If you go: Boston

March 14, 2013
iF you go
GETTING THERE

JetBlue offers nonstop flights from BWI Marshall and Reagan National to Boston. US Airways flies nonstop from Reagan National, and United Airlines flies nonstop from Washington Dulles.

WHERE TO STAY

Nine Zero Hotel

90 Tremont St.

617-772-5800

www.ninezero.com

Sleek boutique hotel just paces from the Boston Common, with spectacular city views. Complimentary wine reception daily. Rooms start at $249.

Hotel Commonwealth

500 Commonwealth Ave.

617-933-5000

www.hotelcommonwealth.com

Elegant hotel near Fenway Park. Top-rate eateries Island Creek Oyster Bar and the Hawthorne occupy the ground floor. Rooms start at $279.

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK

No. 9 Park

9 Park St.

617-742-9991

www.no9park.com

Iconic French- and Italian-inspired restaurant featuring a lounge where congenial barkeeps mix cocktails as historically rooted as they are cheeky. Bar menu items start at $7; drinks start at $12.

The Hawthorne

500A Commonwealth Ave.

617-532-9150

www.thehawthornebar.com

One of the newer cocktail-centric dens, with attentive service and meticulously constructed drinks. Cocktails start at $11; menu items start at $9.

Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Ave.

617-532-5300

www.islandcreekoysterbar.com

A terroir-centric menu of bivalves and stunning twists on a classic New England oyster shack make fine accompaniments to the complex yet simply delicious drinks. Cocktails from $10; appetizers from $4, oysters from $1.50 each.

O Ya

9 East St.

617-654-9900

www.oyarestaurantboston.com

High-end bites and a comfortable atmosphere define this zenlike modern sushi boîte with an impressive sake list. Sake starts at $9 (glass); nigiri from $8.

Clio

370A Commonwealth Ave.

617-536-7200

www.cliorestaurant.com

Science meets art at the bar of James Beard award-winning chef Ken Oringer’s flagship restaurant. Cocktails start at $13; bar menu items start at $5.

INFORMATION

www.bostonusa.com

www.bostonchefs.com

L.W.

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