Imagine your perfect day. Are you settling in to a plush armchair, cracking open a faded cover to pursue new enlightenment in ancient tomes? Invigorated, you next discover a different sort of enlightenment in the restaurants of a city that is both brand-new and flush with history. Slurp down the freshest oysters you have ever had, followed by a perfectly paired Chablis. Refreshed, you follow the trail of spirits long gone but always remembered. You can do all of this and more from hotels near downtown Boston, Massachusetts, where famous landmarks are framed by soaring modern skyscrapers, and old town charm and modern conveniences live hand in hand.
Those who long for the days of yore will rejoice at the chance to see many of the most important historic sites in the city. The day’s adventures begin at Boston Common, America’s oldest public park. Just north, the soaring steeple of Park Street Church bestows upon you an incredible photo backdrop. At Granary Burying Ground, listen for the voices of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, perhaps shouting “The British are coming!” Then visit the places where it all started: The Old South Meeting House and Old State House, where revolution began brewing in the 1760s.
Among unofficial sites on the trail, the Boston Omni Parker House Hotel is one of America’s oldest continuously operated hotels, having played host to every American president since Ulysses S. Grant. The nearby Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in America—although its catch is the freshest around.
Several sites are in the North End, one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods. Aside from hundreds of years of history, it’s also home to the city’s best Italian food. The narrow cobblestone streets beckon you to explore in search of a romantic dinner or dessert to whisk you back to the Old County. Indulge in the slight crunch of cannoli or a sweet rum cake...or both. With North End accommodation like Bricco Suites, you can easily take some back to your hotel for later.
In a city so steeped in history, it may come as no surprise that even the Boston Marathon has been around since the late 19th century. You can join in the revelry on the third Monday each April, when the world’s elite runners begin the race in the town of Hopkinton at 9:30 a.m. You’ve plenty of time to cruise over to the finish line from downtown Boston hotels, though. Stroll past the quaint brownstones and boutiques of Tremont Street, stopping in the Boston Public Garden for a leisurely ride on the swan boats or a delicious cup of coffee. Reach Copley Square about two hours later to catch the first runners crossing the finish line.
Whether you seek a peaceful retreat into times gone by or a festive romp to cheer for your favorite athletes, Boston is your ideal escape. Count on Travelocity to find you cheap hotels in downtown Boston, so you can be in the center of it all, without the costs. It is time to nourish your intellectual side as well as your inner gastronome with a trip to the "Cradle of Liberty."
Be sure to add Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Common and TD Garden to your Boston sightseeing list. People come from all over the world to visit these well-known attractions.
Travelers to Downtown Boston will be well situated to experience Faneuil Hall Marketplace, one of Downtown Boston's most iconic sights.
You'll find a great range of accommodations not too far from Faneuil Hall Marketplace, including The Bostonian Boston, the Oakwood at One India Street, the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston, The Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton and the Harborside Inn Of Boston.
On the hunt for a place to stay within easy reach of Boston City Hall? You'll be happy to hear that there are a lot of accommodation options close by, such as The Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, the Boston Omni Parker House Hotel, the Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel, the Fifteen Beacon and the Financial District Condos by Barsala.
Got some extra time up your sleeve while you're in Downtown Boston? Emerson College is well worth adding to your vacation to-do list.The Central 1BR in Theater District by Sonder, the Staypineapple at The Alise Boston and the Bluebird Suites at West End are some cosy hotel options just a stone's throw from this local attraction. If these options aren't suitable, we also suggest the Distinctive 4BR in Fenway by Sonder or the Smart 1BR in Seaport by Sonder.Colonial Theatre is another interesting sight to visit while you're in the area. Be sure to check it out before heading off on your next adventure.Book a few nights at the Boston Marriott Cambridge, the Global Luxury Suites at Theatre District or the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown to be an easy cab ride from this notable site. The Spacious 2BR in Downtown Boston by Sonder or the Hyatt Regency Boston are some other accommodation picks in the area.
You'll find plenty of places to base yourself in Downtown Boston. Stay near the center without denting your budget at the HI Boston. The Boston Common Hotel is another low-cost option which promises a good night's rest.
If you are after an upmarket place to sleep and relax, choose the Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton or the Bostonian Boston.
Two more popular establishments to bear in mind are the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston and the Harborside Inn Of Boston. They're also not too far from the center of town.