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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. 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. 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. 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 Not too much color this time of year inside the Arnold Arboretum, but these glory-of-the-snows (Chionodoxa) popped up in patches all about the grounds.
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a 281 acre arboretum in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale sections of Boston.
The arboretum is open free of charge to the public from sunrise to sunset 365 days of the year. #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 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 #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. 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. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a 281 acre arboretum in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale sections of Boston.
The arboretum is open free of charge to the public from sunrise to sunset 365 days of the year. An old church has been hollowed out and is being prepped for renovation. #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. Complicated looking lock, one among hundreds left on a bridge by loved ones. This is the site of the Boston Massacre.
#architecture The view of the Boston skyline nearly five miles away from atop the 240ft peak of Peters Hill, the tallest point in Arnold Arboretum. 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.[ Sparkles in the winter twilight... Not too much color this time of year inside the Arnold Arboretum, but these tiny blue wildflowers popped up in patches all about the grounds. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a 281 acre arboretum in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale sections of Boston. The arboretum is open free of charge to the public from sunrise to sunset 365 days of the year. 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. Leverett Pond in Boston is a portion of Frederick Law Olmsted's 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. An authentic hot pot experience at Shabu Zen in the heart of Boston's Chinatown. 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. 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.
#Patterns in iron
Mt Auburn Cemetery is located in Cambridge not far from Harvard Square. It is a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. Pieces like this door can be found all over the cemetery, as well as, some very interesting tombs. Yowsa Yowsa Yowsa!
#Delicious #BvsCities Zakim Bridge from North Point Park footbridge. External fire escapes are a classic American image in my mind. Some 'street art' at the top caps it off. If you stay here, take advantage of their free loaner bikes..... A nice way to glide around Harvard square and the river. Make sure your driving skills are on par with Boston motorists before you go. Great Hotel view and a easy walk to the Charles Playhouse Old and new
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Get an overview of this hotelBrookline bed & breakfast in Longwood, near Boston University

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Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Business center
Smoke-free property
Concierge services

Location

Located in Longwood, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Boston University and Fenway Park. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Property Features

Self parking, a business center, and concierge services are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, express check-out and tour/ticket assistance are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 11 rooms offer free WiFi, TVs, and hair dryers. Guests will also find showers and ironing boards.

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This bed & breakfast offers access to a business center. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. This Brookline bed & breakfast also offers tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, and express check-out. Limited onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis (surcharge).

Beacon Inn 1087 is a smoke-free property.

  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Total number of rooms - 11 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Concierge services 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is served each morning between 8 AM and 10 AM.

Bed & Breakfast Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

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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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No elevators
This property requires a deposit of the 1st night's stay plus tax for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • 1087 Beacon Inn
  • Beacon 1087
  • Beacon 1087 Brookline
  • Beacon Inn 1087
  • Beacon Inn 1087 Brookline

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