One of the most culturally rich cities in North America, Boston is the perfect weekend getaway destination for newlyweds, history buffs and art lovers. Boston is a wonderful mix of Old World charm and New World innovation. From the famous Beacon Hill neighborhood to the relaxing Boston Commons visitors to this metropolis will never run short on sightseeing opportunities. An exciting way to explore the city and all it has to offer will include a stay at one of the beautifully furnished Massachusetts bed and breakfast inns located throughout the region.
Boston has a number of 18th and 19th century mansions owned and operated by independent hosts offering a pleasant weekend stay away from home. These renovated townhouses and luxury homes usually have about eight luxuriously furnished rooms for couples. Many are located in the historical districts, only a short walk from fabulous antique shops, fine restaurants and famous landmarks. These establishments are expertly maintained, with both the structures themselves and the well-manicured grounds reflecting the European influence in the region. Some of the finest collections of British and early American literature are preserved in these homes, along with stunning works of art, treasured handmade furnishings and antique fixtures.
These stately inns are usually located in quiet neighborhood streets, away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. Most bed & Breakfast inns in the Boston area are close to the historical neighborhoods, craft markets and the starting points for city day tours. The welcome atmosphere of a Boston B&B is highlighted by the friendliness of the host and the personal attention given to each and every guest.
Modern Convenience Meets Old World
Step into one of the famous B&B establishments in the Boston area and take a deep, satisfying breath. These homes are tastefully furnished with a mix of Old World styling, yet have all the 21t century amenities such as wireless Internet, DVD and DVR, whirlpool baths and full minibars. Fresh flowers adorn the tables and desks; there are delicious continental breakfasts served in the rooms, a welcome fire in the hearth and plenty of pampering from the staff.
Some of the B&B inns located in Boston and the surrounding communities have exceptionally well-maintained gardens, with beautiful landscaping and tall, stately trees. The historical districts of Boston are often shaded with tree-lined streets, gaslight lamps and have a naturally Old World feel. Close to many of the smaller inns are fine restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. The knowledgeable hosts of the B&B establishments are more than willing to advise guests on the scheduling of day trips, sightseeing opportunities and where to find the nearby historical landmarks.
Enjoy the Boston area to the fullest with a weekend stay at one of the fine bed and breakfast inns located throughout the city. Relive the days of the American Revolution, explore the wonderful Boston Harbor waterfront, enjoy live entertainment in the Boston Commons and top it off with a relaxing night's sleep at one of the beautiful manor inns.
Visitors to Boston are invited to take the self-guided downtown walking tour. Follow the red paint marks on the sidewalks and stop at 16 different landmarks. Brochures for this tour are available from B&B hosts and visitor information centers. The Freedom Trail passes by the Old North Church, Paul Revere's House and Faneuil Hall. A visit to the Bunker Hill monument offers spectacular views of the downtown skyline. The 294 steps to the top of the monument will leave visitors breathless, but the photographic opportunities make the climb worth it.
The famous Harvard Square, located on the Harvard University campus is one of the most popular visitor destinations. Nearly 300 registered street performers converge at this location every year. Strolling through the campus is a relaxing way to spend a morning or afternoon. The Harvard Book Store features the Author Event Series with lectures, book readings and guest appearances by local authors.
Boston area breweries offer free tastings. The Samuel Adams brewery has guided tours of the Jamaica Plain facility five days a week. The Harpoon Brewery also has beer tasting events on weekdays. In the Brookline neighborhood Coolidge Corner Wine & Spirits holds wine tastings and offers customers the most diverse selection of fine wines, champagnes and liqueurs in the city.
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has free admission days. Special exhibits and live performances await those who visit this magnificent venue. In the Beacon Hill neighborhood visitors are invited to tour the wonderful Massachusetts State House. Free 45 minute tours are conducted daily, taking visitors through the interior of the oldest building in this section of Boston.
Staying at one of the stately Boston B&B inns means a relaxing night's sleep before heading out to explore the city. Visitors enjoy the beautiful furnishings provided by these manor house operators and will truly feel as though they have become a part of Massachusetts history. The B&B experienced is made complete with a room service breakfast, fresh laundry, morning newspaper and a long list of city attractions.
The B&B host will be happy to advise guests on how to travel about the city. The public transportation system is first rate and includes buses as well as streetcars. Visitor information centers are located downtown and in the Boston Commons. When heading out for a day of fun and adventure plan on lunch at one of the fine seafood restaurants located throughout the city. Boston would not be the metropolis it is today without the presence of the Atlantic Ocean. Locals and visitors alike feast to their heart's content on succulent crab, lobster and steamed clams at one of more than 100 fine seafood establishments.
Those planning a full weekend in Boston will want to take a trip north to the historical communities of Gloucester and Salem. There are inexpensive bus tours to these destinations, or visitors can choose to rent a car for the day. And during baseball season couples will enjoy a visit to historic Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox.
Select Registry offers visitors to Boston the choice of several prime quality bed and breakfast inns, located in quiet neighborhoods close to downtown and the major attractions.
Select Registry Inns in the Boston Area