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).