Planning a meeting, conference, convention, seminar, off-site event, party, wedding, or reception in Boston?
Well, sit back and relax – you’ve picked a great city!
Often associated with history and culture, Boston is also an up and coming culinary destination with a wealth of attractions and historic sites to complement its old world charm. With national landmarks, historic buildings, parks and cemeteries; birthplace to presidents, politicians and famous poets, Boston has something for everyone on your guest list.
Brownstones, cobblestone streets and gas-lamps all add to the city’s architectural treasures and ambiance.
Be aware that Boston streets are a bit of a challenge to navigate by car; believed to follow cow paths made in the 17th century, Boston roads are a maze of one way streets and rotaries. Fortunately, Boston’s neighborhoods are very walkable and easily accessible by one of the country’s oldest underground transit system, the ‘T’.
The center of trade on the banks of the Mystic River and Boston Harbor, Charlestown’s historic roots provide allure, character and charm. This is where Paul Revere started his historic ride to Concord and Lexington.
Home of the Charlestown Naval Yard, Charlestown offers many historic venues that can play host to your special meeting or event. USS Constitution Museum, Tangierino, The Commandant’s House, Bunker Hill Community College
A small and very historic neighborhood, featuring victorian brownstones to the north with boutiques, antique shops and restaurants along Charles Street. Walking Beacon Hill is a delight as you pass historic brownstones and other stately homes. A walking tour of Beacon Hill is an excellent way to engage your guests after the meeting or event.
A thriving metropolis, Back Bay offers big city facilities with small town ambiance.
Thinking big? The John B Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center is centrally located close to popular hotels, attractions and historic sites.
Just over the Charles River where historic sites abound.
Enjoy a visit to Harvard Square where you can enjoy spirited Cafés, ethic restaurants, shops, and weather permitting, street musicians.
Brookline combines the best of the city with a little country; antique shops, coffee shops and outdoor markets provide your guests plenty to do and see. Veronique’s (below left) timeless grandeur captures the tudor architecture perfect for a formal occasion.
Boston’s South End, filled with art galleries and bistros, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tremont Street, also known as Restaurant Row, includes cuisine from just about every country.
Newbury Street, upscale and trendy, and filled with shops, cafés and restaurants, runs thru the heart of the Back Bay. If you’re looking to shop, this is your destination. With designer stores and boutiques such as Chanel and Burberry, this is the place to be seen.
Faneuil Hall Market Place
Located near the waterfront, this historic hall houses a lively marketplace, city debates and is available for special events – create your own historic moments at the Market Place at some of these locations: Cheers at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Durgin Park, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, Boston Comedy Connection.
Getting Around Boston
One of the easier cities to navigate, Boston is accessible by air, rail, and bus; connections are available from all metropolitan areas. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or “The T” forms a square around the downtown area, providing accessibility to everything.
Once at your destination, it’s all very walkable. Take in the sights; and remember to walk the red-brick walkway of the Freedom Trail – a collection of historic Revolutionary era parks, meeting houses, churches, museums and even a ship. Trolleys are also in abundance and an excellent way to get around. Many permit you unlimited re-boarding, allowing you to tour Boston and its neighborhoods at your own pace.