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Destination Guide

Boston

Where historic charm meets non-stop culture.

Destination Guide Boston

When in Boston, You must

Know Before You Go

Bite into a savory lobster roll, at Row 34 – Fort Point, Boston. Classic New England style vs. warm Connecticut style.

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Take a bite

Talk Like A Local

Learn the slang from the city.

Wicked

/ˈwikid/ adj.
A Boston word meaning "really" or "totally"
This drink is wicked strong! Legit wicked!

Neighborhoods to Explore

As one of the oldest cities in the country, Boston is charged with history. Every neighborhood will transport you back in time and offer its own twist.

1. South End

Home of the trendiest restaurants like SRV and B&G Oyster.

2. Back Bay

Iconic Newbury Street is full of Northeastern fashionistas.

3. North End

Gelato, pizza or cannoli anyone? This is our little piece of Italy.

4. Beacon Hill

Frozen in time; its narrow streets, colonial architecture and antique shops are legendary.

W Boston
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Tiger Mama

1363 Boylston St.

Southeast Asian flavors are enhanced by a unique and lush tropical design.

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Chef Tiffani Faison is a former Top Chef contestant and runner-up of season one. She knows what she is doing, no doubt about it.

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SOWA

450 Harrison Ave.

An open farmers market featuring artisanal crafts, antiques, and fresh products. Plus, its food truck lineup is one of the best in the city.

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Look for the Cookie-Monstah truck and thank me later.

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Lekker

1313 Washington St.

This family-owned lifestyle store showcases hard to find European brands such as Ethnicraft, Asplund and Ercol, along with well-known Canadian and American brands.

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Hailing from Amsterdam, owner Natalie van Dijk grew up surrounded by Dutch design. She named the store 'Lekker' after the Dutch word meaning “alluring, enticing, and tempting.”

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Drink

348 Congress St.

Drink blends time-honored techniques and the classic cocktails of the prohibition era with modern innovation and the very best artisanal ingredients.

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No cocktail menu is the best part. Share your likes/dislikes with the bartender, observe and finally sip!

Either / Or

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DETOX

Harvard Stadium Stair Workout

79 N Harvard St.

Located in lower Allston, Harvard Stadium is a favorite workout spot. Short and simple: you run up the big seats and come down the small steps.

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RETOX

Highball Lounge

90 Trentmont St.

With a mix of fun, nostalgia and conviviality, Highball Lounge has become a staple among Boston's play-minded craft cocktail set. Sip one of their killer concoctions while dominating your friends at Jenga, Candy Land or Pac-Man.

Boston Essentials

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All you need for your Boston escape.

1. Converse sneakers for summer

Comfy and timeless, Converse sneakers were born in Malden, just outside of Boston.

2. L.L. Bean boots for winter

All good New Englanders own a pair or two, a must for local fashionistas.

3. Shades

Whether you’re spending time on the water or skiing, sunglasses are highly recommended. SEE on Newbury St. will help you finding the accessory you need.

4. Something Black

Black is the old and new black. Locals tend to dress fairly conservatively, sticking to neutral colors like black, navy, tan, taupe, and gray.

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Boston Common

Established in 1632, Boston Common is the oldest city park in the country.

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Freedom Trail

Immerse yourself in the history of Boston with a tour of 16 iconic sites along a two-and-a-half mile path through the city.

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Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way

One of the most popular things to do in Boston during the summer is to head to the ballpark to catch the city’s beloved Red Sox.

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Wink & Nod

3 Appleton St

A secret spot on a tree-lined South End cobblestoned street, this speakeasy was inspired by Martin Lomansey’s iconic quote: “Never write if you can speak; Never speak if you can nod; Never nod if you can wink.”

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The Beehive

541 Tremont St

Sip and shake at this South End bohemian hotspot for nightly live jazz.

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Ore

80 Dartmouth St

True to its name, this South End accessories boutique features sculptural contemporary jewelry by Sophie Hughes.

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Louis Boston

60 Northern Ave

Fashion aficionados make the pilgrimage to see Jonathan Simkhai’s designer collections and one-of-a-kind accessories found nowhere else in the city.

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Daniela Corte

201 Newbury St

Fall in love with Daniela Corte’s impeccable separates and signature legging bar. Her resort/swim collection has been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for three years running!

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Ball + Buck

144B Newbury St

Get ready for a revolution: Ball and Buck is a Newbury Street boutique known for great outdoors-inspired menswear.

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Whisky Saigon

116 Boylston St

Bold and brand new, Whisky Saigon spins top 40 mash-ups. Located just a block away from W Boston.

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The Sinclair

52 Church St, Cambridge

Hidden on a Harvard Square side street, The Sinclair is Boston’s newest live music venue. Listen to up-and-coming bands and solo artists in an industrial-chic atmosphere.

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Cafe 939

939 Boylston St

Berklee College of Music’s alumni have received 250+ Grammys, and Cafe 939 is one of the best spots to see up-and-coming acts before they go platinum.

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Tunnel

W Boston

Dance until the late hours of the night at Tunnel, W Boston’s destination nightclub.

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