So you’re visiting Boston…

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

…and you want to enjoy one of the best seaside strolls while working up an appetite for a legendary Sullivan’s hot dog and ice cream cone.  Come visit Castle Island in South Boston!

Head to the home of Tamara, South Boston, where the 22 acre coastal park, Castle Island, is located.  This area boasts stunning views of the city, the Atlantic, Logan airport, and the JFK library.  You are sure to see a sailboat or ship floating by and certainly bound to hear a plane overhead.  The three mile paved path that extends right out into the water is a great place to enjoy a run or a leisurely stroll.  You might also be interested in visiting Fort Independence.  Built between 1834 and 1851 this pentagonal shaped fort was built for harbor defense of Boston.  This fort is the oldest continuously fortified site of English origin in the United States.

After exploring, it’s time to eat!  Sullivan’s has been a staple on Castle Island since 1951.  The original owner Dan Sullivan Sr.’s motto of “great food at a reasonable price” has remained true throughout all these years.  This family run operation is open from late February to late November, so be sure to stop in for a bite!

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So you’re visiting Boston…

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

…and looking for a neighborhood jaunt (retail therapy, anyone!?) on a cobble-stoned street.

Page may be leaving us next week, but before she goes, she’s leaving you with her stylish city wisdom!

Charles Street in Boston is a “jack-of-all-trades” and within walking distance of some of the most decadent restaurants Beantown has to offer.  Nestled in Beacon Hill, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston, this cobbled street combines old school Boston charm with ever-changing trends.

Start the day with breakfast from Paramount – one of the best that Boston has to offer! Then walk (read: shop?) till you drop.  A few favorites – With a spectacular kooky collection Black Ink is filled with unexpected necessities is like a museum of great inventions that are for sale.

In this elegant and one-of-a-kind boutique, Holiday, you will be able to find that perfect dress that no one else will be wearing at the party….

Does shopping make you hungry?  Finish off your stroll with a slice of Upper Crust Pizza.

And before it gets dark, travel over to the Boston Common Gardens, which are in full bloom in the summer and thrive into early fall.

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Eating Around Boston’s Favorite Neighborhoods

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Sometimes a fabulous view of Boston just isn’t enough.  Guests want it all – to gaze out the window but actually feel as though they are 50 stories below, sitting in the midst of one of Boston’s fabulous neighborhoods – and can you really blame them?

We’re going to let you in on a little Corinthian Events’ secret: you CAN have it all! This is exactly what we provided last week when we brought Boston’s famous neighborhoods to life at the Prudential Skywalk.  All it took was innovative themed decor and a custom, neighborhood-inspired menu.

Guests were welcomed into the event by the Boston Waterfront, finding themselves amongst pier pilings, buoys, nautical topped tables and a scrumptious raw bar.

Turning the corner, guests entered the famed Fenway Park. A replica Green Monster scoreboard anchored the space, while Red Sox paraphernalia was abound, and of course, don’t forget the classic game fare – sliders and Fenway Franks galore. Might we add that it was a game day and guests had arguably the best seats in the city!

Rounding the next bend, guests were transported around the world for dim sum, pork chops and lo mein; did you know that Boston’s Chinatown is the 5th largest in the United States?

The last stop on Boston’s neighborhood tour was the North End.  A city favorite of locals and tourists alike, here guests experienced the vibrancy of Italy with cafe tables dressed in checkered linens topped with wine bottle centerpieces, family style banquet tables, and rod iron street lamps. The hub of this neighborhood was, of course, a diverse pasta station. Mangia!

As an added bonus, professional tour guides were on hand to point out Boston’s famed neighborhoods and landmarks to guests as they traveled through the panoramic space.

This just goes to show, sometimes you can have it all!

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So you’re visiting Boston…

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

…and perpetually seeking the ultimate skyline view.

Jill’s favorite summer activity in Boston is a Thursday night lobster bake (by non-other than Summer Shack) on the fabulous Spectacle Island.

Now that your interest is peeked (island… lobster… summer shack… funny how we have the same thoughts) – you want to know why?

The View: Perhaps the best ever of the city.  Jill took her family on an overcast night and even through the haze the city lights were amazing.

The History: The island has a sordid history from an early resort area to a horse “glue” factory and now the two drumlins that make the island are filled with some of the Big Dig earth. It is amazing!

The Food:  What is better than a lobster with all the fixin’s?  A lobster with all the fixin’s with a nice cold beer! And overlooking an amazing city with the peeps you like to hang with!

The Value: An $80 deal per person includes the round trip ferry ride, lobster bake, beverages… and of course, the experience.  One you will remember for a lifetime!

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