Travel: Travel With a Passion: Boston
* What to do
From the Paul Revere House to the Nichols House Museum to the Old North Church, the city bursts with Colonial history and architecture. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is an elegant look into a past lush lifestyle as well. Best way to see all is the Go Boston Card, which costs $45 a day ($25 for kids) or $95 for three days ($45 for kids), and includes admission to virtually every historic and arts attraction in town (gocardusa.com).
* Where to stay
Go traditionally fabulous at the Four Seasons (200 Boylston Street, 617-338-4400, fourseasons.com; junior suites from $475) or the recently restored Ritz-Carlton (15 Arlington Street, 617-536-5700, ritzcarlton.com; junior suites from $425), both overlooking the Public Garden and near every good and luxurious thing imaginable.
* Where to eat
Boston mag’s Corby Kummer tells us the spots of the moment: Stella, for chic Italian (1525 Washington Street, 617-247-7747; dinner for two, about $130 with wine); Eastern Standard, a modern bistro (528 Commonwealth Avenue, 617-532-9100; dinner for two, about $80 with wine); Domani, modern Italian fare (51 Huntington Avenue, 617-424-8500; dinner for two, about $90 with wine); and Neptune oyster bar (63 Salem Street, 617-742-3474; dinner for two, about $90 with wine).
* What else to do
Shop! Newbury Street rocks with Akris, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, and more.