In need of a girls getaway weekend? Look no further than Boston! This city has everything you need to have a fun and relaxing weekend away with the girls. Here’s your itinerary for the Ultimate Girls Getaway Weekend in Boston (complete with interactive Google map!):
Travel to Boston today, and get settled at your hotel. I would definitely recommend staying at the Fairmont Copley if it’s within your budget, it’s my favorite hotel in the city. Otherwise, consider staying in an Airbnb in one of our most beautiful and historic neighborhoods, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, North End, and South End.
Then head out to Fenway Park for a Red Sox game. No weekend in Boston is complete without a visit to Fenway! This is America’s first ball park and one of its most beloved teams. The fans here are wicked enthusiastic, so you’ll love the energy of the park. Get ready to belt out Sweet Caroline with a beer in your hand, amongst thousands of Sox fans. If you’re not up for ballpark food, check out my guide for best restaurants around Boston, here.
After the game, join the fans as they spill out of the park and into one of the Lansdowne Street sports bars, like Lansdowne Pub. They’re a lot of fun!
If you’re visiting out of baseball season, check for tickets to the Bruins or Celtics!
We’ve got to start the day with brunch, of course! My favorite is at Met Back Bay, on Newbury Street. Try the Croque Madame and tell me it’s not the best thing you’ve ever tasted. Walk around the corner to Dry Bar, where you can get your hair blown out (and have another mimosa!). Then, since you’re on Newbury Street you’ll want to take advantage of this shopping opportunity. Stroll up and down the street, enjoying the big brands, the small boutiques, the art galleries, and of course the coffee shops. (More on Newbury Street, here.)
This afternoon, hop onto the Duck Boat Tour that boards outside the Copley Place. The Duck Boats are old WW2 tanks that have been repurposed, and now lead tours around the city and in the harbor. They’re super fun and unique to Boston! Then, go from this most popular Boston attraction to a lesser-known one. Visit the Mapparium at the Christian Science Center, it’s a giant stained glass globe that you get to go inside. For only $5, you see a beautiful light show and presentation about some of the most influential people in our society since it was constructed.
End the day with dinner in the North End, which is Boston’s Little Italy neighborhood. My absolute favorite restaurant in the North End is La Dolce Vita. It’s got a great selection of Italian dinners and wines, and you can expect to be the envy of everyone on the sidewalk when the old man who owns the restaurant comes out to serenade you with his accordion! It’s as close to Italy as you’re going to get.
Round off the night by going over to the Clink Bar at Liberty Hotel. This facility is adjoined to the MGH hospital, and until 30 years ago, it was a functioning prison! The architecture is beautiful, the history is maintained in its design, and the cocktails are fancy. For other suggestions of my favorite bars for a weekend in Boston, check here).
Start your day with a breakfast at Flour, an awesome bakery at the border of Back Bay and South End. Then continue further into the South End to the SOWA Farmers Market, where you’ll find vendors and artisans of every variety. I never walk away without a new wall hanging, antique, or bag of fresh bread! Grab some goodies for lunch here or go for salads at sweetgreen on Boylston St, the coolest new salad restaurant in the city. Take your food for a picnic in the Boston Public Garden, the first botanical garden in the country and a truly beautiful park. If watching the Swan Boats during lunch looks just too good to resist, go ahead and take a ride, it’s only $3!
Spend this afternoon exploring the Museum of Fine Arts (or the Institute for Contemporary Art, if that’s more your style!). Boston is lucky to have a number of great museums, and the MFA features some famous artists and artworks. Wrap up this great weekend with dinner at Tiger Mama, an ultracool new Asian fusion restaurant on Boylston Street.
There you have it, the ultimate guide for a girls getaway weekend in Boston. I hope you and the girls have an awesome time here for your weekend in Boston, my favorite city!
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