The Ultimate Guide to a Boston Girls Trip

August 23, 2019

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Boston is one of the most revered and historic cities in the US, and in my opinion, one of the best places for a girls trip! The city is always buzzing, with an eclectic art and music scene, a dedicated sports fan base and a bustling business district. With Harvard and MIT in the city, Boston is full of interesting people from all over the world. There are incredible restaurants, and the harbor and parks make it the picture-perfect city to spend a weekend with your best girls.

Read on for the Ultimate Guide to a Boston Girls Trip as I guide you through where to stay, where to eat, the best spas, happy hours and after dinner drinks. If you’re like me, you’ll never want to leave.

Best Places to Stay in Boston, MA for a girls trip

Hotels

The Godfrey Hotel – A cute boutique hotel in Boston’s Downtown Crossing

The Verb – A quirky, fun hotel near Fenway Park with an outdoor pool, great restaurant, and a rock and roll style vibe

Hotel Commonwealth – The perfect hotel if you want to take in a few Red Sox games. Very central with friendly staff. We stayed here and loved it.

W Hotel Can always count on W hotels as you know they will always be in the perfect location. I love the vibe in these hotels and think it would be perfect for a girls weekend in Boston.

Kimpton Nine Zero – Perfect location with free happy hour wine (yes, please!) and a fun onsite bar  

Revere Hotel – Located in Boston Common with a fun rooftop bar. If you don’t stay here, come for a drink!

The Verb Hotel Boston Girls Trip

The Verb

Air BnB’s

Search Airbnb for some local gems. Here are a few I found in different popular areas of Boston:

Penthouse in South End

Boston Common

Downtown Boston

How to Get Around Boston

Walk – Boston is super walkable and the architecture deserves a closer look on foot.

Uber/Taxi – Easy access to Ubers and taxis. We Ubered everywhere and never had any issues.

Bluebikes – Boston’s bike service. $2.50 for a single trip or $10 adventure pass.

MBTA – The Boston public transportation system that connects the whole city

Boston Brick Buildings in a row

Ya don’t put me down for Cardio

If you want to get a workout in at some point during your Boston girls weekend, here are a few favorites:

SLT – Megaformer pilates workouts working those slow-twitch muscle fibers.

The Handle Bar Boston Cycle – Popular cycling classes with 3 locations

Exhale Yoga – Yoga and barre classes with a spa onsite if you want to do a class and then get a massage

Barry’s Bootcamp – A variety of classes including HIIT, strength training and full-body workouts

First we have the coffee, and then we do the things

Revival Cafe The cutest cafe I ever did see

Tamper Amazing spot for coffee and food made with local ingredients

Nine Bar Espresso Coffee, lattes, and pastries for a quick cuppa

George Howell Coffee One of the most famous coffee spots in Boston with roasters all over the city

Gracenote Coffee – A cult classic coffee shop in Boston

Cause it’s 11:30am and the girls be brunchin’, brunchin’

Tatte Bakery- Go for the decor, stay for the insane coffee, pastries, and toasts. Three locations in Boston. So good.

Flour Bakery Locations all over Boston for quick sweet and savory pastries

Cafe Fleuri – $52 per person buffet brunch in the stunning Langham Hotel if you want to splurge and overindulge. It’s a girls weekend, you’re supposed to!  *currently under renovation* 

Soffra Mediterranean café bakery with delicious brunch and lunch items

Tatte Bakery Boston Girls Trip

Tatte Bakery

 

Spa O’Clock

Because what is a girls trip to Boston without a little spa action?

Balans Organic Spa – Boston’s Best and Best of Boston 2016-2018 with organic facials and massages

Exhale Yoga studio – Spa located in the yoga studio I mentioned above if you want a one-stop-shop for a morning of relaxation

Mandarin Oriental – A luxury and wellness spa. The only Forbes 5-star awarded spa in Boston. The real treat yo’self spa of the bunch

Things to Do in Boston

Boston Common

Boston’s largest public park and the oldest city park in the US. Great to walk around or you could grab some wine, cheese and bread and come for a picnic

Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum

The most instagrammable museum with beautiful European, Asian and American art. Isabelle sounded like such a fascinating woman and her art collection was a dream to wander through.

Blonde in Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

SoWa Open Market

Cute outdoor Market on Sundays from May to October 

Courtyard Tea Room at Boston Public Library

Explore the stunning Boston Public Library and stay at the courtyard tea room for savory tea sandwiches and tea

Revere Hotel Rooftop Pool

Come spend the day at the rooftop pool with some cocktails

Shopping on Newbury Street

Historic street lined with cute boutiques and trendy cafes

Blonde Shopping on Newbury Street Boston

Beacon Hill

One of the most photogenic and historic neighborhoods in Boston. Walk around with a coffee and explore.

Duck Tour

I know these are a little cheesy, but interesting experience to see all the Boston neighborhoods and learn more about the area. Tours are only about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Quincy Market & Faneuil Hall

Beautiful market with fresh seafood and coffee shops. Can be really busy!  Stop here before starting the Freedom Trail.

Old Signs at Quincy Market

North End “Little Italy”

Explore Little Italy and pop into a few places like Mike’s pastry for cannoli 

Freedom Trail

Walk the 2.5-mile walk through Downtown Boston, learning about museums, churches, burial grounds, and historical landmarks

Explore Harvard

What, like it’s hard? I enjoyed walking around the Harvard Business grounds before heading for dinner on that side of town (You need to go to Sarma..more on that below).

Red Sox Game

Take in a game at iconic Fenway Park. Boston fans are dedicated sports fans, and it was fun to have a beer and spend the afternoon amongst locals. The area has some really cool spots and restaurants around it too.

Fenway Park Boston

Did somebody say Happy Hour?

Lookout Rooftop and Bar at Envoy – If you’re looking for stunning views of the harbor and city center, head to Lookout for a drink

Saltie Girl – My favorite oyster bar in town. Great food and friendly staff, this spot is always packed with locals

Pagu – Another local favorite serving up eccentric Spanish Japanese fusion. Happy hour from 3-6pm every day

Pabu Boston – Not to be confused with Pagu. This Izakaya-style Japanese spot has a small happy hour men Monday-Friday from 4-6pm in the bar and lounge with sake, beer wine, and small plates

Bar Mezzana – Beautiful space serving coastal Italian in South End. Head there before going to the Beehive or Barcelona (see below)

Juliet – Five-course tasting menu with hyper-local ingredients in a

Bar at Saltie Girl Boston

Dinner

Coppa – Italian food, share small dishes, pizza, pasta, everything is delicious.

Sarma – My favorite restaurant in Boston. Tapas style plates are passed around dim-sum style. Such a fun spot to come on a girls trip. Great cocktails too. Come after visiting Harvard as it’s in the same area, and make a reso!

Toro – Share a bunch of plates with the girls. Hard to get in.  Has a great patio in the summer.

Bar Mezzana – If you don’t come for happy hour, come for dinner and share a bunch of Italian plates and seafood.

Island Creek Oyster Bar – Great seafood! Good for brunch too. They recently won “Best of Boston 2019: Best Lobster Roll”.

SRV – Trendy Italian restaurant in South End.  Specializes in small plates, pasta, and made-to-order risotto, with an impeccable Italian wine list.

Raw Fish at Bar Mezzana Boston

Apres Dinner Drinks

The Beehive – Fun live music and rated one fo the “Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World” by Downbeat Magazine and “Best of” by Boston Magazine.

Barcelona Wine Bar– Beautiful restaurant for dinner or for a drink at the bar. They have a stellar wine, port and sherry selection and cocktails for a nightcap! Cheers to an epic girls weekend in Boston!

Drink – Craft cocktail bar on Congress street. Beautifully designed, this space was once a wool factory. I’m a sucker for brick walls and this spot doesn’t disappoint.

State Park in Cambridge – If you have dinner at Sarma, come to this fun college bar for a few beers and games. Younger crowd but fun energy.

Pre-Red Sox game: Bleacher Bar, a fun bar that sits right on the Fenway field so you can peek inside

Postgame: If you go to a Red Sox game, head to Eastern Standard

The Baldwin Bar – Crazy mixologists serving up vacation style drinks around a 12 person bar. Think dry ice, fancy cocktail glasses, and tropical vacation vibes.

 

I hope that helps you plan the ultimate girls weekend in Boston! Please feel free to reach out on Instagram with any specific questions!

xx,

Kaylee

 

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