You have to start somewhere... The Old State House, sits atop the State Street T stop. 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 I went to Boston this week for the first time with a camera. It's amazing how different a place is once you look through a viewfinder at it. I always liked it on previous visits, but seeing things as a photographer really opens up your eyes (and mind) about a place - but please don't send me there in the winter! LOL
I caught this during blue hour one evening at Fan Pier Park, staring at that gorgeous skyline. On my way to Maine. Lunch stop at Boston #blackandwhite #waterlust #iphone6 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 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. In this era of faux aging it was stunning to see this building facade of an aged patina on this building 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: 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. Bawsten sunrise! This lovely carousel continues to draw me in. It is populated with representatives of New England's fauna. And best of all, the local school kids were the ones to choose the winning animals. Here's a beautiful whale.
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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) A view of the Boston skyline from the Logan Airport MBTA water shuttle station. It's about a ten minute crossing from Long Wharf to the Logan Airport stop. Skip the traffic! Catch an ocean breeze. Boston Skyline Sunset descends @
Logan airport in Boston. 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 The tower in the center of this photo is the Custom House Tower, a beautiful part of the harbor's skyline. Boston is a walkable city and I admit to some bias, since I was born there, it's an early American history gem. A horse of a different color! This carousel features creatures which are found locally-cod fish, barn owl, lobster, and peregrine falcon. The detail is lovely. Wished I had a kid in tow to stay a little longer... Now this IS the ULTIMATE breakfast of champions: perfectly not over sauced Lobster Eggs Benedict. Barely touched the potatoes bc all of the space in my tummy was dedicated to the core objective! Long waiting line at this establishment. Get there early or expect to wait for a lonnnng time! #restaurant #Delicious A view of the museum before our tour time started. Definitely a fun reenactment tour if you get into it. You even get to pretend to dump a box of tea into the harbor! #colorful
I think my favorite part was the picture frames that We took a great walk and had amazing views. A beautiful rendering of a lobster, known locally as a I love the history behind this area 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 Morning walk it's cold! 14digs! #green Boston Night @Fan Pier Park 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 Got lucky with an upgrade. Great view of Boston! 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. Taking the MBTA Harbor ferry from Long Wharf to Boston's Logan Airport is fast and easy, avoiding traffic and saving time. Boston is an active seaport, as evidenced by the arrival of this tanker on it's way to the tank farms. Last leg home...queuing up to board the puddle hopper to Lebanon NH. Sigh... Boston at Night. 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.[ The jellyfish were mesmerizing! #Blue Sunset on Paul Playing tourist in Boston this week-end. This is the Airport station on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Blue Line. Boston's subway was the first in the United States with the Green Line under Tremont St. which opened in 1897. It was the third oldest to use electrification in the world, after London and Budapest. The Boston skyline is at its best when seen while cruising back into Long Wharf at sunset. Memorial Day, 37,000 flags. One for every MA person who died in a war since Revolution 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. 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. I was part of the design team for this water feature. It's great to see it's working perfectly still after all these years. Huge stars and stripes at Boston Harbour. 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. Bawsten Breakfast of Champions martini: Maple Waffle Bacon martini. YOWSA! Standing on Long Wharf in downtown Boston waiting to take the MBTA ferry to Logan Airport I captured this view of the Boston Customs Tower Building behind the glass paneled building. Originally a customs building the tower is 496 ft high, and as it was built on filled in land, it is supported by 3,000 wooden piles driven into the bedrock. The oldest eating establishment in America... The best cannoli on the planet! Street in front of Boston's Faneuil Hall Prudential Building in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood. Waiting for a train. It was wonderful to see kids were enjoying the fountain which I worked on. It's called Mike's Pastry in Boston's North End is famous for their cannolis, which come in a wide range of flavors. We got chocolate mousse. We also tried the tiramisu and both were delightful!
For more from Boston and the surrounding area, see our blog post here: http://intentionaltravelers.com/2014/10/23/cohasset-and-boston/ First off, picking something at mikes pastry is so hard as everything looks amazing and it huge!!! Finally chose this chocolate covered Cannoli (my first cannoli ever actually), and OMG, I now know what all the hype is about. Easily worth every calorie!!!
#delicious #BvsCities Zakim Bridge from North Point Park footbridge. Great City for a walk Boston at night Mussels in a white wine sauce with garlic, red onions and a side of garlic bread. What a great appetizer! Was using my spoon to get more of the sauce once I devoured these mussels guys. LOL. A memorial to fallen soldiers contains rows of blank dog tags. You'll find this tucked into a corner of Paul Revere Mall between the Paul Revere Statue and Old North Church. Mini Takes the States 2014 Road Rally Bethlehem to Boston leg:
The Final venue for the Rally ! What a great place to end up Fenway is a great stadium, full of baseball history, and Red Sox games are always fun. Boston #architecture #weekendgetaway Oldest working restaurant in the state Boston harbor is beautiful. Quincy Market is a historic market built in 1824. Full of stalls, bars and a large food hall it is definitely a must if you are in Boston. Ok folks this place gas been in business since 1826 and continues to feed awesome meals ! Can not go wrong here !! Great atmosphere plus your eating in a historical building I can't think of any other national historical building where you can do that - a must to see a must to eat !! Kukulkan descends the steps of the WTC Boston in equinox perpetual.
This curious snake sculpture is located between world trade center ave and the seaport Boston hotel. Old architecture
#UrbanJungle Boston, MA It all started here, well close to here!! On June 17, 1775, the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. Despite their loss, the inexperienced colonial forces inflicted significant casualties against the enemy, and the battle provided them with an important confidence boost. Although commonly referred to as the Battle of Bunker Hill, most of the fighting occurred on nearby Breed’s Hill. #stunningstructures in downtown Boston, MA. #frattography Boston clock tower
#StunningStructures Boston Skyline Boston Cream cake Street musician front of the Old State House Museum. State House in Boston, Massachusetts
#weekendgetaway Old North Church where Paul Revere said Spring in Boston! Colorful flowers emerge among ancient headstones.
#StunningStructures Penguins at the New England Aquarium. The aquarium has some great learning exhibits and educational programs. A grey and rainy day at the Boston Harbor. A scan of a photo taken on a work trip to Boston in 1999. Unfortunately I can't remember what the name of the shiny building was. Memorial Garden to honor the men and women in the armed forces and the civilians who lost their lives in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. Love watching boats on the Charles River from the Boston University Bridge #goldenhour #waterlust
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Free self parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Indoor pool
24-hour business center

Baseball nearby

Within 2 miles of Boston's Logan Airport, Courtyard by Marriott is 5 miles from baseball's Fenway Park and a 15-minute drive from shopping at historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

American restaurant

Brinkleys Restaurant serves casual fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A complimentary business center is open 24 hours, providing computers, printing, and faxing.

Wireless Internet

Courtyard by Marriott's business-friendly guestrooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and desks with ergonomic chairs; cable/satellite TV includes pay movies and video games.

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

At Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan Airport, a giant paper airplane is suspended above the 2-story lobby, which features multiple seating areas and a fireplace. Upon request, the hotel offers complimentary 24-hour shuttles to and from the airport, the train station, and area restaurants. A complimentary on-site business center provides computers, printing, and faxing, and complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. The hotel features 1,900 square feet of meeting facilities.

Brinkleys Restaurant serves casual American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located in the lobby, The Market sells snacks and drinks 24 hours a day. The fitness center offers cardio and strength-training equipment, and an outdoor pool is open seasonally. On-site parking is free during overnight stay, and extended parking is available for a fee.

  • Express check-in 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-out 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1972 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 177 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1900 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 356 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge), Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Video-game console 
  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 

Where to Eat

Brinkleys Restaurant - Classic American food including burgers, salads, and pizzas. 16 plasma TVs. Open for buffet and à la carte breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Brinkleys Lounge - Pub serves dinner, reservation is required.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel includes a fitness facility and seasonal outdoor splash pool.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 16 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 25 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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