It’s that time again! Time to escape with your love, reconnect and rejuvenate your relationship. Often after the holidays and the start of the new year, relationships get set to the side as we embark on resolutions and recovering from the holidays. Romantic getaways heightens the level of satisfaction in marriages, so its time to get going. As the year goes by your relationship can feel like it is stuck in a rut. One way to get ahead of this potential problem is to get away for a long weekend. JetBlue Airlines offers direct flights to Boston from a variety of airports on the East Coast. Prioritize your relationship and rejuvenate your love with a weekend in Boston.
Where to stay on a weekend in Boston:
Boston Park Plaza
This hotel is centrally located and offers an elegant and modern feel to your stay. The rooms are decent size considering it’s right in the heart of the city. Boston Park Plaza is an affordable option for those who want to be in a great spot but want to spend more of their money on activities.
Stepping up in price range, this award winning hotel is walking distance from the iconic tourist spots on Newbury Street and overlooks the Boston Public Garden. The best perk of Taj Boston? They offer an “Afternoon Tea in Boston” in their enchanting French room featuring live music, custom-blended teas, and of course stunning views.
Omni Parker House
Get a better feel for Boston’s history by staying in the North end of Boston at Omni Parker House. Built in 1855, this hotel is close to the best restaurants in the city. It is located on the Freedom Trail and perfectly blends elegance with old-world charm.
Where to eat on a weekend in Boston:
Wake up every morning and head over to Tatte for coffee, tea, and breakfast. This is the number 1 recommended breakfast and brunch place for locals in Boston. The only downside to Tatte is that you will wish you had one back in your home town.
Often referred to as the best seafood in Boston, Neptune Oyster boasts some of the best clam chowder you will ever taste. The restaurant is TINY and they average a wait of 45 minutes or more. Luckily, it is conveniently located in the North End so put your name on the list and take a walk down the freedom trail. Bonus tip: Go to Neptune on a Monday and get the special lobster spaghetti which is only available that day.
You can’t go wrong with any of the restaurants in the North End of Boston. If you want absolutely delicious Italian food, look no further than Giacomo’s. It is unbelievably tasty and offers plenty of seafood and non-seafood dishes. Similarly to many Boston restaurants, they do not take reservations.
Maria’s Bakery & Mike’s Bakery
Enjoy the most authentic and delicious Italian bakeries this side of the Atlantic. At Maria’s, a must try item is a Lobster Tail, which is a fluffy mousse pastry. They are large in size but you won’t want to share! At Mike’s you must have the Florentine Cannoli. Mike’s Bakery has over 20 different cannoli flavors and combinations.
What to do on a weekend in Boston:
Walk the Freedom Trail
Explore a bit of history as you walk different sections of the Freedom Trail. Primarily located in the North End, visit Paul Revere’s House, the Old North Church or venture across the bay to the Bunker Hill Monument.
Go see a game at the oldest and most historic ballpark in the United States. Baseball season typically goes from April to October, however, Fenway Park is open year-round for tours. Bonus: Take a tour on a game day and get exclusive access to the Red Sox’s batting practice while standing on the infamous Green Monster.
New England Aquarium
Whether you are traveling as a couple or with kids, the aquarium in Boston offers a great opportunity to mix education with fun. The aquarium has a large touch tank, penguin enclosure, and vibrant and beautiful sea life. This is a great option for a rainy day in the city.
There are several pubs located near Haymarket that declare themselves the oldest taverns in the United States. The Green Dragon Tavern trumpets a 1657 birthdate and dubs itself the “headquarters of the Revolution” stating that it where Paul Revere embarked for his midnight ride on April 18, 1775. A few cobblestones away is another famous pub named the Bell in Hand. Opening in 1795, it declares itself the oldest continuously operating tavern in the US. Of course, we may never know which is the oldest, so call it a draw and celebrate the history of both with a drink at each place.
Bonus tip for your weekend in Boston:
Head over to the business district of Boston and explore the Prudential Building. On the bottom floors you can walk around and eat a delicious lunch at Eataly. Eataly Boston is a vibrant Italian marketplace that offers cafes, restaurants, and even a cooking school. You could also go up the building to the “Top of the Hub.” Top of the Hub offers exclusive views of the great city of Boston. This is an excellent spot to enjoy an appetizer or a drink while exploring the city. Enjoy, and have fun trying new things together!
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