TRAVEL QUICK TIPS
Places to Visit
WHERE TO STAY
The Fairmont Copley Plaza
Tel: +1 (617) 267-5300
The Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a symbol of Boston's rich history and elegance. Steps away from historic Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail, Copley Place, the boutiques of Newbury Street and the Hynes Convention Center, The Fairmont Copley Plaza is rich with heritage epitomizing the culture and traditions of Boston.
Omni Parker House
Tel: +1 (617) 227-8600
Founded by Harvey D. Parker in 1855, the Omni Parker House is the oldest and the longest continuously operating hotel in the United States. It was here that famous writers like Emerson and Hawthorne, baseball greats like Babe Ruth and generations of local and national politicians wined and dined including John F. Kennedy and William Jefferson Clinton. This is also where the Boston cream pie was invented.
Tel: +1 (617) 348-7000
Filene’s Basement is the United States oldest and most famous off-priced store selling brand name and designer fashions for women and men at incredible prices, The merchandise offered at Filene’s Basement satisfies a wide range of tastes and budgets, but what sets it apart from all other off-pricers is its focus on higher-end goods.
Tel: 1 (800) 2255135
LouisBoston is internationally recognized as one of the finest, most unique and most influential clothing stores in the world. LouisBoston is housed in the historic New England Museum of National History building in Back Bay. It is now also the best place to come when you want to decorate your home, re-make your bed, listen to music, look at art and improve your vision.
Polka Dog Bakery
Tel: +1 (617) 338-5155
Deborah Gregg and Rob Van Sickle opened this canine bakery boutique, having been inspired by their first dog, Pearl. All delicacies are made from the finest all-natural ingredients baked and prepared by hand. Polka Dog Bakery also carries a full line of pet apparel and accessories from dog collars, plush beds, t-shirts to the ultimate toys.
Tel: +1 (617) 542-1190
Voilà is a shop modeled after the owner, Heidi Thiede, love for simply everything French or European. Voilà offers the discerning consumer fabulous, one of a kind European accents and furnishings for the home that are appealing to the eye and easy to live with. They search for the unusual whether it is an antique piece of furniture or a talented ceramist who creates pottery.
1154 Lill Studio
Tel: +1 (617) 247-1154
The 1154 Lill Studio is an original concept where you can “design your own handbag”. 1154 Lill is personal, it’s interactive and it’s great fun to share with friends. When you design your own Lill Bag, you take part in a creative activity where you get to play with fabrics, colors and textures and make decisions about what you would like your bag to say about you.
Owned and operated by an Italian father-son duo, Ricardo’s has a primo selection of high-end brands such as Prada, Versace, and D&G. This store has an old European feel with cutting edge clothes and accessories that will accommodate a wider range of tastes and make your wardrobe standout. If you’re looking for the perfect pair of jeans, you’ll definitely find it here.
Tel:+1 (617) 227-3062
Eugene Galleries is jam-packed with a remarkable selection of antique Boston prints and maps, engravings, books and historic city artefacts. If you're looking for a 19th-century Boston map or a print of an old landmark, the chances are you'll find it here and they can frame it for you too. It's a great place to pick up a unique souvenir.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Tel: +1 (617) 542-1340
Locke-Ober is a legendary dining room and hallmark in the heart of Boston. Restored in 2001, by nationally renowned chef and Boston restaurateur Lydia Shire, the settings transports the person back to a time when Orson Welles slurped oysters here, John F. Kennedy sipped his favorite lobster stew, and Mayor John Fitzgerald marvelled at the sweetbread. The traditional menu does a wonderful job of retaining the perennial favorites while incorporating a few new tasty treats.
Tel: +1 (617) 368-5080
Samuel Adams sets superior standards for quality, hand crafted beer. Insisting that only the world’s finest all natural ingredients make the best beer, The Boston Beer team of brewers travel the world to hand select the finest ingredients. Their hands-on involvement ensures the highest standards for the best raw materials needed to make quality beer. Tours are available daily.
Tel: +1 (617) 2664600
Tremont 647 provides high quality food and hospitality, in a professional, fun and funky environment. The 70-seat restaurant, in the heart of Boston's South End, serves up boldly flavored American cuisine, with inventive global influences.