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December 3, 2021
Boston, MA

Stephanie & Matt

    Steph & Matt's Wedding!
    Things to Do

Things to Do

Steph & Matt's curated list of best things to do in Boston, as well as any other questions!
Question

What's the dress code?

Answer

Winter formal (black-tie optional)

Question

Does your wedding have a theme?

Answer

We are playing into the holidays! So be ready for holiday season vibes!

Question

What are some of the best things to do in Boston if I have never been before?

Answer

Get bundled up and walk the Freedom Trail. This historic red-brick route takes tourists through Boston and surrounding areas, through neighborhoods like Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the North End. Participants will see things like Paul Revere's House, the Old North Church, the MA State House, and USS Constitution, Quincy Market at Fanueil Hall, graves of historical figures, site of the Boston Massacre. etc. There are also tours of Fenway park! Also the Musuem of Fine Art near Northeastern, the Isabella Gardner Museum in Fenway, and the Museum of Science in the West End are all great!

Question

I am not afraid of being cold and want to get outside. Where else should I go?

Answer

Walking the Esplanade (Boston side of the Charles River) gives tourists an amazing view of Cambridge, the Charles, and back into the city. It parallels the heart of Back Bay with multiple foot bridges giving you access to head back downtown whenever you want.

Question

What are Steph & Matt's favorite cocktail spots in Boston?

Answer

For a nicer cocktail: Yvonne's in Downtown Crossing. Mariel in Post Office Square. OAK Long Bar, The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Back Bay. City Bar in Back Bay, The Lenox Hotel. Committee in Seaport. Legals Harborside in Seaport and has great drinks with better views. Lolita in Fort Point & Back Bay. Alcove in the West End. For dive bars: JJ Foleys in Downtown Crossing. And if you want a Sam Adams while looking at (the actual) Sam Adams, Beantown Pub is the spot!

Question

I have been to Boston before or am not interested in history. What should I do?

Answer

Tour higher education institutions Harvard and MIT in Cmabridge, a short walk across any of the Charles River bridges. Walk around the different Cambridge neighborhoods: Kendall Square, Harvard Square, Central Square. Take a winter tour of Fenway Park (Kenmore Square T stop on the green line or a 1.5 mile walk from the hotel) Stop by the TD Garden in the West End to see the Bruins or Celtics play. Stop by any of Boston's food halls: Bow Market (Somerville, MA), Boston Public Market (downtown), TimeOut (Fenway), HubHall (West End)

Question

I like to shop. Where should I go?

Answer

Prudential Center and The Copley Mall, two blocks south on Boylston from the Lenox Hotel have great shopping. Additionally, Newbury Street runs parallel to Boylston and is the pre-eminent shopping district in Boston. Lastly, the Beacon Hill neighborhood behind the Mass State House has plenty of local boutiques!

Question

I want Italian food and everyone tells me to go to the North End. Where should I go?

Answer

Trattoria Il Panino on Hanover St. and Antico Forno on Salem St. in the North End are our favorites! If you want pizza, the best place in Boston is from Regina's North End. Jack (brother of the bride) will tell you Santarpio's in East Boston, but he's just incorrect. It's burnt. Honorable mention - Eataly Boston! If you have been to any other Eataly locations this one is worth checking out as it plays more into the New England seafood scene!

Question

I'm in Boston and I have to get some chowder and a lobster roll. What is the local spot I have to hit?

Answer

Sail Loft, located on the water just outside of the North End is by far the best. They do not take reservations! Legals Harborside - This is apart of the iconic "Legals Seafood" chain, but the harborside location has a different menu than other locations. Yankee Lobster in Seaport James Hook in Seaport Saltie Girl in Back Bay