Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Boston. WTR's Boston map shows you the location of the Institute for Contemporary Art, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Edward M Kennedy Institute.
WTR's Carlota Cusine describes the signature dish at Mul’s Diner and what to order at Craigie on Main. Then it's off to Newport.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Boston
Gettting around in Boston
Transportation in Boston
WTR's Tony Transit says the best way around Boston is walking or the T (mbta.com).
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) - Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245
People Watching in Boston
WTR's Francois Flaneur knows the best "PW" is the Boston Common, Newbury St, Faneuil Hall and the Boston Public Garden.
Beverages - Grape Experience in Boston
Our Winnie Winesnob thinks Massachusetts is one of the rising stars in the world of wine. The most common grape wine varieties grown in Massachusetts are the vinifera varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris followed by the American Hybrids Vidal Blanc and Cayuga.
The wine-searcher site (wine-searcher.com) shows you who and where is the best.
Dining in Boston
Our Carlota Cuisine says Menton - L: W-F, D: Nightly, 354 Congress St, 617-737-0099 is the best lunch in Boston.
Lots of menu choices that include: a tasting menu, a la carte and wine pairings. Expensive, but you're worth it. Tell Barbara we said hello.
Nightlife/Entertainment areas in Boston
WTR's Shauna Showtime says the best entertainment in Boston is the theater district, Back Bay and the North End.
Shopping in Boston
Our Shari Shopper knows the best shopping in Boston is on Newbury Street followed by Copley Place and Harvard Square.)
Special thanks to our dear friend D3 who introduced us to many culinary adventures and wines in Boston.
For over 350 years pilgrims, politicians, professors and today's citizens have kept Boston a world class city that is fun to visit, easy to walk and has a vibrant dining scene.
Recognition for Boston
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Boston
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums. Such as the MIT Museum
Now to December 31, 2018 see The Beautiful Brain
Santiago Ramón y Cajal made transformative discoveries of the anatomy of the brain and nervous system, work that led to his receiving a Nobel Prize in 1906. This founder of modern neuroscience was also an exceptional artist. His drawings of the brain were not only beautiful, but also astounding in their capacity to illustrate and understand the details of brain structure and function.