DAVE’S FAVES: Boston’s Best Travel Bets
Dave Garabedian

Explore Boston's Best with Newbury Guest House Blog

Meet Dave Garabedian, Newbury Guest House owner, native Bostonian, and your expert on the best of Boston’s Back Bay. “From history to architecture to shopping and dining, our city has so much to surprise and delight our guests – and so much of it is right outside our front door. We love helping them discover it, watching them fall in love with it, and seeing them return year after year to explore even more.

Watch this space for the latest from Dave and the NGH staff on what’s old (it’s Boston, after all), what’s new, what to do, and what not to miss.

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Book Lover's Tour: Boston's Must-Visit Bookstores

In a world where digital media reigns supreme, the timeless charm of a book and the welcoming atmosphere of a bookstore stand out. Luckily the Greater Boston region is home to bookstores that not only offer a wide range of literature but also serve as lively community centers. Staying at Newbury Guest House situated in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood gives you the opportunity to discover these literary gems.

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TD Garden: Boston's Premier Destination for Fun and Thrills

Situated in the heart of Downtown Boston, a short 9-minute drive away from Newbury Guest House, is the renowned TD Garden. Affectionately referred to as "The Garden" by locals this historic location has been a part of Boston’s sports and entertainment landscape since it first opened its doors in 1995 replacing the original Boston Garden.

Afternoon Tea in Boston


Boston’s Finest; Exploring Afternoon Tea

Immerse yourself in the timeless tradition of afternoon tea at some of the delightful spots in Boston, all conveniently located near Newbury Guest House. Take a journey at Beacon Hill Books & Cafe a treasure tucked away on historic Charles Street. With its atmosphere and carefully curated book collection this multi-level bookstore offers an experience on each floor featuring a cozy cafe and outdoor patio where you can enjoy Sunday afternoon tea. Treat yourself to blended tea and indulge in classic tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries amidst the picturesque setting of Beacon Hill.

Antique Stores in Boston


Explore the world of Boston’s Antique stores near Newbury Guest House

Step back in time. Uncover gems at the variety of antique shops in Boston, all conveniently situated within walking distance from Newbury Guest House. Within a 20-minute stroll you'll encounter everything from boutiques to expansive stores each offering a unique peek into the past, and a delightful shopping experience.

Chef's Restaurants in Boston


Exploring the Culinary Scene in Boston; Restaurants, by Renowned Chefs

Boston’s landscape is enriched by the presence of celebrity chefs and winners of the prestigious James Beard Award, who bring a touch of glamour and creativity to the city’s dining scene. Staying at Newbury Guest House in the Back Bay neighborhood provides you with a starting point for a culinary adventure filled with delights from these acclaimed chefs. Below are some standout restaurants to include in your dining plans.

Graduation in Boston


Celebrate Graduation Month in Boston; A Guide to May Events

As the winter frost gives way to the warmth of May, Boston comes alive. Not with the change in weather, but the culmination of years of hard work for numerous students throughout the city. With a multitude of colleges and universities gearing up for their graduation ceremonies Boston solidifies its reputation as Americas College Town. From the storied halls of Harvard to the campuses of Boston University May is a time filled with anticipation and festivity.



Bringing the kids to Boston? Put these top destinations on your list.

Back Bay Boston is a virtual playground for kids of all ages and interests, and one of the best choices for parents who want to spend time exploring, learning, goofing off and generally having a fantastic time right along with them. Boston’s Newbury Guest House in Back Bay’s historic brownstone district is a fun history lesson in itself, and a great home base near the city’s top family-friendly attractions.



Harmony in the Hub: Boston Pops Extravaganza

At Newbury Guest House in Boston, we invite you to immerse yourself in a symphonic journey like no other. The Boston Pops Orchestra, under the baton of luminaries like John Williams and Keith Lockhart, graces the cultural landscape of the city, enchanting audiences with unparalleled musical experiences. Join us as we delve into the magic of the Boston Pops and the mesmerizing lineup awaiting you in the heart of the city.



Sip, Savor, and Discover: Refreshing Beer Tours Near Newbury Guest House

For those with a penchant for hops and a love for all things beer, Boston offers a delightful array of brewery tours that promise to quench your thirst for both knowledge and craft brews. At Newbury Guest House, we understand that beer aficionados deserve an experience that's as rich and diverse as the brews they adore. Join us as we explore some of the best beer tours in and around Boston, each offering a unique blend of flavors, history, and behind-the-scenes insights.