Boston, old and new is definitely a destination worthy of a weekend road trip, or even a full-fledged vacation. Here are a few reasons why The Luxury Expert loves Boston, and why you might too.
Historical Hotels That Delight
As a luxury traveler, we know you can be discerning about where you choose to stay, and Boston’s hotels won’t disappoint. For example, the boutique hotel Fifteen Beacon features rooms that are complete with fireplaces and a champagne mini bar. The Fairmont Copley Plaza (the “Gold” floor is a must here) offers opulent surroundings that are sure to set a historical (yet comfortable) mood. I personally love the Oak Long Bar & Kitchen.
A hotel with a more modern feel is the Mandarin Oriental. Service and hospitality is where it really stands out. I recently stayed there and loved the spacious rooms and close proximity to shopping. They also have one of the city’s best spas. You can get a new lease on life in the heated Vitality Pool and Crystal Steam Room.
It’s Full of American History
If your impression of U.S. history is all about redcoats and cannons, then Boston is where those images will come to life. You’ll find relics from the city’s colonial past all around. For a real American Revolution experience, visit during Patriots Day in mid-April, when the nearby towns of Lexington and Concord come alive with a re-creation of the battle that started the Revolutionary War. The rest of the year, be sure to walk the Freedom Trail; a short route that takes you past some of the city’s most famous sights.
Baseball, basketball and hockey are all very popular here. Fenway Park, built in 1912, is currently the oldest baseball park in the major league. I visited during an “off day” and took the behind the scenes tour of the park. The guide was amazing and took his time to show us all around and explain everything. He didn’t even mind that I was a Toronto Blue Jay fan.
And Don’t Forget the Shopping!
Boston is a shopper’s delight. The Mandarin Oriental is conveniently directly connected to the Shops at the Prudential Center mall. Everything else you may need or desire is well within walking distance. Newbury Street has many great restaurants, boutique shops and yes Gelato. Be sure to stop by Amarino. You’d think you were in Italy.
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