Between its rich history, great assortment of schools, its love of sports, and its just general passion for itself, Boston is a great place to visit. Serving as the unofficial capital of New England and as one of the oldest cities in America, Boston has a lot to offer travelers, including those that appreciate the finer things in life. Like any major city, Boston is home to a slew of luxury experiences that will leave you wanting more. If you are planning a trip to Boston or live there currently, what are some of the most luxurious things you can do? Here we will cover everything from the best hotels to stay in to where the fanciest restaurants are as we take a look at ten of the most luxurious things to do in Boston.
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10. Stay at the Boston Harbor Hotel
The Boston Harbor is one of the cities most iconic locations that has also been one of the most important ports in the history of the United States. It is also the location of the Boston Harbor Hotel, one of the cities finest and most luxurious hotels. The Boston Harbor Hotel is a five-star property that has all the luxuries one would expect. They have 230 premium rooms that are beautiful decorated, an incredible restaurant and wine bar, a massive spa, and much more. Rooms here also offers some truly incredible views of the harbor and surrounding area. You’ll be paying a premium here, but it’s worth it for the luxury experience.
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9. Rent an exotic car from Gotham Dream Cars
When you’re visiting Boston, you’re going to need a way to get around the city. Sure, you could take public transportation, cabs, or just walk, but why not rent a car? And since we are looking at luxury experiences here, why not rent a supercar? The company known as Gotham Dream Cars can help you rent that exotic car you’ve always wanted so you can travel around Boston in style. They have everything from Maseratis to Lamborghinis, as their entire Boston fleet is quite impressive. Sure, it will be expensive (a few thousand dollars depending on the car and the length of the rental), but you will be able to travel in comfort and style. Even if you live in Boston and already have a car, wouldn’t it be fun to rent a McLaren for the day?
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8. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts
Boston is home to many incredible museums, all of which are worth visiting, but the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is probably the most “luxurious” one. Sure, all of the tourists come here, but there is a reason for that. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is home to many great works of art from both past and present and it would be a shame if you didn’t stop by for just one afternoons worth of your time.
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7. Go to the hottest clubs in the Theater District
If museums aren’t your thing and you are a fan of the nightlife, then definitely head on over to the Theater District in Boston. This area is home to some of the hottest and most exclusive clubs in the city, and most are within walking distance of each other. Some notable clubs here are Bijou, Royale, Guilt, and Venu.
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6. Dine at L’Espalier
Trying to figure out what the best restaurant in any city is pretty much impossible as there are usually many different ones that people would argue are “the best”. Boston is home to many great dining opportunities and, depending on your tastes, you have a lot to choose from here. That being said, L’Espalier on Boylston Street is easily one of the better, more refined, and luxurious restaurants in Boston. It’s a fine dining establishment that offers a mix of traditional New England food and French cuisine. It’s consistently ranked as one of the best restaurants in the city, and you will most likely be pleased with what they offer.
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5. Take a private tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery
Samuel Adams beer is one of the most popular American beer brands, and their base of operations is right in Boston. The brewery in Jamaica Plain is open year-round and they offer visitors tours of the brewery. However if you want the “premium” package then you can call ahead and reserve a private tour of the facility. The private tour, which is obviously more expensive, is more intimate and luxurious in nature and it ends with a tasting event.
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4. See a show at the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Put on your fanciest clothes and head on over to the Boston Symphony Orchestra to see one of the many shows that they put on year-round. Known throughout the world, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is the definitive location where you can appreciate one of the most beloved forms of fine art.
3. Go shopping on Newbury Street
Newbury Street is one of the most iconic streets in Boston and it’s a great place to visit in general. However if you are seeking some luxury experiences and like to shop, you’ll find yourself enjoying Newbury Street. The entire street is filled with brownstones and is primarily made up of shops and restaurants. You’ll find a range of small boutiques, chocolate stores, jewelry stores, and clothing stores like Marc Jacobs and Burberry.
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2. Go on a wine tour
Another great luxury experience in Boston would be one of the many wine tours offered by City Wine Tours. City Wine Tours organizes these tours every weekend and you essentially pick which part of the city you want to see and they take it from there. Tickets starts at $70 dollars and you will stop off at multiple locations throughout Boston while simultaneously drinking fine wine.
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1. Take a luxury cruise tour with Odyssey Cruises
Since Boston is right on the water, there are many different cruises and boat tours that you can take to see the surrounding area. But if you want the luxury experience, then you definitely have to sail with Odyssey Cruises. Their ship is extremely premium and filled with luxury amenities. They offer cruises throughout the day and you and your friends can see the area, enjoy great cuisine, and party on a boat. Dinner cruises start at around $100 per person, and the voyage is definitely worth it.
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