A Guide to Boston for #INTA2019

Words by:

Nyssa P. Chopra

If you’re an intellectual property lawyer who focuses on trademarks and brand protection, chances are that you’ll be heading to Boston, Massachusetts from May 17-23, 2019 for the annual International Trademark Association (INTA) Conference. While much of your time will be spent in meetings, events, and hosted dinners, you may still want to stroll through the city and discover all the classic charm of the thriving New England capital. Whether you’re looking for dinner spots, historical hotspots, late-night bars, or cozy cafes for small one-on-one and group meetings, here are some suggestions, broken down by neighborhoods.

If you need itinerary ideas for Boston, check out the sample itineraries by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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South Boston Waterfront (near the Convention Center):

  1. District Hall Boston
  2. Caffe Nero
  3. Tatte Bakery
  4. Trillium Brewery
  5. Oak + Rowan
  6. Drink Craft Cocktail Bar

Back Bay:

  1. Porto Boston
  2. Oak Long Bar + Kitchen
  3. Post 390 Restaurant
  4. Thinking Cup
  5. Citrus & Salt

South End:

  1. Bar Mezzana
  2. Shore Leave
  3. Wink & Nod
  4. Coppa
  5. The Buttery

Insider Travel Tips:

  1. Try the cannolis in the North End’s Little Italy neighborhood or delicious oysters, steamer clams, and lobster rolls (or seafood in general) along the waterfront.
  2. One of Boston’s most photographed streets is Acorn Street in Beacon Hill.
  3. Go canoeing or kayaking along the Charles River.
  4. Walking through the city is one of Boston’s greatest pleasures.
  5. Shop along Newbury Street — the 5th Avenue/Champs-Élysées of Boston.
  6. Clothing and shoes under $175 are exempt from sales tax in Massachusetts.
  7. The Greater Boston area is a huge college town, with more than 30 universities around the area.
  8. Check out the local Boston events calendar.
  9. The South End has exploded in popularity lately, especially for young professionals, families, and its large LGBTQ community.
  10. Discover Boston through the eyes of a local luxury hotel’s concierge — meet Elena from the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
  11. May is one of the best months to visit Boston — visit one of the city’s many outdoor spaces or parks to experience a New England spring.


  1. Tour of Beacon Hill Homes
  2. Boston Public Library
  3. Museum of Fine Arts
  4. Freedom Trail
  5. JFK Presidential Library and Museum
  6. Fenway Park
  7. Boston Common
  8. Faneuil Hall
  9. Mapparium

Best day trips from Boston:

  1. Cambridge
  2. Lexington (check out the Inn at Hastings Park)
  3. Walden Pond
  4. Boston Harbor Islands

Plan Your Boston Adventure

  1. FLIGHTS: Search for daily flights
  2. HOTELS:
    • Uber — use code ubernyssa1ue to enjoy ride discounts for first-time users
    • Lyft — use code thecultureur to enjoy $5 off your first ride for first-time users; only valid in select markets


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