About Boston

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. 

There are annual events which need no further introduction, Boston Marathon4th of July or First Night First Day 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.

View from the top! 

Live Webcam courtesy of Sheraton Boston Hotel, from the rooftop. 

Annual Events

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Boston Marathon The Boston Marathon runs annually on Patriots Day, the 3rd Monday of April
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July 4th & Harborfest Boston Harborfest & July 4th celebrate the revolutionary history of Boston with...
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Boston Pride Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality,...
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Dine Out Boston Biannual restaurant week(s) event in March and August. Our Boston Chef's out do...
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Boston Wine Festival The nation's longest running wine and food festival. The Boston Wine Festival...
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Head of the Charles The Head of the Charles Regatta brings thousands of rowers each year to the Charles...
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First Night/First Day Revamped and reloaded, Boston First Night First Day has found a permanent home in...

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 and 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. 

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Things to Do Explore the city where the new and the old are in constant conversation, where...
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Hotels Greater  Boston offers a wide selection of accommodations to meet your needs...
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Restaurants Boston dining is its own destination these days.  Our chefs outdo...
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Shopping Shopping in Boston and Cambridge is an event in itself, and there's plenty to...
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Professional Sports Boston IS Titletown.  Each of our storied franchises has won a championship in...

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 theater 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 special 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 town houses 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.