A Sweet Weekend in Boston
A short weekend getaway to Boston may be just the plan you need this year. Let’s escape to the city, squeeze in some fun, and explore on a whim.
Where to Stay
Between the scenic waterfront and historic Fort Point District, The Envoy Hotel is an inspiring Boston weekend stay in the burgeoning Seaport District. Situated across the waters from South Station, our hotel’s all-glass exterior invites abundant natural light and seamlessly blends with the river scenery outside. Surrounded by cool art, sleek architecture, and outdoor spaces, our hotel is also just across from downtown and not far from the airport, so everything is within easy reach.
Things to Do
The Seaport District stretches from the harbor to Fort Point and into South Boston, so you can explore the four neighborhoods of Fort Point, Fan Pier, the Convention Center, and the Marine Industrial Park on foot with ease.
The art and culture scene is anchored by the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston. However, it’s also worthwhile to check out some smaller museums such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, deCordova, and Peabody Essex. There are also public sculptures dotted the streets, adorning the neighborhood with local art. The inaugural Design Seaport, a biennial juried competition, has planted a selection of larger-than-life installations by emerging artists in the community. By the South Boston Maritime Park, you’ll find interactive sculptures by artist Ellen Driscoll, who has re-imagined the history of South Boston’s waterfront through her art.
For parks and fun, the Boston Harbor Walk is a 43-mile linear park along the shimmering shoreline. It encircles the Fan Pier and connects the waterfront neighborhoods. The 2.5-mile Freedom Trail is a popular activity as it begins at the Boston Common, which is the oldest public park in the United States. The brick path connects the 16 historic landmarks, such as the Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, and the Bunker Hill Monument, allowing you to visit the sightseeing spots at once.
Where to Eat
Para Maria is more than a Latin-inspired restaurant. It’s a lively place for sharing bites and conversations. The first-generation American Chef Tatiana Pairot Rosana highlights her Cuban roots, French training, and New England experience in her unique and generous spread of dishes. Here, you break bread, clink margaritas, and indulge in spice-driven cuisines together.
The Envoy’s Lookout Rooftop is a mainstay where locals sip and savor the skyline views. The panoramic vistas of the city and Boston Harbor are unrivaled. The bar is shaped uniquely to create intimate nooks with glowing fire pits and built-in ceiling-mounted heaters for friends and colleagues to mingle and chat, even on cool evenings. Here, we serve fun shared plates, craft cocktails, local microbrews, and a range of handpicked wines.
You can always stay longer, travel slower, and experience Boston to the fullest. Book our ‘Stay More, Save more’ offer to save up to 15% for a three-night stay or 25% for a four-night stay.