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Boston Travel Guide: Hotels and Must-See Attractions

History

Established in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States and appears in our history books more than once.  Famous events such as the Boston Tea Party, American Revolution, and establishment of the First Continental Congress make Boston the spot where much of our early independence was established. Be sure to carve out some time in your trip to explore all, or parts, of the Freedom Trail.  Starting at Boston Commons Park, the trail is a 2.5 mile walk thru 16 different historical landmarks throughout the city. Hotels in Boston often put you within a few steps of some part of the Freedom Trail.

Shops, Sports, Smarts, and Sips

Boston is cobblestone streets, open marketplaces, fabulous food, wharfs, and parks.  So much is in one place to explore. Regardless of which hotel in Boston you make your home base, you can easily get to it all.  Head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace to experience some of Boston at its best with over 70 shops, restaurants and pubs, street performers, and local talent all just blocks from the bay.  Enjoy lunch or dinner on one of the restaurant patios while listening to music and enjoying the lively atmosphere of this central Boston hub.

If you are looking for some serious shopping time, you’ll want to head over to the Back Bay area – specifically Newbury Street.  Spanning eight blocks, shoppers can get lost in stores ranging from megastores like H&M or Forever 21 on the west end, up to Tiffany’s, Cartier, and Armani on the east end.  Two blocks south from Newbury, you’ll find the Shops at the Prudential Center on Boylston Street.  A more traditional mall setting offering a full range of stores and restaurants to enjoy and the only spot in the city to offer a 360-degree view of the city at the Skywalk Observatory.

Boston delivers for sports.  Home to the Boston Marathon, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox, and after a quick drive south to Mansfield, the Patriots.  The whole year round, you can enjoy sporting events all within your reach of hotels in Bostonwhen you visit. No matter your team of choice, or if you love baseball or not, do not miss out on the chance to visit Fenway Park.  Originally opened in April 1912, Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox and the oldest ballpark in the major league.  A home game is a one-of-a-kind experience in this small ballpark.  No seat is a bad seat. If you are on the first base line or sitting on the Green Monster, you’ll have a great time.  No game while you are in town? No worries – year-round tours of the ballpark are available.

For the beer lovers, explorers and aficionados Boston is your place to be.  Home to big names in brews, such as Sam Adams and Harpoon, Boston also plays host to many smaller breweries that require a visit while in town.  Take time to sample the latest brews while grabbing some food at one of the Boston Beer Works locations in the city.  Or, head over to Trillium to experience a family-owned local brewery.  If you have a car, just a short drive north will have you at the door of Idle Hands Craft Ales, Mystic Brewery, and Night Shift Brewing.

As much as this city likes to play, it has always taken seriously, and invested, in education.  Within the city, and neighboring towns, over 100 colleges and universities make their home here.  In the heart of Boston, you’ll find Boston University, Northwestern University, Tufts University, UMass, Boston College, MassArt – to name just a few – all established in the 1800s.  Over the river, Harvard University, established in 1636 and the oldest university in the United States, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) occupy much of the town of Cambridge.  All of these schools in proximity to each other offers the perfect storm of creating an atmosphere rich in art, technology, research, and sports. Hotels in Boston know how to help you make the most of your visit to the city if campus tours are on your schedule.

For the Kid in all of Us

Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!  Well, not really.  But Boston has penguins, sea dragons, and giant sea turtles all waiting to meet you at the New England Aquarium.  At Central Wharf, the aquarium is a favorite stop for locals and visitors alike.  Specializing in all things penguins, visitors can explore and learn about various aqua life, watch an IMAX movie, and even go behind the scenes to meet the animals.

A half mile from the aquarium, the Boston Children’s Museum, one of the oldest in the country, has been offering a fun hands-on approach to learning for over 100 years.  When you enter this museum, you enter a world created with kids, and the young at heart, in mind to learn, experience, grow, and achieve.

Sea creatures – check.  Hands-on fun – check.  Round out the adventures at the Museum of Science and be prepared to be in awe as you experience a trip through the solar system at the full dome screen at the Planetarium show, explore the dinosaur exhibit, and learn about energy, the human body, micro-robotics, and so much more.  There’s a math area, a butterfly garden, and a gift shop for souvenirs. Moving from one museum to another is easy and with so many choices of hotels in Boston, you’re sure to be minutes from one of these fun locations.

Getting Here and Around

Boston Logan International Airport is located less than five miles east of Downtown Boston.  Easily accessible by car, the airport is also on Bostons’s subway system, the ‘T’, allowing access to the city with no rental car.  Of course, a cab or car service is always an option.

Once in the city, you’ll quickly realize that this isn’t your typical city with block after block of sequential streets.  Many of the streets you’ll be walking or driving along are the original streets created for horse and buggy back in the day.  Not to worry though. With a good map or GPS system, you’ll be navigating the streets like a pro.  If you are driving around the area, it is always good to know if it’s a Red Sox or Bruins home game day as traffic around Fenway and TD Garden will be heavy leading up to and after the games. Before and after a game, traffic will pick up and lead to delays.

Day Trips

If you are planning an extended stay in the Boston area, you may be interested in exploring the area.  Pack up the car and head to Nahant Beach, Plymouth Rock, or Salem to enjoy the history, coastal views, and small town charm that Massachusetts offers.  If you want to stay closer to the city, you can hop on the ferry at the Long-Wharf North and explore the 12 islands that make up the Boston Harbor Islands State Park.  Picnic areas, hiking and running paths, camping, and afternoon summer concerts make this area a hidden gem right in the harbor. Hotels in Boston have staff who can help you plan your itinerary, arrange transportation, or purchase tickets to many of the area’s hottest attractions.