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Best Restaurant in Boston

The best restaurants in Boston offer an admirable array of cuisines and flavors. The city’s culturally dynamic population and close proximity to the ocean provides the city with a variety of delicious culinary influences. During your stay at the Boxer Boston, be sure to sample some of the best our city has to offer.

A Few of the Best Restaurants in Boston:

La Summa

Many of the best restaurants in Boston sit right around the corner from the Boxer Boston in the North End, Boston’s own Little Italy. A local staple, La Summa exemplifies everything wonderful this neighborhood has to offer. The Ravioli in marinara sauce and Mussels Fra Diavolo are must try eats at La Summa.

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The emergence and spread of food trucks in Boston over the past several years has brought quick, artisanal meals to the forefront of our culinary scene. One of the best of the many trucks parked across the city every day, Clover offers inventive eats and a great price point. Try the Chickpea Fritter Plate for a taste of what makes Clover Food Lab special.

More info: / @cloverfoodlab

Durgin Park

Located in the city’s storied Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Durgin Park is one of the oldest and best restaurants in Boston. Their out-of-this-world Clam Chowder and unbelievably tender Prime Rib have kept patrons coming since Colonial times. When you visit Boston, you need to eat at Faneuil Hall — and when you eat at Faneuil Hall, you need to try Durgin Park.

More info: / @Durgin_Park

Pho Pasteur

Located in the heart of Boston’s famed Chinatown district, Pho Pasteur features Vietnamese soup that will warm your soul during one of our many cold winter days. A delicious menu and friendly staff also help this place stand out as one of the best restaurants in Boston.

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Island Creek Oyster Bar

Known for serving some of the best seafood in the world, Boston boasts a long list of restaurants turning out delicious fare fresh from the ocean on a daily basis. Always at the top of that list, Island Creek Oyster Bar does seafood right. Explore the incredible menu and get a true taste of Boston’s favorite foods.

More info: / @ICOBar

Dining Around Town

Shopping in Boston

Shopping in Boston blends the city’s small-town charm and metropolitan fashion retail. Take a stroll down Newbury Street and enjoy Boston’s best boutiques and designer retailers one after the other. As you move on to explore shopping across the rest of the city, you’re sure to discover an exciting assemblage of quirky shops and elegant establishments.

Top Destinations for Shopping in Boston:

No Rest For Bridget

No Rest for Bridget has retail locations around the country, including one on Newbury Street. A great place to go shopping in Boston, this shop specializes in classy and casual women’s clothing and accessories. From dresses to shoes to handbags there’s a lot to enjoy — and try on — at the California-based store.

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Cynthia Britt Custom Jewelry

Pick up something special and memorable at Cynthia Britt Custom Jewelry in Boston. Specializing in custom engagement rings and anniversary rings, Cynthia Britt creates jewelry meant to complement cherished memories.

More info: / @CynthiaBritt

Black Ink

The center of Boston’s quirky, unique and fun shopping scene, Black Ink is a great place to pick up souvenirs and trinkets in Beacon Hill. Originally a rubber stamp and stationery shop, this sweet little boutique now sells books, greeting cards and more.

More info: / @BlackInkBoston

Lululemon Athletica

Modern fitness and spiritual wellness trends bring shoppers to a variety of athletic wear outlets, but none are as cool and unique as lululemon athletica. A variety of clothing, accessories and gifts for men and women make this Newbury Street shop one of the best in Boston.

More info: / @lululemon

Boston Hat Shop

As the town’s top destination for swanky headwear, the Boston Hat Shop features an extraordinary variety of men’s and women’s designer hats. From the floppy to the trucker and beyond, this cool little store is sure to keep your head in a fashionable place.

More info: / @GoorinBros


Shopping Around Town

Boston Art and Culture

Boston art and culture offers a longstanding tradition of excellence and eclecticism. World-class live theatre — along with top-of-the-line event venues — serve as the backbone of the city’s renowned entertainment culture. Beantown is also home to some of the most impressive museums in the world.

Boston Art and Culture Destinations:

Huntington Theatre Company

Featuring up-and-coming artists and performers, the Huntington Theatre Company produces some of the most intimate and enjoyable plays in the entire city. Sourcing talent from the incredible pool of young creatives immersed in Boston art and culture, Huntington provides access to things you won’t find anywhere else…yet.

More info: / @huntington

Institute of Contemporary Art

Located in a picturesque waterfront position in Boston’s seaport district, the Institute of Contemporary Art is the the place to find forward-thinking exhibitions. Constantly showcasing work across a variety of media, the ICA provides visitors with experiences that are consistently mind-opening and always enjoyable.

More info: / @ICAinBOSTON

Museum of Science

The Museum of Science is the ideal spot to introduce the kids to Boston art and culture. Filled with fun interactive attractions and mind-blowing shows in the planetarium and IMAX theater, there’s plenty to enjoy at MOS, one of the best science museums in the world.

More info: / @museumofscience

Paradise Rock Club

Swing by the Paradise Rock Club to discover up-and-coming musical acts as they travel through Boston. Located in the young, artistic and vibrant neighborhood of Allston, this spacious-yet-intimate music venue is an excellent place to catch a show.

More info: / @ParadiseRockClb

Museum of Fine Arts

Arguably the center of Boston’s bustling artistic and cultural scenes, the Museum of Fine Arts combines an impressive permanent collection with a constant cycle of new and interesting work. Explore all of the museum’s rooms, taking a trip through the African Diaspora, a Buddhist Temple, ancient Egypt and more.

More info: / @MFABoston


Arts & Culture Around Town

Boston Landmarks

As one of the oldest cities in the country — and the center of the American Revolution — it’s no surprise the city offers an array of fascinating Boston landmarks. Buildings, parks and neighborhoods date back to the Colonial era, carrying centuries of character and history for visitors to observe and enjoy.

Top Things to Do in Boston:

Boston Common

The oldest park in the country just so happens to be directly in the middle of Downtown Boston. The Common is a large and beautiful space, complete with rolling hills and the beginning of the city’s historic Freedom Trail. With Beacon Hill sitting high above the park and the Boston Public Gardens just across the street, the Common stands as the centerpiece of Boston landmarks.

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Faneuil Hall

This marketplace and cultural center has stood as the heart of Boston’s commerce for more than 250 years. Today, Faneuil Hall is filled with delicious restaurants and some of the best bars in Boston. With so much to enjoy, this is a must-visit for first-time visitors to the city.

More info: / @FaneuilHall

Fenway Park

One of the oldest and most celebrated ballparks in the country, Fenway Park is a social and spiritual haven for Bostonians. Home to the beloved Boston Red Sox, Fenway has stood for more than 100 years, boasting classic architecture and unusual field dimensions that charm the incredibly loyal Red Sox fanbase and visitors alike.

More info: / @redsox

Arnold Arboretum

Located in the quaint and lovely neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, the Arnold Arboretum is one of the largest and most pristine natural escapes in Boston. Filled with trees and picturesque landscapes, this space is an absolute treat for locals and visitors alike.

More info: / @arnoldarboretum

The Old State House

Step into the original hub of the American Revolution with a visit to the Old State House. A standout amongst Boston landmarks, this relic of the past lives on as one of the more interesting and educational things to do in Boston.

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