About Boston

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Over 18 million people visit the city annually, making it a leading tourist destination. Come find out for yourself why Boston Massachusetts is one of the world's favorite cities. Ask yourself, "Can your city do this?" Well, Boston can.

There are annual events which need no further introduction, Boston Marathon4th of July or First Night. And there are many seasonal specialities near and dear to Bostonians which visitors should try to take advantage of, Lilac Sunday or the Duckings Day Parade in springtime. Boston Pride Festival for an entire week every June. The Head of the Charles Regatta in fall or a Nutcracker performance to get you into the holiday spirit. Boston's calendar is brimming with things to do, places to go, people to see.

Start planning your trip now. There's so much to do, you just might have to stay a little longer! Find a hotel that meets your needs, pocket and life style- our accommodations run the gamut from luxury hotels to boutique properties to family-friendly and eco-friendly.

Boston dining is increasingly a destination all its own. The restaurant scene is delicious and dynamic. Select from Boston's four-star restaurants to neighborhood bistros, from contemporary cuisine to traditional New England fare with a few surprises to an eclectic mix of ethnic dishes making for a gastronomical United Nations.

Even the shopping in Boston is of historical proportions for Massachusetts. Our designer boutiques, eclectic galleries, prestigious department stores and name-brand outlets are bound to please everyone from the whimsical window-shoppers to serious fashionistas. You can choose from indoor and outdoor shopping centers or specialty stores throughout Boston's neighborhoods.

You can root for the hometown or the opponent-just don't miss the opportunity to catch a sporting event in Boston. Whether it's a hat trick on the Garden ice or a walk-off home run at beloved Fenway Park- the thrill of simply being there-win or loose is a must on a visit to Boston.

Everyone loves a bargain-whether it's a room-upgrade, discounted theatre ticket or a complimentary dessert with dinner. And in Boston there are Great Deals to be found. Bringing the family? Be sure to check out our Family Friendly ValuePASS with over 65 offers design just for visiting families.

Each of the city's neighborhoods has a remarkably different style and tone. From the Back Bay's cosmopolitan streets and ornate Victorian townhouses to the aromas spilling into the narrow and jumbled 17-century streets of Boston's North End to the spirited and funky neighborhood squares of Cambridge-all within easy distance from one another.


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