Where else in the world can you stand inside a stained glass world globe, eat Boston cream pie where it was invented, throw tea chests overboard in a reenactment of the Boston tea party, and take in 360 degree views of Boston?
Every city has one iconic bar you simply have to visit. Experience the 360-degree views of the city from Boston’s highest restaurant and bar.
Plan to go at sunset when the city changes from the glow of late afternoon sunlight to a twinkling fantasyland of lights, or on a clear day when you can see forever.
Try the shareable Citrus Marinated Chicken Skewers with farro tabbouleh, cucumber, mint, tomatoes, warm pita, arugula, and basil aioli at $20.00; or maybe order a glass of wine with the Mediterranean Spreads and Pickled Vegetables at $22.00, which has roasted garlic hummus, baba gannoush, warm pita, seasonal vegetables, and marinated Greek olives.
When: Lunch is served Monday—Saturday from 11:30 am to 2 pm; brunch on Sundays is from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Dinner is served Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Chester Lindsay Churchill built the Mapparium in 1936 and the three-story, stained glass spherical map of the Earth is frozen at this point in time. It is the only place on Earth where you can actually stand inside a model of the world. The Mapparium is at The Mary Baker Eddy Library, but you won’t be able to see it from the outside. The updated LED fixtures make the colors really glow in rich hues.
Tours of the Mapparium run every 20 minutes, lasting 15-20 minutes. The first tour of the day starts at 10:20 a.m., and the last tour starts at 4:00 p.m. Admission to each tour is on a first–come, first–served basis.
When: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Cost: General admission – $6.00 per adult, $4.00 per senior (62+), student (with ID), youth (6-17), and military (with ID); free for children (0–5) and special needs assistants.