22 Oct Why you should consider Boston for your honeymoon?
The usual honeymoon destinations that spring to mind are the most popular, but for a great alternative, we recommend trying Boston in New England. Famous for the Red Sox (major league baseball team), the Boston Tea Party (major historical event) and Cheers (major TV sitcom), Boston is on the map for many reasons.
And its charming redbrick terraces, leafy parks and nearby whale watching and island hopping make it a great choice for a honeymoon that’s slightly different from the norm.
Before we get into today’s post, you may also be interested in some of other honeymoon travel guides, such as why Cuba is the perfect honeymoon destination.
And of course, when travelling to the USA the thorny issue of medical costs, should an emergency arise, is never far from most people’s minds. That’s why we’ve written a post telling you everything you need to know about travel insurance for the USA.
Find the perfect hotel in Boston for your Honeymoon
Choosing the right hotel is one of the most important factors when it comes to planning the perfect honeymoon, so we’ve compiled a list of the best hotels in Boston.
This beautiful hotel was awarded five-stars by the prestigious magazine Forbes. It’s located within the grand and imposing Rowes Wharf building, and its intimate atmosphere and unparalleled service make it one of the most charming hotels in Boston.
The views ain’t half bad either. From one side of the building, you get to take in the cityscape of Boston, while from the other you look out over the harbour. The harbour at the back of the hotel also offers ferry services to surrounding islands and peninsulas. Could you imagine anywhere better to base yourself for the perfect honeymoon?
Omni Parker House is the oldest continually operated hotel in the United States, first opening in 1855. The current building was completed in 1927, in a sleek and elegant art-deco design. It’s located slap bang in the middle of downtown Boston, so it’s a perfect base to explore the city from.
The hotel has a long and illustrious history and was a favourite haunt of John F Kennedy. Not only did he host his stag do here (or bachelor party, as the Americans call it), but he also proposed to Jackie Bouvier in Parker’s restaurant which is located inside the hotel. As for their honeymoon, they didn’t spend it here. They opted for Mexico instead.
One of the top-rated hotels in Boston on Trip Advisor, the Hotel Commonwealth has a scale and elegance worthy of its reputation as one of the city’s most exclusive hotels.
The rooms are all playfully designed and the hotel’s restaurants serve mouth-wateringly good local seafood. As for the location, depending on which side of the building you’re on, you’ll either have a view of the famous Kenmore Square or the Boston Red Sox’s stadium Fenway Park. And talking of the Red Sox’s this is also their official hotel.
The Lenox Hotel is located in the heart of Boston, near the Museum of Fine Arts and Chinatown. Luxury and elegance are in abundance in this hotel, with the restaurants overlooking the river and the Back Bay.
It’s housed in a stunning turn-of-the-century red brick building, which was completed in 1900. At 11 stories high, it was once the tallest building in the city. Judy Garland lived in the hotel for three months in 1965, and there is now a suite named after her there.
What to do in Boston, once you’ve found the perfect hotel?
As one of the oldest cities in the US, Boston is awash with history and culture. The architecture of the city really makes it stand out; being full of Victorian-era red brick buildings which rub shoulders with mid-20th-century modernist skyscrapers.
The Freedom Trail winds around the city centre, taking in 16 of the most historically important sites, which includes the county’s oldest park.
If you want a break from the pace of the city, then there are plenty of ferry rides available across the bay, which can take you out as far as the exclusive islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
And while on the subject of the sea, make sure to sample the incredible local seafood of Boston, which includes cod and lobster, as well as a creamy soup called Chowder.