Weekend Getaway Guide: Boston
ICYMI, I went to Boston! It was my first time visiting this New England gem, which was a lot like New York City, but also different in a great way.
We spent two full days exploring the city (mostly) on foot, from the Back Bay neighborhood to the North End. It was cold AF (hence lots of eating and drinking to stay warm), and the perfect weekend getaway. Plus, my New York accent wasn’t the most jarring in the room.
Check out my weekend getaway guide to Boston below, full of places to stay, eat and play in just a weekend.
The Boston Park Plaza is a massive, luxe hotel located in the Back Bay Area.
In my mind, since I envisioned Boston so much smaller than NYC, I thought that meant we were close to everything. Like, walking distance close to everything. But Boston is big! Bigger than I expected, at least. And luckily, Uber is everywhere and just a short ride over to the North End or the Seaport District or wherever else you want to go.
Our rooms were fab, and the lobby is beautiful, and I’m sure the bar serves great drinks, but unfortunately we were out and about so much we didn’t get to experience it!
Either way, BPP was a solid choice, centrally situated in the city and near lots of the fun things to do.
Other hotel options that I’d recommend: The Verb and The Godfrey.
Check out this post about where to eat and drink around Boston, no matter what you’re in the mood for!
SO. Many. Things. There’s plenty of activities and attractions and tourist sites and history and beer to fill as many days as you’d like!
Here’s some of the things we did (or attempted to do, and have definitely bookmarked for the next trip).
Art + culture:
- Museum of Fine Arts – A dope art museum, mixing both historical and contemporary art. It’s actually the fourth largest museum in the United States! Our favorite exhibit? Takashi Murakami. Lots of color, imagination and Japanese art.
- Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour – An easy way to get around the city and hit up the biggest and most popular tourist sites (Fenway Park to Charlestown, and everything in between) at your leisure. Hop off, check out the Aquarium, hop back on when you want.
- Freedom Trail – Not just path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the whole United States.
- Faneuil Hall Marketplace – Indoor marketplace filled with unique retail, delicious food (like clam chowder bowls!) and entertainment.
- Prudential Center – Mainstream shopping with everything from Ann Taylor to Gucci.
- Bodega – A dope little “speakeasy” for sneakers. It looks like a grocery bodega from the outside, but you walk in and its a cool sneaker lounge. Definitely check it out!
Obviously, there are a lot more options to explore and experience in this city! This is just the Boston weekend getaway that I personally had.
What are some other fun things to do and see in this city?