With the changing of the leaves and the brisk onset of winter, New England is a picturesque place to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. For travelers who will spend the holiday in town this year, we’d love to invite you to the Boxer, and to share our tips on how to best celebrate a Boston Thanksgiving.

Touring Historical Boston

One of the hubs of the American Revolution, Boston is filled with attractions that are deeply important to the history of our country. What better time to visit spots like the Freedom Trail and Paul Revere’s old house than on a Thanksgiving weekend visit to Boston. And just an hour south, you’ll find Plymouth, Massachusetts. Home to the historic event that gave rise to today’s Thanksgiving celebrations. For more ideas, check out this list of our favorite historical landmarks in Boston.

Finding Boston Thanksgiving Dinners

Every year, several of the city’s best restaurants leave their doors open for people to come celebrate Thanksgiving with them. Last year, Action Kitchen in the Seaport hosted Friendsgiving feasts for groups as large as 20 people, which came with a cooking class led by executive chef Richard rayment. Five Horses Tavern held a lower-key and equally delicious feast in Somerville with a Thanksgiving sandwich, green bean casserole tots, and turkey sliders. Check out this list for last year’s participants and a soon-to-be updated 2018 list.

Black Friday Shopping

If you’re spending Thanksgiving 2018 in Boston, you’ll have many great places to choose from when doing your Black Friday shopping. Newbury Street is the city’s shopping capital, with a number of designer and household brands including Lululemon and Goorin Bros. Hat Shop. Check out this guide for a full breakdown on where you can do your Black Friday shopping in Boston this year.

Treat Yourself with a Snack

If you’re lucky enough to get to spend some time leisurely exploring the city of Boston this Thanksgiving, we suggest that you indulge yourself before and after the big meal with a few tasty treats. With a little insight on how this city changes for the more delicious in its autumn months, we put together this little guide to the best fall flavored treats around town.

Staying In the Perfect Spot

If you’re going to spend this Thanksgiving on the road in Boston, make sure you’re staying in a centrally located spot. To explore your hotel options for Thanksgiving in Boston, check out our rooms and suites in the heart of Boston here.