Thursday, November 21, 2013

Best Boston Holiday Shows - Boston Mayor's Holiday Spectacular

 It is that time of year again! Get ready for the 10th annual Mayor's Holiday Spectacular. This event celebrates the very best of Boston. You will find thousands of 1/2 price tickets to many must see holiday performances, deals for dining, and a plethora of great gift ideas! The event runs from from November through January. This may seem like a lot of time to enjoy all of the events, but it is never too early to start celebrating the holiday season!! Some of the performances you can get exclusive discount tickets on include Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, A Christmas Story the Musical, A Little Princess, and Boston Holiday Pops. These performances are just a few of the timeless holiday classics offered, but there are many other performances included in the 1/2 price ticket deals.
For example, If you are looking for something more modern and energizing, then consider seeing the Blue Man Group. This show is at Charles Playhouse, and is one of the first places the Blue Man Group performed. This show can provide stimulating entertainment for the entire family!

Another fabulous part of the Mayor's Holiday Spectacular includes amazing deals on Boston dining. The staff at Boston boutique hotel absolutely loves dining out in Boston, and even has an entire page on our website dedicated to Boston Dining. What is great about the Mayor's Holiday Spectacular, is that you can get a voucher for $10 to spend at different restaurants. For more information on which restaurants honor the voucher visit Holiday Restaurant Voucher List. Whether you love musicals, ballets, interactive shows, or delicious dining, this events provides something for everyone to enjoy. Clarendon Square Bed and breakfast is conveniently located to all the Boston Theaters and Entertainment. & Make sure to not miss out on the Mayor's Holiday Spectacular!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

5 Fantastic Restaurants Offering Thanksgiving Fare

For many families visiting Boston and Clarendon Square Bed and Breakfast Boston over Thanksgiving or those locals looking to dine out on November 28th, deciding where to have dinner is a more difficult choice than making your average reservation. Though there is certainly no substitute for Thanksgiving around the family table, several of Boston's finest restaurants prepare traditional favorites and their signature menu items to create a culinary delight for Thanksgiving guests.

1. Boston Chops: Nestled in the vibrant South End and a short walk from the Inn, Boston Chops is a modern take on a traditional steakhouse. They will be offering traditional Thanksgiving favorites as well as their signature favorites from noon until 8:00pm.

2. Asana: Located inside of the famed Mandarin Orientle Hotel, Asana will be offering an a la carte appetizer option, full carving station with traditional family-style sides and a chef’s table dessert bar. The live music they feature is not to be missed.

3. Deuxave: A favorite for French in the Back Bay, Deuxave will be excusively featuring a 3 course menu certain to delight. Thanksgiving guests from noon until 8:00pm. We recommend a stroll on beautiful Commonwealth Avenue after dinner.

4. Capital Grille: This signature steakhouse can be found on famed Boylston street just steps from the Prudential Center. They will be offering a preset "their take" on Thanksgiving as well as the traditional dinner menu.

5. L'Espalier: Described as "New England French", L'Espalier is sure to delight your pallet. They are offering a pre-fix three course dinner from 12:30pm - 8:30pm. This menu features their signature Apple Street Farm turkey.

Whether you are a guest of our Boston bed and breakfast, traveling to Downtown Boston for the holiday or a resident of the city looking for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, any of the above Restaurants are sure to impress. We recommend booking reservations as they are sure to fill up fast!

Monday, November 4, 2013

When is the Boston Christmas tree lighting? Blink! Boston, Holiday Pops & More

Now, that Halloween has passed, and we are in the middle of a beautiful fall season, it is time for Faneuil Hall's Holiday Light and Sound Extravaganza! Holiday events in Boston always attract residents and visitors from all over the city!  Our staff at Boston's Boutique Bed and Breakfast is looking forward to this spectacular 2nd annual event. Blink! will be starting November 23, 2013 with the tree lighting ceremony and run through January 5, 2014. The shows occurs every evening,  beginning at 5:00pm and runs every half hour until 10:00pm.

You may be wondering, "What exactly is this Blink! event?" Well, Blink! is a light show that uses over 350,000 LED lights to illuminate  Faneuil Hall Marketplace in tune with songs by the Holiday Pops. The lights on the trees surrounding the marketplace will dance to the beat of the music, creating the ultimate holiday performance. If you go, you will definitely want your phones and cameras ready to record the show, because it is something you can enjoy time and time again. This area of Boston provides plenty of holiday photo ops. We would not be surprised if we saw a few holiday selfies featuring the beloved Boston Christmas pop by the end of the month!

The event takes place at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which is America's first open marketplace. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is actually four places in one- Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market, and South Market. This is a great area to dine, shop, or just enjoy the beauty of the old cobblestone walkways. The notable Boston Freedom Trail passes through here as well, so you are likely to get a glimpse of the holiday decor on you historic trek through downtown Boston. There is always a hub of activity happening here. You may see some street performers, from jugglers to musicians. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is definitely an area you can go to and just explore. Whether you are a first time visitor, frequent visitor, or resident of Boston, our bed and breakfast highly recommends going to Faneuil Hall Market at least once during your time in Boston this holiday season!