Boston, the beautiful and wise capital of Massachusetts, has more than 375 years of history in its walls, which can be discovered with delight through architectural and cultural encounters.Are you planning to stay a long weekend in Boston? Here are some suggestions to help you make the most of your stay.
In the morning, start with a walk through the Public Garden and the Boston Common. To find out what role the Bostonians played in the American Revolution, take the Freedom Trail through the Granary Burying Ground and the King’s Chapel Burying Ground, where several tombstones are named after famous people. Continue to Faneuil Hall, birthplace of the rebellion, then to the North End for a visit to Paul Revere House and Old North Church. A lunch in a trattoria is essential here because this district is also the “Little Italy” of Boston.The afternoon will be spent in the Back Bay area for a tour of the shops and art galleries of the famous Newbury Street, and for the climb to the Skywalk Observatory on the 50th floor of the Prudential Main Tower, which promises a breathtaking view if the weather is nice. Nearby, between the imposing Boston Public Library and the extraordinary Trinity Church, you can buy a half-price ticket (BosTix) for a concert, part of the Bruins or Celtics. In the South End, head to the famous Restaurant Row along Tremont Street for dinner in a good restaurant.
If you have another free day, here is what we recommend. For a double ration of culture, head to the Fenway at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and then, nearby, to the Museum of Fine Arts, where you can have lunch on the patio of the Courtyard Cafe. Alternatively, head to the harbor, where you’ll find the New England Aquarium, the Boston Children’s Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art.In the afternoon, head towards Cambridge. Explore the huge Harvard University and one of its museums, before going to one of the many bookstores in Harvard Square. End your day with a rock or jazz night at one of Cambridge’s many student bars.
In downtown Boston, next to the Freedom Trail pedestrian promenade, Omni Parker House Boston offers air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant and 24-hour gym. Omni Parker House Boston is located 250 meters from Boston Common Park, 600 meters from Faneuil Hall Market and 3.5 km from Fenway Park Baseball Stadium. The rooms in Omni Parker House have an LCD TV, an iPod docking station, a minibar and a coffee maker, as well as a private bathroom with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer. There are free cribs, upon request. The Omni Parker House has a 24-hour reception, meeting room, ATM and parking for an extra charge. Omni Parker House Boston is located 1 km from Beacon Hill. By train, it is 15 minutes from Harvard and 20 minutes from the Museum of Fine Arts. The Boston South Bus Terminal is 800 meters from the hotel.
If your stay lasts three days, the third day could be as follows. In the morning, after a tour of the Old State House, stroll through the narrow streets of Beacon Hill to admire the beautiful mansions designed by architect Charles Bulfinch, or explore the Black Heritage Trail. Take advantage of the proximity of Charles Street’s boutiques to spot the kitchen accessory you’ve always wanted. While you’re there, take a break at the Panificio café-bakery.In the afternoon, visit the Esplanade and its Hatch Memorial Shell. You can then take a short cruise on the Charles River or just watch the boats go by. Finally, dine in Chinatown.