Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Building in Downtown & Waterfront

Old State House

Dating from 1713, the Old State House is Boston’s oldest surviving public building, where the Massachusetts Assembly used to debate the issues of the day before the Revolution. The building is best known for its bal…
Modern American in Downtown & Waterfront

Yvonne's

Staff will usher you discretely through closed doors into this hidden 'modern supper club'. The spectacular space artfully blends old-school luxury with contemporary eclecticism. The menu of mostly small plates does…
Market in Downtown & Waterfront

Boston Public Market

A locavore's longtime dream-come-true, this daily farmers market – housed in a brick-and-mortar building – gives shoppers access to fresh foodstuffs, grown, harvested and produced right here in New England. Come for…
Korean in Downtown & Waterfront

Grass Roots Cafe

Here is a surprising hole-in-the-wall Korean gem, where two brothers are serving up traditional deliciousness from their ancestral homeland. Favorites include the Triple B (bi bim bop) and Porky's Nightmare (spicy m…
Arts & Crafts in Downtown & Waterfront

Greenway Open Market

This weekend artist market brings out dozens of vendors to display their wares in the open air. Look for unique, handmade gifts, jewelry, bags, paintings, ceramics and other arts and crafts – most of which are local…
Cocktail Bar in Downtown & Waterfront

Highball Lounge

Go out to play! Well stocked with board games, the Highball Lounge has yours, whether you're on a date (Connect Four) or in a group (Jenga). The Viewmaster is for looking at the menu, which features local beers, cre…
Books in Downtown & Waterfront

Brattle Book Shop

Since 1825, the Brattle Book Shop has catered to Boston’s literati: it's a treasure trove crammed with out-of-print, rare and 1st edition books. Ken Gloss – whose family has owned this gem since 1949 – is an expert …
Cafe in Downtown & Waterfront

Sip Café

Enclosed by glass and surrounded by the greenery of Post Office Sq, Sip Café is a delightful place to stop for lunch or a caffeinated beverage. There's outdoor seating in warm weather, but even in winter, the high c…
Cafe in Downtown & Waterfront

Thinking Cup

There are a few things that make the Thinking Cup special. One is the French hot chocolate – ooh la la. Another is the Stumptown Coffee, the Portland brew that has earned accolades from coffee drinkers around the co…
Park in Downtown & Waterfront

Labyrinth

Representing the journey of life, a granite path winds its way to a central fountain, offering a few moments of contemplative respite to anyone who cares to take the time to walk the course. Dedicated by the Armenia…