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When it’s time to find that perfect gift, Boston has a wealth of small, charming shops with inspiring items for that special person on your list. Just outside our door are two great areas, lined with unique stores waiting to inspire the elf in you.
Strolling along cobblestoned streets that line centuries-old buildings would warm even Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart. The charm of the area evokes a time gone by, and the shops here reflect it. If you enjoy browsing collectibles, antiques, and one-of-a-kind vintage items, then set your course for Charles Street in Beacon Hill.
For those looking for more contemporary offerings, Newbury Street is only a short stroll from our front door. Starting at the Public Garden, Newbury Street offers several blocks of shops, boutiques, cafés, and restaurants, each with something distinct.
Nothing tops off a day of shopping like an afternoon tea. Just off Newbury Street, The Boston Public Library serves a traditional and elegant tea. Sip your favorite blends while sampling scones, sweets, and delicate sandwiches, in the historic McKim Building of the Public Library. Tea is available Wednesday through Saturday at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm and reservations are strongly recommended.
If you’re looking for gifts for those embracing their inner Stanley Tucci, then consider a visit to the North End. The city’s oldest residential neighborhood, it has welcomed immigrants from around the world, and today continues to celebrate the vibrancy of Italian traditions. From exquisite olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars to other ingredients that define exceptional flavors, it’s a must-visit destination. Here, you’ll also find many distinct shops with one-of-a-kind items and vintage treasures that may inspire a favorite present this year.
Nearby, the Boston Public Market on Hanover Street brings together gifts, foods, and local products under one roof. It’s a great place for putting a bit of Boston under the tree.
You can find several great ideas without even leaving our property. Is there a golfer on your list? As the city’s only location for TopGolf, Boston Park Plaza is your destination for the ultimate blend of technology and golf. Give the gift of time with a TopGolf simulator. Up to four people can play one of the many famous courses, such as Pebble Beach, and track the most accurate club and ball data. It’s an opportunity to practice your game, get insights on how to improve your swing and have fun with friends.
Shopping for a budding photographer? There’s no better place than the Boston Leica store at Boston Park Plaza. Renowned for its exceptional quality, their selection of analog and digital cameras, accessories, binoculars and more inspire gifts that will be cherished for a lifetime.
If you’re looking to treat someone to a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in Back Bay Boston, then we recommend Strega Italiano, off our lobby. With its unapologetically Italian roots, it’s an exceptional destination with a memorable menu. Consider a gift card or treat someone special to a beautifully paired dinner with special Italian wine features.
The holidays provide so many opportunities to share the spirit of the season with friends and family. Explore Boston and uncover that just-right present that will be cherished for years.
Boston Park Plaza is so much more than a hotel. We are a Boston icon, integral to the city’s heritage. As one of the best hotels in Boston, we offer a true one-of-a-kind experience, as richly textured and profoundly memorable as Boston itself.