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Boston Travel Guide

The first museum built in Boston in more than a century, the Institute of Contemporary Art opened in Fort Point in 2006. The museum houses a performing arts theater, education and workshop facilities, and a generous amount of gallery space.

After one taste of this little market’s enormous bocadillos (traditional Spanish sandwiches), patrons are likely to be grabbing ingredients off the store’s shelves in order to recreate the dish at home.

With the help of their team of industry experts, chef Barbara Lynch and wine director Cat Silirie run this demonstration kitchen with the goal of offering enriching, educational events like special wine dinners, cooking demonstrations, and dinners with visiting chefs.

Located in the South End, this contemporary art gallery is the creation of founders Camilo Alvarez, a New York City transplant, and Alexandra Cherubini, a Boston native.

The home field of the Boston Red Sox is a vivid throwback to the golden era of baseball.

With three levels of hands-on exhibits, the Boston Children's Museum offers a day of fun and education for little ones. Aiming to help children understand the world around them, the museum features exhibits on everything from science to culture to the arts.

Crammed with “unexpected necessities,” the flagship Black Ink store has unique and quirky gifts for any age.

This Harvard Square bookstore has sparked countless travel dreams and plans. Now located in a bright, spacious store, the Globe's vast selection of guidebooks and maps covers far-flung regions throughout the world.

With an ever-changing inventory of tops, scarves, handmade jewelry, vases, candles, cookbooks, and Italian leather handbags, Shake the Tree has customers scrambling through their date books to find a reason to go gift-hunting at this eclectic North End boutique.

A rotating cast of top turntablists spins an ever-changing mix of hip-hop, rare groove, and mellow electronica in this ironically tiny space.

Inspired by the cocktail bars of the 1950’s and 60’s, Noir invites patrons to sit back on sleek leather couches and sip martinis in the dim glow of oval-shaped pendant lights.

Located in the SOWA (south of Washington) area of the South End, Michelle Willey's boutique sells modern home accessories and furnishings. The scientist-turned-entrepreneur chooses high-quality items that are unique but practical enough for everyday use.

Named after the Dutch word for "alluring," Lekker is a home furnishings store owned by entrepreneur Natalie van Dijk Carpenter, who worked in the house wares industry in Amsterdam, Paris, and New York before establishing this shop in Boston's South End.

To say the decor in the Oak Bar is elaborate is an understatement. Dark wood paneling and a marble bar are complimented by an ornate ceiling, and the sleek furniture is an inviting place to relax with friends or close a business deal.

This venue is closed.