Valerie Wilson Travel

Boston with Kathy Fazzalaro & Lorenzo Surianello

Headed for Boston, we met at the airport and boarded the Delta shuttle from LGA to BOS. The shuttle was extremely easy, and the flight was short and sweet – we didn’t even get to finish our coffee!

Once we arrived in Boston, our group was escorted to our private transfer to the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. The property has one of the best locations in Boston, situated right in city center, just steps away from all the best shopping, restaurants and sightseeing. On top of a great location, the Mandarin Oriental, Boston has large rooms and great amenities (including a fantastic spa!). With a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere, the hotel offers the perfect blend of luxury and style.

We then toured the XV Beacon, another fantastic hotel located in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood in a turn-of-the century landmark Beaux Arts building. The 63-room luxury boutique hotel has sophisticated interiors, luxurious custom amenities and a unique modern style. Following our tour, we had lunch at Moo, a modern steakhouse located within XV Beacon. Lunch was delicious and we would definitely recommend this spot!

The following morning, we met up for our “Walk into History Tour” which can be booked through The Mandarin Oriental. Because of the Mandarin’s fantastic location, our tour was within walking distance, and most of the major sightseeing spots were not far from the hotel. Starting at Faneuil Hall, our private tour guide showed us around Boston for about 90 minutes.

Fenway and Beyond

After an educational and historic tour of the city, we opted for lunch at Four Seasons One Dalton Street. This hotel is brand new and absolutely stunning. One Dalton is an innovative collaboration of architecture, design, and craftsmanship. No detail has been overlooked in the creation of this hotel, even the door knobs are shaped like the building! In comparison to the Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons One Dalton Street is closer to Fenway Park and is not quite as centrally located.

After a delicious lunch at One + One, which is located within the Four Seasons, we departed for our tour of Fenway park. This excursion can again be organized by the Mandarin and certainly did not disappoint! Our experienced tour guide provided a thrilling, one hour, walking tour of Fenway. We were able to get a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the stadium and even got to experience a Fenway wedding! Sitting in the Green Monster seats and touring the locker room is something we will never forget.

Later on, our group enjoyed a delicious dinner at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen. This sophisticated spot in the Fairmont Copley Plaza has great farm-to-table American eats and craft drinks. Try the lobster roll, you won’t be disappointed!

The Fairmont is a landmark luxury hotel in Boston and has become an icon in the city. The historic property dates back to 1912 and is centrally located in Back Bay, Boston. While the hotel offers 383 lavish guest rooms, including 17 elegant suites. Complimentary on-site fitness facilities are also available for use, the Fairmont boasts a 3,000 square-foot, downtown rooftop health club overlooking Back Bay.

The next day, we headed home on the Delta shuttle from BOS to LGA. Again, a very easy, hassle free flight. All in all, we had a great trip to Boston – it was a weekend getaway we will not soon forget!

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