Local Tips

Experience the city like a true Bostonian. This is our guide to everything from local hotspots and hidden gems to knowing where to get the best pizza in the North End and the best way to get there.

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December 18, 2018 | Local Tips

Guide to the Perfect Fire: How to Select Your Firewood

From how quickly it burns to the aroma it releases, no two varieties of woods burn exactly the same. Make the right selection using this handy guide.

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December 14, 2018 | Local Tips

An Expert’s Advice on Hosting the Most Amazing Holiday Party

I sat down with Caroline Hallowell, our expert party planner, and asked for her best tips on hosting a memorable holiday party. Here's what she said.

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November 29, 2018 | Local Tips

Bleisure in Boston: 5 Things to Sneak in on Your Next Business Trip

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. If you're in Boston on business, consider visiting these five must-see attractions while you're in town.

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October 18, 2018 | Local Tips

A Couple's Guide to Boston: 3 Romantic Date Ideas to Do in the Fall

If you're looking to sweep your significant other off his or her feet, we've set out to plan the most romantic fall day in Boston for you.

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October 04, 2018 | Local Tips

A Fall Family Escape: Your 3-Step Plan to the Perfect Day in Boston

The fall is a wonderful time to visit Boston. If you're planning a family trip, we've got you covered with our 3-step plan to the perfect day in the city.

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September 24, 2018 | Local Tips

Shop ‘til You Drop: An Insider’s Shopping Guide to Boston

Is your idea of a successful vacation one in which you come home with lots of wonderful new things? If so, read on to learn why Boston is the city for you.

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September 22, 2018 | Local Tips

A Sophisticated Boston Escape

We've created this guide to what we believe is the most perfect day in Boston for anyone who has a taste for elegance and enjoys the finer things in life.

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August 29, 2018 | Local Tips

By Pond, River, and Sea: 3 Ways to Enjoy Boston on the Water

If you're looking to end summer strong, consider one of the many water activities Boston has to offer. Explore some of our favorites.

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August 28, 2018 | Local Tips

Late Summer Harvest: The Closest "Pick Your Own" Farms to Boston

Visit a local "pick your own" farm and enjoy the bounties of the late summer harvest, including peaches, nectarines, plums, and apples.

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August 25, 2018 | Local Tips

In the Neighborhood: The Historic Churches of Back Bay

Learn about the history of Boston and see stunning examples of architecture when you explore Back Bay's three historical churches.

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August 14, 2018 | Local Tips

Day Tripping: 3 Summer Destinations Outside of Boston

Boston is conveniently located to act as a home base for many of the wonderful things New England has to offer. Take your vacation beyond the city limits.

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August 04, 2018 | Local Tips

Splash and Play: 3 Free Water Fountains and Wading Pools in Boston

The dog days of summer are upon us. Cool off in one of the many water fountains, spray decks, and wading pools in public parks across the city.

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July 29, 2018 | Local Tips

Boston’s Best Bike Trails - Where to Bike in Boston

Explore all Boston has to offer and get a little exercise while you're at it. Hop on a bicycle and go for a ride on one of these beautiful bike paths.

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July 17, 2018 | Local Tips

Escape the Boston Summer Heat: The 3 Best Beaches to Take a Dip

With daily highs averaging over 82° F in July, locals and visitors alike flock to the state's world class public beaches seeking reprieve from the heat.

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June 11, 2018 | Local Tips

Get in Touch with Your Wild Side: 4 Animal Encounters in Boston

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! If you're an animal lover, there are plenty of fascinating creatures to see in the zoos and aquariums in Boston.

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June 03, 2018 | Local Tips

5 Things to Do on the Boston Harborwalk

If you find yourself on the Boston Harborwalk looking for something to do, here are five of our favorite actives and points of interest.

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May 29, 2018 | Local Tips

The Best Afternoon Teas in Boston

There's something so charmingly British about afternoon tea. You don't have to travel all the way to England for it - New England will do just fine.

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May 15, 2018 | Local Tips

Boston Harbor Islands: A Different View of the City

The Boston Harbor Islands National Park offers a different, more natural, side to the bustling city you've come to know.

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April 12, 2018 | Local Tips

Boston's Best Runs: When You Want to Run Your Own Marathon

In anticipation of the Boston Marathon, we've compiled our five favorite places to run throughout the city.

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April 08, 2018 | Local Tips

The Fenway Frank (and 4 Other Tasty Ways to Enjoy a Red Sox Game)

As much fun as it is to root, root, root for the home team, it’s just as exciting enjoying all of the delicious foods Fenway Park has to offer.

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February 27, 2018 | Local Tips

In the Neighborhood: The Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Learn why Winston Churchill called Boston's Commonwealth Avenue “the grandest boulevard in North America.”

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February 08, 2018 | Local Tips

Planning the Perfect Valentine's Day in Boston

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time to start making arrangements for a romantic day with your sweetheart. If you're looking for ideas on how to spend the holiday in Boston, you've come to the right place.

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February 02, 2018 | Local Tips

5 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Boston on School Vacation

February is finally here. If you're planning a trip to Boston for school vacation week, here are five family-friendly things to do while you're in town.

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December 28, 2017 | Local Tips

5 Steps to the Perfect Day at Assembly Row

Assembly Row in Somerville is a mixed-use, smart growth development that brings together world-class shopping, family entertainment, and a stunning waterfront park.

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December 05, 2017 | Local Tips

4 Ways to Stay in Shape During Your Stay in Boston

You made a commitment to yourself to get in shape and you've been on a roll. But with your upcoming trip to Boston, how can you possibly stay in your routine? We'll get through this together. Here are four great ways to stay active during your trip.

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December 03, 2017 | Local Tips

5 Celtics Games Worth Traveling to Boston For

The 2017-2018 season has only just begun and the Boston Celtics are already on fire. If you're a sports fan who enjoys visiting arenas around the country, here are 5 must-see Celtics games that are worth traveling to Boston for.

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December 01, 2017 | Local Tips

Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza: A New Holiday Tradition

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, we are officially in the throes of the holiday season. You only have a month to find memorable gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list, go on that ice skating date you've been talking about, and get the kids' pictures with Santa. At Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza, you can do all that and more.

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November 30, 2017 | Local Tips

Holiday Shopper’s Guide to Newbury Street

When it comes to holiday shopping in Boston, there really isn't a better destination than Newbury Street. With eight blocks of stores ranging from Burberry to Tiffany to Cole Haan, you'll find something for every person on your list.

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November 24, 2017 | Local Tips

Farm to Table in the Winter: Boston's 3 Best Indoor Farmers' Markets

Farmers' Markets have become synonymous with summer, but why does farm to fork have to be a seasonal thing? If you want farm fresh foods, forget going to the grocery store this winter. These three indoor farmers' markets have got you covered.

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November 22, 2017 | Local Tips

Meet Myrtle the Turtle and Her Friends at the New England Aquarium

At the New England Aquarium, the fun begins before you even enter the building. At the entrance, there are five Atlantic Harbor Seals splashing about in the 42,000-gallon exhibit outside the building ready greet you.

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November 01, 2017 | Local Tips

Take a Trip to See Your Favorite Team Play the Boston Bruins

As a hockey fan, there are few experiences more exhilarating than attending an away game of your favorite team. There’s something tribal about walking into the arena wearing your team’s colors, like you’re invading enemy territory.

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October 27, 2017 | Local Tips

Destination Guide: Cambridge

A trip to the Boston-area would not be complete without a visit to Cambridge. This destination guide will walk you through the sites you don’t want to miss.

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October 10, 2017 | Local Tips

Getting Out of the City: 4 Day Trips Outside of Boston

With its colonial-era landmarks, iconic sports teams, and amazing restaurants, Boston is a wonderful city with no shortage of things to do and see. Still, you shouldn’t ignore all of the wonderful things beyond the city limits. Here are four day trips outside of Boston you should consider on your next visit.

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October 06, 2017 | Local Tips

Mount Auburn Cemetery - Gravesites Don’t Have to Be Spooky

With Halloween just around the corner, you may be looking for something to get you into the spirit of the holiday. While there are plenty of spooky things to do around Boston, Mount Auburn Cemetery is a nice way to ease into it.

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October 05, 2017 | Local Tips

Boston’s Top 5 Architectural Landmarks

Boston is an interesting blend of new and old; the Federal style buildings from its colonial beginnings to the modern skyscrapers that make up its iconic skyline. 

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October 03, 2017 | Local Tips

Pick Your Own: 3 Apple Orchards Closest to Boston

Picking your own apples is a charming way to spend a fall day in New England. Armed with a little bag to carry the bounty you’re soon to collect, you’ll walk through the rows of trees, hunting for the most perfect fruits.

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September 19, 2017 | Local Tips

In the Neighborhood: The Boston Athenæum

A short walk from The Taj, heading east down Beacon Street, will land you at the red leather doors of the Boston Athenæum, one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States.

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September 06, 2017 | Local Tips

5 Spooky Things to Do in Boston for Halloween

Home to some of the oldest cemeteries in the country and a close proximity to where the Salem Witch Trials took place, Boston’s history is steeped in dark local folklore.

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September 01, 2017 | Local Tips

The Trillium Beer Garden on the Greenway

If you’re still trying to squeeze in some summer activities before the weather turns cold, don’t miss out on the Beer Garden on the Greenway before it closes for the season.

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August 31, 2017 | Local Tips

Open Newbury Street – A Unique Boston Shopping Experience on September 10, 2017

Boston is a city well known for its exquisite shopping. The Taj Boston is conveniently located at the bottom of Newbury Street, Boston’s premier shopping district.

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August 29, 2017 | Local Tips

What You Will See on Your Boston Whale Watch

When Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick, the waters off the coast of New England were teeming with whales.

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August 15, 2017 | Local Tips

5 Romantic Places to Propose in Boston

Boston offers a whole lot of charm and plenty of romantic things for couples to do.

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August 08, 2017 | Local Tips

The 16 Landmarks of the Boston Freedom Trail

If you’ve ever been to Boston’s Downtown and Charlestown neighborhoods, you may have noticed a curious line running through the city.

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August 02, 2017 | Local Tips

In the Neighborhood: Copley Square Farmers Market

We get a lot of repeat guests here at the Taj Boston due to the simple fact that you can’t see all of Boston in a day or week. What makes this city such a wonderful place to visit is the rich variety of activities it offers.

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July 26, 2017 | Local Tips

In the Neighborhood: The Boston Public Library

A short ten-minute stroll from the Taj Boston, down Boylston Street, will land you at the steps of the historic Boston Public Library.

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July 04, 2017 | Local Tips

5 Romantic Things to Do in Boston for Free

Virginia may be for lovers, but it is our position here at The Taj that Boston is for romantic long weekend getaways.

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June 21, 2017 | Local Tips

Come Play in Our Front Yard - The Boston Public Garden

Conveniently located directly across the street from Taj Boston, you will find the verdant Boston Public Garden.

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June 20, 2017 | Local Tips

In the Neighborhood: The Swan Boats at Boston’s Public Garden

We consider ourselves fortunate to be located in a neighborhood as wonderful and lively as Boston’s Back Bay.

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