(Closed) Boston bees – Planning an overnight for our anniversary. Suggestions?

posted 7 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Definitely stay somewhere T accessible! There are some great boutique hotels in Cambridge that you could probably get for around that price. Also, in Brookline along Beacon St, there are lots of great Inns in the historic brownstones that are super cute and are around that much a night. They are directly on the C line of the Green subway line – 3 stops or less into Boston! Great safe neighborhood, too (a block or two from me 😉 ).

I’d really recommend Yelp for looking up restaurants. For lobster, I can’t help as much because I don’t eat it, but if you need suggestions on pretty much any other type of cuisine, let me know!

The Institute of Contemporary Art is amazing and on the waterfront, the Museum of Fine Arts just opened a huge new wing (both are subway accessible!). The Isabella Stuart Gardener Museum is cool – in her private residence with this crazy art collection. It’s where the biggest US art heist happened a few years ago – the blank spots where the stolen pieces went are still there.

Shopping – Newbury St!! So much great people watching. If you stayed on Beacon St, you could walk directly there past Kenmore Sq/Fenway Park (where the Red Sox play, then to shopping. There’s a ton of great cafes to eat at (highly recommend brunch at The Other Side Cafe). Keep walking down Newbury St and you will hit the huge Public Garden, and then that turns into the Boston Common park (probably 2-3 mile walk in all – follows the Green line subway, so you can hop on at any time you want/need to).

As far as sightseeing, there’s the classic Freedom Trail that takes you through all the big historical places in Boston. Google it and it’ll show you all the cool places!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

May I suggest Todd English’s KingFish in Quincy Market. I’m not from Boston but Darling Husband and I go there all of the time. We are total foodies and this is one you shouldn’t miss if you love seafood.

We also stay at the Liberty Hotel, it can be expensive, but sometimes you can catch it on expedia for less than $200. It’s awesome because it used to be a prison and now it’s a top hotel. Really neat enviroment. The restaurants in there are good too.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It’s not lobster, but Craigie on Main (in Cambridge) is one of the best restaurants around, IMO.  And they have equally amazing cocktails. It’s definitely a splurge (I went there for my 30th b-day and I’m hoping to go there again when I get my PhD) but if you can afford it on a special occasion, it’s totally worth it.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The Marriott Longwharf is right next to Columbus Park, and where I got engaged 🙂

Also, if you can get a good rate at the Omni Parker House, that is right downtown, and historical… You should definitely go on a duck tour- that gives you a good idea of the city.  You could alsogo for a tour of Harpoon brewery :).  Also, the Museum of Science is super fun, and a delicious italian dinner in the north end is highly reccommended!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Have dinner with me and Mr. A!

I like the Cambridge Hyatt. Service is great, food is yummy and you can’t beat the view. Splurge for a balcony room if you can 🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Lobster at Legal Seafood!

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