18 Chill Out Vacation Destination In Boston

1. Union Oyster House

Address: 41 Union St, Boston.

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Boston's oldest restaurant, serving seafood and New England specialties in a historic setting on the Freedom Trail.

2. Top of the Hub

Address: 800 Boylston St, Boston.

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Sky-high vantage point with an audio tour & sweeping 360-degree views of greater Boston & beyond.

3. Marliave

Address: 10 Bosworth St, Boston.

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Marliave is the oldest chef-owned restaurant in Boston, and serves French and Italian cuisine.

4. The Barking Crab

Address: 88 Sleeper St, Boston.

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Lively waterfront seafood joint with open-air picnic-table dining & views of the Boston Harbor.

5. No Name Restaurant

Address: 15 1/2 Fish Pier St E, Boston.

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Popular, rustic landmark serving New England seafood classics on historic Fish Pier since 1917.

6. No.9 Park

Address: 9 Park St, Boston.

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Upscale French- & Italian-inspired dishes & European wines served in an elegant townhouse space.

7. Explorateur Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

Address: 186 Tremont St, Boston.

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Grand Euro-style cafe offering AM coffee drinks & pastries & unique French-Cali dinner plates.

8. O Ya

Address: 9 East St, Boston.

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Acclaimed, inventive sushi, Japanese small plates & tasting menus crafted in elegant surrounds.

9. Menton

Address: 354 Congress St, Boston.

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Chef Barbara Lynch's French-Italian hybrid cuisine (plus tasting menus) in a luxurious setting.

10. James Hook & Co

Address: 440 Atlantic Ave, Boston.

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Waterfront shanty offering live lobsters plus prepared shellfish fare for takeout.

11. Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Address: 4 S Market St, Boston.

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Shopping center with many stores & restaurants comprising 3 historic market buildings & a promenade.

12. Giacomo's

Address: 431 Columbus Ave, Boston.

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It serves delicious Italian and seafood cuisines.

13. Tora Japanese Restaurant

Address: 20B Tyler St, Boston.

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Poke bowls and kaisen don (sashimi and rice bowls) are emphasized at this intimate Japanese eatery.

14. Thornton's

Address: 150 Huntington Ave, Boston.

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Hearty diner-style eats served for breakfast & lunch in this busy, straightforward American canteen.

15. Mooo....

Address: 15 Beacon St, Boston.

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Sophisticated, modern steakhouse featuring high-end cuts, a full bar & an extensive wine list.

16. Bostonia Public House

Address: 131 State St, Boston.

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New England fare & bars on 2 floors in a historic building with clubby decor & modern touches.

17. Red Lantern Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 39 Stanhope St, Boston.

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Sophisticated lounge with eclectic Pan-Asian fare, striking decor & long wine, sake & cocktail list.

18. Neptune Oyster

Address: 63 Salem St # 1, Boston.

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Lines form for the raw bar & warm, buttered lobster rolls at this tiny, high-end oyster bar.