In Summer there is no better time to take a trip out of New York and head up North, Boston is filled with history, sports, bars and more. From Apple picking or Cranberry bobbing there is something for everyone to do in Boston, and New England. No better time as well than going up Halloween weekend and checking out Salem, known for the witch trials. If you're ready to get scared or enjoy an easy weekend take a long weekend to the New England area. Looking for a bit more excitement? Then head down the Cape to Provincetown or hang with the Kennedy's in Martha's Vineyard. Follow this guide for your next adventure to New England
How To Get There
Most of us don't have a car to make the trip, and Uber might be a tad expensive. An easy alternative to the train or a sketchy bus is actually more of a luxury bus Limoliner where travelers can kick up their feet and unwind the moment they board (only!) 28-seat LimoLiner - enjoying service from the onboard attendant, complimentary meals, drinks (and wine on evening trips), free Wifi and entertainment – before stepping off in the heart of their destination (Midtown Manhattan or Boston’s Back Bay), putting them just a short walk from their hotel with no additional taxi/transport expense required.
This bus is perfect for those who don't want be cramped with others, and actually be able to access wifi. Plan accordingly though as traffic can always be an issue but at the very least they will always be playing something on the TV.
Where To Stay
Located in Boston’s historic Back Bay the hotel has been a landmark in the city for more than a century. Fairmont Copley Plaza is centrally located, within close proximity to most of Boston’s sites and attractions. When you have access here you can head over to the Prudential Center, check out the latest nightlife, or even head over to a baseball game at Fenway. The hotel offers 383 lavish guest rooms, including 17 elegant suites. Every room has a modern look while keeping the downtown hotel’s rich history and Back Bay location in mind.
One thing to do while your here is to make sure you have access to the Fairmount Gold Lounge, perfect for drinks and appetizers before dinner, as well as an actually good continental breakfast while you try and get over your hangover.
If you're looking to stay closer to The Commons check out XV Beacon. A chic boutqiue hotel located in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill. Each of the 63 rooms is individually designed with its own fireplace, it doesn't get much romantic than that. XV Beacon features the signature classic steakhouse restaurant, Mooo, a subterranean Wine Cellar, private roof deck, complimentary Lexus sedan service, no need for Uber here!
Where To Shop In Boson
Boston has a rich history, you can walk the freedom trail, check out copley plaza, or take your younger siblings college shopping. While your sibling checks out Boston University, take a stroll down the iconic Newbury St. where you can check out the chicest shops in Beantown. What's great about these shops are how all the buildings are from the 1800's and have remained all the historic charm Boston has to offer.
Looking for a show while you shop head over to the iconic Faneuil Hall Market Place. Sure you'll be filled with other tourist, but trust it's no Times Square. While grabbing food at Quincy Market and jugglers all around, you come more for the food rather than what shops reside in the area. Walk around long enough you'll be able to find a replica of the Cheers Restaurant, or the club to go that night, such as The Place (2 Broad St), and Ned Devine's (1 Faneuil Hall Market Place).
After a long day you'll probably be wiped from checking out the shops. If you're there during the Summer you'll have to unwind at Boston's hottest and only rooftop pool The Colonmade Hote's RTP where all of Boston's coolest kids are hanging out, while grabbing drinks and snacks with their rays. RTP debuts posh new daybeds alongside their private cabanas, 12-seat bar and new expanded weekly entertainment and yoga offerings.
Where To Eat!
If you're staying at the Fairmount Copley Plaza, then all you have to do is go down stairs to the OAK Long Bar + Kitchen where the cocktails are flowing as you talk about the busy day you've had. Perfect for your group of friends, or sit by the bar and watch a Red Sox game if your by youself, you never know who you may be sitting with, if your nice perhaps they'll pay for your drink. Since you're in New England you can't go wrong with seafood, our recommendation is the Lobster + Sweet Potato Bisque, unlike any other Lobster Bisque in town.
If you're looking for something more traditional to Boston, there is no better (or older) restaurant than Union Oyster House. Being the oldest restaurant in Boston and the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the U.S. — the doors have always been open to diners since 1826. While the restaurant is old you can guarantee the food is fresh and delicious.
Visit The Cape
Let's face it Boston is a small city, known to be walked in a few hours a long weekend may actually be too long! Luckily there are great places to visit along the Cape. Being a hub for boats it's so easy to take a ferry a new destination. In New England you have your choices of where to go, perfect for each personality. Are you looking to drink and just say your going to Tea, then check out Provincetown. Hoping to snag a Kennedy like Taylor Swift once did, spend sometime in Martha's Vineyard, or just looking to shhow off your Vineyard Vines then head out to Nantucket.
Provincetown is right at the end of Cape Cod, where at anytime this L.G.B.T community can be having a festival filled with bears, fairies, or this year people from the 80's at the street festival Carnivale. P-Town is similar to fire island except with more shops, and many more bars and restaurants. Perfect for those who are looking for a little misadventure or just looking to bike around the beach. If your looking for a little me time take a walk on the breakwater, walking these stones allow you to unwind from the weekend and see the town from a distance.
If your looking to be on an actual Island, check out Martha's Vineyard where the Kennedy's and Obama vacations and was also the filming location for Jaws. My favorite town to check out is Oak Bluffs where in August President Obama hangs out. Here you can enjoy the beach, snack on seafood and is easy access to the rest of the Island. Although a day trip might be tough it's not impossible, you can also take a drive on Chappaquiddick or check out the Gay Head Lightouse over the cliffs.