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Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday, one that stretches back to the founding of our nation. It is a celebration of family and country.
Few places capture the spirit and tradition of Thanksgiving like Boston. As one of the oldest cities in America, a Boston Thanksgiving reflects the true history and heritage of the holiday. Our property’s location, in the center of our city, makes our Boston accommodation both exceptionally convenient and comfortable.
Here are just some of the many ways to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday in and around Boston.
The freedom we enjoy today is one of the many reasons we give thanks each year. Beginning just a short stroll from our front door is the iconic, 2.5-mile Freedom Trail. Winding through the historic heart of Boston and Charlestown, and connecting 16 National Historic sites, it is a walk that both educates and inspires. Must visits along the Trail include the Paul Revere House. Built around 1680, the legendary patriot owned the home from 1770-1800. It is also the oldest remaining structure in downtown Boston. The USS Constitution remains the oldest commissioned warship still afloat. Launched in Boston Harbor in 1797, it is owned and operated by the US Navy. Tours are available.
When we think of Thanksgiving, food is often the first thing that comes to mind. Boston is a well-known food destination and one of the most popular spots for visitors and locals alike is Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Featuring top restaurants and the world-famous Food Colonnade, the marketplace offers something for every palate. Faneuil Hall is also a national historic site. Known as the “Cradle of Liberty” and the home of free speech, the Hall played an important role in the revolutionary politics that shaped our nation, for which we are all thankful.
The Thanksgiving holiday is also synonymous with sports and in a great sports town like Boston, there is always an opportunity to enjoy the excitement of live events. Friday, November 25 offers a rare chance to see two games on the same day. Beginning at 1pm at TD Garden, the Boston Bruins take to the ice for a matinee matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes. That evening — after the ice has melted — the Boston Celtics are on the famous parquet floor versus the Sacramento Kings.
Thanksgiving is a time of celebration and one of America’s favorite ways to celebrate the holiday is with a parade. About an hour’s drive from our property is Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the Mayflower first landed. Plymouth is known as ‘America Hometown’. Its three-day Thanksgiving celebration includes a unique parade featuring floats depicting historical events in a chronological procession. Plymouth’s charming, historic waterfront location is not to be missed.
Thanksgiving is always a busy travel time of year so consider making your stay in Boston a long, long weekend. Arriving a day early and staying on one extra day means more time to truly relax and enjoy your visit.
Wherever you choose to celebrate this year, we wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Boston Park Plaza is so much more than a hotel. We are a Boston icon, integral to the city’s heritage. As one of the best hotels in Boston, we offer a true one-of-a-kind experience, as richly textured and profoundly memorable as Boston itself.