At Sonesta, we love to travel for food, and we love a good food holiday! Thursday, August 5 is National Oyster Day, and to celebrate, we’ve included below a few destinations where oyster lovers can #StaySonesta and enjoy the flavor of local bivalves.

New England

A visit to New England means access to all sorts of fresh, delicious seafood, including oysters from a variety of East Coast destinations – Wellfleet, Island Creek, and Pemaquid, just to name a few! When you #StaySonesta at Royal Sonesta Boston, and you’ll be close to all that Boston and Cambridge have to offer, including the area’s numerous oyster bars. Stop by Boston Public Market for a taste from Red’s Best’s raw bar, visit the historic Union Oyster Bar, or if you are feeling adventurous, book a trip to Duxbury, just south of Boston, for an Island Creek Oyster farm tour.

New Orleans

Royal Sonesta New Orleans is known for its dining and entertainment, and for National Oyster Day, there’s no place better than Desire Oyster Bar! Located in the heart of the French Quarter on Bourbon Street, Desire Oyster Bar offers Β fresh Gulf oysters chargrilled, on the half shell and more. Pull up a seat at the raw bar, order a cocktail, and feast on the oysters and other New Orleans specialties available at this iconic spot.

Desire Oyster Bar even added oysters to its burger special for National Burger Day!

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Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is an oyster-lover’s heaven, with many oyster varieties harvested in the region, including Kumamoto, Yaquina, and Pacific oysters. In Seattle, book your stay at The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel Seattle, and you’ll be close to all of the seafood action at Pike Place Market.

Get Eater’s recommendations for Seattle oyster bars.

Portland has its fair share of delicious oyster spots as well, and if you’re looking for oysters and great dining in general, Royal Sonesta Portland Downtown is the place to stay. Plan a visit to EAT: An Oyster Bar, where you’ll find oyster shooters, baked oysters, and more, or immerse yourself in the history of Dan & Louis Oyster Bar, which has been serving up oysters and other seafood since 1907.