Three Perfect Boston Weekend Getaways
Sample Itineraries for Savvy Travelers
The Seaport Hotel is the perfect base-camp for your weekend getaway culinary adventure. Chef Robert Tobin's inventive menus and creative take on American cuisine can be sampled in Aura restaurant and TAMO bar. There is also a full slate of Boston’s unique dining favorites right in the neighborhood.
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Fresh from the Farm
Launch your weekend getaway with a cultural experience at Boston's famed Haymarket outdoor marketplace. Your senses will be deliciously overloaded with the sights and sounds of a working market.
You don't have to look far for local Boston brew, and Harpoon is a New England favorite. Sample seasonal ales at the Harpoon Brewery, just a few short blocks from the Seaport Hotel. Tastings are Fridays at 2 and 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 12, 2 and 4 p.m.
Food on foot
Lace up those walking shoes and hit the cultural neighborhoods of Boston. Michele Topor, creator of the award-winning North End Market Tour, offers insights into American's oldest Italian neighborhood. Michele also offers a Chinatown Marketplace tour, unlocking the mysteries beyond the Chinatown gate and offering up Dim Sum etiquette along the way.
Visit North End Market Tours for tickets.
South end satisfaction
From freshly-baked brunches to one-of-a-kind specialty shops, Boston's South End is a movable feast. Don't miss the South End Buttery, Fromaggio Kitchen for the finest cheeses and epicurean delights and The Butcher Shop for a heavenly selection of fine cut meats and a cozy wine bar.
Pedal around town
Whether you take in one of their daily Boston tours or prefer a solo bike rental, you are guaranteed a 'wheely' good time with Urban AdvenTours eco-friendly bicycle tours. Check out their exciting city tours on their website.
Local travel guide tip: Visit BostonChefs.com event calendar for a day-by-day guide to culinary events at Boston's top restaurants.
BOSTON WITH THE KIDS
First stop: the Seaport Hotel's toy chest at check-in and the children's books lending library!
No trip to Beantown is complete without an afternoon at the newly-renovated and expanded Boston Children's Museum located just a few blocks from the hotel.
Looking for an ocean adventure? Your kids will love the penguin feedings and learning about sea creatures big and small at the nearby New England Aquarium.
Free Two-Wheel Fun
Head down to the Concierge desk for complimentary bicycles and helmets, then take a memorable spin with the whole family along the Boston waterfront.
From the Water
Hop on a ferry and tour some of Boston's pristine Harbor Islands during your weekend getaway with the kids. You'll enjoy spectacular views, lighthouses and swimming spots on this National Park escape, and build treasured memories to last a lifetime.
ROMANTIC MOMENTS WEEKEND GETAWAY
Let the wooing begin with a Seaport Romance package and a suite with a Boston waterfront view.
A Sweet Escape
Transport your special someone to a taste of Italy with an intimate dinner for two at a family-run restaurant in the North End. Turn up the heat with after-dinner cocktails, cappuccino and homemade cannoli at a charming cafe. Visit North End Boston for a complete listing of “Little Italy” hotspots to visit during your romantic weekend.
Just the Two of You
Cherish the moments hand-in-hand on a stroll through one of Boston’s most beloved landmarks—the Boston Public Garden. The park has plenty of wide open green space under towering elm trees for the perfect romantic picnic and hours of people watching and intimate conversation. Visit Friends of the Public Gardens for more information.
Beacon Hill Beckons
Breathe in the history of one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods—Beacon Hill. Along the way, pop in to explore its many unique boutiques and wander the brick-paved alleyways studded with original gas lanterns and accented with overflowing flowering window boxes.
There is no more romantic way to see the city than from the back of your own pedicab. Your driver will wheel you around town while the two of you enjoy the sights and sounds of Boston from the cozy back seat. Travel Guide Tip: Bring a blanket in cooler months. Visit Boston Pedicabs for more information.