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Boston AttractionsPoints of Interest in & around Boston

The following is a partial list of things to see and do in the Boston area. Our concierge staff will be pleased to assist you in planning your trip.

Boston Athenaeum
This landmark is one of the largest and oldest membership libraries, and the city's first museum of fine arts. Its collections include the personal library of George Washington and artwork by John Singer Sargent.


Boston Duck Tours
Narrated by "conDUCKtors" well-versed in Boston's lore and legend, these unique 80-minute tours combine a land view of the city and a splash into the Charles River.

617-267-DUCK (3825)

Boston Public Library
The first public library in the United States houses millions of books, manuscripts, music scores, and prints.


Castle Island
Located in South Boston, Castle Island is a large open space in which Fort Independence is located. With its 2-mile paved walkway, visitors can enjoy various outdoor activities such as picnicking, rollerblading and sunsets overlooking Boston Harbor.

Copley Square
This lovely Back Bay spot attracts lots of lunching business people, as well as visitors and passers-by. It's the site of must-visit places like the Boston Public Library and Trinity Church.

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
Dock Square, Congress Street. A gift in 1742 from Peter Faneuil, these buildings were originally a town meeting hall and public market. It was here in 1772 that Sam Adams suggested the colonies unite against the British. Today this historic marketplace is the largest tourist attraction in Boston, offering a wealth of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities.


French Library and Cultural Center
The Center offers programs, books, videos, and periodicals on all things French. It also hosts lectures, concerts, and exhibitions. All facilities are available in bilingual formats.


Harvard Yard
Bounded by Massachusetts Avenue and Cambridge and Quincy Streets. "The Yard" is the center of the New World's oldest university, which was founded in 1636 and named after its chief benefactor, John Harvard. Lined with ivy-covered brick buildings, it's home to Widener Library, the third largest library in the country. Gates lock at midnight.


Hynes Convention Center
Boylston Street. Located directly across the street from the Hotel, the Convention Center is host to some of Boston's and New England's largest events.


John F. Kennedy Birthplace
83 Beal Street, Brookline. This is the suburban home where our 35th president was born. Recently restored to its 1917 appearance. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed October 30-May 8.


The Mary Baker Eddy Library
The Mary Baker Eddy Library is one of Boston's newest must-see destinations, where you can walk across a bridge through the center of the earth in a one-of-a-kind Mapparium. The Library's other exhibits include Hall of Ideas, where you can watch hundreds of quotes bubble up from a fountain, and Monitor Gallery, where you can peer into the newsroom of a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper and join a team of reporters as they scoop a story. Explore the Library's historic and contemporary books and magazines including one of the largest collections by and about American women.


Public Garden
Part of the Emerald Necklace, this breathtaking setting is the nation's first botanical garden. In bloom in every season, the Public Garden is a horticultural "museum" full of specimen trees, rare flowers, memorials, and statues, including Nancy Schon's Make Way for Ducklings and Thomas Ball's equestrian statue of General George Washington. Its man-made lagoon is home to Boston's famous Swan Boats. The Public Garden is located just a few blocks away from the hotel.

Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue. Located just two blocks from The Colonnade Hotel, Symphony Hall is home to the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra. Symphony Hall also hosts a variety of other musical performances from contemporary to classical.

Information Line 617-266-1492
Ticket Line 617-266-1200

Trinity Church
Completed in 1877, Trinity Church is considered the masterpiece of church architecture in the United States. Partially hidden gardens and covered paths give way to a magnificent place of worship. Located in Copley Square opposite the John Hancock Tower.


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