Whether you come to Boston for its history, to visit one of over 50 local colleges and universities or for business, you are sure to have a marvelous time. If you are looking for Boston hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has several great places to stay, each offering comfortable accommodations and exceptional rates. Click on a local area below for Extended Stay Hotels or view all metropolitan Boston hotels.
One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is home to an impressive collection of financial and insurance giants, including Fidelity Investments, BankBoston, Liberty Mutual and John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company. Boston is also a major center for high-tech and biotechnology, thanks in large part to its proximity to so many world-class universities.
Boston University, the city’s fourth largest employer, operates the Center for Advanced Biotechnology, one of many forces that keeps cutting-edge companies like Hepalife a growing part of the Boston economy. Across the Charles River in Cambridge is Harvard University, arguably Boston’s most famous institution of higher learning. Established in 1636, Harvard offers schools on subjects including medicine, law, government and much more.
Any trip to Boston should rightly include visits to the many historic sights around the city. One good way to cover many of these spots is to walk the Freedom Trail. This 2.5 mile red brick walking trail takes you past 16 historically significant sites. Take your time and discover Boston Common, the nation’s oldest park. Then move along to the Old South Meeting House, where you can almost hear the passionate speeches that led to the original Boston Tea Party.
After whetting your interests in US history on terra firma, take a trip to Boston Harbor for a tour of Old Ironsides herself, the USS Constitution. Named by George Washington, the USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. While at the harbor, take the ferry to Boston Harbor Islands State Park. From this 17-acre island, you will see why colonial Boston was considered the most defensible city in the New World.
Another fascinating attraction near Boston Harbor is the New England Aquarium. Here you can see penguins from the frigid South Pole and coral reefs from the warm tropical Pacific Ocean. There is even an IMAX Theater offering fabulous 3D movies of your favorite sea creatures. Just down the street from the Aquarium is the Boston Children’s Museum. Geared to children from infants to 10-years-old, this museum has wonderful hands-on exhibits about science, animals and much more.
For older children and curious adults, Boston offers the Museum of Science. The MOS, as it is locally known, is more than a collection of interesting exhibits. You can visit the IMAX Theater, take in a planetarium show or ride the Simulator Experience. Harvard University opens the doors to some of its finest collections in the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology and the Warren Anatomical Museum. Among the unique exhibits at Harvard’s Natural History Museum is a collection of over 3,000 glass flowers that were created over 100 years ago.
Boston is well known for its performing arts programs. For the past 125 years, the Boston Pops Orchestra has been entertaining residents and visitors alike with exciting, sometimes unconventional, symphonic performances. Those seeking a more traditional experience will gravitate to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. From comedy to drama, Shakespeare to Broadway, the Boston Theater District is a wonderful place for live theater. You can even combine dinner and a comedy play at Boston’s Mystery Café.
Boston is a great sports city. Regardless of the season, there is plenty of major league action. Baseball fans will head for Fenway Park where the Red Sox have played since 1912. Football’s New England Patriots are a more recent addition to Boston, but still deliver heart-pounding excitement. Hockey and basketball fans won’t be disappointed when they attend either a Celtics or Bruins game.
If your trip to Boston will include a day of golf, you may head south from downtown to the George Wright Golf Course, one of two courses operated by the City of Boston. For other golf options near Boston, check out the listings on Boston Golf Mash.
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