It's beginning to feel like summer!
While packing for Chicago for the long weekend, I started to think of all the activities I wanted to do in Boston in the next few weeks. It's such a gorgeous city, and with half of the year bringing cold weather, Bostonians celebrate when the sun comes out.
Taking your escort date to dinner or booking 6-8 hours is an amazing experience. You can get to know one another while enjoying great food, a gallery and sightseeing! Here are some of my favorite things to do and places to visit in Boston.
The waterfront is the best area to relax with your date! You could head to Christopher Columbus Park in Boston's Italian neighborhood, the North End, where the lights in the evening are especially beautiful. There is nothing like being near the water with someone special, enjoying the quiet atmosphere and watching boats go by. The authentic Italian food in the North End is mostly sicilian, though you will find restaurant owners and chefs from all over the country. Limoncello, Trattoria di Monica are both family owned, serving traditional Italian dishes like pasta and fish. Lucca is another romantic yet trendy restaurant that is a personal favorite. If you and I have similar tastes, you will love Mare Oyster Bar for its variety of ceviches, tartares, oysters and cooked fish dishes. For cannolis, locals prefer Modern Pastry over the more touristy Mike's ;)
One of my favorite evenings was spent leaving from Battery Wharf in a small yacht my date had rented. We enjoyed champagne and oysters before getting dropped off in the Seaport District. The docks also extend all the way to Seaport! If you prefer a sexy scene, head to Del Frisco's steakhouse where you can show off your arm candy. To enjoy a romantic dinner with a gorgeous waterfront view, Legal Harborside is your spot. For music fans, the Blue Hill Pavillion concert venue is a lovely outdoor venue to dance all evening.
Downtown Crossing (occasionally referred to as Midtown?) is the former Redlight District of Boston. In fifteen years it has transformed immensely, from somewhere one simply didn't go to the hotspot for fine dining, lounges, tourism and luxury living. Downtown boasts several high end residential buildings, including Millenium Tower, the highest residential building in Boston. Inside the building is PABU, a Japanese restaurant that every sushi lover should check out. The restaurant based off an izakaya, the pubs in Japan where businessmen will stop after a long work day for drinks with their coworkers. If you are an uni fan, you'll love the "happy spoon"- uni with two kinds of roe and a ponzu créme fraiche.
The best lounge in the area is by far Yvonne's. Its location is unassuming- literally in an alleyway! Once you get in, the vibe inside is elegant, social and sexy. In the main dining room, ornate chandeliers light up the room. In a separate room, the lounge area is styled as a library, with books lining the walls and a full bar. In the basement of Yvonne's is a highly exclusive private dining and club area. Those not in the know who inquire about it will not be given information by the staff.
As I wrote this I realized I would not be able to fit all my favorite date locales without making this into a 5 page post :) This post only covers a few of my favorite spots in the North End, Seaport and Downtown Crossing. Also, coincidentally, a photo shoot I had planned for the weekend got rescheduled, so tonight I plan to fully indulge with a GF at a Seafood restaurant I haven't tried yet! Will update you guys in the future...