Things To Do In Boston

We want your stay in Boston to be as productive and pleasurable as possible. Here are a few things to do while you are visiting our city.


Restaurants

Avila

1 Charles Street (South Boston)
Phone: 617.267.4810
http://avilarestaurant.com/

From across the world to across the street, Avila Modern Mediterranean restaurant & bar brings you a sincere commitment to service; the finest quality meats, seafood, and produce; and tantalizing wines and cocktails.

Bistro du Midi

272 Boylston Street
Phone: 617.426.7878
http://bistrodumidi.com/

Boasting the city's prettiest views of the picturesque Public Garden, Bistro du Midi brings the simple, clean and bold flavors of Provence to Boston. Inspired by the ingredients (only the freshest seafood, meats and produce) and culinary techniques of the Midi region in France, Executive Chef Robert Sisca presents modern ingredient-driven creations that are at once refined and approachable.

The Capital Grille

900 Boylston Street
Phone: 617.262.8900
http://www.thecapitalgrille.com

Whether you're celebrating a special anniversary or just stopping by after a stroll through Boston's historic streets, expect to be wined and dined. Capital Grille’s dry aged steaks have earned high praise from the nation's toughest food critics, and their seafood is flown in daily. Unwind and relax in "The Capital of New England" with a glass from their award-winning collection of over 350 wines; it's an experience in itself.

Da Vinci

162 Columbus Ave.
Phone: 617.350.0007
http://davinciboston.com/

A stylish Italian restaurant located where Boston's Back Bay meets the South End, Da Vinci Ristorante focuses on modern and classic Italian cuisine.

Finale Desserterie & Bakery

1 Columbus Ave.
Phone: 617.423.3184
http://www.finaledesserts.com/

Finale creates sensational dessert experiences. They use the best ingredients, like Valrhona chocolate and Tahitian vanilla beans. They use them to make the most delicious and most beautiful desserts you've ever eaten or seen.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

217 Stuart St.
Phone: 617.292.0808
http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine. Indulge yourself with the finest aged prime beef and an inventive array of fresh seafood, chops, generous sides and salads, and tempting desserts.

Grill 23

161 Berkeley Street
Phone: 617.542.2255
http://www.grill23.com

Always striving to offer their guests the best dining experience, Executive Chef Jay Murray delivers only the best all natural dry-aged prime beef to customers. Grill 23 & Bar proudly offers a 900+ bottle wine list that encompasses wines from around the world and is the recipient Wine Spectator’s Best of-Award of Excellence since 2002.

Legal Sea Foods

26 Park Plaza (Park Square)
Phone: 617.426.4444

255 State Street (Long Wharf)
Phone: 617.742.5300

100 Huntington Ave (Copley Place)
Phone: 617.266.7775

http://www.legalseafoods.com/

Sets the standard for seafood restaurants, offering the freshest and highest quality seafood, an extensive wine list and superior service.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

4 Columbus Ave .
Phone: 617.542.3456
http://www.maggianos.com/

Maggiano’s Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Their menu features both classic and contemporary Italian-American recipes – homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish, regular chef specials and specialty desserts. The food is made-from-scratch daily. Family style service or individual entrees are available.

Mistral

223 Columbus Ave.
Phone: 617.867.9300
http://www.mistralbistro.com

Located in Boston's stylish South End, Mistral showcases uncomplicated French cuisine, highlighted with the season's finest ingredients. Inspired by the wind that sweeps through the south of France, our decor is reminiscent of Provence, with hand picked pottery and arched windows that evoke warmth and sophistication.

Pairings

50 Park Plaza
Phone: 617.262.3473
http://www.pairingsboston.com

Pairings melds contemporary American cuisine designed for sampling and sharing with an extensive list of wines by the pour and creative cocktails. Executive Chef Stuart Race has created a menu that offers innovative small plates that compliment and celebrate the relationship between food and drink. He uses textures, flavors, colors and special ingredients to give his food its own distinct personality.

Rock Bottom

115 Stuart St.
Phone: 617.742.2739
http://www.rockbottom.com/boston

Offers an innovative made-from-scratch menu complemented by fresh, handcrafted beers ranging in style from a White Ale to Red ale and many custom seasonal specialties.  Moderately priced menu features entrees that appeal to every appetite including: Cod Fish & Chips, New York Strip steak to a variety of salads, pastas, and their signature White Cheddar mashed potatoes.

Via Matta

79 Park Plaza
Phone: 617.422.0008
http://www.viamattarestaurant.com/

Via Matta, a restaurant that brings the cuisine of Italy’s Piedmont, Tuscany, Liguria and Emilia Romagna regions to Boston’s Back Bay. And doing it the simple way: with the best seasonal ingredients available, by obeying over 1000 years of culinary inspiration, and by having a chef with the wisdom to let that be enough.

Top of the Hub

800 Boylston St.
52nd Floor of the Prudential Tower
Phone: 617.536.1775
http://www.topofthehub.net/

Soaring 52 floors above the Back Bay, Top of the Hub’s award winning cuisine, service and ambiance of comfortable sophistication blend with the serenity of Boston’s best skyline views to deliver a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience. Top of the Hub’s menus reflect a balance of New England dishes blended with contemporary cuisine influenced by the cooking styles of Asia and California.

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Local Attractions

You can find it all in Boston - History, Culture, Museums, fun abounds!

The Freedom Trail

http://www.thefreedomtrail.org

The Freedom Trail takes tourists to 16 historical sites around the city.  A red brick line or a painted line (depending on where you are) connects the historical sites throughout Boston.  Download a Freedom Trail map and explore on your own or schedule a guided tour.

Duck Tours

http://www.bostonducktours.com

A renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle will guide you to many historic sites around Boston, as well as famous restaurants and well known shopping areas, such as Newbury Street.

Skywalk Observatory

The Skywalk Observatory, located in the stunning Prudential Center, offers beautiful 360 degree views of Boston.   Audio tours are included in the ticket price, describing each area of the city as you meander through the glass-enclosed observatory.

Boston Public Library

Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library (or BPL, to locals) pioneered the concept of public book-borrowing and is the oldest free municipal library in the country. Boasting some six million books, the BPL has often been called the center of Boston's intellectual life.  Also of interest are the free Art and Architecture tours, which cover such highlights as the Italian palazzo-style courtyard and the grand allegorical murals of John Singer Sargent, completed in 1919, that decorate the third floor entry hall.

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Phone: 617-267-9300
http://www.mfa.org

The MFA, a Boston institution since 1876, has occupied its current residence on Huntington Avenue since 1909. The museum houses a landmark Far Eastern art collection and a spectacular section of ancient Egyptian artifacts, in addition to its other fine galleries displaying European and American paintings, prints and sculptures..

Museum of Science

1 Science Park  Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Phone: 617-723-2500
http://www.mos.org

Located right before Boston meets Cambridge, the Museum of Science has offered the Harry Potter exhibit as well as A Day in Pompeii exhibit.  Along with its standing exhibitions are a planetarium as well as an Imax movie theater.

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf  Boston, MA 02110-3309
(617) 973-5200
http://www.neaq.org

The New Englad Aquarium, founded in 1969, is years ahead of its time as a leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation.  The Aquarium isn’t merely an aquarium, it combines education, entertainment and action to address the most challenging problems facing the ocean.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 The Fenway
Phone: 617-566-1401
http://www.gardnermuseum.org

This intimate, three-floor museum houses 19th century aristocrat Mrs. Gardner's art collection in this 15th century Venetian-style mansion. Opened in 1903, the museum has a distinct focus on Renaissance and Baroque art, with a smattering of Impressionism and 20th century works. Its most striking feature is the spectacular courtyard garden that stays in bloom year-round under the central skylight.

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Shopping

Prudential Center Shopping

If the weather won’t allow for taking in the shops on Newbury Street, look instead at the Pru!  Boasting countless stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, The Sharper Image, and Alpha Omega, you can while away the hours shopping inside this luxurious mall.

Shopping on Newbury Street

Newbury Street is one of Boston’s most popular shopping sites.  The entire street is lined with high-end stores and four-star restaurants.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Built in 1742 and located on the Freedom Trail facing the City Hall side of Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall has long been home to a variety of shops at ground level and a military museum on the fourth floor. As alive today as it was in 1742 when our nation's fathers proclaimed it "The Cradle of Liberty," it combines the glories of Boston's past with the urban sophistication of the city today.

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Sporting

Boston Red Sox (MLB)

Fenway Park
Phone: 877.RedSox.9
http://www.bostonredsox.com

New England Patriots (NFL)

Gillette Stadium
Phone: 800.543.1776
http://www.gillettestadium.com

Boston Bruins (NHL)

TD Garden
Phone: 617.931.2222
http://www.bostonbruins.com

Boston Celtics (NBA)

TD Garden
Phone: 617.854.8088
http://www.bostonceltics.com

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