Why Boston's Seaport Is a Must-Visit For the Holiday Season
If you're looking for last-minute gift-buying, or a relaxing day/weekend trip surrounded by water, Boston, Massachusetts is a pretty solid choice. And in December and early January, the city's reimagination of the Seaport into the Snowport makes it an ideal one-stop-shop.
In addition to the restaurants and retail options Boston normally boasts, The Holiday Market rounds them out with a fresh selection of businesses. Take a look at some of our faves below. The Market closes January 2.
If there was one booth that stayed packed for the entirety of our visit, it was this one. Treat yourself to hot chocolate with a creamy truffle that melts either in the cup or in your mouth. The best part is, the company also has tins of truffles to take home.
This company, founded by a gay couple, has all of its all-natural candles hand-poured in Boston. "Our goal is to create quality candles that everyone can afford," they write on their page. The best part? a portion of profits go to a local animal rescue.
While you're in town you should stop by Sea Green Park and see "A Sea Bird," a mural on the ground of a local basketball court. Best seen from overhead, the work is a mosaic of beautiful colors. Going for a peek at the work by queer artist Maria Molteni is the perfect way to stretch your legs and take in the sights.
While it's not queer-owned, The Envoy Hotel is probably one of the best options for staying on the Boston Seaport. The boutique hotel is beautiful and hosts a rooftop bar and restaurant — Lookout Rooftop. Tables outside are inside igloo bubbles that are appropriate for both the ongoing global pandemic and the weather.