North America

Let’s Travel to Boston

There is something about the cool autumn air that always takes me back to New England, and Boston is a great city in which to start.

There are many beautiful parts to Massachusetts (I love spending summertime in Cape Cod), but the great city of Boston is always a ‘must stop’. An intimate metropolis, Americas biggest small town, bookish and cerebral (Harvard is here), with some edge (think of the movies ‘Good Will Hunting’,  ‘The Departed’ and ‘The Town’), and a great walking city – it’s easy to stroll its historic districts, see a museum or three, and grab dinner on the waterfront within one day.

See: With so many historic sites, parks, performance venues, museums, shops, and restaurants to visit, you’ll have no trouble filling up your itinerary, from the Paul S. Russell Museum to the Mapparium or South End Open Market. If all that touring has you begging for a break, a visit to the Grand Ten Distilling company is one of the most fun things to do in Boston.

Stay: Boston Park Plaza, Colonnade Hotel, Eliot Hotel, Encore B&B, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hotel Commonwealth, InterContinental, Mandarin Oriental, Revere Hotel, Seaport Boston, The Envoy, The Langham, XV Beacon

Eat: Because it sits on coastline, Boston is a seafood city. New England clam chowder, baked haddock, lobster rolls, and oyster stew are popular surf dishes. If you want traditionally prepared Boston seafood, get a table at Neptune Oyster, where the offerings are fresh from the ocean and ever-rotating.

Deuxave, Eastern Standard, Island Creek Oyster, jm Curley, KO Pies at the Shipyard, Mistral, Boston, Myers + Chang, Neptune Oyster, No. 9 Park, O Ya, Ostra, Shojo, Sweet Cheeks, Ten Tables, Toro Boston


Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)