Think of Boston and the first thing that hits your mind is skyscrapers and Colonial churches. Smaller, friendlier and less intense than New York, Boston boasts sophisticated shopping, diverse restaurants and neighbourhoods that range from bookish Harvard to the Irish pub-lined streets of Faneuil Hall.And yes, for all your cheap iPod needs, the biggest Apple store in America has opened in Boston.
If you’re planning a trip to Boston, we suggest you do some homework before you head to this place so that you know where exactly to go around in this proud city. And in case, you didn’t know let us tell you that Boston is America’s seafood capital, so make sure you freak out on some delicious seafood here which you will remember for the rest of your life.Also, we recommend you some places that you must visit on your trip to Boston to make your trip successful. So even if you have just two days in hand, you need not worry, we help you visit the right spots.
If you happen to visit Boston you just can’t miss out on ICA. In an overlooked part of town, the ICA Boston puts its London counterpart to shame. Large enough to host touring exhibitions (such as Louise Bourgeois’ spider sculptures), it features everything from curious artefacts (Tara Donovan’s pin constructions) to clever video art (Julian Opie’s catwalk animation), as well as a 325-person theatre and spectacular habour-side views. For further details you can visit www.icaboston.org
Its menu may veer close to parody (“ wild boar teriyaki meatballs and chickpea sauté with bleu de bresse” anyone?), but there’s simply nothing else like BanQ in Boston. In this unique venue, beneath its undulating wooden ceiling, Chef Ranveer Brar brings together an experimental and occasionally inspired combination of Eastern and Western flavours. The pan-seared yellow back flounder with coconut brie fondue is as tasty as its description is long. Just make sure you try this.
Drink: Alibi at the Liberty Hotel
A working prison until 1990, the Liberty Hotel boasts one of the best bars in Boston. Decorated with celebrity mug shots, from Hugh Grant to Lindsay Lohan, it appears, at first, to be a theme bar – but that would be to do Alibi a grave disservice. If you can’t bring yourself to order one of the cringeworthy cocktails (such as the “jail bait” mojito) then stick to bottles of Sam Adams. Alternatively, head to the lobby to the only Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Bar in America.
Sleep: Fifteen Beacon
Staying at Fifteen Beacon, the original Bostonian boutique hotel located in central Boston, is like sipping a fine Scotch. The rooms are old-school – dark, burnished wood fittings and fireplaces that light up with a flick of a switch (Ron Burgundy would be proud).
Another retro touch is the visiting cards guests are given featuring their name, room number and dedicated fax line. Downstairs is the restaurant Mooo, which, despite the terrible name, serves terrific steaks.