Blog :: 11-2018

Your Guide to Holiday Shopping in Boston, MA

Where are you going to get your holiday shopping done in Boston?

If you're new to the Boston area, it can be overwhelming to figure out the best places to meet your holiday shopping needs. Are you looking for bargains? One-of-a-kind, artisanal gifts by a local maker? Something in between?

Let us help guide you in the right direction with some local Boston shopping guides!

Find something for everyone with TimeOut's Holiday Markets in Boston

Sometimes there is no better way to get in the holiday spirit than giving back to your community by shopping with artisanal, local vendors at a festive marketplace. TimeOut has great suggestions for the hottest pop-ups and unique local markets happening this winter in Beantown.

Check off Santa's checklist for the kids by learning Where to Shop for Gifts in Boston This Holiday Season

Even though the kids probably have quite a long list for Santa, delight them with something unexpected and special under the tree! Mommy Nearest breaks down the perfect places in the greater Boston area to find the right gifts that the little ones will love.

Roadtrip outside of Boston to explore the 15 Best Holiday Shopping Destinations in Massachusetts

There are plenty of places to shop in Boston, but why not try somewhere outside your neighborhood for a change? Take a day to explore a different town or mall that you haven't been to before and make it a fun holiday adventure remember!

P.S. Want to get add a dose of festive Boston photos onto your Instagram? Follow these Boston-based influencers we love!

Boston Joins Ranks of Top-Rated U.S. Big Cities

Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Reader's Choice Awards shares the ultimate "best of" travel list in the U.S. and beyond

Every year, Condé Nast Traveler magazine asks their readers to vote on their favorite travel destinations around the world. This year, over 400,000 readers voted for their favorite cities, hotels, cruises, and airports.  

We knew that Boston would make the list—the city joins New York and Washington, D.C. as the only big cities to represent the East Coast. 

The Best Big Cities in the U.S.

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. New York, NY
  3. New Orleans, LA
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Honolulu, HI
  6. San Antonio, TX
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Seattle, WA
  9. Portland, OR
  10. Boston, MA
  11. Washington, D.C.
  12. Denver, CO
  13. Nashville, TN
  14. Minneapolis, MN
  15. Indianapolis, IN

Other honorable mentions for Massachusetts in the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards include:

In addition to recognition for Boston's traveler appeal, Boston has earned other additional accolades for its residents, including Best U.S. State School System and Best State to Raise a Family.

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