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Acorn Street is one of the few cobblestone streets left in Boston, though in reality it's little more than an alley. The beautiful brick row houses that line the street were once the homes of coachmen employed by the owners of nearby mansions, but today these homes can fetch upwards of $2 million. You have to start somewhere... The Old State House, sits atop the State Street T stop. A grand hallway welcomes you home after a long day exploring Boston. The Fairmont is located in the heart of Back Bay, offering easy walking and transit access to everything Boston has to offer. The Macro Bowl at Root in Allston, MA is made with organic golden quinoa, pickled carrot, kale, chickpeas, nori and avocado. The citrus miso vinaigrette and spicy gochujang aioli really make this bowl shine! The Declaration of Independence was first read to the people of Boston from the State House balcony (far side, not pictured). Two hundred years later Queen Elizabeth II stood upon the same balcony, thanking the people of Boston for their kind reception, and postulating that those long-ago patriots would During my recent trip to Boston, I was showing my husband around the city and had to stop in Quincy Market. While it's definitely a tourist trap--trust me, there are much better places to eat in the city--the display of food was worth a thousand photos. #Delicious #Market #colorful #Weekendgetaway #foodiefinds #sweetspot #red The Old State House in the centre of Boston.
Now surrounded by skyscrapers, this building is the oldest public building in Boston and is now used as a history museum, as well as having an underground train station beneath it.
#architecture Foliage on the common still hangin' on Back Bay aerial view. Even if you don't have a library card check out the Boston Public Library (the red-roofed building with the green courtyard in the picture) at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets. The walls are decorated with murals by John Singer Sargent, its like a mini museum for free. Check out the courtyard too for a quite oasis of green space in the city. No better way to spend a glorious Saturday afternoon in Boston. If America has a birthplace, this is it. As the largest building in eighteenth-century Boston, Old South hosted some of the most important town meetings, where colonists debated and protested everything from forced impressment, to military occupation, to tea taxes. Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Benjamin Franklin are just a few of the many figures that used Old South to press their cause.
Old South was built in 1729 to serve as a Puritan meeting house, and it's large open floor plan enabled nearly 6,000 colonists to gather under one roof. Once war broke out in 1775, the British holed up in Boston and converted Old South into an indoor riding school - removing and pews and pulpit and filling in interior with dirt. After the war it took the congregation eight years to restore the damage.
Although it survived the Great Boston Fire of 1872, the building was little used and was slated for demolition in 1876. That it survives today is thanks to a group of twenty women who organized a $400,000 fund-raising campaign to save the building and open it as a museum.
Today you can still visit the Old South Meeting House, where thoughtful displays recount it's place in history. Also, be sure to gaze up at the steeple, where a 1766 tower clock (still operating) and an 1801 Paul Revere Bell keep the time. Cool Mexican gastropub just off Copley Square. The tequila drinks and sangria were top notch, and strong. Pictured here is the diablo margarita which expertly combines sweet and spicy with reposada, triple sec, serrano chiles, blood orange, pineapple and strawberry. In this era of faux aging it was stunning to see this building facade of an aged patina on this building Worth a ride to Inman Square, and if you're already in the neighborhood for dinner, they're open late for dessert. Choose from something like 50 flavors, including Coconut Butterfinger, Ginger Molasses, Adzuki Bean, and Khulfi. Built in 1680 after the Great Fire of 1676 destroyed a previous residence, this two-story townhouse was purchased by Paul Revere in 1770. He moved here with his wife, five children, and mother, but by the time he sold the house in 1800 he was on his second wife and had fathered a total of 16 children!
The house is typical of early Massachusetts Bay timber construction, and it's Boston's only surviving 17th-century dwelling. The house is L-shaped with the kitchen in the back, and it is likely that Revere passed through the kitchen door to begin his famous midnight ride on April 18, 1775.
To save the building from demolition, Revere's great-grandson purchased it in 1902 and restored it to it's early eighteenth-century appearance. Despite the years, ninety percent of the structure is believed to be original timber.
Today the house is operated as a small non-profit museum with an entrance fee of $3.50.
Great place to satisfy a cannoli craving. Don't be discouraged by the long line - it moves fast. Besides, it will take you that long to decide on your order, with options like flavored cannoli, hard and soft biscotti, torrone, eclairs, whoopie pies, macaroons. cookies, cakes and more. Once you have your box of goodies step around the corner to tidy little North Square and enjoy.
Everything is baked fresh on site, and they're open daily from 8am until at least 10pm. The oldest cemetery in Boston dates back to 1630 and was in use for about 30 years. Among the historic folks buried here are John Winthrop, the Colony's 12-term governor, and Mary Chilton, the first woman to step off the Mayflower.
In 1686 the Church of England decided to establish itself in Boston. Since no colonist would sell land for a non-Puritan church, King James II ordered the governor to clear space in a corner of the cemetery for a modest wooden church. In 1749 a larger stone church was built around the wooden one, which was then dismantled and removed through the windows. The wooden church was later reassembled as an Anglican chapel in Nova Scotia.  I was amazed at the mass and all of the lines these type of ships have.This is the USS Constitution it's a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. Launched in 1797, An example of a cable-stayed bridge which takes traffic over the banks of the river Charles...which always makes me think of the Standells: At look at the intricate woodwork and glass tile of the sanctuary, part of the redecoration work completed in the 1890s by the Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company. Boston's third oldest cemetery was established in 1660. An estimated 5000 people were buried here, though many of them shared tombs and headstones (there are only 2300 headstones). Furthermore, the headstones were all arranged into rows during the 1800s to conform to the standards of the day (and to make it easier to mow), so it's anyone's guess where the bodies are actually buried.
John Hancock. Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, James Otis and the victims of the Boston Massacre are all buried (somewhere) here. While you're in the neighborhood don't forget to stop and check out the pastries here. Sure, you probably already had a cannoli from Mike's, but you'll also need to try one here to have all the facts.
Also, for some savory with your sweet, grab an arancini (deep-fried rice ball) from the back - it's the chef's own recipe and we were quite pleased with it. Built in 1712 to serve as a residence and apothecary shop, this building continued to serve that purpose until the early 1800s. It first became a bookstore 1828, and soon after became the publishing house of Ticknor and Fields. During this period (1832-1865) it was a popular meeting-place for authors such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Under threat of demolition the building was purchased by the non-profit Historic Boston, Inc in 1960. From my college days in the mid-90s I remember it as the Globe Corner Bookstore, but it's difficult to make a living selling maps these days :) Today, as you can see, it houses a Chipotle. Tasty waffle shop. Light, crispy with ripe fruits, chocolate. Nutella too, of course. #merch The reflection of the old Hancock Tower (now called the Berkley Building) in the new Hancock tower. The top spire of the old tower changes color depending on the day's weather forecast. Know the rhyme, know that day's weather.
Steady blue, clear view/ Flashing blue, clouds are due/ Steady red, storms ahead/ Flashing red, snow instead The Commonwealth Avenue Mall is a pleasant place to walk (and do some geocaching) in Boston.
See more at: http://intentionaltravelers.com/2014/10/23/cohasset-and-boston/ Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a beautiful spot to see plantings, and bird life especially during spring migration. The gate opens at 6:30 am for birders. There is a smart phone audio tour available. Along with birds, and landscaping, there are an infinite variety of architectural gems. The Boston a Public Garden is a beautiful place to walk around. You will find alliums planted throughout Boston, especially in the Public Garden.
#Patterns Visiting the Charleston Naval Shipyard - Boston and the USS Constitution. Twas only the 2nd time in my 5.5 years in the Navy I stepped foot on a navy base.
USS Cassin Young (DD-793) The eye of the pond #snow
This photo was taken at around 1:00 AM during a winter storm on Valentine's Day without flash. This is one of many iron statues representing revolutionary figures at Ft. Washington Fort in Cambridge, MA Stop here before starting down The Freedom Trail for free maps and advice from the National Park Service rangers inside. It's all free, unlike at some of the other Freedom Trail information kiosks.
Despite it's rather workaday appearance, Faneuil Hall is often referred to as Tucked away down this narrow alley is a fantastic Italian sandwich shop and specialty market. Imported cold cuts, cheeses, pasta, olive oil and more fill every nook and cranny with old world charm. While we didn't get a chance to try the sandwiches, the chicken parmesan and panino are on my list the next time I'm in town. Check out a well-done local news clip here: http://youtu.be/lWUSjLF0xVM Washington Tower, located inside the Mount Auburn Cemetery was built by Jacob Bigelow in 1852 to 1854. The view from the top affords a panoramic view of Boston. The Cemetery draws many types of visitors - those interested in the notable buried there (some include: Buckminster Fuller, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Abraham Maslow, and B. F. Skinner), the diverse landscape plantings which include 16,000 plants, and the wildlife (frogs, turtles, coyotes and migratory birds).
It's still a working cemetery, so be mindful of some of the general rules which are posted at the gates. One of my favorite shots. Boston, MA. 27 Jan 2016. Shot from the parking garage at the museum of science. The renowned Lobster Bake at Legal Sea Foods.
A cup of clam chowder, steamers, mussels, chouriço, corn on the cob, all topped with a steamed 1 lb. lobster. Time your tour just right and you'll get to hear organists practice on the church's 1929 Welte-Tripp organ. This 3,530 pipe organ is one of the last surviving church-based instruments produced by the German-based Welte corporation (WWI seizure acts and the Great Depression nearly put the company out of business, and the 1942 bombing of it's German factory sealed the deal).
The organ features 4 keyboards, and the 65 ranks can imitate each section of a full orchestra. In addition, a play-back system allows the organist to play duets with himself. Sometimes winter is terrifying after lots of #snow and ice #iciclesofdeath #architecture #Bestof5 #WinterWonders I love the domed ceiling here. I don't know how anyone gets any studying done because I would spend the whole time looking up! I love the history behind this area Spending the week-end in Boston. This is the Oldest commissioned warship. Being a Navy vet this was definitely a priority stop. She is most famous for her actions during the war of 1812 against the UK, when she defeated five British warships. Also known as 'old Ironside'.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Constitution #JitTravelDiaries #Boston #VisitUSA #TrinityChurch Victorian mansions of Back Bay shadowed by tall trees are set in neat rows parallel to the Charles River to the north , this area actually extends from the river to the modern 52-story Prudential Tower from where this photo was taken .Boston USA . Morning walk it's cold! 14digs! #green If you're walking The Freedom Trail this is a great place to take a break and grab an iced tea. The energetic tea-ristas can help you choose from a variety of unique and aromatic flavors. Transport yourself to Italy by visiting this quaint Italian sandwich shop and specialty market, tucked away down a narrow alley in the North End. Imported cold cuts, cheeses, pasta, olive oil and more fill every nook and cranny with old world charm. While we didn't get a chance to try the sandwiches, the chicken parmesan and panino are on my list the next time I'm in town. Check out a well-done local news clip here: http://youtu.be/lWUSjLF0xVM Built in 1713, it was the seat of the Massachusetts legislature until 1798. One of the landmarks on Boston's Freedom Trail, it is the oldest surviving public building in Boston, and acts as a history museum operated by the Bostonian Society. Back Bay skyline at night. Picture taken across the Charles river in Cambridge... The loop around the river is a great walk day or night, and offers the best views in the city. #Boston #USA If I lived in Boston I'd be dining here once a week :) Tasty, homemade ice cream in a wide selection of seasonal flavors. Summer Peach anyone? Or how about a Caramel Apple Sundae? Twelve locations in the greater Boston area means you're never far from heaven... Duxbury Oysters at Summer Shack. They were huge, succulent, meaty, and perfectly chilled!!! Summer Shack is a very chilled back restaurant that is for serious seafood lovers who love to eat with their hands! Get ready to slurrrrp up some wonderful goodness. #restaurant Boston's dark angel... go see if you can find her on the corner of Arlington and Beacon Street. I've always loved this statue she looks totally different depending on the light and season. A reading room. #books #library #reading #boston One of the many beautiful buildings in this beautiful cemetery. Love the huge variety of delicious treats at Mike's Pastry. We enjoyed a chocolate mousse cannoli and tiramisu- both great!
See more at: http://intentionaltravelers.com/2014/10/23/cohasset-and-boston/ Complicated looking lock, one among hundreds left on a bridge by loved ones. This is the site of the Boston Massacre.
#architecture The Bunker Hill Monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill (which actually took place on Breed's Hill), the first major conflict between British and Patriot forces in the American Revolutionary War, fought there June 17, 1775.
The 221-foot granite obelisk (compared to 554 feet of the Washington Monument) was erected between 1827 and 1843 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. Zakim bride Boston When in Boston, it only makes sense to partake in the official dessert of Massachusetts, the Boston Cream Pie.
In actuality, it's more cake than pie, but semantics aside, the place to consume one is at the source; Parker's Restaurant.
Owners of the Parker House Hotel state that the Boston cream pie was first created at the hotel by Armenian-French chef M. Sanzian in 1856.[ Sunset on Paul Sparkles in the winter twilight... Public library in Boston. This is the old part of the building. The new part is also very beautiful. Here's how Spring says hello. 💕
#Springfun Another library checked off my list! #lifeatexpedia #lifeatexpedia #patterns Every Memorial Day weekend the Boston Common is covered with 37,000 American flags organized by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund. Each flag represents the men and women from the Bay State who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country since the revolutionary war.
#Patterns The best savory baked goods, good soup, strong coffee. The feta tomato squares are unique and delicious. Local artists featured on the walls. Memorial Day, 37,000 flags. One for every MA person who died in a war since Revolution In addition to great cocktails you'll also find some tasty grub. The picante guacamole had a nicely balanced heat and the chorizo corn dogs were a hit (if I can't find them in Seattle I might have to craft my own). The little girl was about to get all wet but what the heck! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow National Historic Site.
#architecture When you're not sleeping at dawn, get out and walk. Boston is beautiful and safe. This is in the anteroom of the Mapparium. What is a Mapparium you ask? It's a 30-foot stained glass globe housed inside the MBE Library. It is the only stained-glass walk through globe in the world. Sadly, photography is forbidden inside the globe, but it's totally worth the visit if you have time in Boston. Acoustically, it is known to have the whispering gallery effect which means that one could whisper across the room to another person and it would be heard clearly. Their beyond excellent clam chowder is super filling. I could barely finish my six grilled oysters after that knock out bowl. And it is the oldest functioning restaurant in the USA. This is one of the sites along the Freedom Trail. Built in 1798, signature dome on the State House was originally made of wood, but was later overlaid with copper by Paul Revere. It wasn't until 1874 that it was covered with a 23-karat gold leaf. Excellent place to enjoy a strong cup of tea, knock down a few pages of your book, or just watch the bustle of Harvard Square. Flag Garden in Boston Common A peek at the city skyline through the iron railing of the Longfellow Bridge (aka Salt & Pepper Bridge.) Go! Walk, job, run round the approximately 4 mile loop between the Longfellow and Mass. Ave. Bridges, best city and river views. Brownstones of Back Bay- in miniature! Trinity Cathedral in Boston, in its full color and beauty. We were drawn to Flour Bakery in Boston because of Joanne Chang's awesome cook books. When we tried the stuff in real life, it was AMAZING. I typically don't go for nuts on my pastries, but this sticky bun changed my mind. The gooey, caramelized topping was perfect. I give this a 8.5 out of 10. Excellent!
For more in Boston and Cohasset, see our blog post: http://intentionaltravelers.com/2014/10/23/cohasset-and-boston/ You have a beautiful view up there. It's a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of Boston. It's also very lovely by night. A truly creative pie from Penguin Pizza topped with butternut squash sauce, goat cheese, braised leeks and fried sage. Acorn Street is easily one of the most photographed streets in the country, let alone in Boston. It is one of the few streets left where you will still find true cobblestones. 😍
#InStone The oldest eating establishment in America... Weeping Beech tree, Boston Public Garden. Ah, the Weeping Beech, it's a tree, it's a shelter... it's beautiful. Go have a look, and hide underneath on a sunny day. Killer lattes. Amazing pastries. Like a French cafe in Brookline. Yummy! The best cannoli on the planet! Street in front of Boston's Faneuil Hall Prudential Building in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. delish little cakes and great prople wstching at tables by window. Fountain by artist Laura Baring at Maher Field, an offshoot of the Fresh Pond Reservation path system. Look for it next time you go around the lake. Red Lentil is one of my favorite go-to restaurants for vegan food in the Boston area. This Thai peanut soba noodle salad was amazing! It's made from chilled soba noodles, carrots, red peppers, cilantro, bean sprouts, green onion, fresh greens and an incredible homemade peanut sauce. I will definitely be back for more vegan deliciousness at Red Lentil! Amazing beetles at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
A fantastic museum with great collections and displays.
#sciencetourist #science #beetles #harvard The building that the Boston library is in is almost like a museum! It has an open courtyard in the center along with a small cafe. The Green Goddess is my go-to bowl at Life Alive in Cambridge. It has avocado, broccoli, kale, legumes, tofu and brown rice and is topped with a creamy ginger-flax-shouyu sauce. So good! One of the views from the Skywalk Observatory which provides a 360 degree view of Boston and the surrounding area from the 50th floor of the Prudential Center.
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Breakfast included
Smoke-free property
Multilingual staff
Concierge services

Location

Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Harvard Graduate School of Design and Harvard Science Center. Harvard Square and Harvard University are also within 15 minutes. Harvard Square Station is 12 minutes by foot and Central Square Station is 20 minutes.

Property Features

Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has concierge services and a library. Breakfast is free. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free local calls. Guests will also find flat-screen TVs with cable channels and desks. Bathrooms are shared.

A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. This Cambridge bed & breakfast also offers a library, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff.

A Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge is a smoke-free property.

  • Free breakfast 
  • Library 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Year Built 1897 
  • Total number of rooms - 3 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Concierge services 
  • Multilingual staff 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Shared bathroom 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free local calls 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is served each morning between 6:30 AM and 9 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Game drive nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Bed & Breakfast Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

Check-out time is 9 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Only service animals are allowed
No elevators

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Bed & Breakfast Cambridge
  • Bed & Breakfast in Cambridge
  • Cambridge Bed & Breakfast
  • a Bed And Breakfast In Cambridge
  • a Bed & Breakfast In Cambridge Hotel Cambridge

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Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


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