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As destinations reopen and people begin to think about travel, it is clear that this will the summer of the staycation. Fortunately, for all of us in New England, we have no shortage of summer destinations just a short road trip away, and now is a great time to rediscover all that our own backyard has to offer.
Long regarded as America’s Walking City, Boston boasts a wide variety of green space complemented by picturesque neighborhoods ideal for a stroll. Boston Park Plaza is located at the heart of the destination and the ideal home base to explore.
Located just steps from Boston Park Plaza, The Boston Public Garden and Boston Common are two of the jewels of the city’s Emerald Necklace.
Boston Park Plaza is perfectly situated for guests looking to enjoy a stroll through the Boston Public Garden. The Public Garden was established in 1837 as the first botanical garden in the U.S. Inspired by the Victorian era, the Public Garden incorporates flowerbeds nestled beneath tall maple, birch and oak trees, and paths that invite casual walks.
With hotels near Boston Common, it is conveniently located in the heart of the city, just a few steps from our front door. The Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States, has been an ideal picnic spot for centuries thanks to its central location. Pick up some sandwiches and a cold drink on your way and enjoy an urban park with a neighborhood feel—something that is not always easy to find. Grab a seat on the multiple park benches, chairs, steps, or set a blanket down on a rolling hill of green grass.
Learn more about these stunning parks on the Learn more about these stunning parks on the Friends of the Public Garden website.
While most of the museums along the Freedom Trail, as well as guided tours, will not resume operation until later this summer, there’s still plenty to see with a stroll along the Red Brick Line that connects that past to the present and helps to bring Boston’s History to life. Start at The Boston Common and stroll passed the historic Bulfinch designed State House, Old Granary Burying Ground, Old North Church, Paul Revere’s House and more. For those seeking a more ambitious walk, stroll all the way to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.
Learn more and create your own self-guided walking tour of The Freedom Trail by clicking here.
While strolling the Freedom Trail, the perfect place to stop for a bite or settle in for a meal is the vibrant North End. From outdoor cafes and restaurants to a cannoli to go or a shot of espresso, this neighborhood has it all. There are few spots better for a quick recharge than a pastry on one of the benches in the Old North Church Park.
Take the long way back from the North End and stroll through Beacon Hill. One of Boston’s oldest and most exclusive neighborhoods, it is the perfect place to meander among stately homes along Louisburg Square, get lost in quaint alleyways, grab a photo on Acorn Street (the most photographed spot in the city) or window shop along Charles Street.
From Beacon Hill take a quick walk over the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge (named for one of the Boston Pops’ most beloved conductors), to the Charles River Esplanade. This is truly one of the best views in the city. If you are traveling with small children, stop at one of the esplanade’s numerous playgrounds or splash pads or simply stroll along the picturesque parks along the Charles River.
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To make the most of your summer escape, take advantage of Boston Park Plaza’s length of stay offer with 20% off a one night stay, 25% off a two night stay and 30% off stays of three nights or more.