(Closed) Mini-moon in Boston area?

posted 8 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

Hi! Downtown Boston is great, but if you are considering other options, Newport, RI (that’s where we’re mini-mooning) is about 1 1/2 hours from Boston. It’s on the water, has historic mansions, the cliffwalk, etc. There is apple picking in nearby Middletown, Newport Vineyards and a few other vineyards in RI like nearby Sakonnet Vineyards. There are lots of great restaurant options, too!

Post # 4
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would also highly recommend Portland, Maine. It’s beautiful, historical, and has AMAZING food. Like, artisan, gourmet food. We just went for our last anniversary, and it was fabulous. We stayed in the Portland Harbor Hotel (beautiful, beautiful, totally worth the $$). We just did 2 days, and it was really relaxing 🙂

Post # 5
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love Boston and we have spent weekends there. I would use hotwire if you are going cheap and don’t care what hotel you pick. They have great deals on 4 star hotels.The chains that are nice in Boston are the Marriot Long Warf but the Intercontinental is my favorite favorite. I would do one of their island tours. They take you out on a fairy to these gorgeous islands – one of them has an old fort on it and another a beautiful beach. They are awesome!

Also, Plymouth is beautiful if you stay at a bed and breakfast there. We also love to go to Rockport, MA. I second Starfish for the Newport area. It is amazing down there! They have great touristy things to do. I love the cliff walk and the beaches.

Post # 6
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would stay in the city at a hotel in a good location. My top three recommendations are: Boston Mariott Longwarf, Liberty Hotel, and Intercontinental.

The Longwarf is located on the waterfront and is within easy walking distance of Quincy Market, the North End (hello best Italian food in the city), the Aquarium, and the Common. It’s also right near the Government Center T stop (Green line) so you can get anywhere else in the city.

The Liberty is a converted prison (name of the awesome bar? Clink!) and is near the Museum of Science and more T stops. It’s very chic, but has a relaxing vibe.

The Intercontinental is in a different part of town, closer to the Children’s Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, the seaport, and, well, traffic. However, it’s a lovely place to stay, and as with the other two, you can get anywhere by T.

Head to a spa on Newbury St. for the best treatments, and shop to your newlywed heart’s content. Boston in the early fall is magnificent — wear your peacoat, scarf, and boots, and you’ll fit right in. There’s nothing more relaxing than getting a cup of something hot and snuggling on a bench as you people-watch in the Public Garden or the Market.


Post # 7
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@BostonBaby: Your mention of peacoats, scarfs, and boots just got me really excited for fall. September – early October is easily my favorite time of year!

Post # 9
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

In Boston proper, FH and I love to get-away to the Fairmont Copley Plaza and the Oak Room restaurant inside the hotel. Beautiful hotel, and the Oak Room makes killer martinis! And steaks!

I second the recommendation for Portland – but I’m more than a little biased since I live there (and love it more than any other place I’ve lived!). If you do decide to come to Portland, feel free to PM me for recommendations.

I also love Newport, RI – my aunt and uncle live there so I don’t have any hotel recommendations, but it’s a fun town.


Post # 10
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I second BostonBaby’s recommendations on hotels.

The Longwharf is near a bunch of great sites and it’s on the water with lots of pretty places to walk around.

I would recommend checking out the Beacon Hill neighborhood too if you want some old-school Boston-type feel. Beacon Hill Chocolates is a must!

And of course, the North End is perfect for a romantic dinner for two!

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