Boston Luxury City Guide: The historic city of Boston is just as modern as it is rich in history. As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston has been a part of American history since being founded as a town back in 1630. Since then, it has grown from being a hub of social and political importance into being one of the most cultural and economic cities in New England.

Surrounded by hospitals and universities, Boston is rich in culture and education, from museums celebrating Boston's rich history to its "Emerald Necklace" of green park spaces, including the famous Boston Common.

With skyscrapers merging seamlessly with wide-open park spaces and gourmet dining, there is something for everyone in Boston, from the sublime to the ridiculously sublime.

City Scene:
Boston is home to several unique neighborhoods, each with their own special character.

Beacon Hill is one of Boston's oldest neighborhoods, taking its name from a beacon that once stood upon its hill to warn of foreign invasion. Now, it is home to streets lined with brick row houses in Colonial style and restaurants and antique shops.

In the Back Bay area, not only will you find some of Boston's finest skyline, including the Prudential Center and the John Hancock Tower, as well as Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library, you will also find some of the best shopping in the country. Check out Newbury Street and Copley Place or in the Natick Collection for some of the chicest fashions ever. Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue are filled with unique boutiques, trendy restaurants and the occasional celebrity as well.

Must Sees & Do's:
Fenway Park is one of America's most famous ballparks. Sports fans won't want to miss out on a game within the city, which is home to teams like the Boston Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and New England Patriots.

Culture lovers bask in Boston's active theatre scene, with dance performances, plays and more in the concert halls and performance centers that fill the city. Spend time in the Boston Public Library, which houses a museum and very extensive book collection.

Both foodies and history buffs will want to duck into the Union Oyster House, the city's oldest restaurant, serving everyone from Daniel Webster to JFK and get some oysters on the half shell.

Wining and Dining:
Food is such a part of Boston culture that the city hosts two separate Restaurant Weeks, in March and August, giving the opportunity to indulge in some of the city's best cuisine.

Boston's North End is home to some of the best Italian cuisine in the city, along with Boston's famous regional specialties. From pasta to seafood, you'll find something you like.

Walk along Newbury Street and find some of the best in modern cuisine. Trendy eateries and bars line the streets, including 29 Newbury Street.

For the VIP:
As home to celebrities, Boston provides many luxury amenities. Stay like a VIP with the help of these services:

At Orchid Boston, grab a VIP table for personal bartending and other special amenities to make your party extra special.

Boston Limousine provides transportation throughout the Boston area. Chauffeurs are equipped with the latest PDAs to provide the most up-to-date flight information possible.

At the Emerge Spa, indulge in your choice of spa treatment in a special VIP suite with total privacy.

The JustLuxe City Guides have been created for you, our discerning readers, to highlight the most sophisticated, the most popular and the most elegant locations in every destination.

Our local concierge continuously strives to ensure we feature the best of the best in luxury services, dining, hotels and more. Every city offers new things to enjoy, cultures to immerse yourself in and sights to see. We have sought out the best places to see, be seen or just be.

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The Best Nightlife

From multi-level dance clubs and celebrity hotspots to popular watering holes and jazz clubs, experience the local nightlife scene at its finest with our list of top recommendations. View All Boston Nightlife >

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Before your next luxury trip to the city, be sure to check out some of our favorite local landmarks, cultural attractions, and diverse blend of museums and art galleries. View All Boston Culture >

Best Designer Shops >

From the best shopping districts, department stores, and local boutiques, you're sure to find the shopping destination that best suits your needs. View All Boston Shops >

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