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Explore Boston

Located just minutes from the city, the Inn at Hastings Park puts one of North America’s most beautiful and historic cities right at your fingertips. With important monuments, lush parks, world-class shopping and art, and spectacularly fun attractions for kids and families, Boston has something for everyone.

Below are our must-see sites and attractions. Choose a couple for a memorable day in the city, or there’s enough to see and do to keep you busy during longer stays with us.

 

Historical Sites

Old North Church

193 Salem Street, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 14 miles

Hallowed 18th-century church and launch point for Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride.

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Old State House

206 Washington Street, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 15 miles

The original seat of colonial government, and later the state capitol. Today it houses historical exhibits.

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Paul Revere House

19 North Square, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 15 miles

The home of Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution, now a museum.

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USS Constitution

1 Constitution Rd, Charlestown  |  Distance from hotel: 14 miles

The world’s oldest commissioned naval vessel which still floats, open to the public for visitation.

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Granary Burying Ground

Tremont Steet, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 14 miles

Boston’s third-oldest cemetery, housing the grave sites of several notable colonials, including Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and John Hancock.

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Boston National Historical Park

Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 14 miles

43-acres of historical sites, featuring the Bunker Hill Monument, the Charlestown Navy Yard, Dorchester Heights, Fanueil Hall, the Old North Church, the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House and the Paul Revere House.

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New England Holocaust Memorial

99 Union Street, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 15 miles

Outdoor monument which opened in 1995, dedicated to honor the lives that were taken during the Holocaust.

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Old South Meeting House

310 Washington Street, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 15 miles

The original site of the Boston Tea Party, now a museum offering exhibits and an interactive scavenger hunt for all ages!

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Bunker Hill Monumnet

Monument Square, Charlestown  |  Distance from hotel: 14 miles

See the monument erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, fought here in 1775 during the American Revolution.

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Trinity Church

206 Clarendon Street, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 14 miles

Tour the Grand Episcopal church (self-guided or guided) which was founded in 1877 and is still in operation today.

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Public Garden

4 Charles Street  |  Distance from hotel: 14 miles

Walk the beautiful grounds of the first public botanical garden in America, featuring a pond with Swan Boat rides and many statues and monuments.

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Boston Common

139 Tremont Street, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 14 miles

The oldest city park in the United States, most famously known for hosting the British troops during the American Revolution.

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Museums

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Columbia Point, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 18 miles

Exhibits, presentations and artifacts centered on the 35th President of the United States.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 14 miles

World-class art collection in a Venetian-inspired building, also famous for a $500 million art heist in 1990.

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 14 miles

Tour the fifth largest museum in the United States, with over 450,000 works of art.

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Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 15 miles

Science museum featuring live presentations, a planetarium, butterfly garden and rotating exhibits.

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Institute of Contemporary Art

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 16 miles

Art museum and exhibition space founded in 1936.

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Boston Children’s Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 16 miles

Second oldest children’s museum in the world, featuring hands-on learning experiences for kids of all ages.

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Harvard Museum of Natural History

265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge  |  Distance from hotel: 11 miles

Located on the campus of MIT and featuring exhibitions of art, science and technology, as well as special event.

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MIT Museum

19 North Square, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 15 miles

The home of Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution, now a museum.

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Things to Do

Faneuil Hall

4 South Market Street, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 15 miles

Historic market featuring restaurants and shopping options.

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New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 13 miles

Major tourist attraction, featuring interactive exhibits, a penguin habitat, and four-story Giant Ocean Tank featuring Caribbean reef animals.

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Duck Tours

Depart from Prudential Center, Museum of Science, and New England Aquarium

See the city’s most famous landmarks by way of both Boston’s historic street and the Charles River in this one-of-a-kind aquatic vehicle!

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Franklin Park Zoo

193 Salem Street, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 21 miles

72-acre zoo located in historic Franklin Park.

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Charles River Esplanade

South bank of Charles River Basin  |  Distance from hotel: 13 miles

3-mile stretch of scenic park along the Charles river, featuring historical monuments, playgrounds, running/biking pathways and beautiful views.

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North End

193 Salem Street, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 14 miles

Boston’s Little Italy and home of the Paul Revere House, and Old North Church.

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Freedom Trail

2.5-mile historic walking route between Boston Common and Bunker Hill Monument.

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Back Bay

Shopping and dining destination featuring designer boutiques, art galleries, patio cafes and residential mansions.

 


 

Beacon Hill

Neighborhood lined with Federal-style and Victorian brick row houses and featuring antique stores and trendy boutiques.

 


 

Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way, Boston  |  Distance from hotel: 13 miles

Catch a ball game or tour the oldest ball park in America.

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