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Boston’s Best Places To Go On A Luxurious Weekend

November 9, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo from The Lighthouse Preservation Society)

(Photo from The Lighthouse Preservation Society)

Boston is a great place for luxury with its award-winning hotels, fine dining, shopping and spas. Make your fantasies a reality with a weekend trip to Boston. Any of the following activities are perfect for your weekend, and depending on where you stay in the city, you may have additional options just a finger stroke away.
(Photo Credit: Craigie On Main/Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Craigie On Main/Facebook)

Brunch at Craigie on Main
853 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-5511
www.craigieonmain.com

Just a short ride over the river in Cambridge, brunch at a James Beard Award-winning chef’s restaurant awaits you. While Craigie on Main may be Tony Maws’ second restaurant, it is certainly not second best. This traditional “nose to tail” restaurant uses the freshest local ingredients to bring you dishes that are seasonal and served at the height of their flavors. Explore the finer side of brunch with savory options such as pork belly. Reservations are strongly recommended, and if you are early enough, order one of the acclaimed Craigie burgers. Your taste buds will thank you.

(Photo Credit: Bella Sante/Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Bella Sante/Facebook)

Bella Santé Day Spa
38 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-9930
www.bellasante.com

For many, luxury also means relaxation. In Boston, one of the top-rated spas year after year is Bella Santé Day Spa. Melt away your stress and get your glow back at this trendy spot on Newbury Street. First-time guests can take advantage of newbie specials that include $50 savings off of signature treatments. Enjoy traditional services including massage, exfoliation, facials and hydrotherapy treatments. Hair services are included at the Wellesley location. You will leave feeling refreshed and completely pampered.

(Photo from Langham Hotel/Facebook)

(Photo from Langham Hotel/Facebook)

Pink Taxi Ride from the Langham Hotel
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451-1900
www.boston.langhamhotels.com

Everyone wants to arrive in style, and Boston’s Langham Hotel does it with a special twist. This London-based hotelier offers guests a unique experience with a drop-off service in the hotel’s famous Pink Taxi. Select a destination within two miles of the hotel, and the capable staff will drive you in and old fashioned London taxi painted in the hotel’s signature pink color. As you head to your destination, sit back and relax with the view of the city. Reservations are required and weekend service is by appointment only.

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(Photo from The Lighthouse Preservation Society)

(Photo from The Lighthouse Preservation Society)

Dining at the Lighthouse
61 1/2 Water St.
Newburyport, MA 01950
(800) 727-2326
www.lighthousepreservation.org

About a 45-minute drive north of Boston, the town of Newburyport offers a rare and luxurious experience to visitors in the know. With a donation to the Lighthouse Preservation Society, you can enjoy a private meal at the top of Newburyport’s lighthouse tower. Select your meal from one of three local top tables in town, and you are off to begin your unique culinary journey. Enjoy views of the bay and nearby harbor. If you are looking to commemorate a special event or planning a special surprise, this is definitely one of the best and most unique ways to do it. Planning ahead is highly recommended for this dining option. Call for more information.

(Photo Credit: Menton/Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Menton/Facebook)

Chef’s Tasting at Menton
345 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 737-0099
www.mentonboston.com

Boston foodies are familiar with famed chef Barbara Lynch’s creations. One of her more recent openings in Boston offers fine dining at its best. Head to Menton for its unparalleled Chef’s Tasting. To make your Chef’s Tasting even more special, opt to reserve the chef’s table for a bird’s eye view of the kitchen. A glass wall separates you and your guests from the kitchen, allowing you to watch the culinary creations unfold. The tasting can also include wine courses for an additional fee. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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Cristy is a city dwelling enthusiast, an arts, culture, and technology lover, and an all around curious person. As an examiner, she covers all things Boston. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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