» No. 9 Park, French bistro, expensive, (617) 742-9991

» Omega Pizza, inexpensive, (508) 543-3440

» Outback Steakhouse, ­moderate, (617) 769-9494

» Sausage King, hot dogs, inexpensive, outside of Fenway Park

» Siros, new American, ­moderate, (617) 472-4500

» Sonsie, new American, ­moderate (617) 351-2500

» Stephanie's on Newbury, ­­
new American, moderate,
(617) 236-0990

SHOPPING
» Ermengildo Zegna,
(617) 421-9300

» Louis Boston, (617) 262-6100

» Niketown, (617) 267-3400

» Saks Fifth Avenue, (617) 262-8500

NIGHTLIFE
» Finale, (617) 423-3184

» News Restaurant, (617)
426-6397

» Whiskey Park, ­­
(617) 542-1483

ACTIVITIES
» Baptiste Power Yoga ­Institute, (617) 661-9642

» The Sports Club/LA,
(617) 375-8200

GOLF
» Brookline Country Club, (617) 566-0240

» Sandwich Hollows Golf Club, (508) 888-3384

» TPC Boston, (508) 285-3200

» Waverly Oaks Golf Club, (508) 224-6700

» Willowbend Country Club, (508) 539-5000

WE SAID...
Our Boston bests.



LODGING
» Hotel Commonwealth, moderate, (617) 933-5000. The location may be on historic Commonwealth Avenue (within walking distance of Fenway, Boston University, and Newbury Street), but it's the hotel's modern, high-tech features that helped it nab the title of Best New Business Hotel by Forbes.com.

» The Midtown Hotel, moderate, (617) 369-6240. This may not be the most stylish or up-to-date lodging in Boston, but it's clean, it's conveniently situated, and it's a great bargain. What really takes the cake, though, is the free parking in the garage under the hotel.