Mix the glamour of a big city with New England’s proud heritage when in Boston. You've never seen a city that honors its past and embraces its future quite like Beantown.
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The Fun of Deciding Where to Stay in Boston
From lodgings featuring views of the John Hancock Tower to rooms overlooking the river,every one of Boston’s charming neighborhoods offers versatile hotels that work for families or business travelers. Luxury hotels in the vicinity of Boston’s downtown will place you just a few short steps from some of the city’s best restaurants, theatres, and shops. Whether you're in town for business or fun, you'll enjoy delicious breakfasts and in-house spas at luxurious hotels. Of course, there are also many cheap deals on motels in Boston that allow visitors to enjoy the charms of neighborhoods lined with brownstones and bakeries.
The Seasons of Boston
The general rule is that there is truly no bad time to visit Boston. After all, the museums and cultural attractions here never slow down. Many people consider summer the best time to come to Boston, when the temperature hovers near 80 degrees, and constant sunshine leads to plenty of activities on and around the Charles River. You'll also face smaller crowds at restaurants, clubs, and shops during the summer, since most students vacate the city in May. Chilly temperatures and routine snowfall during Boston’s winters make heaping bowls of steaming clam chowder essential. Of course, the live performances, museum exhibits, and boutique sales during winter make it a great time to visit. Spring and fall both offer brightness and extremely mild weather.
How to Travel in Boston
Boston is a city that should definitely be experienced on foot. You’ll love passing crowds of college students in the park alongside gentlemen in business suits. In addition, the city features a fairly comprehensive subway and bus system that will let you travel between landmarks and neighborhoods easily. Many hotels are close to public transit and should be able to help you find your way around. If you want the freedom to cover more miles without worrying about train schedules, grab a car rental and see the city on your own time.
How to Experience Boston, MA
Beantown is filled with historic buildings, sprawling university campuses, expansive parks, and fabulous restaurants. Get to the heart of the city by walking the famous Freedom Trail. Other things to do in Boston should include stops at the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, the Boston Children's Museum, the New England Aquarium, and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Put on a comfortable pair of shoes and spend an afternoon or two exploring the narrow cobblestone streetsof Beacon Hill, the shaded paths of Boston Common, and the landmarks of Copley Square. Don’t forget to stop for cannoli in Little Italy in the legendary North End, followed by a detour to Cambridge to visit Harvard University. If you're looking for a romantic way to spend a summer afternoon, visit the pond in Boston Public Garden for a ride on a swan boat. When it’s time to pick up some keepsakes for your friends back home, head to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace or browse the boutiques on Newberry Street.
The huge population of college students and young professionals in Boston generatesa nightlife that is both casual and sophisticated. It’s not unusual to see a crowd gathered to watch an impromptu performance from street singers, dancers, or a magician near the city’s landmarks after nightfall. Check out the bars on or around Lansdowne Street and Kenmore Square…or, if you’re looking for some sophisticated lounges, make your way to the Theatre District and Boylston Street after dark. Of course, you’re certain to find a great spot for a cocktail and some live music if you stick around Faneuil Hall after dark.
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