4.5 min readBy Published On: April 11th, 2023Categories: Features0 Comments on Guide to the Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon weekend in the city is filled with energy and pride! There’s a lot happening all around town and this guide is filled with suggestions on where to eat and drink, street closings and acts of kindness opportunities in the neighborhood! This guide will be updated daily – so make sure to check back!


Whether you’re running the 127th Boston Marathon or just cheering on the runners, you can carbo-load your way around the neighborhood! Here are our picks!

Marathon Bouquets via Love Child

Love Child’s Marathon bouquet features a vibrant mix of yellow and blue blooms and is hand wrapped with love! Treat your loved one to something special after months of training! Each bouquet also includes a custom-made Boston Marathon “Congratulations” card! There is an option to keep the stems hydrated by wrapping them with special floral paper drenched in water, so you can easily bring with you to the finish line! These limited-quantity bouquets are available for pick up as soon as April 15th, and we are OPEN on Marathon Monday for pick up too. You can place your order here! 

Specialty Marathon Cocktail at Yellow Door

Yellow Door is offering the DETOX RETOX 🌿🏃🏽‍♀️ A celebratory margarita special for all of the 127th @bostonmarathon runners & supporters on Monday!  Silver tequila, cucumber + dill cordial, aloe water, pineapple, lime. Available all day 4/17 at all three YDT locations🍹 #marathonmonday #bostonmarathon

Patriots Day Brunch/Lunch

Celebrate Patriot’s Day with brunch at Loco on Monday, April 17th! Look for special additions to their menu!

On Marathon Monday, head to STATS for a Boston Marathon After Party with DJ Artie V.

Lincoln will be serving up brunch on Monday! Reservations are recommended.

Hunter’s will be open for lunch starting at 11am.  DJ from 2-5 and live music from 8-11.

Seapoint will open for lunch at 12pm!

The Broadway will be open for lunch

Publico will be open for brunch!

Roza Lyons too!

PKL is open on Marathon Monday and offering the following Friday – Monday:

Enjoy coffee from Blank Street for $2.62

As Boston gears up for Marathon Monday, Blank Street is excited to offer all Bostonians and marathon spectators their classic Speed Dial hot brew coffee of any size for just $2.62! This in-store-only promotion will be active at all three Blank Street Boston locations on 4/17!

  • 647 Boylston Street  – This location is right by the finish line and will be a super fun spot to catch a glimpse of the final leg of the race!

  • 97 Charles Street

  • 282 Cambridge Street

Marathon Pit Stop Package

In honor of the upcoming Boston Marathon, runners who stay at YOTEL Boston can book the NEW Marathon Pit-Stop package, which is designed to offer all the necessary recovery essentials for participants, as they will receive YOTEL’s Non-Stop coffee for an extra boost after the big day, flip flops for sore feet, treats for refueling, and 25% off on-site dining and drinks post-run (available to guests and non-guests who can show their finisher medal). A portable charger and a “Make Your Own Banner” kit is included as well for race supporters.

With swift check-in at Mission Control and a rejuvenating night’s rest in the brand’s signature SmartBed, followed by nutritious, grab-and-go breakfast options, YOTEL provides an accommodation solution that enhances the lifestyle of its non-stop guests through innovative design and creative technology.

Guests can purchase the package add-on for during their stay, starting at $50. Stays must be booked at least 48 hours in advance at this link HERE.

Be on the lookout for 20-foot daffodils in the Seaport

A garden of modern art will soon sprout in Seaport next month. In a celebratory nod to the Boston Marathon, artist Daniele Frazier will create twenty larger-than-life daffodils. The installation’s 20-foot daffodils are a colorful array of orange, yellow and green and made of rip-stop nylon. The hollow-volume forms will spin according to the wind’s direction and will be found in Seaport Common. 

Cookies for a Cause

Top Shelf Cookies is supporting the community charity runners from Dorchester Running Club!  They will donate 26.2% of sales of stacks of Left On Boylston, Finish Line and even their Blue & Yellow 26.2 Cookies shirt.  Both online and in-store! Stop by and show your support too!

One Boston Day  – April 15th

Let’s honor and reflect on all that is strong and resilient about the City of Boston!  You’re also encouraged to perform an act of kindness! Why not do a good deed by performing a simple act of kindness in the neighborhood? Here are some suggestions! 

Puppy Love

Over 100 Golden Retrievers will gather to honor Spencer and Penny. A golden retriever meetup group is organizing a gathering of over 100 Goldens at the Boston Marathon finish line to honor Spencer, the pup known for holding flags on the marathon route, and his sister Penny. Sadly, both dogs passed away in February.  The goldens will wear yellow bandanas and walk down Boylston Street on on Sunday, April 16th 

Taking the MBTA

The MBTA announced extra service for Marathon Monday.  You can check out the schedule here. 


Wondering about traffic, where to park, and what streets will be closed? The City of Boston has some handy information you can read here! 


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