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 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 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/ 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 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) #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 One of my favorite shots. Boston, MA. 27 Jan 2016. Shot from the parking garage at the museum of science. 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 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. We took a great walk and had amazing views. 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! A beautiful rendering of a lobster, known locally as a 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 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. 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 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.[ The jellyfish were mesmerizing! #Blue Sunset on Paul Sparkles in the winter twilight... The Boston skyline is at its best when seen while cruising back into Long Wharf at sunset. 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 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. 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. Bawsten Breakfast of Champions martini: Maple Waffle Bacon martini. YOWSA! 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.
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Stylish convenience

Hilton Boston Back Bay enjoys a prime location just steps from Copley Square, 1 block from the fashionable Newbury Street shopping, 5 blocks from the Theater District, and across from the Hynes Convention Center.

Elegant entrance

Elegant marble floors and upholstered furniture grace the hotel lobby; Hotel has a year round accessbile indoor pool and state of the art fitness facilities. WiFi (surcharge) is available in all the guestrooms and public areas of the hotel.

Equipped guestrooms

All 390 soundproofed guestrooms have city views, coffeemakers, WiFi (surcharge), pay movies, and premium cable channels.

Languages Spoken

Hilton Boston Back Bay

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Hilton Boston Back Bay is across the street from the Hynes Convention Center. Fashionable Newbury Street features shops, restaurants and galleries one block away. The Prudential Center is one block from the hotel. The hotel is equipped to handle groups of up to 300 in its 15 meeting rooms.

The hotel has a fitness center and indoor pool.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 15 
  • Restaurant 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1394 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 15000 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 390 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower only 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room safe 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Heating 

Where to Eat

Forty Dalton - Dine in casual comfort in Forty Dalton, offering uniquely inspired cuisine combining fresh local ingredients with innovative interpretations for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A private dining room is also available for a more intimate gathering whether in celebration or a meeting. Relax with your favorite beverage in the lounge while watching your favorite game and enjoying some lighter fare. The wine list includes an extensive list of American and International selections.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel's 5,000-square-foot fitness facility features a 25-foot indoor pool, spa tub, and outdoor sundeck. An exercise room with cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and free weights has a Bose stereo system and multiple plasma TVs.

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

  • 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 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • 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 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Parking height restrictions apply

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 17 and USD 25 for adults, USD 13 and USD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 46.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-in fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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Up to 3 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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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