After 30 years, this is still the place for a beer, pool or bowling. The owners founded a Lucky Strike chain and enlarged the name. Located behind Fenway Park; age restrictions after 8 p.m.
Jillian’s, 145 Ipswich St., Boston, Mass. 02215
Chef Tiffani Faison is the Tiger Mama of Fenway. The “Top Chef” alum has four local spots: three restaurants with different cuisines and one intimate, standing-only bar. Here, find flavor-packed Southeast Asian cuisine in a tiki bar.
Tiger Mama, 1363 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 02215
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
One of Boston’s most Instagrammable shots is the indoor Venetian garden, but the art collection shines brighter. The 1990 theft of a Vermeer and Rembrandt still stings. Their empty frames remain.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, Mass. 02115
(Photo courtesy Emerald Necklace Conservancy)
Kelleher Rose Garden
Learn how to care for roses on Tuesday evenings in a small, century-old garden in the Back Bay Fens link of the Emerald Necklace park system. On view: 200 varieties. It’s open from mid-April to mid-October.
Kelleher Rose Garden, Back Bay Fens, Boston, Mass. 02115
Massachusetts Historical Society
See the most accurate painting of George Washington; Abigail Adams’s letters to her husband, John, the second U.S. president, and a bureau from which a Salem witch purportedly escaped. Free.
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 02215
Sample comfort food — crepes, tacos, burgers and more — from international cafes tucked behind newer and glossier options. The row was nearly done in by a 2009 fire but has rebounded.
Restaurant Row, 84-100 Peterborough St., Boston, Mass. 02215