Revel in the unique experiences Boston has to offer. Our W Insider suggests the following local hot spots for you to explore during your next visit:
BOSTON PUBLIC MARKET
100 HANOVER STREET
The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round marketplace for locally sourced groceries and specialty agricultural products, where residents and visitors can find fresh, seasonal food from Massachusetts and New England. In addition to 40 permanent vendors and a number of rotating short-term “pop-up” vendors, the Boston Public Market includes the KITCHEN, a 3,200 square foot demonstration kitchen. Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England.
46 WALTHAM ST.
Enjoy a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston that connect people and the city with beauty and fun. The Greenway has seven water features, a number of renowned food trucks, free events, and one of the largest free public Wi-Fi networks in the state.
450 HARRISON AVE.
At this weekly "South of Washington Street" open market, antique offerings, and local artisan crafts are just a small sample of what’s available.
During the summer, fresh produce is available at a Farmer's Market, and the food truck line-up is one of the best in the city.
BULLY BOY DISTILLERS
35 CEDRIC ST.
Bully Boy Distillers pays homage to a Prohibition past with small-batch premium spirits. The usually sold-out tours are available by appointment only, at least 24 hours in advance.
There's no signage on the building, so look for a tan warehouse with a 35 on the door and a parking lot in front.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
100 NORTHERN AVE.
Located in a breathtaking waterfront building, the ICA is Boston's destination for new art and ideas. Visit June-August and enjoy outdoor concerts and DJ nights, as well as yearly favorites like cooking demonstrations from the city’s best chefs, and seaside parties on the water.
100 STUART ST.
Break up a busy travel itinerary with an urban escape at Boston's only bliss spa. Open 9AM-9PM seven days a week, the Triple Oxygen Facial is a favorite of jet-setting travelers worldwide.