The unofficial capital of New England,” Boston is one of North America’s oldest cities, and with its old-world charm and agenda-setting political, cultural and educational heritage, it never fails to compel. Set alongside the majestic harbour that assured its place in history, the city has an identity all its own.
Within easy reach of Boston hotels is a patchwork of towering skyscrapers, brownstone-lined streets and sprawling parks and gardens. The past is written large in Beacon Hill – the most historic part of the city – where the list of previous residents reads like a “Who’s Who” of the American political and literary landscape.
Generations of Boston hotel guests have visited Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox play (book well ahead to secure a ticket), or sampled surf’n’turf in one of the city’s famous waterfront restaurants. Be sure to visit neighbouring Cambridge to experience the legacy and lore of Harvard Square.
With a heritage spanning the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution, the Kennedy dynasty and, of course, Boston Cream Pie, it’s easy to see why this is considered the intellectual and political heartland of the US – all on the doorstep of your Boston hotel.