I had the pleasure of stopping in Boston for a few days before heading home for Christmas. From festive decor to delightful cocktails and meals out, here are a few highlights from my stay.
Festive and Fun Sights Around Boston
The best way to get over jetlag is to hit the ground running – literally. With the weather too cold to run, I opted for long walks around Boston to see the city decked out for the holidays.
How cute is the famous Make Way for Ducklings statue with the ducks all wearing mini winter hats?
I loved Eataly Boston’s cheeky yet festive signs encouraging me to ‘bring home an Italian for Christmas.’ If you insist. Wink ;).
It was absolutely freezing, but I found Boston’s Winter market on City Hall Plaza to be adorable!
Even More Reasons To Love Beacon Hill
While Beacon Hill brings its A-game year round, I found it that much more charming on this visit. With many of the homes bearing festive wreaths and window boxes, it was a delight to wander through.
Drinks and Dining Out
Once again, I was spoiled with a number of amazing dinners and drinks out in Boston.
It’s not a trip back to Boston without a visit to The Bristol Lounge at The Four Seasons Hotel. I didn’t snap a photo of my old fashioned, which was delicious, but I did love seeing the stunning Christmas trees in the lobby.
Another must visit destination in Boston is the Liberty Hotel. I always love going at Christmas time to take in the holiday decor. For as long as I can remember, the Liberty Hotel has been hanging its Christmas Trees upside down from the ceiling, which makes for an incredible sight.
I also enjoyed a delightful meal at Scampo in the Liberty Hotel – a prosciutto, artichoke and pear pizza and the beef carpaccio with mozzarella appetizer. Delicious!
Last, but certainly not least, I enjoyed a divine comfort food meal at Parish Cafe. Pictured above is the The Lumiere, a thickly sliced, slow-roasted pork butt served on a seeded bun with a lime and green curry tartar sauce. On the side is a papaya salad with crushed peanuts. Sometimes you just need a massive meal and this was perfect in every single way. YUM!!!
There was also a stop at another favorite, the Tip Tap Room. Known for its many beers on tap and great food, my favorite is a spin on a margarita with tequila, pomegranate and cucumber.
All in all, it was a great few days in Boston! For more of my Boston tips, click here.