With iridescent miniature golf courses in malls throughout North America, Glowgolf adds elements of phosphorescent fun to shopping sessions. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent animals, and lush foliage reminiscent of the glowing trees on Neptune. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to get familiar with each hole's obstacles. Equipment is available on the spot, so players won't have to carry around personal clubs or seek out a bioluminescent caddie.
Head to Boston Chowda Co. for a hot bowl of soup. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Free wifi is available as well. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
You won't be able to make a reservation at Boston Chowda Co. — make sure to plan accordingly. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use. If you're not in the mood to drive, hop on public transportation instead; nearby stops include Prudential Station (Green), Hynes Convention Center Station (Green), and Copley Station (Green).
With prices below $15 per person, you can eat at Boston Chowda Co. as often as you like! Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Boston Chowda Co. since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Shopping has never been more interesting than it is at Shake the Tree. This unique boutique features a little bit of this and a lot of that, from beautifully scented candles and rich hand lotions to a collection of perfume from various designers. Hand-milled soaps and silk scarves stand out for their uniqueness, while wool hats, locally-made jewelry, contemporary dresses and leather wallets and handbags are also available, each set perfectly on a beautiful display inside the sunny shop. Gift ideas include Sriracha cookbooks for home chefs, leather totes for the modern fashionista and even stuffed animals for youngsters. Shake the Tree also hosts monthly cocktail parties featuring some of the designers, with food from area North End restaurants.
Owner, operator, and local artist Marie Corcoran fills Gifted with a bevy of jewelry, pottery, and handbags that she has collected from local craftspeople or made herself. Baby onesies and bibs cover young ones with adorable designs, and her ever-popular collection of handblown glass pieces bedeck walls and mantelpieces with delicate baubles. An ample inventory of thoughtful guy gifts equips gentlemen with watches, ties, and cufflinks tinged with a retro art-deco design and colorful flair. Dog portraits decorate walls with the loyal grin of a black lab or the deeply philosophic gaze of a golden retriever. In addition to her shop, Marie Corcoran helps needy children and families across the world through mission and charity work.