BOS­TON

Friday - - Travel -

THE PEACE­FUL ONE Bos­ton has East Coast fi­nesse, tran­quil parks, sweep­ing bridges, dis­creet al­ley restau­rants and slinky jazz bars. The per­fect prom­e­nade: Stir pas­sions with a stroll through the his­tory of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion: Bos­ton’s 4km Free­dom Trail links key sites (the­free­dom­trail.org). Make your own dec­la­ra­tion of in­de­pen­dence, cir­cling Ja­maica Pond, where blos­som looks mag­i­cal re­flected in the wa­ter. The cosy bar: Cud­dle up on a vel­vet sofa in op­u­lent den Yvonne’s (yvon­nes­boston.com). There are even baked oys­ters. The can­dlelit din­ner: Se­cret, cush­ioned court­yard; creamy French fare; a brown­stone build­ing in pretty Bea­con Hill – At­mo­spheric Hun­gry I is so loved by lo­cals, you’ll need to book at least two weeks ahead (hun­gryi bos­ton.com; mains about Dh114). The ro­man­tic stay: Eliot Ho­tel’s mar­ble and satin are sauced up by gold (elio­tho­tel.com; dou­bles from Dh940, room only).

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