Boston Mass Attractions
New England Aquarium Dedicated to advancing knowledge of the world of water, this outstanding aquatic zoo features 187,000-gallon circular central tank with a Caribbean coral reef.
Regular marine mammal demonstrations in "Discovery," the floating auditorium moored next to the building. Central Wharf, Boston, Massachussetts.
The New England Aquarium is situated on the waterfront 2 miles from the hotel (a 15-minute cab or subway ride away from the hotel or a 30-minute. The recently-expanded aquarium features 7,000 aquatic animals from around the world.
The four-story Giant Ocean tank contains re-created coral reef and is home to sharks, turtles and moray eels. For more information phone (617) 973-5200 or visit www.neag.org
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The Children's Museum Designed specifically for children, the museum offers a variety of educational and entertaining opportunities encouraging critical thinking, problem solving and role-playing. Museum Wharf, 300 Congress Street, Boston, Massachussetts (617) 426-6500
The Computer Museum The world's only computer museum features the finest collection of vintage computers and robots with more than 150 hands-on exhibits illustrating the evolution and impact of computers. 300 Congress Street, Boston, Massachussetts (617) 423-6758
Boston Marathon The Boston Marathon takes place every year on the third Monday in April. The finish line is about 2 blocks from the hotel. For more information on the marathon please see www.bostonmarathon.org
Boston by Foot Tours - From May through October, Boston by Foot presents daily, regularly scheduled walking tours and prearranged private group tours which highlight Boston's rich heritage of architecture and history. The tours include the Heart of the Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill, Victorian Back Bay, the Waterfront, the North End, Boston Underground, and Boston by Little Feet.
Boston Duck Tours
You'll never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your "Duck", an authentic, renovated World War 2 amphibious landing vehicle, at the Prudential Center in Boston's Historic Back Bay. You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the Birthplace of Freedom and a city of firsts.
And just when you think you've seen it all, there's more. It's time for "Splashdown" as your DUCK splashes right into the Charles River for a breathtaking water-side view of Boston, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else. It's not just a tour, it's an 80 minute adventure! Tickets can be purchased through concierge or for more information and reservations call 617-723-DUCK (3825) or visit www.bostonducktours.com
Narrated by conDUCKtors well versed in Bostons lore and legend, 90-minute tours combine a land view of the city and a splash into the Charles River. Boston Harbor Cruises Bostons oldest and largest cruise company offers a wide variety of scheduled and privately chartered tours including whale watching, Boston Harbor Islands, sunset cruises, historic sightseeing, USS Constitution cruises, and more.
Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall
Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. Faneuil Hall is a historic state building located within Quincy Market. More than 125 shops and restaurants occupy this early-American marketplace. Faneuil Hall continues to be one of Americas first and foremost urban attractions. From the break of dawn to the wee hours, its bubbling brew of shops, restaurants, street performers, and events serves up food, fun and great people watching.
John Hancock's Observatory
Next door to the Fairmont Copley Plaza Boston, the observatory is now officially closed to the public due to a close review of its security operations after the events of September 11th.
Old Town Trolley
Relive Boston on board a fully narrated one hundred-minute tour that picks you up directly at the hotel. Sit back and enjoy all that Boston has to offer while boarding and re-boarding the Orange and Green trolley at stops conveniently located throughout the city. For more information call (617) 269-7010 or visit www.historictours.com/boston
The Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail is a 3-mile red brick and granite path that connects Bostons historic sights from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument. The Freedom Trail takes you on a red brick road past 16 sites that mark Boston's colonial history and role in the start of the Revolutionary War. Favorite stops include Paul Revere's house and Old North Church where the lanterns hung to send Paul Revere on his midnight ride.Freedom Trail
The Public Garden
Located a short 5-minute walk from the hotel, visit this picturesque park and the bronze statues of the Mallard family, the ducks made famous in Robert McCloskey's children's classic book, Make Way for Ducklings. Swan pedal boats in the summer. For more information call (617) 522-1966.
Located a short 8-minute walk from the hotel, across Charles Street from the Public Garden, the Boston Common marks the official start of the Freedom Trail. Boston Common is also home to a skating rink in winter and a splash-around Frog Pond in summer.
Bostons theater district has one or more pre-Broadway shows each year. The arts and entertainment begin with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, the Boston Ballet, and the Wang Center for Performing Arts.
Home of the Boston Red Sox, fans and players alike voted Fenway Park as the best place to watch a professional ballgame. The left field wall, known as the Green Monster is considered one of the most recognizable features of this famous baseball field.
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Home of the Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. Bostons largest entertainment venue for concerts, sporting events, ice shows, and the circus.
Museum of Science A world-renowned educational institution with over 600 interactive exhibits of hands-on fun! Enjoy live animal shows, science demonstrations, ever-changing exhibits and the breathtaking Theatre of Electricity lightning show. Other features include the Mugar Omnimax Theatre and the Charles Hayden Planetarium. Telephone 1-(617)-723-2500
John F Kennedy Library & Museum Location 25 minute cab ride from the hotel Step back into the re-created world of the early 1960's and experience first-hand the life and legacy of John and Jacqueline Kennedy through 25 exhibits, 3 theatres and 20 video presentations. Designed by I.M. Pei, the national memorial offers panoramic views of Boston's skyline and Harbour Islands. Telephone (617) 929-4523
Museum of Fine Arts Location 365 Huntington Ave (about a 20 minute subway ride) One of the great museums of the world, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, houses exquisite treasures representing the art and culture of civilizations worldwide including Asiatic, French Impressionist and Ancient Egyptian. Its outstanding, and in some cases unequalled collections include masterpieces such as Renoir's Dance at Bougival, and the largest assemblage of Monet's outside of Paris. Currently, Van Gogh exhibition Telephone 1-617-267-9300
Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum Location 15-20 minute walk from hotel A breathtaking palazzo, created at the turn of the century by arts patron Isabella Gardiner The Museum displays over 3,000 works of art including paintings by Rembrandt, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian and Matisse. The museum also has a beautiful interior flowering courtyard and outdoor gardens. Telephone 1-617-566-1401
New England Holocaust Memorial This memorial is etched with the numbers of six million prisoners who perished during the Holocaust. Rich in metaphor, the towers recall the death camp chimneys, the Jews and a menorah of memorial candles.
North End Boston
North End Bostons Little Italy is brimming with old world cafes, bakeries and Italian restaurants. Many of the stops on the Freedom Trail can be found in the North End. Paul Reveres House, the Old North Church, and Faneuil Hall are just a few of the most historic stops along the way.
North End Market Tour Join Bostons award winning chef Michele Topor on this three-hour walking market tour of the North End, Bostons historic Italian neighborhood.
Town Trolley The 100-minute narrated tour takes in more than 100 interesting sights. Sixteen stops for guests to get on and off as they tour the city.
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