Plan Your Trip to Boston and Cambridge
Boston isn't just the capital of Massachusetts--it can truly be considered New England's capital. Beantown can't be beat for historic intrigue, fine hotels, family attractions, shopping that runs the gamut from antiques to trendy boutiques, multicultural dining experiences, theater and other performances, public events and festivals and, of course, pubs! (Continued Below)
Whether you've visited Boston many times or only know the city through impressions formed by watching episodes of Cheers or Ally McBeal, this travel guide is designed to help you plan your trip from start to finish. Find and reserve lodging, design an itinerary that's perfect for you and your traveling companions and discover all of the treats the city is known for, plus a few less-well-known Boston haunts, too.
Boston Feature Articles
A walk along the two-and-a-half-mile Freedom Trail is one of the best ways to get acquainted with Boston and to efficiently visit the city's bounty of historic landmarks.
Must-See Sights in Boston
What are the must-see sights in Boston? For first-time visitors or others who have only spent a short stay in Boston, here is New England travel writer Kim Knox Beckius's picks for the 10 must-see attractions in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Most Unique Tours of Boston
From amphibious tours in a WW II-era "Duck" to PhotoWalks to customized private tours, here are some of the most interesting ways to tour Boston, whether it's your first visit or you're hoping to see and experience something new.
Tour the Samuel Adams Brewery to learn about the history of beer in Boston, see how Sam Adams beers are made and even sample a brew or two.
Boston's Most Wired Hotels
Looking for a Boston hotel with Wi-Fi wireless Internet access, in-room high-speed Ethernet Internet connections, and other helpful business amenities? Here is your guide to some of Boston's most wired hotels. These business-friendly hotel choices will help you stay connected to your office and home while on the road in Boston.
On a scale of 1 to 10, score a perfect 15 for Boston's XV Beacon, an intimate, luxurious lodging property tucked away inside a restored, turn-of-the-century Beacon Hill high-rise.
Hotel: A Bargain in Boston
Affordable accommodations aren't easy to come by in Boston, but here's one hotel that won't leave you broke.
Otter Go... to the Aquarium!
Want to see sea lions smile and penguins play? Then you otter head to the New England Aquarium in Boston, one of the city's perpetually popular family attractions.
Patrick's Day in Boston
If you can't get to Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, Boston may be your next best bet!
Lotta Shuckin' Going On
Union Oyster House is not only Boston's oldest restaurant, it's the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the United States. If you're looking for old-fashioned Yankee atmosphere, you'll relish the restaurant's hand-hewn, wooden ceiling beams, wide-planked wood floors and cozy booths. Or belly up to the famous, semi-circular oyster bar, where upwards of 3,000 oysters are shucked on a busy day.
World's Most Sensual Cocktail
A "Penthouse" magazine panel says you'll find the world's most sensual cocktail in Boston. I'll tell you where to find "Latin Love."
On a sunshine-filled summer afternoon, there is perhaps no better place to be in all of New England than Fenway Park, historic home of Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox. Come along on a virtual tour.
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