Thinking of shipping up to Boston for your big bachelorette-party weekend? Beantown has no shortage of bachelorette-perfect restaurants, hotels, and, of course, nightlife! If a small-big-city vibe is on your list of must-haves for your fond farewell to single life, look no further! We round up everything you need to know about partying it up in Boston.
Where to Stay
There are plenty of hotel options, covering a range of price points, depending on your group's size or budget. Of course, we have a few favorites to keep in mind. The Boxer Boston Hotel, a cozy boutique hotel with suite options, is also home to Finch, a Zagat-rated restaurant. The Boxer is conveniently located near Boston's North Station and TD Garden, the sports venue that attracts big enthusiastic crowds on game days. For a more conventional option—also in a great location—the Hilton Boston Downtown is in the heart of the city and just steps from Faneuil Hall. Airbnb is never to be discounted, and there are many beautiful neighborhoods in Boston, like the North End or the Back Bay, where you can live like a local while enjoying the space and freedom of your own place; you can also cross the river and give the city of Cambridge a try.
Where to Eat
Let's face it, bachelorettes and brunch go perfectly together. If you can nab a reservation in advance, try one of the city's only jazz brunches, at the Beehive in the South End. There, you'll enjoy unique takes on breakfast and lunch with a bit of Mediterranean flair (like veggie couscous with poached egg, kale, carrots, and tzatziki sauce) while sipping on mimosas and enjoying the sounds of live jazz. Deep Ellum, in Allston, offers a BBQ take on brunch and boasts an extensive cocktail and spirits list to go with it.
One of the great things about Boston is its versatility, so for dinner you can choose from a mix of quick, cheap, and easy (but still tasty!) meals one night if you're on the go but also head for a nice sit-down meal the next. We often suggest picking one night during your trip to go all out and splurge on a nice dinner. For that, we recommend Deuxave. It's one of the city's top-rated restaurants, and for good reason. An eclectic menu from owner and chef Christopher Coombs and executive chef Adrienne Mosier includes a number of unforgettable dishes, the spiced Long Island duck breast, three-cheese fondue ravioli, and spiced crusted tuna among them, topped off with a wide range of excellent dessert choices.
What to Do
Boston is a sports town, so if you and your girls are into checking out some games (and a little tailgating), there's something every time of year. Fenway Park—one of the oldest and most charming stadiums in the whole country—and the surrounding area are a can't-miss party on Red Sox game days. And the Celtics and Bruins both play in TD Garden, very conveniently located near a number of pre- and/or post-game party spots.
If you're looking to spend some of your free time relaxing, the G20 Spa has you covered. Book a day of pampering that will have you and your group recharged to take on the night. It features a beautiful penthouse roof terrace where you can take in stunning city views while in between treatments.
Are you and your gals history buffs? A walking tour of the Freedom Trail is a great way to learn about Boston's historical significance. See everything from the Bunker Hill Monument to the USS Constitution to Faneuil Hall and Paul Revere's house.
Where to Party
Where not to? You're in one of the great party towns, so no matter where you go you'll find plenty of folks having a good time. When the sun goes down, head out for a walk by Faneuil Hall—a bar-hop destination like no other. If you're looking for a unique dance-club experience, get dolled up and head to Royale Nightclub; its grand staircase and lavish interior design will let you know you're in for a memorable night. Tunnel and the House of Blues are also great club/dancing options, both among the best and most well known in the city.