About Jessica

Jessica Polizzotti

Ten Best Logo 03 Boston Local Expert  

Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

Although Jessica has been a world traveler since her teens, her favorite trip may always be her Italian honeymoon. 

Living in a city that allows her to experience a change in seasons equals an opportunity to enjoy a shift in activities. As the old New England cliché says, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute.” 

 

Special Interests

Jessica knows a lot about:

  • Traveling with kids
  • Exploring New England
  • Romantic getaways

Jessica's Special Recommendations for Boston

Jessica says, "Don't leave Boston without enjoying a stroll along one of Boston's waterways, sampling the seafood, and taking in a bit of history."

 

 

10Best Lists by Jessica Polizzotti

  • Boston's 10best Family Friendly Restaurants That Make Parents Happy

    Boston's 10best Family Friendly Restaurants That Make Parents Happy
    March 31, 2014

    Boston restaurants bring a fresh take to family friendly dining. Beyond hitting up the national chains, families dining in Boston have excellent options for sharing a meal. With the palates of children being developed alongside their foodie parents, it is not uncommon to find kids seeking a medium rare steak, sashimi or even a rack of ribs. However, kids will be kids and some require a burger and fries to be happy, but that does not mean parents must follow suit. Even upscale Boston eateries make it easy to please the whole family.

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  • What to Do When You're At Boston's Hynes Convention Center

    What to Do When You're At Boston's Hynes Convention Center
    March 29, 2014

    Boston's Hynes Convention Center is centrally located on Boylston Street in Boston's Back Bay. FRom the Hynes you can easily see the city, but some attractions are slightly closer than others. Walk to the Charles River Esplanade, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Museum of Science. Head to the art galleries in the South End and pop in and out of the eclectic independent shops that line the streets, or linger among the novels at the Boston Public Library.

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  • Boston's Hyne's Convention Center's Back Bay Location Makes Dining a Dream

    Boston's Hyne's Convention Center's Back Bay Location Makes Dining a Dream
    March 29, 2014

    It is easy to find a dining destination near Boston's Hynes Convention Center as the Back Bay is densely populated with restaurants you'll want to visit. Tried and true, those on this 10best list are ones that have proven their worth in an area that sees rapid turnover of trendy spots. From classic steakhouses, to authentic Mexican you'll find a wide range of restaurants on this list. Including the very expensive and ultra high end to moderately priced and more casual, these restaurants have one things in common: they're all excellent.

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  • A Mix of Classic and Modern Allow Diners to Find a Steakhouse that's Fits Any Mood

    A Mix of Classic and Modern Allow Diners to Find a Steakhouse that's Fits Any Mood
    March 9, 2014

    Boston's seaside perch makes it famous for seafood, but don't overlook the steakhouses here or you'll miss out. Boston's streets are lined with both classic and modern finds that make eating meat of the east coast as enticing as can be.

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  • Boston's Four Season Activities Bring You Outdoors Throughout the Year

    Boston's Four Season Activities Bring You Outdoors Throughout the Year
    March 9, 2014

    Take advantage of the seasonality of Boston while enjoying the outdoor activities that locals love. Explore the city using Hubway's short term bike borrowing service then make your way to greta outdoor attractions. Cruise to the Boston Harbor Islands, go whale watching, or sit on the sand at Castle Island Park. Skate at the Boston Common Frog Pond, or ski the Blue Hills, or do some fruit picking with the family at Belkin Lookout Farm.

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  • TD Garden's West End Location Makes Exploring Boston Attractions a Breeze

    TD Garden's West End Location Makes Exploring Boston Attractions a Breeze
    March 4, 2014

    Situated in Boston's West End, between Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, and the Financial District the TD Garden is a prime spot to start your exploration. Eliminating the need for driving your car, taking the T or hiring a taxi, the TD garden allows you to walk to some of the most desirable attractions in the city. Enjoy the 10best attractions near the TD Garden and learn about Boston's history, take in a museum, or simply explore some of Boston's best green space.

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  • Mark Your Calendar With Boston's Best Annual Events

    Mark Your Calendar With Boston's Best Annual Events
    March 4, 2014

    When you're seeking a one of a kind Boston adventure be sure to check out the events that happen only once a year. Enjoy the outdoors, celebrate being inside, attend a film screening, kick off spring with South Boston style, be a part of the past, or welcome the future at the annual events that make a day in Boston great. Become part of the city as you take part in the events that locals look forward to attending each and every year.

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  • Luxury Without Attitude

    Luxury Without Attitude
    February 24, 2014

    Every now and again we all need a little escape. What better way to do it than in the lap of luxury. Boston is packed with lavish escapes to conquer that craving. Check into any of these extravagant hotels and sample a taste of the good life.

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  • Boston is Home to Lots of Live Music for your Listening Pleasure

    Boston is Home to Lots of Live Music for your Listening Pleasure
    February 24, 2014

    When you're looking to listen to some of the best live music Boston has to offer, let 10best be your guide. Pulling the best from a variety of styles: restaurants with nightly offerings, clubs selling tickets, and even corner bars with well known acts 10best offers you a taste of what the city has to offer to live music fans. Whether you're in the mood for Jazz, or something a bit more alternative you are sure to find it at Boston music venue. 

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  • Boston's Diverse Spa Scene Offers a Spot to Perfectly Pamper You

    Boston's Diverse Spa Scene Offers a Spot to Perfectly Pamper You
    February 10, 2014

    If you're in need of a bit of pampering Boston area spas can indulge your every whim. If you seek an all day escape Boston spas are there to be your oasis. A day spent within the walls of the Mandarin or G2O let you let go of what ails you and enjoy the serenity of the space. While specialists at skincare focused Skoah will quickly refresh your skin and send you on your way. Fitness buffs will flip for their service at Exhale or Equinox where you can add a side of exercise to your spa treatment. 

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  • Eat Right, Even Late Night, in Boston

    Eat Right, Even Late Night, in Boston
    February 7, 2014

    Satisfy your late night craving at one of Boston's popular eateries that have increased their kitchen hours and expanded or edited their menus to include some excellent late night offerings. Better than the usual late night dinner at a run down greasy spoon, you'll find sought after reservations takers serving food beyond the typical Boston time of 10pm. Whether a seat at a bar, or table for two in the corner is your desire, you'll find a 10best that fits the bill.

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  • Boston Shopping = Lots of Options For Every Type of Shopper

    Boston Shopping = Lots of Options For Every Type of Shopper
    January 30, 2014

    Whether you're looking for luxury goods or to get the most bang for your buck, Boston can easily meet your shopping needs. Offering savvy shoppers a taste of everything from hip boutiques, chic small stores, independently owned specialty shops, high end haute couture, as well as discount outlets and mega malls, you'll have no trouble finding what you seek while shopping in Boston. Be sure to put clothes on your "must buy" list as the lack of tax makes the most of these purchases. 

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  • Savvy Boston Sightseeing = History, Tours, Museums, Exercise and Education

    Savvy Boston Sightseeing = History, Tours, Museums, Exercise and Education
    January 27, 2014

    With a rich history that has helped shaped America into what it is today and so many great things to see while in Boston, it can often be difficult to choose.  10best has compiled the must see sites throughout the city. Ensuring you'll be be happy with what you see, you just may regret not having time to see it all.  but at least that gives you a great excuse for a return trip to Boston

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  • Boston's Best Romantic Activities That Are Sure to Impress

    Boston's Best Romantic Activities That Are Sure to Impress
    January 9, 2014

    There are plenty of romantic things to do around Boston where warm temperatures bring folks outdoors and cool weather inspires snuggling inside. Whether you enjoy the simple pleasures of life or prefer more extravagant adventures, you'll find a date that will fit your style. For those who find being active a turn on, you can hike, walk or bowl at many spots around Boston. Those who prefer a little pampering will find a couples spa day just right. While music lovers and theater buff's have their pick of romantic dates.

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  • Boston Take Out Just as Good as Dining In

    Boston Take Out Just as Good as Dining In
    January 8, 2014

    Leave the work to the restaurant and eat at home with an order from Boston restaurants that make take out as good as dine in. Whether you're too busy to stay or you just want to stay in, you can find everything from typical take out like pizza, tacos, Chinese, Thai and sushi to more exciting spots that do it right like Indian, Vietnamese, BBQ, and high end Italian. You'll even find a BBQ spot that packs up a healthy serving of their authentic southern staples like pulled pork and ribs complete with the special sides you expect from good BBQ. 

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  • Best Christmas Shopping in Boston, 2013

    Best Christmas Shopping in Boston, 2013
    December 17, 2013

    Fill the needs of everyone on your list at one of Boston's many Christmas shopping hot spots. The transformation from store into winter wonderland will amaze shoppers whether seeking high end merchandise, locally crafted artisan goods, Boston themed gifts or even deep discounts on designer brands. Christmas shopping in Boston has the added bonus of seasonally appropriate weather, gifting you with the feel of the Christmas season. You may even find yourself atop a dusting of snow.

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  • Grab a Bite Before the Game Near Boston's TD Garden

    Grab a Bite Before the Game Near Boston's TD Garden
    December 13, 2013

    Boston's TD Garden's surroundings have changed through the years, and although the array of rowdy bars, hosting late night 20-somethings remain alive and as active as ever, new restaurants in the area have changed the face of this neighborhood. Before your Garden event you can just as easily enjoy burgers, fries, and steak tips among sports fans at the area's well known sports bars or make your way into one of the more upscale spots that welcome those who prefer a little refinement. 

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  • Boston's Best Restaurants for Amping Up the Romance

    Boston's Best Restaurants for Amping Up the Romance
    December 11, 2013

    Boston restaurants are the perfect aphrodisiac. Let romance begin with dinner. Whether you're looking for a spectacular view, a place where you can stroll the streets, an al fresco sanctuary or someplace a little more exotic, you'll find it in Boston. Reserve a table at one of the 10best and you'll find yourself gazing into the eyes of your sweetheart with affection. Whether you've recently coupled up or have been in love for years, you'll be on the right track to enjoy the rest of your night. 

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  • Boston's Best Museums for Everyone in Your Family

    Boston's Best Museums for Everyone in Your Family
    December 10, 2013

    Entertain your children while satisfying your desire to enjoy a Boston area museum. With museum offerings that include  art and cultural centers to historically accurate reenactments, and museums that let you do your own scientific exploration, you'll certainly find a museum that everyone in your family will enjoy. Whether you're seeking something to fill an hour or less or find someplace for an entire day of family fun, Boston area museums will satisfy every member of your family.

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  • Hot Boston Hotels that Make Your TD Garden Excursion Easy

    Hot Boston Hotels that Make Your TD Garden Excursion Easy
    December 10, 2013

    Boston's West End, where the TD Garden makes its home, has more to do than watch a game, or catch a concert, and with so many popular attractions close by it is easy to find a hotel to meet your needs. With more than a few many happening night spots, including some of the most popular sports bars in Boston, you'll want a hotel that is close by so you can make your way back long after your Garden event ends.

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  • Boston's Best Travel Gear Stores for All Types of Travelers

    Boston's Best Travel Gear Stores for All Types of Travelers
    November 17, 2013

    Boston has many stores that sell travel gear of all types. From high end specialty shops to budget friendly outlet stores, luggage specific to varied product offerings, you're sure to find a travel gear store in Boston that will suit your specific needs. Whether you're seeking the latest designer bags complete with the high price tags, or outdoorsy backpacks to take you on the adventure of your dreams there is a Boston store that will let you buy just what you need. 

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  • Get Your Fix of Wicked Good Homestyle Favorites at These Boston Restaurants

    Get Your Fix of Wicked Good Homestyle Favorites at These Boston Restaurants
    October 30, 2013

    Homestyle food joints abound in Boston with new comfort style restaurants popping up all the time. Get your fix of deep fried goodness, southern delights, fluffy pancakes, juicy burgers, pristine cuts of local roasts, and bowls of pasta you'll want to refill at area hot spots known for delivering a taste of home. Be it a local diner, a family run, family style joint, a bar with seriously good eats or a slightly fancier spot that favors friendliness over pretense, you'll find it on 10best's Homestyle list. 

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  • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Allows Easy Access to Boston Attraction

    Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Allows Easy Access to Boston Attraction
    September 27, 2013

    Boston's Convention and Exhibition Center was built in the up and coming Seaport District where more expansion is being done to create and even more options for attractions among the plethora of restaurants that rule the scene. Close to many of Boston's best attractions for everyone in your family, you'll be amazed how easily you'll find something to see. Be it history, art or even water tours and entertainment, you won't have to go far to find something to fill your whim. 

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  • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center: Surrounded by Delicious Options

    Boston Convention & Exhibition Center: Surrounded by Delicious Options
    September 27, 2013

    When visiting Boston for business that brings you to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center you can easily enjoy a meal at one of the many Boston making their home in this popular Seaport spot. With the area booming, the Convention Center is in an ideal location for post meeting eating. Walkable to many destinations, you'll find food to fit your needs a short distance away. All you have to do is choose. 

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  • Comforts of Home Close to Boston Convention Center

    Comforts of Home Close to Boston Convention Center
    September 19, 2013

    Finding a hotel close to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center is an easy task, with some within the immediate neighborhood and others skirting the surrounding area. There are many excellent hotels less than 2 miles from the Convention Center, some of which may be closer to the after hours fun you hope to have, like Marriott Long Wharf which sits on the edge of the North End, and the Millennium Bostonian Hotel which makes its home across from Faneuil Hall. 

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  • Boston Area Bakeries Serve Gluten-Free Goods that Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    Boston Area Bakeries Serve Gluten-Free Goods that Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
    September 18, 2013

    Finding good gluten-free baked goods can be challenging. Getting that satisfying fix of something sweet is quite a feat. However, many of Boston's bakeries, cafe and restaurants have jumped on the gluten-free bandwagon and created or purchased gluten free baked goods to please even those who don't need to eat gluten-free. Whether looking for dessert, bread or even breakfast, 10best has found gluten-free baked goods especially for you. Bite in knowing you're eating something sweet that is without wheat. 

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  • Gluten-Free and Gourmet: Menus For Everyone at Many of Boston's Top Spots

    Gluten-Free and Gourmet: Menus For Everyone at Many of Boston's Top Spots
    September 16, 2013

    Find gluten-free favorites on menus at Boston's top spots. Offering gluten-free alongside their regular menus, and often tweaking menu items to replicate the original, you'll find gluten-free offerings that make gluten eaters think twice. 10best has pulled together the best gluten-free menus that Boston has to offer that span a variety of food and dining options. From fast to the highest of high end, there's a Boston restaurant that has a gluten-free menu that you are sure to love.

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  • Boston, a Seafood Eater's Oasis

    Boston, a Seafood Eater's Oasis
    August 29, 2013

    Great seafood can be found all over Boston; be sure to pick the perfect place from our list to get your fresh fish fix.

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  • Great Restaurants Make a Home in the Close Knit Neighborhood of Somerville

    Great Restaurants Make a Home in the Close Knit Neighborhood of Somerville
    August 26, 2013

    Boston proper may offer excellent eats but neighboring spot like Somerville are making a name for themselves in the local dining scene. This emerging dining mecca is easily accessible by MBTA, and has lots of great restaurants lining its main streets. Somerville restaurants range in diversity just like those who call the area home.You'll find haute cuisine, pub grub, pizza joints, and ethnic eateries as well as hipster hangouts and speakeasy style joints when dining in Somerville. 

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  • Cruise on Over to Attractions close to Boston's Cruise Port

    Cruise on Over to Attractions close to Boston's Cruise Port
    August 7, 2013

    Many attractions make their home near Boston's cruise port, but picking which to visit can depend on the group you are with. Kids love Boston Children's Museum and the New England Aquarium. History buff's flip for the Old North Church and Paul Revere's House. Everyone loves the Tea Party Ships and Museum for interactive historical fun. While those looking to enjoy being outside can't go wrong on the Greenway, HarborWalk, or at Castle Island Park where nature and history collide. 

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  • The North End's Best Spots to "Mangia Bene"

    The North End's Best Spots to "Mangia Bene"
    July 26, 2013

    Locals and tourists alike flock to Boston's North End for authentic Italian food. The welcoming environment of the narrow street lined with more choices than one could ever sample draws crowds who line up outside well known Giacomo's for a taste of Italy. Some lesser known spots serve food that rivals this legend and should not be missed. Dive into a plate of pasta at Trattoria di Monica or sample the seafood at Neptune Oyster, grab a quick pie at Regina Pizzeria or enjoy brick oven favorites at Antico Forno. Just make sure you eat in the North End.

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  • Hotel Bars Heat Up Boston's Nightlife

    Hotel Bars Heat Up Boston's Nightlife
    July 26, 2013

    Whether you're looking for that perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing, an area hot spot to meet locals, or a place for one last drink before heading up to bed, these hotels have just what you need! No need to reserve a room in each, most Boston hotel bars are open to the public (except the Liberty Hotel's exclusive Catwalk), and you can simply walk right in, find yourself a seat and check out the drinks they are serving that night. 

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  • 10 Best Italian Spots Not to Miss: You'll Surely "Mangia Bene" in Boston

    10 Best Italian Spots Not to Miss: You'll Surely  "Mangia Bene" in Boston
    July 25, 2013

    Before you dig into your next plate of pasta in Boston, be sure to peruse this list of the 10 best Italian eateries. From the North End to one of Boston's lesser frequented Italian neighborhoods, East Boston and everywhere in between, you'll find some of the best Italian food outside of Italy. Indulge in heaping plates of homemade pastas dressed with sauces of all styles and dive into seafood specialties prepared like you'd find along the coastlines of Italy or enjoy a grilled-to-perfection cut of tender meat like you'd find in Florence. 

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  • Seaport District Restaurants That Will Knock Your Socks Off

    Seaport District Restaurants That Will Knock Your Socks Off
    July 25, 2013

    Boston's Seaport District is one hot neighborhood where restaurants are fighting for space along Boston Harbor. Reserve a table and enjoy the fruits of land or sea or dine indoors among those in the know because great food is found here. Popular Fort Point Channel has discreet spots almost hidden in this section of the Seaport District that can't be missed. Make dinner here a priority as these are the hottest spots to dine in all of Boston. 

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  • Explore Boston After Dark at the Area's Best Night Spots

    Explore Boston After Dark at the Area's Best Night Spots
    July 24, 2013

    Boston nightlife is as diverse as the population that lives within its zip codes. With a vast selection of bars, clubs, and music venues, all catering to varying demographics and offering a wide array of settings, you could walk into the first spot you come across or let 10best help narrow your search. Dance, drink, listen to great music and party the night away at the Boston night spots that locals return to time and again.

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  • Boston's Cruise Port Allows Easy Access to Boston's Best Shopping

    Boston's Cruise Port Allows Easy Access to Boston's Best Shopping
    July 10, 2013

    Boston is home to many shopping options and most are within a five mile radius of Black Falcon Pier, Boston's Cruise Port. A short cab ride is all it takes to get you to Beacon Hill, Back Bay or even (walkable) Faneuil Hall. Explore the city on foot and pop into all the shops you want or make shopping your goal and go to mall-like spots around the city like Prudential Center or Copley Place Mall. 

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  • Cruise on Over from Black Falcon Pier for Great Eats

    Cruise on Over from Black Falcon Pier for Great Eats
    June 27, 2013

    Black Falcon Pier, Boston's Cruiseport, is situated in the midst of the ever expanding neighborhoods that line Boston's Waterfront. The Seaport District/Fort Point Channel not only offer a variety of restaurants within walking distance, but also some of the city's most sought after tables. Big names like Ming Tsai and Barbara Lynch have crowd drawing spots hidden along these streets. Wander on foot to find these local gems, where Bostonians are as apt to be eating as the tourists who are visiting. 

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  • The Best Shopping Along Charles Street in Beacon Hill

    The Best Shopping Along Charles Street in Beacon Hill
    June 14, 2013

    Boston's Beacon Hill is a historical spot that is filled with a variety of small specialty stores that cater not only to the needs of the neighborhood but also to the needs of tourists who frequent its streets. This Boston neighborhood's main drag, Charles Street, is packed with stores selling everything you can imagine. Whether looking for housewares, hardware, clothing, toys, gifts or novelty items, you'll be sure to find it on Boston's Beacon Hill.  

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  • Boston's Best Free Things to Do

    Boston's Best Free Things to Do
    June 14, 2013

    If you're looking for the best free things to do in Boston, you are in luck because Boston is loaded with attractions that can be enjoyed without spending a dime. Some are free each and every day, while others offer select times for free admission. Many are historically significant, like the Old North Church, others embrace the natural landscape like the HarborWalk, and some are ideal for those who love art, like the Boston Public Library. 

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  • Variety Spices Up Downtown Boston's Deliciously Diverse Dining Scene

    Variety Spices Up Downtown Boston's Deliciously Diverse Dining Scene
    June 4, 2013

    Downtown Boston is the most central location in the city. A hub of education, tourism, employment, and living, this area is constantly busy. Restaurants here aim to please all types of patrons and offer a variety of food styles, and prices to appease everyone. Whether you are looking for upscale dining or a more casual meal, Downtown Boston is sure to have what you crave. Dive into a plate of food at one of the best and you'll know why locals return time and again to their Downtown favorites. 

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  • 10 Best Bistros, Brasseries and Restaurants to Satisfy Your Desire for a Taste of France

    10 Best Bistros, Brasseries and Restaurants to Satisfy Your Desire for a Taste of France
    May 23, 2013

    Good French food can be found outside of France; in fact, it can be found right her in Boston. With many bistros, brasseries and upscale French eateries sprinkled throughout Boston and its surroundings, you'll be certain to find exactly the French experience you are looking for without going too far. Whether you seek to save a few dollars and care for hearty home cooked fare or are in the mood to splurge on a highbrow night on the town you'll be happy with the choice you make from this list of 10best. 

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  • Boston's Art Galleries Have a Little Something For Every Taste

    Boston's Art Galleries Have a Little Something For Every Taste
    May 16, 2013

    Boston's art scene is exciting and filled with great works by emerging and well known artists. Galleries line streets like Newbury and are open for browsing, host shows and some even teach about the art they sell. However, if you know where you want your art placed you may want to access a consultant to view your space and help you select the right piece, and there's a Boston Gallery that can help you do that. 

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  • Boston Clothing Stores: You Won't Find These at the Local Mall

    Boston Clothing Stores:  You Won't Find These at the Local Mall
    May 1, 2013

    Shopping for clothes in Boston is a must! With no tax on attire, you'll save a bundle by not paying Uncle Sam, but you'll also benefit by finding the latest trends for all types of shoppers. Whether you're seeking high fashion or something for the woman who wants to remain a fashion maven without looking like a teenager or the man who hates to shop, and really needs to update his look and may need a little help, you are sure to find it at one of Boston's best clothing stores.

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  • 10 Best Boston Shopping Malls and Centers From Urban to Suburban and Upscale to Great Deals

    10 Best Boston Shopping Malls and Centers From Urban to Suburban and Upscale to Great Deals
    April 20, 2013

    Shopping at Boston's best Malls and Shopping Centers is an exciting way to enjoy the area. Most offer on-site parking, and of those many are free, making lugging your purchases quite easy. Boston area malls contain a mix of uber high end and discount stores that can satisfy any shopping need all with one single stop. Add to that a plethora of dining options with every kind of imaginable cuisine, and you have a full day ahead at on of Boston's best malls or shopping centers.

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  • 10 Best Boston Japanese Restaurants Make it Easy to Curb Your Craving For Sushi, Hibachi, Ramen, Yakitori and Shabu Shabu

    10 Best Boston Japanese Restaurants Make it Easy to Curb Your Craving For Sushi, Hibachi, Ramen, Yakitori and Shabu Shabu
    April 14, 2013

    Boston's streets are lined with Japanese restaurants just waiting for you to enter, many serving Japanese meals you'll remember. But finding the right fit to fulfill your craving can be tough, and each restaurant has something different to offer. Whether you're in the market for, top-notch sushi, hot pot, ramen, yakitori or hibachi style food, Boston has a match for you. Keeping price-point in mind, 10best has selected a variety of Japanese restaurants to suit any taste. 

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  • 10 Best Boston Brunch Spots Bring you Everything from Neighborhood Hot Spots to Upscale Buffets and Harbor Cruises

    10 Best Boston Brunch Spots Bring you Everything from Neighborhood Hot Spots to Upscale Buffets and Harbor Cruises
    April 14, 2013

    When a Sunday morning in Boston calls for more than just curling up with the local news and a piping hot cup of coffee you should find your way to one of Boston's best brunch spots. Compiling a list of the most diverse options: sweet to savory, buffet to order from the menu, and choices in and around the city, 10best strives to help you find the brunch spot that will best fulfill your post Saturday night desires. 

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  • Boston's Best Attractions and Activities

    Boston's Best Attractions and Activities
    April 1, 2013

    Fun for the whole family lies ahead on your trip to Boston. Explore Boston for what it once was, where it went and what it has become. Enjoy museums, athletics, and outdoor attractions that are sure to please even the toughest critic.

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  • Classics and Contemporary Twists

    Classics and Contemporary Twists
    April 1, 2013

    Dining in Boston is all about Geography. Every area of Boston offers excellent eats, so choose your scenery before you choose your restaurant. 

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  • 10 Best Boston Comedy Clubs Will Have You in Stitches

    10 Best Boston Comedy Clubs Will Have You in Stitches
    March 27, 2013

    Boston's comedy roots run deep. Known as the "it" town for developing big comedic talent in the 1980's Boston's comedy clubs have always drawn crowds. Still hosting some of those who put Boston on the map (think Leary, and Clarke) while allowing new talent to rise, Boston is home some old favorites like the Comedy Studio and alternative newcomers like the Tiki Hideaway Grandma's Basement. Toss in some entertaining Improv and you have a balanced comedy scene that is sure to generate a laugh for all.

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  • 10 Best Mexican Dining Spots in Boston, from Authentic Fare to Tex-Mex Treats

    10 Best Mexican Dining Spots in Boston, from Authentic Fare to Tex-Mex Treats
    March 27, 2013

    Boston's streets are populated by Mexican eateries that excel in what they serve. Whether downtown, in Cambridge, near Fenway Park, in the popular Seaport District or across the bridge in East Boston you're sure to find a special spot to fulfill your craving. 10best.com's Boston's best Mexican list includes everything from casual to romantic, upscale to a spectacular dive. Enjoy a classic Mexican meal and pair it with the perfect drink, tequila, sangria, or beer to complete your experience. 

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  • Free Parking, Inexpensive Rooms and Easy Access to Boston's Best Attractions Available at These Area Motels

    Free Parking, Inexpensive Rooms and Easy Access to Boston's Best Attractions Available at These Area Motels
    August 28, 2012

    Boston motels make bringing your car along a little less expensive, and provide you with a budget friendly way to stay saving your money for play. Typically, motels are designed with motorists in mind. These smaller scale hotels usually offer ample free parking, have fewer frills, and make for an easy stop while driving. These Boston area motels offer all that and more. They are clean, convenient and although some be be a bit beyond the city itself, they make it easy to explore all that is great about the towns that surround Boston. 

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  • Boston's Bookstores Sell More Than Best Sellers: Rare, Used and Out of Print Are Also Easily Accessible Throughout the City

    Boston's Bookstores Sell More Than Best Sellers: Rare, Used and Out of Print Are Also Easily Accessible Throughout the City
    August 28, 2012

    If you're the type of person who prefers to hold the weight of a book in your hands to the glare of a screen when you delve into a good read, then these Boston book stores will make you smile. From the moment you enter these book selling gems like you'll be met by the intoxicating smell of the printed page. Pick a few that jump out at you, find a quite corner and gently peruse the pages because these book sellers encourage browsing. No one will judge, prod, or pry, but will simply leave you to sit and decide. 

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  • Boston With Kids: These Area Attractions Add More Fun to Your Family Vacation

    Boston With Kids: These Area Attractions Add More Fun to Your Family Vacation
    August 22, 2012

    Boston is jam-packed with plenty of fun for kids to do year-round. The hard part in this family friendly city is making a choice. The 10best on this list are hand picked by a mom who has scoured the city and beyond to find the best of the best for kids of all ages. You can also be assured these attractions are ones that parents will enjoy almost, if not just as much as the kids the love.

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  • Hotels That Let You Make the Most of Your Boston Stay While Leaving Some Money in Your Wallet

    Hotels That Let You Make the Most of Your Boston Stay While Leaving Some Money in Your Wallet
    August 20, 2012

    If you're looking to enjoy Boston without spending too much money on the place you stay check yourself into one of the area's best budget finds. Inner city hotels can cost well over four hundred dollars a night, taking a big chunk out of your vacation budget, but a few hidden gems, which may be without some of the bells and whistles of the more expensive hotels, or may require a short drive or MBTA ride to get to the downtown area can still offer you a clean, comfortable place to rest your head every night that you're in Boston. 

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  • Beyond Basic: Boston's Top Bars Make For One Heck of a Night Out Exploring the Town

    Beyond Basic: Boston's Top Bars Make For One Heck of a Night Out Exploring the Town
    August 5, 2012

    When you're looking for a bar night out Boston is a great place to be. Lining many streets, you'll find a plethora of options, but knowing which will best suit your mood can be a tough call to make. Seeking out the best of the best is not an easy task, especially with splashy exteriors inviting you in. However, just as a book should not be judged by its cover, neither should a Boston bar.

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  • Wine Cheese and Caviar, Please

    Wine Cheese and Caviar, Please
    July 4, 2012

    Boston is a great place to find a perfect pour of wine that can easily be paired with a hand selected list of cheeses and maybe even an ounce of caviar. With a mix of super luxurious eateries like Menton and L'Espalier, and more casual yet special places like Bin 26 Enoteca and The Butcher Shop you are sure to find a restaurant that can meet your needs (and budget constraints). 

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  • A Bed and Breakfast Makes for a Quiet Place to Rest Your Head

    A Bed and Breakfast Makes for a Quiet Place to Rest Your Head
    June 27, 2012

    Boston is a bustling city filled with hotels worth a stay, but sometimes the quiet intimacy of a Bed and Breakfast is preferred. Boston has a election of this smaller gems where comfortable and often affordable accommodations await. 

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  • Walk Your Way Through Boston

    Walk Your Way Through Boston
    May 30, 2012

    Walking is the best way to make the most of sightseeing in Boston. Filled with narrow roads dense with history, there is much to be missed when whizzing through on wheels. But walking you'l be able to see the hidden nooks that make Boston such a fabulous place to visit. 

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  • Score at Boston's Top Spots to Watch Your Favorite Sports

    Score at Boston's Top Spots to Watch Your Favorite Sports
    May 18, 2012

    Meet here to indulge in a day of sports, and pub grub with friends or solo, because Boston is a sports town and any fan can easily make a friend. Whether it's a big screen to watch a game, or the enticement of some of sensational food, you'll find just the spot at these Boston Sports Bars. 

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  • Boston Chinese Options Range from Outside the Box to Americanized Fare

    Boston Chinese Options Range from Outside the Box to Americanized Fare
    April 30, 2012

    Boston's Chinatown may be the most well known place to indulge in a Chinese meal, but it is not the only place where you will be served Chinese cuisine that will make lasting memories. Boston proper, as well as the outskirts, are filled with restaurants that will wow your taste-buds with their winning Chinese fare.

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  • Shuck your way through Boston

    Shuck your way through Boston
    April 19, 2012

    Looking for the right place to get your oyster on? Look no further because Boston's selection of oyster bars has a little something to satisfy every oyster lover.

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  • Break Your Fast with Breakfast at One of Boston's Best Places to Curb Your Morning Craving

    Break Your Fast with Breakfast at One of Boston's Best Places to Curb Your Morning Craving
    March 27, 2012

    Boston is booming with breakfast places that serve their share of belt busting, fast breaking foods. Some are just a cut above the rest, whether they serve creative takes on classics, out of the box oddities you'd never think to eat, or basic fare that fills you up. 

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  • Dance the Night Away at One of Boston's Best Places to Cut a Rug

    Dance the Night Away at One of Boston's Best Places to Cut a Rug
    March 17, 2012

    Boston has a little something for everyone, and most bars can easily be made to accommodate dancing (although some may look upon you with disdain). Boston's Best include casual bars and fancy clubs, so find your niche (even if just for that night) and let loose on the dance floor. We know you want to!

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  • Sleep Needed = ASAP, Ease of Airport Access =Top Priority: Where to Stay When You Don't Want to Venture Far From Logan

    Sleep Needed = ASAP, Ease of Airport Access =Top Priority: Where to Stay When You Don't Want to Venture Far From Logan
    March 17, 2012

    Be it a long layover, short trip to the city, or middle of the night flight, sometimes a stay in close proximity to the airport is a MUST! At those times it can be hard to find the exact fit you need in a hotel- a little luxury, a cheap place with clean sheets, or something that lets you see the sights without much hassle. Logan Airport's location across the Harbor from the city's sites makes it fairly easy to fill your needs.

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  • Walk, Ride the Waves, or Relax on Wheels

    Walk, Ride the Waves, or Relax on Wheels
    March 10, 2012

    Explore all that Boston has to offer from Land or Sea. These tours and excursions offer some unique ways to see the city. Each offering fun tailored to your needs. One thing's for sure, whether you want to walk, ride the waves, or sit back and relax while a driver makes his way through the city streets you'll find just what you're looking for on this list.

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  • Boston's Big on New American Cuisine

    Boston's Big on New American Cuisine
    March 7, 2012

    In a city with Puritanical roots it is no wonder Bostonians love true American food. But the basics got boring, and along came a bunch of chefs who saw a way to enhance the dull dining of the past to put Boston on the culinary map. The simple fish and chips is no longer the menu mainstay that makes Bostonians return to their favorite area eateries again and again. These days, variety rules with ever evolving menus that put creative takes on the traditional. 

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  • Boston's Best Bars to Lounge Around

    Boston's Best Bars to Lounge Around
    February 9, 2012

    Sometimes you want to escape the overly crowded dance clubs with excessively loud music and wall to wall people, and just enjoy a drink with friends where you can actually talk. Boston has a lively lounge scene ranging from high end spots for the well to do to more casual places that draw a younger less dressed crowd. 

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  • Boston's Best Asian is Anything but Ordinary

    Boston's Best Asian is Anything but Ordinary
    February 9, 2012

    Every so often you need a fix of Asian food; luckily Boston is filled with eateries that can satisfy that craving. Whether it is melt in your mouth Chinese, sensational Sushi, a big bowl of Pho, dim sum, thai, or even rock your world Korean, you can easily find what you're looking for and often even please those wanting something slightly different.

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  • Perfect for Business, Better for Pleasure

    Perfect for Business, Better for Pleasure
    February 4, 2012

    Whether in town for business or pleasure Boston's Financial District is overrun with hotels to house you. Spend less time commuting to work each day by making your next business stay at one of the city's commerce central hotels.  Better yet, let the family tag along because hey'll love the easy access to play.

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  • The Sushi Lover's Wish List

    The Sushi Lover's Wish List
    December 23, 2011

    There's no shortage of sushi in Boston, but there are some places that do sushi really well on a consistent basis. Purists and creative combo eaters both agree that some sushi is just a cut above. Whether looking for sensational sashimi or distinctive rolls Boston has a sushi spot that is sure to please.

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  • Sightseeing Made Simple: Stay Downtown

    Sightseeing Made Simple: Stay Downtown
    December 15, 2011

    Sightseeing tends to be the top priority of tourists visiting Boston. And for good reason; Boston's history runs deep and has had an impact around the world. Revolutionary roots are planted all around the city's center, and a stay Downtown easily allows guests to get the most out of any length of stay. Many hotels are located around Boston's major landmarks and make it easy to enjoy all that Boston has to offer. 

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  • Boston's Best Pubs-the Irish and beyond

    Boston's Best Pubs-the Irish and beyond
    December 12, 2011

    A perfect pub is not hard to find in Boston, a city filled with Irish settlers. The problem here is which pub is perfect for you on a particular day. 

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  • Who doesn't love a low cost meal that leaves your taste buds as satisfied as your stomach?

    Who doesn't love a low cost meal that leaves your taste buds as satisfied as your stomach?
    December 6, 2011

    Dining out does not have to mean breaking the bank. Finding the perfect casual eatery where you can sink you teeth into an ideal meal can be challenging, but is doable in a city as diverse as Boston.

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  • Master the Museums of Boston

    Master the Museums of Boston
    November 13, 2011

    Boston's marvelous museums are sprinkled throughout the city allowing visitors a chance to see a new section of Boston at each stop. 

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Articles by Jessica Polizzotti

  • 10Best: How to Enjoy Boston during Marathon Week

    10Best: How to Enjoy Boston during Marathon Week
    April 15, 2014

    Boston's fluctuating temperatures offer seasonal activities making it ideal for year-round outdoor exploration. However, when the weather warms, Bostonians take to the streets to take advantage of Boston's walkable waterfront location, attractions and sporting events. From observing the Boston Marathon from the sidelines, sitting in the stands at a Red Sox game or riding from site to site on a Hubway rental, you can spend most of your time outdoors April-October.

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  • Shop Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, Save Money on Designer Fashion

    Shop Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, Save Money on Designer Fashion
    April 13, 2014

    Spend a day shopping Wrentham Village Premium Outlets to save big on the labels you love. Stock up on brands like Gap, J.Crew, Brooks Brothers, Cale Haan, Vince Camuto, Coach, True Religion, Hanna Andersson and Tory Burch. Stroll the outdoor walkway, and dine at one of the on-site casual restaurants. Get additional savings by becoming a VIP Shopper Club member, and revamp your wardrobe. 

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  • Boston's Strega Waterfront: Great Italian Food for Couples

    Boston's Strega Waterfront: Great Italian Food for Couples
    April 1, 2014

    Boston Seaport's hot Italian eatery, Strega Waterfront, has a style that screams "his" spot with service that will make "her" feel special. Add to that a menu that offers hearty portions of quality dishes, and you have a spot for big spenders to indulge their desire for northern Italian fare. Couples canoodling in dimly lit corners can be found digging into plates filled with pasta, steaks and seafood paired with great Italian wines. 

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  • Run Wild with the Kids at Weezie's Garden in Wellesley

    Run Wild with the Kids at Weezie's Garden in Wellesley
    April 1, 2014

    Play within the scenic gardens on Elm Bank, where Weezie's Garden lets kids enjoy imaginative play on natural structures. Celebrating the idea of eternal childhood, Weezie's Garden incorporates flowers, plants and herbs into the pathways of the garden. Nestled into a secluded section of Elm Bank, Weezie's Garden is a place where kids can be kids. 

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  • Sheraton Boston Hotel: The Best Back Bay Location

    Sheraton Boston Hotel: The Best Back Bay Location
    March 4, 2014

    Sheraton Boston Hotel gives guests the reliability of a Starwood stay in the Back Bay of Boston, with indoor connections to Hynes Convention Center and Prudential Center. Since the hotel's home is right off Boylston Street, you'll be able to easily explore the highlights, like Newbury Street, that make Back Bay a neighborhood to see. 

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  • Music and Food Mix at Beat Hotel Restaurant in Cambridge

    Music and Food Mix at Beat Hotel Restaurant in Cambridge
    March 1, 2014

    Music and food collide at Harvard Square's Beat Hotel. Here, an eclectic menu offers foodies something new and special that is still recognizable. This venue and eatery is focused on proteins paired with items of your choosing, specialty bowls of whole grains and vegetables and knock-your-socks-off appetizers. You'll come to Beat Hotel for the music but return for the food. 

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  • Mix Up Your Nightlife at Boston's Oak Long Bar + Kitchen

    Mix Up Your Nightlife at Boston's Oak Long Bar + Kitchen
    February 13, 2014

    Skip the loud music and 20-something chaos of Boston's popular nightclubs in favor of a more refined experience at Oak Long Bar + Kitchen. It's housed inside the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, and here you'll find a crowd that you'll feel comfortable with even if you're well over 30. The social atmosphere makes it easy to meet others. And the expertly crafted cocktails will have you sipping, rather than guzzling, your drinks.

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  • Fun Meets Fitness at Boston's Flywheel Sports

    Fun Meets Fitness at Boston's Flywheel Sports
    February 11, 2014

    Boston's Flywheel Sports is a brand of cycling that will have you sweating to choreographed tunes on a stationary bike for 45 to 60 minute of intense exercise. That's actually fun. The dimly lit stadium-style studio in Boston's Prudential Center is filled with bikes that let you ride like you're solo yet have you surrounded by like-minded individuals. Ride up and down hills to a playlist created to take you on the ride of your life.   

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  • Boston, a Great Sports Town, Scores with Fans

    Boston, a Great Sports Town, Scores with Fans
    January 31, 2014

    Boston is home sports most loyal fans. Bostonians love their teams and cheer for the players even when the score is not in their favor. Tickets to sporting events can be hard to come by as the winning records of the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, and Patriots draw consistent crowds. 

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  • Save Big at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Boston Garden

    Save Big at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Boston Garden
    January 12, 2014

    Location may be everything, but when you add big savings like you'll find at Holiday Inn Express and Suites Boston Garden, you'll feel like you hit the jackpot. Hovering around $200.00/night you can start and end your day in the center of the action in Boston's West End. With an easy walk to top attractions, you'll have access to the best of Boston by foot.

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  • Gather: Boston's District Hall Hot Spot for Good Food

    Gather: Boston's District Hall Hot Spot for Good Food
    January 12, 2014

    Gather is a casual restaurant that churns out foodie-worthy plates of upscale comfort classics with a twist. The District Hall location of Gather in Boston's Innovation District is decked out in chic modern simplicity. Lights dangle from the ceiling on electric cords, and long, sparse banquettes flanked by metal chairs and high-top stools are scattered around the interior. Floor-to-ceiling windows let light in while you look out.

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  • Where to "Wine" in Boston Each Winter

    Where to "Wine" in Boston Each Winter
    December 15, 2013

    Boston winters heat up at the Boston Wine Expo and Boston Wine Festival. One weekend-long event, the Boston Wine Expo packs plenty of food and drink tastings, seminars and dinners into two days to please any culinary geek. Meanwhile, the winter-long Wine Festival pairs a perfect pour with a palate-pleasing plate at their sensational, quick-to-sell-out wine dinners. 

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  • Boston's The Harp: Irish Pub Meets Dance Club

    Boston's The Harp: Irish Pub Meets Dance Club
    December 15, 2013

    The Harp offers pre and post game fun near the TD garden. Often jam packed with locals who before or after a game at are looking for a pint and a bite before the game, the Harp fills with 20 somethings looking for late night fun long after the final goal is scored or basket tossed. Take in some live music or dance to the DJ spinning tunes on the always rocking dance floor and you'll see why the Harp has been pulling in crowds for decades. 

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  • Warm Up to Romance on a Winter Day in Boston

    Warm Up to Romance on a Winter Day in Boston
    December 9, 2013

    Enjoy the wonder of winter in Boston. From the cobblestone streets and walkways covered with a dusting of snow to the crackling fires inside many a local eatery, you'll find a reason to get romantic at each turn. Bundle up and head out (Hat and gloves are required.), and you'll have the perfect excuse to cozy up to your special someone all day long. 

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  • Upscale Italian Fare Meets Excellent Wine at Alma Nove

    Upscale Italian Fare Meets Excellent Wine at Alma Nove
    December 1, 2013

    Alma Nove - a short boat ride from Boston's downtown - is where you can find delicious dishes by well-known Chef Paul Wahlberg served in a setting that is nothing short of stunning. You'll love the view from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The patio welcomes you long after summer ends, with a seat near their extra long fire-pit. Bite into local seafood, tender meats and house-made pasta while you sip a special glass of wine.

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  • Bed and Breakfast Afloat: A Boston Stay Better than Waterfront

    Bed and Breakfast Afloat: A Boston Stay Better than Waterfront
    November 6, 2013

    Stay on the water of Boston Harbor, literally. So close to Boston's tourist spots, yet a world away from it all, Bed and Breakfast Afloat offers modern amenities like a pool, complete with a grill and plenty of space to gather, as well as the chance to enjoy the peace that comes with sleeping aboard a boat. It's a different way to enjoy an affordable, inner-city stay.

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  • Learn, Look and Drink at Samuel Adams Brewery in Boston

    Learn, Look and Drink at Samuel Adams Brewery in Boston
    November 1, 2013

    Tour Boston's Samuel Adams Brewery, where you'll get  an inside glimpse at the beer-making process that put craft brewing on the map. A mini museum is on-site for your browsing pleasure, so pay it a visit before you take an hour-long tour of the facility and taste the beers produced in-house.

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  • Boston Olive Oil Company: Taste Test Flavorful Cooking Combinations

    Boston Olive Oil Company: Taste Test Flavorful Cooking Combinations
    November 1, 2013

    Buy that special cook in your life something special at Newbury Street's Boston Olive Oil Company. They offer high-quality oils and vinegars at reasonable prices, so you'll get a high-end product that is sure to please. Boston Olive Oil Company's extensive tasting bar and knowledgeable staff welcomes shoppers to try before they buy.

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  • Four Seasons Hotel Boston Serves High Tea at Bristol Lounge

    Four Seasons Hotel Boston Serves High Tea at Bristol Lounge
    October 2, 2013

    Celebrate Boston's role in history by visiting the Bristol Lounge, located in the Four Seasons Hotel, for a relaxed afternoon of tea service. Choose a seat by the windows that look onto the always lovely Public Garden, or an interior spot on the comfortable sofas and cozy chairs that offer more of a living room feel. Tea is served here each weekend afternoon.

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  • Estelle's Bar in Boston Challenges Regulars to Drink Up

    Estelle's Bar in Boston Challenges Regulars to Drink Up
    October 2, 2013

    Estelle's offers Boston's South End a casual atmosphere to enjoy a pint or a cordial alongside new friends. Locals love Estelle's and work to earn their place in the Mug Club, tackling the challenge to consume all 130 beers Estelle's carries in only 180 days. Those who make it earn themselves bragging rights, along with a 25-ounce engraved mug that lives in Estelle's. They'll also give you a discount on your future beer endeavors inside their doors. 

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  • Nebo: Home-Style Italian Favorites on Boston's Greenway

    Nebo: Home-Style Italian Favorites on Boston's Greenway
    October 1, 2013

    Nebo's move from Boston's North End to the Greenway has given Throwdown with Bobby Flay winners Carla and Christine Pallotta more space to feed the masses of locals who love their home-style Italian cooking in a trendy neighborhood. One taste of the Neapolitan cuisine that was inspired by their mother (who's often enjoying a plate while keeping a watchful eye on the kitchen), and you'll be planning your next visit. 

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  • Shoe Company New Balance Opens Experience Store in Boston

    Shoe Company New Balance Opens Experience Store in Boston
    October 1, 2013

    Boston-based shoe company New Balance celebrates its 100+ years and its local roots with its first experience store, located in the city, all while introducing consumers to its present and exposing shoppers to the future. A cross section of merchandise ranging from classic New Balance styles to innovative modern designs can be found in this stylish, tech-savvy Boylston Street shop. 

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  • Mandarin Oriental Boston: A Luxury Stay in a Convenient Location

    Mandarin Oriental Boston: A Luxury Stay in a Convenient Location
    October 1, 2013

    The Mandarin Oriental Boston offers an escape from your everyday. The stunning accommodations in this Back Bay hotel give you an inner-city retreat you'll love for ending your busy days of exploration. The hotel offers lavish amenities in surroundings crafted for relaxation, so you'll retire in style every night of your stay. Plus, the Boylston Street location puts you within easy access range of many of Boston's best attractions. 

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  • Hang With the "Cool" Crowd at Frost Ice Bar

    Hang With the "Cool" Crowd at Frost Ice Bar
    September 12, 2013

    The world’s largest permanent indoor ice bar, Frost Ice Bar, has made its home in Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Built entirely of ice, Frost remains frosty as it is always winter within their walls (at 21 degrees Fahrenheit). This bar is a unique experience for adventurous bar hoppers. Slip on one of their custom-designed capes and gloves and you'll keep warm while enjoying the dramatic, ice-built interior of Frost. Featuring an elaborately carved ice decor including the bar, chandelier, sculptures, lounge seating and paintings, Frost is filled with bits of Boston like sculptures of the swan boats. 

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  • Four Boston Food Trucks to Find

    Four Boston Food Trucks to Find
    September 4, 2013

    Boston's walkability makes it a haven for food trucks who rely on foot traffic to keep their doors open. A diverse selection of food finds its way to Boston trucks where the competition is fierce and the clientele selective, choosing favorites and returning often to indulge in their specialties. Constant movement makes the trucks hard to nail down, but when you do, you'll be happy you took the time to seek them out. Indulge in Asian delights or something as American as a grilled cheese, and you'll know why Boston's food trucks are making their mark on this city. 

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  • Belkin Lookout Farm: Trains, Play and Picking

    Belkin Lookout Farm: Trains, Play and Picking
    September 1, 2013

    When in the Boston area, it is easy to get a taste of New England charm at kid haven, Belkin Family Lookout Farm. Located in the town of Natick, MA, less than 20 miles from Boston's center, Lookout Farm brings you to the "country" without the long drive, and provides kids with entertainment for all ages. Enjoy a train ride to the play area, pick the fruit of the season, or shop in their store.    

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  • Wahlburgers Serves Up Stand-Out Burgers With a Side of Fame

    Wahlburgers Serves Up Stand-Out Burgers With a Side of Fame
    September 1, 2013

    When Boston natives, Donnie and Mark Wahlberg became famous and took off for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, they held onto their humble beginnings. With their brother, Chef Paul, at the helm, the Wahlbergs have set up shop as successful restauranteurs in the South Shore town of Hingham. Their kick-ass burger joint, Wahlburgers, not only serves spectacular burgers, salads and sides, it also has a pretty cool story.

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  • Boston's Hotel Chocolat: Chocolate Gifts to be Remembered

    Boston's Hotel Chocolat: Chocolate Gifts to be Remembered
    September 1, 2013

    Walking along Boston's Newbury Street, you are certain to come across Hotel Chocolat - where high-quality products are the focus of this chocolate boutique. Enjoy browsing their shelves or learning from their knowledgeable staff, as you search for the perfect gift to bring home to a friend or a gracious host. 

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  • The Boxer Hotel Puts TD Garden Next Door

    The Boxer Hotel Puts TD Garden Next Door
    September 1, 2013

    The Boxer is a full service boutique hotel set in the heart of Boston's West End. The triangular building that houses the Boxer, the Flatiron building, was built in 1904. Having been renovated in 2013, the Boxer's modern, industrial look pays homage to its past while keeping its feet firmly planted in its present. 

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  • Where Thrill-Seekers Go for Heart-pounding Adventure

    Where Thrill-Seekers Go for Heart-pounding Adventure
    August 30, 2013

    Plunge into a shark tank, skydive indoors, hang from a trapeze or pick your poison from among these other exciting yet terrifying adventures that span cities across the U.S. and push you to your thrill seeking limits.

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  • Fantasy Comes to Life in New Hampshire's White Mountains

    Fantasy Comes to Life in New Hampshire's White Mountains
    August 9, 2013

    New Hampshire's White Mountains have plenty to do for four season family fun for all ages. Known for their great winter skiing, the White Mountains area is jam packed with family options that will impress even the smallest of visitors. Drawing large crowds, especially in the summer is Story Land. Here two to twelve year olds run wild through a storybook fantasy land. The area offers family friendly lodging, dining and activities that will leave you wanting to stay just one more day.

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  • No Tax on Tea!

    No Tax on Tea!
    August 1, 2013

    The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum brings new meaning to hands-on history. Here, you'll actually participate in the events that led up to the infamous Tea Party, attend a town meeting in Old South Meeting House, toss tea into the Harbor and even have the opportunity to taste tea. 

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  • Royal Baby Celebrated in Boston Restaurant Menus

    Royal Baby Celebrated in Boston Restaurant Menus
    July 23, 2013

    Once settled and ruled by the British, Boston has great affinity for the royals across "the pond".  Many Boston streets and landmarks are named based on its time under British rule. In everything from the area's status as a part of "New England" to street names such as Merrimac Street, and sections of the city like Hyde Park, you see traces of Britain throughout Boston. Join Boston in giving a salute to the royal baby by dining on British inspired cuisine and drinks at area eateries today.

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  • Boston Shore Excursion: Top Attractions Near the Cruise Port

    Boston Shore Excursion: Top Attractions Near the Cruise Port
    July 13, 2013

    When cruising into Boston, explore Boston attractions that matter and aren't too far from the cruise port. Start your day at the Tea Party Ships & Museum then make your way down the Greenway to the Union Oyster House, one of the oldest spots around. After lunch, visit Faneuil Hall, but not before gazing at the Holocaust Memorial. 

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  • Family Fun Day from Boston's Cruise Port

    Family Fun Day from Boston's Cruise Port
    July 10, 2013

    When cruising into Boston with your family, you'll find a variety of activities that will entice members of all ages. With Boston's cruise port Black Falcon Pier - located in the bustling Seaport District - it's easy to make your way to see sites, eat and play around Boston between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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  • Enhance the Romance When Cruising in Boston

    Enhance the Romance When Cruising in Boston
    July 3, 2013

    Boston's waterfront exudes romance. With the creation of the HarborWalk came a chance for neighborhood strolls that reach from one side of the city to the other. Take advantage of this time for hand-holding, and make your way to Boston's North End, where cobblestone streets and good food combine to top off your romantic day. 

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  • Al Fresco Dining Along Boston's Waterfront

    Al Fresco Dining Along Boston's Waterfront
    July 1, 2013

    Boston's waterfront dining scene heats up when the weather warms. A plethora of restaurants lining Boston Harbor and a variety of cuisine styles to choose from, this influx of restaurants with al fresco dining options, that call South Boston's Fort Point Channel and Seaport District their home, keep multiplying. Whether you want seafood or steak, you are sure to find a Boston waterfront al fresco restaurant that is to your liking.

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  • Chandler Studios: Boston's Boutique Alternative to the Typical Hotel

    Chandler Studios: Boston's Boutique Alternative to the Typical Hotel
    July 1, 2013

    Boston's South End apartment-style boutique hotel, Chandler Studios, hits the mark for those seeking an extended stay. Enjoy all the comforts of home including a sitting area, kitchenette, Wi-Fi and even personal training at Chandler Studios. Located in Boston's South End, Chandler Studios is in a prime location for exploration of the city. And driving is a breeze since you'll have an assigned parking spot for your stay.

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  • The Affordable, Not-so-Fancy Boston Foodie Tour

    The Affordable, Not-so-Fancy Boston Foodie Tour
    July 1, 2013

    In Boston, you can be a foodie without emptying your wallet. Skip the formal attire and the reservation, and stop by one of these casual, low-key foodie eateries that include watering holes, sit-down establishments and even food trucks.

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  • Cheese Lovers Chill with Taste at Shelburne Farms

    Cheese Lovers Chill with Taste at Shelburne Farms
    June 14, 2013

    The lush, verdant pastures of Vermont's Shelburne Farm is not only a a visual sensation, but also the terior that gives their award winning cheddar its distinct flavor. This lakeside, sun drenched spot, just outside of Burlington, Vt, four hours North of Boston, and six hours outside of New York City, is a retreat that offers visitors more than just a taste of cheese. Home to a breathtaking Inn, lauded restaurant, gorgeous gardens, banks of Lake Champlain, Children's farmyard and many trails, Shelburne Farms is filled with ways to spend a few fun days. 

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  • Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard: Your Favorite Flavor's Final Resting Place

    Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard: Your Favorite Flavor's Final Resting Place
    June 14, 2013

    The Ben & Jerry's factory is a Waterbury, VT play land where you could easily spend hours touring the inner workings and fun finds on the grounds, but what sets this factory apart is its tribute to its past- a Flavor Graveyard. Get a good laugh when reading the witty remarks paying homage to the dearly departed pints.

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  • Top Reasons Tebow's Florida Fans Will Feel at Home in Boston

    Top Reasons Tebow's Florida Fans Will Feel at Home in Boston
    June 11, 2013

    When Tim Tebow got signed by the New England Patriots, we thought about all the Florida residents who would now be traveling to Boston.  Whether flying in to Boston Logan or driving up, Tebow fans from Florida will feel right at home in Massachusetts, and here's why.

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  • Half Day in Boston for the Art Lover

    Half Day in Boston for the Art Lover
    June 11, 2013

    Though it's impossible to tackle all of Boston's museums in a day, art lovers can head to the Back Bay to make the most of their gallery-hopping time. In half of a day, you can stroll the length of Newbury, stop in the galleries, dine al fresco and take in the beauty of the art at the Boston Public Library. 

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  • CapeFlyer Has Your Traffic-Free Ticket to Hyannis

    CapeFlyer Has Your Traffic-Free Ticket to Hyannis
    June 6, 2013

    Hop aboard the CapeFLYER, your weekend way to quickly get from Boston to Cape Cod. With a stop in Hyannis, you can easily spend a day exploring this mid-Cape town.  Stroll along Main Street or make your way to one of Cape Cod's popular beaches for some sand, sun and water fun. 

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  • Get Romantic in Boston's Back Bay

    Get Romantic in Boston's Back Bay
    June 1, 2013

    If you're in Boston and looking for romance, book a room at the Mandarin Oriental Boston. This luxurious oasis in the city's Back Bay area provides an escape from real life. Utilize everything the Mandarin offers to enhance the intimacy (Mandarin Spa, Asana, M Bar) and you can begin, or rekindle, any relationship. 

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  • Boston's Old State House Gets an Update

    Boston's Old State House Gets an Update
    May 3, 2013

    Check out the Old State House. Located in the heart of Boston, the Old state House is the oldest standing building in the United States. Built in 1713, the Old State House celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2013 with a major renovation that will connect today's visitors with the history of Colonial America. Revitalizing the interior, the Old State House will resemble the shape it took while it was a British Colony. 

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  • Boston's Past + Present = Fun for First Time in the City

    Boston's Past + Present = Fun for First Time in the City
    May 3, 2013

    Boston is a booming city with a cozy feel which has roots that are deeply connected to America's history. The mix of old and new creates a walkable landscape that intertwines history among skyscrapers and allows you to explore the past while enjoying all that is new in Boston. Shop Newbury, eat with a view of the Harbor and explore the Freedom Trail to get a taste of all that Boston has to offer.

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  • Boston's Rooftop Bars for the Baseball Fan

    Boston's Rooftop Bars for the Baseball Fan
    May 2, 2013

    Rooftop bars are all the rage in Boston, a city known more for high-rises than green spaces. Boston bars must get creative when looking to impress a summer crowd. With a vertical vision, these Fenway Park area bars find the balance between casual watering hole and main attraction when their roof decks open for business. 

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  • Tavern Road Takes the Ordinary and Makes it Extraordinary

    Tavern Road Takes the Ordinary and Makes it Extraordinary
    May 1, 2013

    Boston's Fort Point Channel is filling with great restaurants, but none rival Tavern Road. Casual and fun, this neighborhood restaurant serves local seasonal food that is comforting without falling into the category of comfort food. The menu consists of starters, appetizers, entrees and sides that combine to make a meal which can be shared with friends or enjoyed solo.

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  • 10Best Itinerary: Boston's Freedom Trail for the Family

    10Best Itinerary: Boston's Freedom Trail for the Family
    April 14, 2013

    Boston's Freedom Trail is the way to explore the city's popular historical landmarks as a family. No tour guide is needed as the city has perfectly laid out the route for you to take with its easy-to-follow red line that brings you to each location. With 17 official sites that line this route, a beginning-to-end tour of the 2.5 miles that comprise this route takes most of a day to tackle. A little legwork is all you need to decide how much you'll tackle at a time. Beware: along the route you may find yourself distracted from history by the many shops and restaurants that you'll encounter on the way. 

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  • 10Best Day Trip: Plymouth, Rich in History & Big on Culture

    10Best Day Trip: Plymouth, Rich in History & Big on Culture
    March 25, 2013

    Less than an hour from Boston and rich in culture is the town of Plymouth. Home to Plymouth Rock and Plimoth Plantation, you can delve into the history of the original settlers. Sitting on the water, Plymouth offers visitors an opportunity for a visit to the beach or a sail on the ocean. With an award-winning golf course, many great restaurants and shops, you'll want to return.

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  • Get Beautiful Skin at Boston's Arianna Skincare Boutique

    Get Beautiful Skin at Boston's Arianna Skincare Boutique
    March 13, 2013

    Downtown Boston's Arianna Skincare has created a natural line of skincare products that make your body feel spectacular, and have lasting results. Shopping here is more than just entering a store and picking up a little something you've read about, it's a personal experience where shoppers can feel a difference in their skin immediately. 

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  • Enjoy a Laidback Evening at Boston's W Lounge

    Enjoy a Laidback Evening at Boston's W Lounge
    March 13, 2013

    Boston's W Lounge is a Theater District night spot that packs a crowd. Perfect for pre-theater drinks or post-theater fun, visitors are usually dressed to impress. Enjoy a cocktail on the couch or perch yourself by the bar, and even if you arrive alone, you won't be for long.

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  • Sip, Savor and Learn at the Fireplace's Fireside Chat

    Sip, Savor and Learn at the Fireplace's Fireside Chat
    March 11, 2013

    Brookline's Fireplace restaurant is a Washington Square dining spot that serves more than just food. Helmed by an owner who not only loves to cook, but also has a passion for the Colonial era and teaching, you can always find something special at the Fireplace. Whether it be a Fireside Chat, a lesson from a well-versed bartender or a real New England meal, you'll find yourself quite content while you're there. 

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  • Your Girls' Getaway Awaits at W Boston

    Your Girls' Getaway Awaits at W Boston
    March 11, 2013

    Grab your girlfriends and spend your weekend at W Boston. You'll never have to leave the hotel (unless you want to). Home to a fitness center, Bliss Spa, James Joseph Salon, W Lounge and Market, you can spend days simply enjoying all the amenities within the hotel. If you care to leave, Boston's top attractions are within walking distance, but if you prefer a ride, reserve the W's complimentary car service.

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  • Boston's Lash L'Amour Adds "Oomph" to Your Eyes

    Boston's Lash L'Amour Adds  "Oomph" to Your Eyes
    March 9, 2013

    Boston's Lash L'Amour brings something special to Newbury Street (and Newton Center). Focusing on eyelashes, this spa makes sure they get it right. From extensively training all lash specialists to rolling out the red carpet for clients, you'll leave Lash L'Amour refreshed and loving your new look. 

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  • 10Best Toasts Free Wine, Beer on US Airways' Shuttles

    10Best Toasts Free Wine, Beer on US Airways' Shuttles
    January 20, 2013

    At the end of a long day nothing sounds better than kicking back with a glass of wine, or a cold beer, and a pre-dinner snack. . . except maybe an easy commute. When said commute involves flying between Boston, NYC and DC, the choice is easy because the US Airways Boston/NY/DC Shuttle offers weekday travelers the chance to kick back, relax and sip their way to their destination at no extra charge.

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  • 10Best Cycles Salem, Massachusetts

    10Best Cycles Salem, Massachusetts
    January 17, 2013

    Cycling Salem may not seem like the thing to do, in fact Salem is best known for Witch Trials and Halloween fun, but the many bike paths and off-road trails that are sprinkled throughout Salem's city limits, make it well worth a stop for any bike enthusiast. In Salem, you'll find a variety of cycling options sure to please.

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  • Verve Hotels' Vibe Livens up the Natick Crowne Plaza

    Verve Hotels' Vibe Livens up the Natick Crowne Plaza
    January 16, 2013

    The Verve, Crowne Plaza, Boston-Natick is an updated, upscale suburban spot aimed to please travelers of any type. The ultra modern interior extends beyond the rooms to the entire hotel included its ultra hip bar, Violet Thorne where craft cocktails rule the roost and eatery, The Pantry where they attempt to recreate Julia Child's kitchen in a modern way. Set on Route 9 in close proximity to great shopping, you don't have to go far.

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  • 10Best Visits Chatham: The Quintessential Cape Cod Beach Town

    10Best Visits Chatham: The Quintessential Cape Cod Beach Town
    December 21, 2012

    Tourists flock to Cape Cod during the summer months to enjoy an ocean escape with New England charm. The "elbow" of the Cape, Chatham, is one of the Cape's best beach destinations. Chatham is home to five protected ocean beaches that let sun worshipers and swimmers wade lazily in the light surf, and along the shores. With one wonderful ocean beach that satisfies the craving for large waves. 

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  • 10Best Visits Uncrowded Nantucket in Spring

    10Best Visits Uncrowded Nantucket in Spring
    November 30, 2012

    Nantucket is gorgeous any time of year, famous for its Christmas Stroll, a jet-set summer influx and beaches (it is an island after all). It's especially beautiful during the spring when everything comes to life and the crowds have not yet arrived. Enjoy all that this island has to offer before the summer set takes over the town. 

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  • It's no Bluff That Boston's Coogan's Bluff Serves $1 Drafts

    It's no Bluff That Boston's Coogan's Bluff Serves $1 Drafts
    November 30, 2012

    Coogan's Bluff is notable for their daily drink specials. Their $1 drafts can't be beat and are a great way to start a night out on the town. Hosting two popular evenings-karaoke and trivia nights, you can do more than just drink at Coogan's, making it a place where the crowd lingers late into the night, although the age of the crowd decreases as the night wears on.

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  • 10 Best: Boston for Marketplace Fare

    10 Best:  Boston for Marketplace Fare
    November 28, 2012

    For a taste of Boston, made with fresh and local ingredients, head to Boston's Quincy Market.  This marketplace has a "food court" providing casual dining options that offer the best of Boston's regional specialties.

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  • 10Best Itinerary: Cheap but Great Boston

    10Best Itinerary: Cheap but Great Boston
    November 15, 2012

    Short on cash but big on fun? Explore Boston on the cheap and still enjoy the best the city has to offer. Food, music, theater and art are all within your reach, as long as you know where to look. Discount ticket outlets and happy hour food specials as well as free admission to historical sites and a different sort of art museum, make saving money a breeze in Boston.

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  • Boston's Eastern Standard Serves You With Style

    Boston's Eastern Standard Serves You With Style
    November 8, 2012

    The Kenmore Square restaurant scene is booming. Newcomers are popping up all around Fenway Park and many are sticking around. Eastern Standard has maintained a solid reputation for upscale casual dining in this Boston neighborhood and has even been named one of Boston's top 50 restaurants by Boston Magazine. 

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  • Concord's Walden Pond Offers Year-Round Beauty

    Concord's Walden Pond Offers Year-Round Beauty
    November 8, 2012

    Concord's Walden Pond is the ideal attraction for the outdoor history buff or literature lover to hike, fish, swim and explore. A short drive from Boston, the pristine landscape, gift shop and bookstore invite visitors to spend the day enjoying the pond that Henry David Thoreau wrote about.  Offering guided walks, and other year-round programs, you'll always find something to suit you at Walden Pond.

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  • Drink Up at Boston's Speakeasy 'Drink'

    Drink Up at Boston's Speakeasy 'Drink'
    November 8, 2012

    Drink is a Boston bar where cocktails are more than simply mixed they are created. Located in Boston's Fort Point Channel, Drink invites those who can find this sign-less speakeasy to spend some time allowing the skilled bartenders to shake up a speciality just for you. A seat a the bar allows for the best view of the show.

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  • 10 Best Places Where Thanksgiving's a Culinary Treat

    10 Best Places Where Thanksgiving's a Culinary Treat
    October 22, 2012

    Traveling over the holidays?  Perhaps you seek a change of pace in the midst of tradition?  Either way, we've scoured 10 major U.S. cities for the best spots to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.  From the traditional New England entree in Boston to the non-traditional Cuban fare in Tampa, you're sure to find the perfect spot to chow down and give thanks.

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  • Shop Louis Boston, Look Your Best

    Shop Louis Boston, Look Your Best
    October 17, 2012

    Shopping at Boston Magazine's "Best Women's Dressy Clothing" winner, Louis Boston is more than just a chance to buy something new, it's an opportunity to find something special. The modern space and chic goods bring those seeking ultra high-end attire and accessories flocking. At Louis Boston, you'll find big name designers as well as new and notable designers from all over the world.

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  • Temazcal Takes Boston Diners to the Shores of Mexico

    Temazcal Takes Boston Diners to the Shores of Mexico
    October 16, 2012

    Boston's Temazcal is a Seaport hot spot with water views and fantastic food that allows diners to be transported to the shores of Mexico for authentic cuisine in a upscale setting. Serving creative appetizers and entrees as well as fabulous tequila based cocktails, Temazcal invites guests to linger long after the plates are cleared.

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  • Spend the Night Near Boston's Fenway Park

    Spend the Night Near Boston's Fenway Park
    October 1, 2012

    Hotel Commonwealth is in the heart of Boston's Kenmore Square. This is a top notch Boston hotel for any stay, but it's even better when the Red Sox are in town. Located mere blocks away from Fenway Park, their large, lavish rooms and views of Fenway make this a hotel built for baseball fans.

     

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  • 10Best: NFL Stadium Itineraries

    10Best:  NFL Stadium Itineraries
    September 15, 2012

    Traveling to metropolitan areas during the fall and winter definitely has its advantages as many large cities are hubs for fantastic pro football.  Before, during and after the game, we've got you covered on things to do in and around popular NFL stadiums in Boston, San Francisco/Oakland and Atlanta.

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  • Flutter Around Westford's Butterfly Place

    Flutter Around Westford's Butterfly Place
    September 3, 2012

    Take a journey to The Butterfly Place in Westford, MA. Here, you'll start your visit in a museum-like room where you can learn all about and view preserved butterflies, or check out a video about their life cycle. From there, you'll proceed through the double entry doors (secured so the butterflies don't escape), and enter the greenhouse atmosphere where flowers bloom and butterflies flutter freely about.

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  • Make the Most of Your Night Out at Charlestown's Warren Tavern

    Make the Most of Your Night Out at Charlestown's Warren Tavern
    September 3, 2012

    Charlestown's Warren Tavern dates back to Washington's time. The historical roots may run deep, but the Warren Tavern's delicious pub food and relaxed ambiance are what set it apart from other area bars. The vibrant bar scene and live music make Warren Tavern a go-to for locals and tourists alike.

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  • 10Best Itinerary: See Boston's Professional Sporting Venues

    10Best Itinerary: See Boston's Professional Sporting Venues
    August 29, 2012

    Boston and its surroundings are jam packed with special sports locations. From the big leagues to the collegiate, there is certainly no shortage of sporting options around this major city. It only takes one very full day to see the big three: Fenway Park, TD Garden and Gillette Stadium. Two of the three even live within Boston's city limits, making it a breeze to check them out before heading to Foxboro to enjoy time at Gillette.

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  • Cranwell Resort: Stay in Style in the Breathtaking Berkshires

    Cranwell Resort: Stay in Style in the Breathtaking Berkshires
    August 29, 2012

    It's always a good idea to explore the Berkshires. So, when you get the urge to leave the big city feel of Boston behind, spend a weekend getting pampered at the Berkshires' Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club. Cranwell is a luxurious retreat for romance, pampering and even a few rounds of golf. In addition to the plethora of amenities, the hilltop spot in Lenox, MA also provides guests with spectacular views.

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  • 5 Fantastic Destinations for Labor Day

    5 Fantastic Destinations for Labor Day
    August 21, 2012

    Myrtle Beach, Boston, Memphis, Vancouver and Denver all have juicy reasons to choose them for your Labor Day holiday.   Read on to see what cool things are happening in each place this September.  

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  • 5 North American Cities Worth Traveling to for Soccer

    5 North American Cities Worth Traveling to for Soccer
    August 15, 2012

    If you're into football a.k.a. soccer, start planning a trip to one or all of these five cities that are big on the sport:  Boston, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Toronto and Vancouver.

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  • Spend the Day at Minuteman National Park

    Spend the Day at Minuteman National Park
    August 15, 2012

    When you think of a National Park, the Boston area's Minute Man National Historical Park may not be the first to pop into mind, but it should. This Concord home to the opening battle of the Revolutionary War, brings this epic battle to life. Visitors can stroll through the battlefields and surrounding structures that are associated with fight that started a Revolution.

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  • Mint Julep Dresses You to Impress

    Mint Julep Dresses You to Impress
    August 15, 2012

    If you prefer boutique shopping to big box, and are prepared to spend a little more for something special that your friends won't be wearing, you'll love Brookline based Mint Julep. Well-stocked with all you'll need for a night out, workday wear and even weekend essentials, Mint Julep's personal service and friendly atmosphere make shopping for yourself fun.

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  • Beehive's Jazz Performers Strike the Right Chord with Boston Crowds

    Beehive's Jazz Performers Strike the Right Chord with Boston Crowds
    August 15, 2012

    The Beehive has been a hot spot for cool jazz in Boston's South End since opening. Serving great food with southern flair, offering a solid selection of specialty drinks and procuring some of the best live jazz around, everything melds to make for one perfect night out.

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  • The Colonnade Is Ideal for a Chic Boston Stay

    The Colonnade Is Ideal for a Chic Boston Stay
    August 15, 2012

    The Colonnade is an ideal destination for boutique hotel lovers. A $25-million renovation made The Colonnade Boston Hotel into a modern escape that removes any signs of conventional decor in favor of a modern, chic and stylish look. This Back Bay located hotel makes it easy to do and see all that is hip and happening while in Boston.

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  • Sacco's in Somerville is All Strikes for Laid-Back Candlepin Fans

    Sacco's in Somerville is All Strikes for Laid-Back Candlepin Fans
    August 13, 2012

    Sometimes you just want to bowl. For those times, head to Sacco's Bowl Haven in Somerville, a popular spot awarded the 2012 Best Bowling award by Boston Magazine. Sacco's is a chill scene frequented by people from all walks of life. The best news is that Sacco's does not shun the novice bowler, allowing all to feel comfortable, even when tossing gutter balls.

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  • Boston's Shreve Crump & Low for High-End Jewelry

    Boston's Shreve Crump & Low for High-End Jewelry
    August 13, 2012

    At Boston's Shreve Crump & Low, you can ensure that you'll have an amazing jewelry shopping experience. Upon entry, you'll be floored by the beauty of the interior and then be pleasantly greeted by the knowledgeable staff who will match their merchandise, of the finest quality, to your needs. Shreve's carries everything from high-end jewels to gifts appropriate for newlyweds and newborns. 

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  • "Chef Wanted" at Boston's Met Back Bay

    "Chef Wanted" at Boston's Met Back Bay
    August 13, 2012

    Met Back Bay has become a popular spot for Boston's urban dwellers and tourists alike. Set on posh Newbury Street and sporting an outdoor patio, you 'll never miss out on the best of everything:  upscale bar food, people-watching and cocktails. Mixed to perfection by friendly bartenders, you can't go wrong even if just popping in for a drink all by yourself.

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  • 10Best Day Trip: Explore Blue Hills' Trails, Moments Away from Boston

    10Best Day Trip: Explore Blue Hills' Trails, Moments Away from Boston
    August 8, 2012

    Moments from Downtown Boston, you'll find a very special hiking destination: the Blue Hills Reservation. A 635-foot hill (at its peak), this oasis is made for urban dwellers who want to take a scenic hike without heading too far from home. The Blue Hills offer spectacular views, great terrain of various types and 125 miles of trails. It's no wonder that when the weather cooperates, you'll find it packed with people exploring the great outdoors.

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  • This Boston Mamma Knows Her Italian Food

    This Boston Mamma Knows Her Italian Food
    August 8, 2012

    Mamma Maria brings the flavors of Italy to Boston's North End. Making its home along the cobblestone streets of North Square, Mamma Maria is an upscale restaurant set in a nineteenth-century brick row house. Featuring five private dining rooms, Mamma Maria's old-world charm wows diners nightly. 

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  • Add a Little Improv to Your Night in Boston

    Add a Little Improv to Your Night in Boston
    August 8, 2012

    When you've tired of the regular bar scene, or are simply seeking something slightly different, make your way to Boston's Improv Asylum. Located on the North End's bustling Hanover Street, tickets to the Improv Asylum can be an after dinner delight, or the main event of your evening. Unlike most comedy clubs, the Improv Asylum is not a stand-up club; it houses a "resident cast" (like on Saturday Night Live).

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  • All Aboard for New England Leaf Peeping

    All Aboard for New England Leaf Peeping
    August 1, 2012

    Foliage tours are a must when visiting New England in the fall. The vibrant colors of the changing leaves lining the sides of roads, front lawns, parks, and forests are simply spectacular. A walk through the city, or drive through the country can allow excellent viewing of the trees in their pre-winter glory, but not quite as densely packed as you'll find on a train ride through New Hampshire's White Mountains. For a spectacular view with zero distractions, take a train ride while the foliage is at its peak. The Conway Scenic railroad offers a variety of packages to ensure your ride is just what you wanted.

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  • Food & Wine Festivals from Ontario, CA to Boston, MA

    Food & Wine Festivals from Ontario, CA to Boston, MA
    July 20, 2012

    Get one last taste of summer at a food/wine festival taking place at season's end.  Go for some lobster in Key West, indulge in a Fisherman's Feast in Boston, have a Taste of Colorado in Denver, stomp grapes in Ontario or take a bite out of Oregon in Portland.

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  • A Little Irish Charm to Woo You in Boston

    A Little Irish Charm to Woo You in Boston
    July 14, 2012

    Calnan's Hallmark and Jeweler's is a true South Boston treasure. Family owned and operated, service here is nothing short of spectacular. In fact, Calnan's is quoted as saying, ""If we don't have it we'll order it" or ,.."If we can't fix it no one can", and it is true. They will go above and beyond to please their customers just as they have since opening their doors in 1950. 

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  • 10Best Itinerary: Perfectly Planned Day for RedSox Fans

    10Best Itinerary: Perfectly Planned Day for RedSox Fans
    July 14, 2012

    Boston's Fenway Park may be home to the Red Sox, but for die hard, life long local fans, it is a place of worship. Having been to quite a few games since then, I have experience Fenway during almost every point of my life: as a kid with my father, as a teenager who went to school down the street and bought the cheapest seats to just have something to do, as a 20 something who enjoyed the scene, and now as a parent myself.

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  • Do the Hamptons Like a Local

    Do the Hamptons Like a Local
    July 13, 2012

    There are many reasons why the rich and famous choose the Hamptons for their summer playground, but there is one reason you should- the beaches! This stretch of Long Island is jam packed with shore side treasures, laced with white sand and home to some of the clearest water in the Northeast, nothing beats a day at a Hampton, NY beach. 

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  • Fairmont Copley Plaza Gets a Facelift

    Fairmont Copley Plaza Gets a Facelift
    July 13, 2012

    Elegant since its inception in 1912, Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza is undergoing a 20 million dollar renovation and restoration that will retain the elegance of this lavish spot, while bringing it a much needed hint at modernity. Three hundred plus guest rooms will be revamped, and event spaces will be spiffied up to make meeting and special occasions even more memorable.  A 3,00 square foot rooftop health club is being added to entice guests to exercise while enjoying the killer views. The restaurant and bar have been closed and is being replaced by The Long Bar Oak Kitchen.

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  • Boston's Zoo-rifficly Good Time

    Boston's Zoo-rifficly Good Time
    July 13, 2012

    Travel along Boston's Emerald Necklace and you'll encounter its crown jewel, The Franklin Park Zoo. One of the best Zoos around, the Franklin Park Zoo is really worth seeing. The Franklin Park Zoo is a whopping 72-acres packed with wildlife that has been in Boston's historic Franklin Park for one hundred years! Along with their usual animal exhibits, the Zoo often holds special events, celebrations, and wildlife exhibits. Bostonians love this Zoo so much that they often purchase memberships to this inner city animal kingdom. 2012 marks the Zoo's centennial, and no one could be more proud than those who work to keep the Zoo active.

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  • Release The Artist Within in Boston

    Release The Artist Within in Boston
    July 13, 2012

    Gather a group of your favorite friends to let your inner artist out at The Paint Bar just outside of Boston in neighboring Newton. A bar like no other, The Paint Bar provides an artistic outlet alongside food and drinks to create the perfect picture of a night out. Slightly different than dancing and drinks, and certainly not starting as late, this is a taste of something a bit calmer when it comes to nightlife.

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  • Sofra Leaves Diners Seeking More of Their Mediterranean Marvels

    Sofra Leaves Diners Seeking More of Their Mediterranean Marvels
    July 11, 2012

    When faced with parking in Harvard Square, and the cost associated with it, I sought an alternative close by but outside this busy Cambridge hub. Sofra, located apart from any of Cambridge's bustling areas, but packed with patrons looking to enjoy some modern Mediterranean food, for breakfast, lunch or even dinner was one of the better choices I've made.

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  • Let Loose on The Spirit of Boston

    Let Loose on The Spirit of Boston
    June 27, 2012

    Grab your friends and hop aboard the Spirit of Boston for an experience like no other. This floating party guarantees a night of fun; complete with a full buffet dinner, dancing, and creative cocktails. Once you set foot onto this Boston Harbor cruise you will forget you'll be returning a fe hours later to Boston's shore because the fun starts before you even set sail. Release your streamers as a farewell to land and a hello to the party that lays ahead. 

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  • Seafood is Sweeter at The Lobster Pool

    Seafood is Sweeter at The Lobster Pool
    June 27, 2012

    A few years ago, my husband surprised me with a night of lobster under the open sky along the rocky coast of aptly named Rockport, just an hour north of Boston. We watched the sunset, got messy digging into a steamed crustacean, and simply enjoyed our meal at The Lobster Pool. The Lobster Pool lures seafood fanatics far and wide to enjoy their sweet succulent lobsters and other seafood. We like to dine al fresco on one of their picnic tables right along the water's edge to catch the best view of the sun setting.

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  • Get Wild on the Water

    Get Wild on the Water
    June 27, 2012

    Looking to escape the dark indoor club crowds when the weather warms? Boston has harbor cruises galore, but for those who really want to get wild, the Boatonian is the boat for you. Sailing Thursdays and Fridays, May- September this floating nightclub is the booze cruise to board. Filled with the beautiful people you'd typically find in the hottest clubs, the Boatonain does not lack in locals to meet.

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  • Kids Get a Passport to Fun at the Four Seasons

    Kids Get a Passport to Fun at the Four Seasons
    June 27, 2012

    Beyond your basic family hotel experience, the Four Seasons Hotel Boston makes your stay memorable and fun! Always welcoming to little ones, kids staying at Four Seasons Hotel Boston are now invited to partake in the new Kids Passport Program.The fun begins at check-in with the receipt of an Adventure Map that sends kids off on a scavenger hunt throughout the Four Seasons Hotel. The ultimate prize is a keepsake: their very own official Four Seasons Hotel Boston Passport.

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  • Get Curious In This Harvard Square Bookstore

    Get Curious In This Harvard Square Bookstore
    June 22, 2012

    Walking through Harvard Square you’ll encounter a variety of stores that will catch your eye, however, none stand out like the Curious George Store. Popping out at you from the crossroads of JFK Street and Brattle Street, right in the center of the Square, you can’t help but notice this childhood character, watching from the windows, inviting you in. 

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  • 10Best Day Trip: Explore the North Shore

    10Best Day Trip: Explore the North Shore
    June 20, 2012

    A recent weekend spent on Boston's North Shore has this South Shore gal singing a new tune. Drive about an hour North on 128 and a whole new world opens up. One where summer rules and folks flock to the spectacular shores of the seaside towns lining the coast to enjoy sun, swimming and seafood.

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  • Foodies Flock to Cape Cod for Seafood

    Foodies Flock to Cape Cod for Seafood
    June 12, 2012

    Cape Cod is a destination that foodies adore for its fresh seafood, creative chefs and wonderful scenery while dining.

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  • Room Keys for the Kids: Panama City Beach, Galveston, Jersey Shore, and More!

    Room Keys for the Kids:  Panama City Beach, Galveston, Jersey Shore, and More!
    June 6, 2012

    Explore what Panama City Beach, Galveston, the Jersey Shore, Boston, and Vancouver have to offer for you and your kids.

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  • The Omni Parker House Lets You Crash at the Oldest Continuously Operating Hotel

    The Omni Parker House Lets You Crash at the Oldest Continuously Operating Hotel
    May 31, 2012

    A stay at The Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston comes with bragging rights. Putting your head on one of their perfectly fluffed pillows in their pristine guest rooms means you've spent the night in America’s oldest continually operating hotel. History was made within these walls, when the Boston Cream Pie was born (don't worry, it is still served at Parker's Restaurant), and since then many have attempted to replicate what the Omni Parker House created, none fully measuring up to the original. 

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  • Forty Miles to Bike in Boston

    Forty Miles to Bike in Boston
    May 29, 2012

    The Aqueducts that run from Boston to Clinton have long been inviting places for walkers, runners, and bikers to enjoy the great outdoors. Technically, they've been closed, but residents (like myself) often ignored the "No Trespassing" signs that hung at gated entries and used these trails responsibly for leisure. Evidence of use clearly marked by the worn pathways created by human traffic, leaving routes for others to follow. Now, the time has come for the signs to come down and these pathways to be open for legitimate public use. 

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  • Bike Around Boston

    Bike Around Boston
    May 24, 2012

    Looking for an alternative to taking a cab, or riding the T? Hubway is just one way that Boston has jumped on the green bandwagon. Providing bike rentals at various locations throughout the city, these Zipcar style bike rentals allow renters the chance to take a ride and return the bikes to any Hubway location around Boston. 

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  • Nothing Beats the View from Legal Harborside, Floor 3

    Nothing Beats the View from Legal Harborside, Floor 3
    May 21, 2012

    Legal Harborside has won rave reviews from locals and tourists alike. The captivating charm of this Boston Harbor three floor wonder has not lost any luster in its second season, making it a tough reservation to score. Although all three floors offer their own special delights, the third floor is the place to be to sip the night away.

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  • 10Best Itinerary: Discover Boston with an Odyssey Cruise and Harbor Stroll

    10Best Itinerary: Discover Boston with an Odyssey Cruise and Harbor Stroll
    May 20, 2012

    Viewing the Boston skyline from the Odyssey while slowly setting sail around the Harbor erases all worry. Fellow cruisers are dressed to impress as the Odyssey dress code inspires you to don only your best attire. The refined crowd varies in age and is far from stuffy. Offering a variety of cruise options that range in price there is sure to be one that will perfectly suit you. 

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  • Laid Back Brunch Puts a Little Lazy into Your Sunday

    Laid Back Brunch Puts a Little Lazy into Your Sunday
    May 18, 2012

    Brunch around Boston can get busy and feel, quite honestly, rushed. But head slightly northwest of the city's center and you'll find A Tavola in Winchester. Just off the quaint common that sits in the middle of this beautiful town is A Tavola and their eclectic Italian menu.

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  • Enjoy Boston's Memorial Drive: No Cars Allowed April - November

    Enjoy Boston's Memorial Drive: No Cars Allowed April - November
    May 10, 2012

    Take advantage of the Sundays when Memorial Drive is closed to cars! Starting the last Sunday in April and running through the second Sunday of November, from 11:00am-7:00pm, the DCR closes Memorial Drive to traffic between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. 

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  • The Lenox Hotel: Innovator in Green Hotels

    The Lenox Hotel: Innovator in Green Hotels
    May 8, 2012

    Built in 1900, Boston's Lenox hotel was upscale from the start. This original upscale hotel remains in Copley Square and is not only upscale, but hip to the times. In 2007, the Lenox underwent major renovations that allowed it to become an original once again. Now considered an innovator in greener practices within hotels, the Lenox has introduced some environmentally friendly firsts in hotels across the globe.

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  • Barefoot Books Brings Literature to Life

    Barefoot Books Brings Literature to Life
    May 5, 2012

    Just outside of Boston, and much more than just a bookstore, Barefoot Books in Concord offers families with children a daily array of performers, classes, pottery/clay painting, storytelling, and workshops. Some require pre-registration, but most are walk-in welcome. Plus, they sell a dazzling array of books that are a literary feast for children. Ensuring those you buy will be read over and over again. 

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  • Bloody Delicious

    Bloody Delicious
    May 3, 2012

    Mmm, a Boston Sunday, late morning, brunch and a Bloody Mary, what could be better? A Bloody Caesar, of course. Sub the tomato juice for clamato and you have a savory salty sipper that satisfies the craving for something from the sea or just adds a splash of something special to your typical Sunday cocktail. 

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  • Reserve a Table at These Top Chef Restaurants

    Reserve a Table at These Top Chef Restaurants
    May 1, 2012

    Bravo's Top Chef reality competition show has created legions of fans for the chefs who have competed on the show. If you'd love to dine on the home turf of a competitor or champion, check out these Top Chef-helmed restaurants.

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  • Start a New Tradition: Spend Mother's Day at the Spa

    Start a New Tradition:  Spend Mother's Day at the Spa
    May 1, 2012

    Not sure what to do for Mom this year? Let our local experts from Denver, San Antonio, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, and Boston inspire you to arrange a relaxing spa getaway.

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  • A League of Her Own

    A League of Her Own
    April 17, 2012

    Lucy's League hangs its pink and gray sign in Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace and is set amid many themed stores specializing in Boston merchandise. But Lucy's League is different, offering something unique to shoppers: figure-friendly sports attire for females! The vibe is more boutique than sporting goods store, but the merchandise screams "fan."

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  • Roof Deck, Waterfront, and Whiskey at Whiskey Priest

    Roof Deck, Waterfront, and Whiskey at Whiskey Priest
    April 17, 2012

    Whiskey Priest is the kind of place you want to visit. Not just because it serves great drinks, lives up to its name (they have quite the selection of whiskey) or provides a quality selection of bar food, but also because it sits Harbor-side and has a roof deck that Boston natives dream of during long, cold winters.

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  • Upscale Italian in Boston's North End

    Upscale Italian in Boston's North End
    April 17, 2012

    Lucca's North End ambiance is appealing - open windows when the weather permits, a dark interior for a cozy cold night, and a staff that makes you feel welcome not rushed.  Lucca's a must for North End dining anytime of year. The menu is filled with comfort foods and lighter fare, and is limited in the amount of red sauce you'll find. 

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  • 10Best Itinerary: Explore Boston in a Day and Please the Entire Family

    10Best Itinerary: Explore Boston in a Day and Please the Entire Family
    March 26, 2012

    It’s a familiar struggle, Mom wants to shop, give her kids a little culture, and eat someplace fancy, Dad wants to catch a game and could really care less where he eats as long as there is enough food to fill his belly, and the kids just want to play. Sometimes you just want to give up, skip the cool city trip, and book your third Disney Cruise just so you don’t have to plan each day. Well, no need to skip out on a Boston stay, because here it is easy to find the right balance of fun for your entire family.

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  • Sur La Table Makes a Home in the Natick Mall

    Sur La Table Makes a Home in the Natick Mall
    March 17, 2012

    Sur La Table has been my favorite culinary store for years. My love for the store and the large supply of various merchandise at reasonable prices keeps me coming back. The fall of 2011 brought with it the opening of my favorite Sur La Table location in the Natick Mall. This larger space has simplified the shopping process and added a cool place to take a one shot specialty cooking class (the only Massachusetts location that has classes.)

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  • Julep Bar Ramps Up the Financial District's Nightlife

    Julep Bar Ramps Up the Financial District's Nightlife
    March 17, 2012

    With an array of dives flanking almost every corner, there was something needed in Boston's Financial District, and luckily it was found when Julep Bar opened. This swanky lounge has a sleek interior that caters to the upscale crowd that can easily saunter in post-work for a craft cocktail. Julep Bar puts an emphasis on, "the art, science and craftsmanship behind impeccable cocktail creation."

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  • The British Are Coming: The Boston Tea Party Museum Returns

    The British Are Coming:  The Boston Tea Party Museum Returns
    March 17, 2012

    Mark your calendars because the British are coming (back) on June 25 when the Boston Tea Party Museum reopens after a long hiatus due to the necessity of a complete remodel. Sitting in Boston Harbor, this tiny museum fell prey to a fire and closed to ensure that visitors would be safe while exploring this famed Boston event that led to the formation of the United States of America. 

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  • 10Best Day Trip: Explore Manchester, NH

    10Best Day Trip: Explore Manchester, NH
    March 16, 2012

    Manchester, New Hampshire sits less than 60 miles north of Boston, and is a bustling city filled with cool people to meet, places to explore and sites to see. With the motto, "Live Free or Die", it is no surprise that taxes take a back seat in this northern New England state. Making shopping a bit less pricey for those looking to add to their "stuff". Spend a day seeing why people love Manchester. 

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  • Krups Award Winner, The Thinking Cup, Serves More than Just a Great Cup o' Joe

    Krups Award Winner, The Thinking Cup, Serves More than Just a Great Cup o' Joe
    March 16, 2012

    Nothing beats a truly excellent cup of coffee, and sadly the best Boston had to offer was Starbucks. With the arrival of the Krups award winning Thinking Cup comes a more west coast coffee shop where brews take time, and baristas actually care about the cup they're creating. Topping each with a signature design, it is almost shameful to order "to go" and top with a lid.

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  • Nine Zero Zeroes in on Excellence

    Nine Zero Zeroes in on Excellence
    March 16, 2012

    Nine Zero is a chic, boutique Hotel in the heart of Downtown Boston. Gorgeous views of Beacon Hill, the Boston Common, or the Charles River can be had from the comfort of your well-appointed room when you stay on a high floor facing Tremont Street. Because of Nine Zero's location between the Boston Common and Faneuil Hall, you can easily walk to most of the city's best sites, making Nine Zero the perfect place to rest your weary head after a busy day of exploration. 

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  • Bombs Away and Bottoms Up

    Bombs Away and Bottoms Up
    March 12, 2012

    Drop it in and chug it down! A pint of Guinness gets gussied up with the addition of a serious shot- a mix of Bailey's Irish Cream and Jameson Whiskey to create the controversially named drink, the Irish Car Bomb.

     

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  • 10Best Day Trip: Explore Boston's South Shore

    10Best Day Trip: Explore Boston's South Shore
    February 27, 2012

    There are two types of people in the Boston area: the south shore folk and the north shore folk. Most don't go both ways, but settle on their favorite, set up home there or return often to visit their favorite towns on the shore (especially during summer and early fall). Take a trip to explore the South Shore and you'll see why those who fall in love with life here rarely want to leave.

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  • Make Your Boston Stay Memorable at the Updated Marriott Longwharf

    Make Your Boston Stay Memorable at the Updated Marriott Longwharf
    February 24, 2012

    Four years and 30 million dollars later the Boston Marriott Long Wharf has been completely renovated to give guests an even warmer welcome for their waterfront stay. In addition to the guest room updates Marriott has improved the amenities available to all hotel guests. Including he addition of the Waterline, a new American restaurant and bar, and improvements to the health club, indoor pool, concierge lounge and meeting spaces.

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  • The Peabody Essex Museum Wows With Native American Art Exhibit

    The Peabody Essex Museum Wows With Native American Art Exhibit
    February 24, 2012

    The largest Native American art exhibit in more than thirty years makes its way to Salem, Massachusetts. The Peabody Essex Museum is the fortunate recipient of this groundbreaking display. Allowing more around eighty works of art  to live within its walls (both from private and public collections), the Peabody Essex Museum presents Shapeshifiting: Transformations in Native American Art. 

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  • Clio Becomes a Bit More Casual

    Clio Becomes a Bit More Casual
    February 23, 2012

    Chef Ken Oringer opened Clio in 1997 and thus a Boston star chef was born. Rave reviews have followed both Oringer and the Eliot Hotel's Clio for the fifteen years that have followed, and awards, such as the illustrious James Beard Award, have been bestowed on this fabulous chef. Eliminating the aura of a (stuffy) fine dining establishment and creating an environment where patrons not only arrive to dine, but also come to drink (in the lounge-like atmosphere) is what the newly refurbished Clio is all about.

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  • Irish Specialties and Where to Savor Them

    Irish Specialties and Where to Savor Them
    February 22, 2012

    Shepherd's Pie, Colcannon, Irish Stew . . . if you haven't tried these Irish specialties, here are some great places to do so. 

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  • Burdick Back Bay

    Burdick Back Bay
    February 20, 2012

    Nothing warms the soul of a Bostonian like a rich, creamy, steamy cup of L.A. Burdick Hot Chocolate, or a nibble of one of its famous chocolate mice. Until recently, a visit to Harvard Square was your only chance in the Boston area, to taste the gourmet greatness LA Burdick creates. But now, with a new Back Bay location, it is easier to get your hands on the perfectly prepared chocolate sensations peddled by this purveyor.

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  • Jerry Remy's Seaport Hits a Homah'

    Jerry Remy's Seaport Hits a Homah'
    February 16, 2012

    Living on the corner of the Seaport District's Liberty Wharf Building, Jerry Remy's offers sports fans a prime location to watch any big game. Filled with TV's, including the monster 32 foot HD videowall (the largest in New England) you won't find a better seat even if you were at the game. 

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  • 10Best Itinerary: Treat Your Kids to a Perfect Day in Boston

    10Best Itinerary: Treat Your Kids to a Perfect Day in Boston
    February 9, 2012

    A friend of mine once said, "Now that I have kids, a vacation is not a vacation; it is simply a trip". Although I agree that vacationing with kids can be daunting, with a little planning it can still be an enjoyable vacation for the entire family. Especially when visiting Boston. Jam packed with fun things for the whole family to enjoy, A day in Boston is actually better with your kids in tow (a fact I never realized until I had my own). 

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  • 10Best Itinerary: What to Do on a Rainy Day in Boston

    10Best Itinerary: What to Do on a Rainy Day in Boston
    January 24, 2012

    A rainy day does not have to be gloomy, especially in Boston where the changing seasons create chaos for outdoor plans on a regular basis. Thanks to the unpredictable weather, activity options are endless when it comes to things to do indoors. A forty-minute car ride out of the downtown area will bring you to Patriot Place in Foxboro. It may be an outdoor mall, but there are many indoor activities to keep you dry.

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  • A Seasonal Journey Awaits at Somerville's Journeyman

    A Seasonal Journey Awaits at Somerville's Journeyman
    January 21, 2012

    One bite of Journeyman’s seasonal, local fare is all it takes to get hooked on their rather bold concept of a tasting menu with limited options. Three, five or seven courses prepared either “omnivore” or “vegetarian” style, served with or without a beverage pairing, equals the extent of choice in this industrial, chic space in Somerville’s Union Square.

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  • 10Best Day Trip: Visit Kittery and Portsmouth

    10Best Day Trip: Visit Kittery and Portsmouth
    January 21, 2012

    When it’s time to leave Boston behind for the day and enjoy the scenery elsewhere, hop in the car and head an hour and a half north to Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, NH.  Fill your day with fun as you shop for bargains at Kittery's Outlets and savor a Maine lobster. Then, cross the bridge to Portsmouth where the quaint city will lure you into the small shops that line its streets. 

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  • Corbu: Cambridge's "Farm-to-Table" Hotel Spa

    Corbu:  Cambridge's "Farm-to-Table" Hotel Spa
    January 21, 2012

    Taking “farm to table” to the next level is Corbu, the Charles Hotel Spa in Harvard Square that brings seasonal and local to your skin. 

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  • Just a Little Something Introduces Monoreno

    Just a Little Something Introduces Monoreno
    January 21, 2012

    Just a Little Something is just a little better! Recently added to their impressive collection of designer duds is the Monoreno clothing line. Offered in few other area stores, this contemporary women's clothing line is a rare find around Boston

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  • Backbar, a Modern Day Speakeasy in Somerville

    Backbar, a Modern Day Speakeasy in Somerville
    January 19, 2012

    Recently opened backbar is a step out of the present and a leap into the past. You can't help but feel a little sense of excitement as you make your way along the alleyway, in Union Square's parking lot, through the door featuring the handmade 81/2 x 11 sign that simply says backbar, down the elementary school-esque hallway, and through the unmarked door into the dimly lit room buzzing with cool.

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  • Your Family Will Love These Hotels

    Your Family Will Love These Hotels
    January 10, 2012

     

    Family vacation just got better, if you take advantage of these tips for trips to Ambergris Caye, Boston, Ruidoso and Las Vegas.

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  • Lasagna

    Lasagna
    January 9, 2012

    Nothing says "comfort food" like hearty lasagna: it satisfies and delights.   Whether you grew up with an Italian mom or just got lucky and found a great neighorhood spot with killer lasagne, it's easy to understand why you love it.   We love it too. 

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  • Get Your Local Fix at one of 30 Winter Markets in Massachusetts

    Get Your Local Fix at one of 30 Winter Markets in Massachusetts
    January 5, 2012

    Downtown Boston may be a year away from its very own year round, indoor Farmer's Market, but that does not mean you can’t find a great place to shop for local goods. With 30 winter markets throughout the state, there is sure to be one to suit your fancy. The Wayland Winter Farmer's Market is one of the best around, a winter activity the entire family will enjoy, and  a great place to shop for all things New England. 

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  • Superb Veal Can Make a Restaurant Memorable

    Superb Veal Can Make a Restaurant Memorable
    December 27, 2011

    Learn which restaurants specialize in delicious veal dishes, the mainstay of northern Italy.

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  • A Welcome Addition to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

    A Welcome Addition to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    December 22, 2011

    A major renovation project closed Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in November, leaving locals anxiously awaiting it's January 19th reopening. Designed by Renzo Piano, the new wing boasts modern amenities that are missing from the historic mansion that Ms. Gardner once called home, then generously transformed into a museum for all to enjoy.  

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  • Celebrate the 2012 deCordova Biennial

    Celebrate the 2012 deCordova Biennial
    December 22, 2011

    Since January 23, 2012, the gorgeous grounds of the deCordova Museum have been home to The 2012 deCordova Biennial. Running through April 22, The 2012 deCordova Biennial is comprised of artists from New England, and is a survey exhibition. Instead of an overarching theme, it has an emphasis on the quality and variety of the showcased work.  The exhibition displays a diverse range of approaches to media and content.

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  • Take a Trolley: Tour Boston and Sample Chocolate

    Take a Trolley:  Tour Boston and Sample Chocolate
    December 22, 2011

    What could be better than being transported around town to sample some of Boston's best chocolate treats? Try Boston's Chocolate Tour. Tour Conductors and Character Chefs will provide trolley travelers with tantalizing treats from local chocolate legends like NECCO and Beacon Hill Chocolates, as well as exercise the mind with chocolate trivia.

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  • Wine a Little, Wine a Lot

    Wine a Little, Wine a Lot
    December 21, 2011

    Boston's 23rd Annual Wine Festival offers a full three months of exciting events. The brain child of Boston Harbor Hotel Chef, Daniel Bruce, Boston's Wine Festival has evolved into a world renowned event spanning the winter season and featuring winemakers from some of the best wineries around the world. The grand opening gala will be held on January 6 and will be followed by several events each week through March 30th. Some have already sold out! 

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  • Give Boston's Trade a Try

    Give Boston's Trade a Try
    December 14, 2011

    Boston's hottest new restaurant opened with little fanfare, but that hasn't stopped it from packing the house night after night.  

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  • Check List: December

    Check List:  December
    November 30, 2011

    Feel like a last-minute trip?  Check out these places where cool things are happening this month. 

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  • Hearty Chowders and Stews Comfort on Cold Days

    Hearty Chowders and Stews Comfort on Cold Days
    November 29, 2011

    Winter travel affords the opportunity to enjoy regional chowders and stews

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  • Boston Shopping Gems

    Boston Shopping Gems
    November 23, 2011

    Exit the malls, veer away from Newbury Street and seek something unique while shopping in Boston. 

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  • 10Best Itinerary: Enjoy Boston in a Day

    10Best Itinerary: Enjoy Boston in a Day
    November 17, 2011

    With so many options and just one day it can be difficult to decide what to do to get a little taste of all that Boston has to offer. A great way to maximize a day in Boston is to take one tour, walk a bit, try one museum, eat an easy lunch, enjoy a leisurely dinner and finally find a fun joint to have a drink.

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  • 10Best Day Trip: Explore Lexington and Concord

    10Best Day Trip: Explore Lexington and Concord
    November 17, 2011

    Every so often it is nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the city; from a location like Boston, the hardest part of a day trip is choosing just one. For your late fall getaway, go west. A mere thirty-minute ride west can bring you away from the busy city and into a foliage-filled suburban escape ripe with history. Starting in Cambridge, make your way along Route 2A to see the historic sights that can be found within an hour’s ride each way.

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  • Happy Hour Hangouts

    Happy Hour Hangouts
    November 17, 2011

    Restaurants rule for happy hour in this city. Crowds turn up for happy hour food deals in droves. Pick your place, get their early and enjoy the scene from your bar-side perch.

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  • The Frozen Frog Pond

    The Frozen Frog Pond
    November 17, 2011

    The Frog Pond at Boston Common is a year-round wonder. Functioning as a reflecting pool when temperatures do not allow swimming or skating it is magically transformed into a splash park for summer a winter wonderland for ice skating come late fall. 

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  • Keep the Kids Happy

    Keep the Kids Happy
    November 17, 2011

    Boston is a kid friendly city. Filled with parks, museums and places to see great shows, Boston offers little explorers the opportunity to steal the show. Boston's parental allure reaches beyond the basic kid stuff to reach a whole new level of fun (for everyone). 

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