Savoring a Weekend in Boston

Savoring a weekend in Boston at the Inn at St. Botolph.

Savoring a weekend in Boston at the Inn at St. Botolph | bygabriella.co

I love traveling. Plain and simple. I love exploring new cities, I love hopping on a train or plane (even though I’ve somehow acquired a fear of flying) and venturing to a new-to-me place. However, I’ve also learned that savoring a weekend in Boston, right here where I’ve lived for the past 7 years can also be really fantastic.

How to spend (and savor!) a weekend in Boston this year | bygabriella.co
How to spend (and savor!) a weekend in Boston this year | bygabriella.co

Savoring a weekend in Boston

So, with the spirit of the staycation alive, my guy and I hopped on the train to Back Bay and about 15 minutes later we were walking into the oh so dreamy Inn @ St. Botolph. And when I say dreamy, I really mean d r e a m y. There was jazz music echoing softly through the inn and we were able to head right to our room – guests are equipped with a code to use for the front door as well as their rooms, so the Inn effectively nixed the check in process. Nifty, right? Of course, there’s still an office with the most helpful and welcoming team, just in case you need anything.

How to spend (and savor!) a weekend in Boston this year | bygabriella.co
How to spend (and savor!) a weekend in Boston this year | bygabriella.co

While attempting to leave work behind, we dropped off our bags and explored our room for a few minutes – it had a cozy fireplace and tons of natural light, what more could you ask for? Once we were ready to head out, we decided it was high time we grabbed a coffee and some pastries at Cafe Madeleine on Columbus for the first time ever.

Savoring a weekend in Boston at the Inn at St. Botolph | bygabriella.co
Savoring a weekend in Boston at the Inn at St. Botolph | bygabriella.co

If you’re visiting Boston and looking for a bit of a quiet escape, Cafe Madeleine was oh so lovely. There are only a few bar stools so if there’s one open, grab it! Sitting inside and people watching while savoring our snacks and coffee was needed more than I realized. Simply having time to sit and give my eyes a rest from looking at screens all day was rejuvenating, to say the very least.

The rest of the weekend was a bit of a blur – (1) because it FLEW by, and (2) because it was frigid! Like hurting-your-face winds and near 0 degree temps. So, cold, to say the least. We did check out Liquid Art House (finally), grabbed dinner at Teatro, and the next day shopped at Follain. We walked around quite a bit despite the weather and I wouldn’t have done it any other way.

How to spend (and savor!) a weekend in Boston this year | bygabriella.co
How to spend (and savor!) a weekend in Boston this year | bygabriella.co

Savoring a weekend in Boston was such a wonderful way to recharge – even for just a night. How do you like to step away from work and relax?

ps. If you’re heading this way, let me know! I’ve got lots of recommendations for you 😉

g.

 

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Author: gabriella

Gabriella is a blogger, Director of Social Media in Boston, and City Manager for the BOS Lady Project. You’ll typically find her with an iced chai in one hand and a book in the other.

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  • What a fab blog Gabriella!! Love everything you post, my husband and i are coming to the US from the UK in November. We are doing a few nights in Orlando, New Orleans, Boston & Chicago.
    Could you help me out with any recommendations everywhere you go looks lovely!?

    Thank You

    Yasmin

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