Geoclassics Gems & Minerals
Discover exotic and semi precious gems and fossils at this boutique. Pick up an amber bracelet and feel your chakras open.
Have you always wanted to mount your own fossil expedition but could not afford to spend hours in the hot sun chopping into rocks? Drop into this great store and find boatloads of extinct and fascinating creatures amazingly preserved in stone. The exotic findings include prehistoric beetles, fish bones encased in slate, shark teeth, precious stones and various colorful minerals and even samples of amber. Or pick from their selection of minerals and carvings for the mineral collector. Plus they offer a range of jewelry made from a variety of stones like amethyst and sapphire.
Address:7 North Market Street, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, 02109
phone:+1 617 523 6112
Stephi's in Southie
The fireplaces and warm color-scheme of this restaurant create a nostalgic ambience, where patrons can savor American comfort food.
Stephi's in Southie derives its name from its owner Stephanie Sokolove and the neighborhood of South Boston, which is also known as Southie. Its dining room is flanked by two tiled bars. Orange and golden ball-shaped chandeliers hang from a wooden ceiling, while fireplaces engulf the room in warmth. Guests are seated on scarlet leather sofas with retro cushions. There are separate menus for brunch, lunch, late-afternoon, dinner and late-night dining. Their weekend brunch includes classics such as Buttermilk Pancakes and Brioche French Toast. The meal is complemented by cocktails like Jack o’ Lantern and an exhaustive selection of wine, including Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Guests can also watch programs on flat screen television, while savoring their food.
Address:130 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, 02127
phone:+1 617 345 5495
Carrie Nation Restaurant & Cocktail Club
Unwind with drinks named after Boston legends such as Rascal King and Boston Strong Boy while you take in their early 20th-century ambiance.
Ironically, this Beacon Hill establishment is named after a Temperance advocate of the early 20th Century. But that is the only irony. Carrie Nation Restaurant & Cocktail Club has a pre-Prohibition era look with its period furniture, lamp fixtures and black-and-white tile floors. Spanning across two levels, it features two bars, themed rooms for private dining and pool tables. The main bar is well-stocked with premium liquor and specialty cocktails like Racket Buster, King Solomon and Boston Mahatma. It is not only the libations that are delightful here, the food is equally noteworthy. Their spin-off on traditional American cuisine such as Truffle Mac and Cheese, Skirt Steak Frite, Lobster BLT and Duxbury Mussels will appease the palate of discerning diners as well. Unwind at the Speakeasy upstairs, with its plush ambiance, billiard tables and bar, offering fine whiskeys and digestive liqueurs.
Address:11 Beacon Street, Boston, 02108
phone:+1 617 227 3100
Frost Ice Bar
One of the coolest and coldest venues in Boston, Frost Ice Bar features ultra-chilled vodka in an ice-walled bar room.
While ice-sculpted bars are no longer a novelty among the general populace, Frost scores a distinction as one of the largest, permanent ice bars in the world. Maintained at a constant 21 degree Fahrenheit (-6.11 degree celsius), every aspect of the bar, from the furniture to the glasses are made of ice. Beautiful ice sculptures and perpetually changing color schemes make this a visual delight. On the menu is a choice of eight handcrafted cocktails that change with the season. Tickets include a cape and gloves to withstand the temperature. The bar can accommodate groups with prior booking, and is also available for private events.
Address:State Street, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, 02109
phone:+1 617 307 7331
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Society on High
For dessert at Society on High, definitely try the Elvis, a peanut butter cheesecake topped with caramelized banana and candied bacon!
The simple decor at Society on High is inviting and elegant. Enjoy cocktails such as the spicy cucumber, which is made with vodka, cucumber, jalapeño, and lime. The menu is composed of seafood and classic American dishes, such as the pan-seared sea scallops and grilled chicken sandwich. Don't miss out on the Elvis for dessert. This peanut butter cheesecake is topped with candied bacon and caramelized bananas, for the ultimate indulgence.
Address:99 High Street, Boston, 02110
phone:+1 857 350 4555
Historic waterfront grounds house historic Fort Independence, the oldest remaining fortification in North America.
Jutting out into Boston Harbor like a long finger, the fort of Castle Island (which is now connected to the mainland) watches over the approach to the inner harbor. During Boston's early years, this fort provided necessary protection to the shipping trade. Walk the fort's periphery and enjoy great views of the harbor and islands, or sit back and watch the planes taking off from the nearby airport. The "sugar bowl" trail, roughly one mile around, is popular with rollerbladers. Local shops and bakeries in South Boston offer a pleasant diversion.
Address:William J. Day Boulevard, Boston, 2127
phone:+1 617 727 5290
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Lawn on D Street
Fun family filled activities for the summer and fall months!
Lawn on D is a wonderful place to spend a day or night out with friends and family. The outdoor entertainment venue hosts a variety of events, including outdoor movie nights, food truck festivals, and concerts and plays showcasing local talents.
Address:D Street, Boston
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Gifts, food, and fun! This marketplace has everything Boston-related under one roof!
The Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which includes the famous Quincy Market, has been a Boston staple for as long as any local can remember. The marketplace is known for its history, food, and loads of local shopping. Make sure you take a moment to watch the street performers, they truly draw a crowd and are part of the magic of it all. Great for all ages!
Address:4 South Market Building, Boston, 02109
phone:+(617) 523 1300
Institute of Contemporary Arts
This museum features collections and exhibits of contemporary art.
The Institute of Contemporary Arts, or ICA, is a fixture in Boston's Seaport district. The museum houses a permanent collection, and hosts exhibitions of contemporary art from around the world. The museum also hosts a variety of events that are open to the public.
Address:100 Northen Ave, Boston
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This brewery was born and bred here in Boston!
As far as breweries go, Harpoon is one of Boston's finest. The brewery is famed for having obtained one of the first brewery liquor licenses in the area, and has been paving the way for Boston brewers ever since. Visitors can explore the brewery on a guided tour and sample the institution's delicious brews in the Beer Hall.
Address:306 Northern Ave, Boston
phone:+(617) 456 2322
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Neatly Nested Design and Decor
Purchase a chandelier, flower pot or vintage pillow to infuse a corner of your residence or holiday home with palatial charm.
Walking past the charming yellow and white Neatly Nested Design and Decor boutique, one comes across intriguing curios in the window display. Inside, the shop boasts of an assortment of soft throws, rugs, pillows, period furniture and cottage-styled decor. There are refurbished Victorian dressing tables with intricate detailing as well as minimalist drawers and photo frames. Customers can bring in their furniture for custom painting and polishing. The owner Danielle Platzer also offers interior design consulting and customized window-panel fitting services. If you are hunting for ideas for your vacation home, this is the perfect destination.
Address:373 West Broadway, Corner of West Broadway and East Street, Boston, 02127
phone:+1 609 923 4459
Patrons gather here for the cutting-edge interior design, views of the Boston Harbor, creative American cuisine and a lively social scene.
Gather is located within the District Hall, a community meeting space with avant-garde architecture. Its dining room has numerous bulbs of varied cord lengths dangling from the ceiling, giving the impression of twinkling stars. Beyond, floor-to-ceiling windows afford lavish views of the Boston Harbor. Guests are seated at wooden tables, surrounded by perforated boards adorning the walls and ceiling. This restaurant is a melting pot of artists, intellectuals, fashionistas and businesspeople. Chef Dennis Wilson's team raises the bar for American fine dining with appetizers such as the Roasted Duck Tacos and Onion and Oxtail Soup. Their entrées include the Seafood Jambalaya, which blends chicken, chorizo, shrimp and clam. Their main course is complemented by desserts such as butterscotch pudding and cocktails like Red Sangria and Mai Tai. Couples can enjoy their annual Valentine's Day dinner in a romantic setting. This restaurant is also available for private hire with full-fledged catering facilities.
Address:75 Northern Avenue, District Hall, Boston, 02210
phone:+1 617 982 7220
Five Horses Tavern
Savor their Drunken Wings while sipping a Wormtown or Levitation from the globe-spanning draft list at this Boston beer specialist.
This South End addition is the second of the Five Horses Tavern's outlets in the city. Located on the former site of Columbus Cafe, this renovated space, with dark green walls on one side, exposed brick ones on the other, hardwood floors, gas lanterns and huge windows, has a snug look to it. Their menu is a twist on traditional American comfort food and includes appetizers such as Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders, pizzas like Mr. Potato Head, and sandwiches with the likes of Show Stopper and Benny Frank. There are good options for vegetarians as well. Since their fare is built to complement craft beers from all over the globe, it is not surprising to find 40 rotating brews and more than 45 bottles on their drink list. Don't miss this spot if you are in the South End of town.
Address:535 Columbus Avenue, Boston, 02118
phone:+1 617 936 3930
New England Aquarium
This aquarium is a leader in ocean exploration and educating visitors about marine life!
The New England Aquarium is a staple here in Boston -- locals and tourists alike visit this fascinating place each year. After spending a day at the New England Aquarium, you will walk away inspired and conscious of the marine life that we affect in our day to day lives!
Address:1 Central Wharf, boston, 02110
phone:+(617) 973 5206
This hidden gem is located in the old John Hancock Counting House of Boston.
Although a chain throughout the United States the Chart House in Boston is a truly special spot, as it is located in the renovated former counting house of Boston. This beautiful, historic building sits right on the waterfront and makes for an excellent spot to enjoy great seafood and the breathtaking view.
Address:60 Long Wharf, Boston, 02110
phone:+(617) 227 1576
Boston Public Market
Fresh produce, meats, cheese and cider donuts. Yum!
What a delight it is to have a market in the heart of Boston that brings farm fresh produce to the city! Boston Public Market boosts an array of food vendors, and even has cooking and sushi classes throughout the month. At the very least, the hot cider doughnuts are worth the trip!
Address:100 Hanover Street, Boston, 02108
phone:+(617) 973 4909
Where everybody knows your NAME!
What an iconic pub in the heart of Boston. This is the spot where Cheers, a nationally syndicated show, got it's start! Stop in for a drink and say hi to Norm while touring around this beautiful city.
Address:84 Beacon Street, Boston, 02108
phone:+(617) 227 9605
Enjoy this casual fine-dining spot in the North End of Boston.
This family-owned establishment is known for its delicious meatballs that are made with the owner's mother's Calabrian recipe. Located just a couple shops down from Paul Revere's house on the Freedom Trail, you would be hard-pressed to find a more charming restaurant in the historic North End.
Address:190 North Street, Boston, 02113
phone:+(617) 523 4480
Located in the iconic Filene's Building, Primark has taken over the fashion scene!
For those looking to be trendy on a budget, Primark is perfect for the whole family. You'll find something for anyone, whether you're looking for an outfit for a baby, a gift for your spouse, or even a housewarming present, Primark has it all. Plus, you won't break the bank on these items!
Address:10 Summer Street, Boston, 02110
phone:+(617) 350 5232
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Join in the action as costumed tour guides let you toss tea boxes off the side of a restored historic vessel at the Boston Tea Party Ships.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum allows guests to relive the fateful night of the Boston Tea Party from Griffin's Wharf in South Boston. Fully-costumed actors double as tour guides, gathering groups in the historic Meeting Hall directly adjacent to the museum. Visitors are assigned a persona based on one of the heroic members of Paul Revere's "Sons of Liberty", then proceed to the beautifully reconstructed 18th Century sailing vessel. Inside the labyrinthine corridors of this ship, guests see historical artifacts and watch as paintings come to life to retell the historic events of a history-making night. The highlight of the museum is the Robinson Half-Chest, one of two of the original chests hurled into the harbor by the Sons of Liberty. Kids and adults alike can participate in the fun, tossing prop crates into the harbor below. A fun filled look at one of the defining moments in American history, the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum is a great stop.
Address:306 Congress Street, Boston, 02210
phone:+1 617 338 1773
Experience what local artists have to offer at this unique and contemporary local gallery.
Since 1982, the Kingston Gallery has showcased a variety of contemporary multi-media art and exhibitions. Run by the artists themselves through an invitational membership program, the gallery focuses on promoting each others work and encourages growth and creativity. Non-member artists can also have their work featured, which is the gallery's way of advocating new art in the Boston community. The gallery is divided into three different sections, the main, center and membership areas where new exhibits can be seen every month.
Address:450 Harrison Avenue, Suite 43, Boston, 02118
phone:+1 617 423 4113
The Steaming Kettle
This is one of the original landmarks in Boston and is part of the historic freedom trail.
Located right outside of Boston's Government Center, the Steaming Kettle is a site to see for visitors looking for a cup of tea in a cafe dripping with history. The kettle itself was hung in 1873 as the sign for the Oriental Tea Company. Today, visitors can marvel at this giant kettle and even watch it produce steam!
Address:63 Court St, Boston
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This is a locally owned and operated Italian restaurant.
Bricco is known both for its delicious Italian cuisine and for its freshly baked breads and pastries. This restaurant and bake shop is a staple in Boston's North End, or "Little Italy."
Address:241 Hanover St, Boston
phone:+617 248 6800
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Trillium Brewery Co.
Grab a growler of one of Trillium Brewery's fantastic farmhouse ales, using specialty yeast blends crafted in house by expert brewers.
Operating from the ground floor of a renovated industrial building in Fort Point, Trillium is one of only three breweries in Boston proper. Farmhouse ales are the main focus of Trillium, both the rye-dominant Wakerobin and their house brew Trillium using a signature yeast strain developed exclusively for the brewery. Pot & Kettle and Fort Point Pale Ale comprise the remainder of the selection, a pitch-black porter and a light and tropical pale ale respectively. The brewery is only licensed to sell growlers and growler refills at this point, although there may be regular tastings held in the future.
Address:369 Congress Street, Fort Point Channel, Boston, 02210
phone:+1 617 453 8745