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When considering what to do in Boston, there are dozens of attractions walking distance from Boston Park Plaza. Whether you’re looking to stroll in Boston Common or take in a performance in the Theater District, the best of our city awaits. Or take an Old Town Trolley Tour that allows you to hop on and hop off throughout the city. It’s a great way to see the top Boston tourist attractions.
One of the most popular Boston attractions is Boston Common, a short walk from Boston Park Plaza hotel. As the oldest park in the country, established in 1634, Boston Common is filled with landmarks and hosts many events throughout the year. The Public Garden is adjacent to Boston Common. Founded in 1837 as a botanical garden, it now has several many famous statues. The Swan boats of the Public Garden have been delighting visitors since 1877 and have become an icon of the city.
Beacon Hill, located across Boston Common from Boston Park Plaza, is a charming, historic neighborhood of cobblestoned streets, Federal-style row houses and gas-lit street lamps. The neighborhood is about one mile square and is a captivating place to view beautifully preserved homes.
Faneuil Hall, located near the waterfront, is one of the most popular sites in Boston. It has been a marketplace and a meeting place since 1743. Here, Colonial fisherman, farmers and bakers sold their goods. It’s also here where passionate speeches about liberty and freedom took place. Today, it's still a vibrant marketplace, with more than 70 retailers, dozens of food stands and restaurants and is home to some of the best street performers, from comedy acts to acrobats, magicians, singers, musicians, and even living art installations.
The Boston Theater District is minutes from the Boston Park Plaza. From repertory-company productions to Broadway shows, the theater district is a vibrant destination. Boston theaters serve as staging areas for shows heading to Broadway, so it’s possible to see the next great hit here, before it moves to New York. In the summer, Shakespeare on the Common offers free performances in Boston Common. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy theater under the stars. Inquire with our Concierge, located in our lobby, about tickets to current plays.
The Seaport District of Boston is home of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The South Boston waterfront has more than 50 restaurants, many rich with local specialties. The area also has a vibrant arts community, including the acclaimed Institute of Contemporary Art. The Boston Harborwalk encompasses shoreline, beaches and wharves. The Boston Children’s Museum delights kids of all ages. If you like local craft beer, visit Harpoon Brewery. Or visit the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, a floating museum offering hour-long group tours.