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Katie McAleer

Katie McAleer

Katie is a Boston-based lifestyle blogger living in the South End with her Goldendoodle Stanley. She loves exploring New England coastal towns, trying new workout classes, and spicy margaritas! Keep up with her on Instagram and TikTok @katiefromboston

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The best Easter brunches in Boston

The best Easter brunches in Boston

Easter Sunday is a great time to explore some of the best restaurants in Boston. From special a la carte menus to mile-long buffets, we’ve found the best ways to ring in spring and enjoy the holiday with family and friends (and maybe catch a glimpse of a certain bunny). And when Easter is long gone, keep your love for the lazy, late-morning meal going strong with these best brunches in Boston (or wake up early and head to the best breakfast spots in town). RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Boston

The best things to do in Boston this weekend

The best things to do in Boston this weekend

Spring is here and there are lots of ways to get outside and enjoy it this weekend! And if nothing sounds about right, check out the best cheap things to do or the best free things to do in Boston for fun all month long. When all else fails, rally up all of your friends for a boozy night out at one of the best bars in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston

The best St. Patrick’s Day 2023 events in Boston

The best St. Patrick’s Day 2023 events in Boston

St. Patrick‚Äôs Day is kind of like Boston's turn to shine. With much of our city sharing Irish heritage, we love to flaunt our Eire pride just about any day of the year‚ÄĒas demonstrated by our highly frequented¬†Irish pubs‚ÄĒso naturally, we like to go all out for St. Paddy's. While South Boston's annual¬†St. Patrick‚Äôs Day parade¬†is the undisputed highlight in these parts, there's a wealth of other events surrounding March 17, from festivals and races to concerts and cultural tours. Prep for the festivities at one of the¬†best beer bars in Boston¬†and plan ahead for the next day with our guide to the best brunch spots in Boston. Just remember: It's a marathon, not a sprint.¬† RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston

The 16 best Airbnb cabins near Boston

The 16 best Airbnb cabins near Boston

The cold weather is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Don‚Äôt let yourself fall victim to apartment fever this season, instead escape to some of New England's most picturesque cabins available on Airbnb. There is so much to do in New England throughout fall and winter; leaf-peeping, winter sports or simply taking a break from downtown life ‚Äď weekend getaways provide a welcome respite all year round. Check out these cozy¬†cabins near Boston that you can rent to unwind in front of a warm fire in the great outdoors.¬†For other unique accommodations near lots of nature, explore the¬†best secluded Airbnbs near Boston¬†and the¬†best waterfront Airbnbs near Boston. RECOMMENDED: Guide to weekend getaways near BostonRECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs in BostonRECOMMENDED: The best secluded Airbnbs near Boston

21 best things to do in winter in Boston

21 best things to do in winter in Boston

There are many things to do‚ÄĒboth indoors and outdoors‚ÄĒduring the¬†Boston's long cold winter. Outdoor sports enthusiasts can ski and snowboard their way through the season, there are tons of local ice-skating rinks and sledding spots so everyone can enjoy playing outside in the snow. For Bostonians who would rather embrace more of an apr√®s ski scene, check out our best restaurants with fireplaces.¬†For other ways to get cozy beyond the confines of your apartment, grab a steaming hot bowl of the¬†best ramen in Boston¬†or snuggle up at one of the¬†best cocktail bars in town.¬† RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best winter day trips from Boston.¬†

Best things to do on Valentine’s Day in Boston

Best things to do on Valentine’s Day in Boston

While a romantic dinner out is the most popular option for couples celebrating Valentine‚Äôs Day, there are more things to do in Boston than simple wining and dining. Our city offers ample opportunity to treat your sweetie‚ÄĒor your friends‚ÄĒon this Hallmark holiday. Aside from making the usual reservations at most romantic restaurants in Boston¬†and getting fiesty over drinks at one of the¬†most romantic bars around town, you can check out one of these fun events. Choose something unique to do on Valentine‚Äôs (or Galentine‚Äôs) Day this year, and you're sure to impress your special someone.¬† RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Valentine‚Äôs Day in Boston

Guide to Dry January in Boston

Guide to Dry January in Boston

So, you’ve decided to participate in Dry January. The holidays are over and maybe you feel like your body needs a reset, you partied too hard on New Year’s or maybe you’re just looking to start the new year off on the right foot. Whatever your reasons for participating in Dry January are, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together the best places to go out for tasty mocktails, gathered the most fun non-alcohol focused activities and all the ways to get you through the month feeling better than ever in Boston. And if your wallet also needs a reset check out our list of the best free things to do in the city and Boston's best cheap eats.  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston

Most festive bars and restaurants in Boston this Christmas

Most festive bars and restaurants in Boston this Christmas

The holiday season is in full swing and lots of Boston bars and restaurants have gone all out. From over-the-top decorations to Christmas themed cocktails, these local spots are dedicated to helping us get in the spirit. And after you’re done with drinks and dinner be sure to check out all the best holiday light displays around the city! Don’t let the holiday season pass you by! There is so much to do and see in Boston and only a few weeks left. Get all your holiday shopping done at a winter market or get in the spirit by taking in one of the best holiday shows.

19 best weekend getaways from Boston

19 best weekend getaways from Boston

While there are plenty of winter activities to enjoy in the city, sometimes you just want to hit the road and escape to the fresh air, country roads, and charming small towns. Use our guide for top winter getaways to plan your next trip. But if you can't take a whole weekend away, check out one of these day trips from Boston. And once you’re back in town, get back into the swing of things by hitting up the best museums, listening to some stellar live music and dining out at the hippest restaurants in Boston. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Boston. 

The Best New Year's Eve Parties in Boston to Ring in 2023

The Best New Year's Eve Parties in Boston to Ring in 2023

Whether you want to book a table at one of Boston's best restaurants or dance all night, there is plenty to do to ring in the New Year in Boston this year! We rounded up all the best parties happening around the city and beyond so you can close out 2022 with a bang and head into the new year with a smile. And after all the NYE festivities are over be sure to check out our guide to the best things to do on New Year's Day in Boston to step into the new year on the right foot! RECOMMENDED: Boston restaurants open on NYE

Best holiday & Christmas shows in Boston theaters

Best holiday & Christmas shows in Boston theaters

Savor the holiday season by attending a few festive shows this year. Enjoy our city's beautiful theaters and the talented actors and dancers on stage.¬†From classics like the Boston Ballet‚Äôs Nutcracker to new and exciting performances like Cirque Du Soleil‚Äôs ‚ÄėTwas the Night Before, Cirque‚Äôs first-ever Christmas show! We‚Äôve rounded up all the festive, jolly and merry shows you‚Äôll want to grab tickets to this year. When you‚Äôre done, check out one of the many¬†Christmas events in Boston¬†or get some more cheer from a¬†Boston Christmas lights display.

The best things to do in Salem, MA for Halloween

The best things to do in Salem, MA for Halloween

If you read our fall getaways guide you know we love Salem! If you want to really embrace spooky season, Witch City is the place to be. October may be the busiest time of year to visit Salem, but if you plan ahead, you will have the best time. Make sure you purchase tickets for events and experiences in advance and make dinner reservations as soon as possible. Read on to plan your perfect Halloween trip to Salem this October. But also check out the best places for pumpkin picking near Boston, the most haunted places you can visit in Massachusetts and the scariest haunted houses in New England for a true spooktacular season! Recommended: A full guide to the best things to do in Boston.

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Easter with Bambara Kitchen & Bar at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel

Easter with Bambara Kitchen & Bar at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel

For Easter Sunday, Bambara Kitchen & Bar at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel in Cambridge, will be offering their brand-new brunch menu, courtesy of Executive Chef Adam Resnick.The new menu features inspired dishes like the Wagyu Brisket Hash with carmelized onions and salsa verde. Three new Eggs Benedicts options, three new smoothies and more. In addition to the new brunch menu, Chef Resnick is also offering an a la carte Easter special during brunch, a Grilled Lamb Skewer Plate with Jasmin Rice, Mint Chermoula and Swiss Chard. For the kids there will be a festive Shirley Temple garnished with marshmallow Peeps. Make reservations here.

Easter Brunch at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Easter Brunch at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Savor all your brunch favorites at the Boston Harbor Hotel this Easter. Seatings are available from 10:45am-3pm, the special Easter menu will include made to order French Omelets, Raspberry Crunch French Toast, a Raw Bar, Dessert Table and more. Guest will even have the opportunity to take photos with the Easter Bunny! Make reservations here.

CLINK at The Liberty Hotel Easter Brunch

CLINK at The Liberty Hotel Easter Brunch

On Easter Sunday, CLINK at The Liberty Hotel will be serving up a three-course prix fixe brunch menu from 11am to 3pm. ¬†Available for $79 per adult and $39 per child, menu options include Local Goat Cheese and Mushroom Flan, All Day Braised Beef Short Rib, Tarragon Roasted East Coast Salmon, and a Cappuccino ‚ÄúTrifle.‚ÄĚ To make a reservation, please visit here.

Easter Sunday at Rochambeau

Easter Sunday at Rochambeau

Rochambeau, is a vibrant brasserie and café from the Lyons Group full of French flair and flavor. Located in the heart of the Back Bay, adjacent to the Prudential Center, Rochambeau will be serving up a la carte specials in addition to their regularly available menu all day long on Sunday, April 9. Specials will include soft shell crab with stuffed piquillo peppers, chourico, lightly smoked tomato sauce, and basil for $29 and roasted leg of lamb/ farro with pine nut gremolata, Swiss chard, ramp, and rosemary jus for $39. Make reservations here.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen Easter Brunch

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen Easter Brunch

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is celebrating Easter with two Brunch specials from executive chef Zaid Khan available on Sunday, April 9 from 7am to 2:30pm. Enjoy a Raspberry Orange Spritz made with prosecco, Cointreau, lemon and raspberry. Then order the Cracked Golden Cr√®me Egg, a delicious dish of coconut crusted French toast, cocoa, salted caramel anglaise, OAK‚Äôs take on ‚ÄúEggs and Soldiers‚ÄĚ a traditional English dish. View the Easter menu and make reservations here.

Easter Brunch at GRANA

Easter Brunch at GRANA

Enjoy Easter Sunday with a special brunch at GRANA at The Langham Boston. The inspired three-course menu created by Chef Stephen Bukoff will give guests the choice of an appetizer, a choice of one entrée and a self-serve dessert buffet. The menu features decadent dishes such as Carrot Cake Pancakes with rum raisins, toasted walnuts and vanilla mascarpone; Lamb & Eggs with lamb tenderloin, sunny side up eggs, morels, shaved truffle and herb zabaglione; Honey Glazed Ham with potato pave, spring asparagus and béarnaise and more. The three-course menu is $105 per person and $65 for children 5-12 years old. Find more information or make reservations here.

Celebrate National Cocktail Day

Celebrate National Cocktail Day

Friday March 24 is National Cocktail Day! Grab a few friends and check out one of Boston’s amazing cocktail bars. We’ve rounded up the best cocktail bars in Boston, there is a little something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a go-to classic, internationally inspired, or fun and flashy. Share a photo of your favorite cocktail and tag @timeout.boston on Instagram to help us celebrate National Cocktail Day.

Drag Brunch at Summer Shack Cambridge

Drag Brunch at Summer Shack Cambridge

Taking place this Saturday, March 25 from 11am-2pm, Summer Shack in Cambridge is hosting a Wives-themed drag brunch with reality tv star Ashley Darby. As a part of her nationwide drag brunch tour, Ashley Darby (Potomac) will join Neon Calypso for two wild drag brunches, with seatings at 11 am and 2 pm, celebrating all things Wives. All ages are welcome, general admission tickets with bar or table seating cost $25 and VIP tickets with a meet-and-greet cost $50. Entree purchase is also required. Tickets, and more info, can be found here.

RoxFilm Celebrate 25 Years

RoxFilm Celebrate 25 Years

The Roxbury International Film Festival will celebrate thier 25th anniversary this year. Taking place June 20-28, as New England’s largest film festival celebrating people of color from around the globe, RoxFilm will be hosting special screenings every month leading up to the historic 25th festival. This weekend there will be two free screenings: TikTok BoomMarch 23, at 7pm at Bright Family Screening Room, Emerson College Girl Talk March 24, at 7pm at Bright Family Screening Room, Emerson College Get all the details here.

PAX East 2023

PAX East 2023

From Thursday, March 23 to Sunday, March 26, PAX East returns to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Attendees will get to play the most anticipated upcoming and beloved games from companies like The Pokemon Company, THQ Nordic, and Devolver Digital, hear from their favorite YouTubers, content creators, and industry icons at interactive panels, witness blood-pumping game tournaments featuring esports professionals, and much more. Saturday-only badges are sold out, but one-day badges for Thursday, Friday, and Sunday are still available for USD $67. A limited number of four-day badges are still available for USD $247. All badges can be purchased via the official PAX East site here.

Restaurant Fest at Eataly Boston

Restaurant Fest at Eataly Boston

From March 17 ‚Äď April 2 Eataly is excited to present Restaurant Fest. Explore authentic Italian cuisine and enjoy tantalizing dishes prepared tableside and live cooking demonstrations. There will be two-course menus starting at $22 and Italian wines by the glass starting at $10. Get all the details and book a table here.

Boston Ballet’s Don Quixote

Boston Ballet’s Don Quixote

This week the Boston Ballet opened the first show of their Spring 2023 season, Don Quixote. This is the first time Don Quixote has been performed by the Boston Ballet in over a decade! The beloved ballet brings the sparkling with of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel to life with Rudolf Nureyev’s choreography set to a spirited score by Ludwig Minkus. Running at the Citizens Bank Opera House from March 16-26, tickets start at just $39, see showtimes and buy tickets here.

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