Local Attractions in Boston
Boston - Home to all that’s old and new.
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The Yankee Classic is being held at the Marriott-Cambridge Center, just 5 miles from Boston’s Logan International Airport. Located on Boston’s ‘Left Bank’, nestled amid the buildings of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Marriott is a charming venue that offers a health club, swimming pool, Bogeys Sports Bar & Restaurant, and MC2 a European styled fine dining restaurant. Its pretty 10,000 sq ft ballroom and adjoining areas, complete with food court, restaurants and Starbucks are a perfect venue for these elegant championships.
Downtown Boston, with everything this scintillating city has to offer, is just minutes away across the Longfellow Bridge, and the imposing skyline and the Charles River with its pretty sailboat backdrop can be seen from your room. Watch as the university rowing crews practice their skills on the Charles, and return to the boathouses just along the river bank.
Visit Harvard Square only a few minutes from your door; take the opportunity to sample some of the fine cuisine for which Boston is justly famous. Legal Seafood, a Boston standout, can be found a few steps from the hotel’s plaza entrance where you’ll also find the entrance to the 'Kendall Square' T- Station (the subway), a food court and Au Bon Pain for quick snacks.
Boston always features as one of the 'USA's Top Destinations', on a list compiled by 'Meetings & Conventions', a trade journal for meeting planners, and this is evidenced by the sold-out status in the city's hotels, so be sure to take the time to visit this great city's attractions.
A simple and easy way to see the sights - the landmark ‘Trolley’ Tours start right outside the door and will take you to the most prominent of the area’s historic sights, including ‘Old Ironsides’-the USS Constitution, Quincy Market and Fanueil Hall, the Freedom Trail. Be sure to get off on Boyleston Street and walk over one block to Newbury Street, famous for international shopping and boutiques as well as sidewalk cafes and fine restaurants. Buy your ticket in the morning and ride the Trolley all day, getting on and off at will and spending as much time as you want in any area that interests you. History in the morning, lunch at Quincy Market then off to Newbury & Boylston Streets for the best ther is to offer in shopping,where the very best international labels can be found. If you're in a pastoral frame of mind, the Boston Public Garden is a MUST. One of the oldest gardens in the USA and situated right on Boyleston Street, this beautiful oasis is the heart of the city should not be missed.
Boston, a mecca of high technology that's also a relentlessly historic destination is a city well worth a visit!
‘Boston's hospitals and medical centers are among the best in the world, and a hot topic is the ongoing health-care revolution. Banking and financial services, computer technology, and the insurance industries are thriving. That drives down the unemployment rate, and perhaps not so coincidentally, the crime rate is historically low, too in this, the largest college town in America. The restaurant scene sizzles, with new spots opening and old favorites changing with the times or continuing to do what they've done well for generations. Whether you want to follow in the footsteps of Paul Revere or Ally McBeal, Boston offers something for everyone, and plenty of it.’
Quote from the Frommer Guide to Boston
Visit the Boston Tourist Board website at BostonUSA.com for information, maps, museums - don't miss the Isabella Gardner - and destinations.
CAMBRIDGE - Boston's Left Bank
Cambridge, Boston’ Left Bank , is the spirited side of the historic Charles River, just a bridge away from Downtown Boston. Packed with international flair and youthful vitality, Cambridge is the birthplace of higher education in America. Harvard College was founded in 1636 and on the other side of town the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is renowned as the epicenter of emerging cyberculture. Daily Campus tours, led by the student guides, leave from campus Information Centers. From Revolutionary War history to the latest in cyber-tech, Cambridge is always a city on the cutting edge and is the East Coast’s leading hub for high tech and biotech.
Founded in 1630 as the first seat of government for the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Cambridge has developed into an international community. No visit would be complete without tasting the world’s menu at the many small ethnic bistros, cafes and elegant dining rooms serving the latest culinary innovations. Cambridge is home to a host of nationally recognized award winning chefs who delight visitors and residents alike. It’s no wonder that Julia Child has called Cambridge home for over 40 years! Small boutiques offer an eclectic collection from haute couture to the latest in street fashions and here you’ll also find the world’s largest concentration of bookstores. In its many music clubs or on its streets, you are as likely to hear a violin concerto, lilting Andean pipes, the rhythm of steel drums or the pulse of a jazz solo. Merging history, education, arts and culture within its lively neighborhood “Squares”, Cambridge is a colorful and vibrant destination. For more information visit www.cambridge-usa.org