorite seems to be Giacomo's - but here's a tip - don't go to the one in the North End - the lines are always outrageous! Go to the one in the South End and bring cash - that's all they accept at both locations!
You know all those pretty flowers that I always snap on the weekends - well all those blooms can be found in The Public Garden!! Boston Common and The Public Garden are separated by Charles Street so you can easily walk through both without breaking a sweat!! The Common offers you the frog pond while the garden gives you the swan boats!!
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is the hub of Boston if you will. It was built as a gift to the city by a rich merchant and today you'll find lots of restaurants, shops and street performers. You can stop into Hillstone for some delicious food and then over to Sterling's for some after dinner drinks!
Instead of going to the Sam Adams Brewery opt for the Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport. Not only do you get a much better selection, but the tour tends to last a bit longer. I've only done the Sam Adams tour once and we all felt rushed through the entire thing!
It's summer in Boston, you have to make your way to Fenway! Even if you're not a baseball fan - touring this iconic park is a must!! You get to see the ins and outs of the stadium. While you don't get to go on the field - you get to sit atop the Green Monster, which some have said are the best seats in the house!!
For some libations my all time favorites...
The Liberty Hotel is an old jail that was converted into a hotel a few years ago! There are a few restaurants and a bars to lounge around in! Alibi has a really cool vibe - partly due to the mugshots they have lining the walls of famous people!
City Bar in the Lenox Hotel is the best place to get your night started (if you're planning to go out around the Back Bay) and they have my absolute favorite - the Bellini!
I could spend hours letting you know which museums to visit, which restaurants to eat at and all the other sights to see - but these are the highlights if you're coming for the weekend!! Yes there is also Cambridge, but skip the full on Harvard tour and just go visit the "old yard" yourself!!
Have I convinced you to come visit me yet?! Have you ever been to Boston - what was your highlight?
Now onto the giveaway! What would you do with $100 to Nordstrom?! Would you pretty much live in your new lululemon leggings? No need to answer - just enter the giveaway for your chance to win!!
Brought to you by
P.S. Did you see my contributor post yesterday!?