Gibson House Museum

If you want to know how the elites of the 19th century lived, the Gibson House Museum is the best place to visit in Boston. It is located at #137 Beacon St and this house museum was declared as a National Historic Landmark.

The house was constructed in 1860 by the architect Edward Cabot and is inspired by the style of the Italian Renaissance. Its exterior is made of red brick as well as brownstone. It was the house of the Gibson’s for 3 generations up to the generation of Charles Hammond Gibson, Jr. When he died back in 1954, the house was then turned into a museum.

The first family who lived here was the widower and grandmother of Charles Hammond Gibson, Jr. madam Catherine Hammond Gibson together with Charles Hammond Gibson, her son. They moved from Beacon Hill to the then being developed Back Bay where Beacon St is. Mr. Charles Hammond Gibson married in 1871 and later on had a son under his name. These were the families that had lived in the Gibson House before it was turned into a museum.

When you come to Boston and visit the Gibson House Museum, you would feel as if you’ve been transformed. You would feel the ambiance that was shared by the 3 generations of the Gibsons. You’ll get to see the collections they collected over the years. And enjoy the decorative arts that they also enjoyed.

Every item you see here is authentic and not replicates the original. They are kept preserved so many more generations could experience the Victorian era.

It is nothing but a house but what made this so special is it’s a house that had been kept preserved for more than a century. Although the museum was already recognized back in 2001, it is still one of Boston’s least-visited attractions. It needs help and support as what it holds is valuable and should be preserved for many more years to come. It’s like a small chunk taken from the plate 19th and the early 20th century that was preserved up to this day with authentic carpets, wallpapers and textiles.

It’s perfect for students who are interested in that era. It’s also a great place to visit when on Boston Mass travel for the different type of excitement it can offer. The Gibson House Museum needs your help so it can continually preserve what Charles Hammond Gibson, Jr. had preserved for the future generations.

Gibson House Museum Address
137 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116

Contact:
Tel: (617) 267-6338 Fax: (617) 267-6338
Email: info@thegibsonhouse.org

Gibson House Museum Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, Tours begin promptly at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Ticket Information for Gibson House Museum:
Adult: $9
Students & Seniors: $6
Children: $3

Website: http://www.thegibsonhouse.org

Boston Common

Boston Common is one of the oldest parks in the United States. It was built back in 1634 and it has then been used for a different purpose. It was first a cow pasture, a camp for the British, it was even used for hanging offenders and the famous one ever hanged here was Mary Dyer who became a Quaker and became one of Boston’s martyrs. George Washington celebrated the nation’s independence here as well.

Boston Common is indeed rich with history and now it is a public park where people can gather both for informal or formal gatherings. People come here regularly to relax and breathe in clean air. This 50-acre land is not just a park.

Beside it is the Central Burying Ground that you can come and visit the burial sites of famous artists such as the composer William Billings. The park is now used as a stage for public gatherings and for making speeches. Rallies are being held here, masses, concerts and many more! Also, the Frog Pond is used for ice skating competitions during winter and this same pond during the summer months turns into a spray pool.

There is really so much to see in this great park. You can find a plaque on the ground where the Great Elm tree used to stand. It’s used for hangings in the past and had also been used to represent liberty, lanterns were used then to decorate the great Elm tree.

In 1876, the tree got destroyed and we can only see this plaque now. A monument of Robert Shaw can be found at the Beacon & Park Streets, the Soldiers and Soldiers moment can be found on the Flag Staff Hill, a monumental inscription can also be found at the corner of Tremont and Park Street that dates back to 1634. There is also a softball field at the Boston Common.

Bostom Common was also a TV sitcom in 1996 to 1997 starring actors such as Tasha Smith, Traylor Howard, and Vincent Ventresca. It was short-lived but it was a good show. Too bad it only lasted for 2 seasons. It was one of Boston’s pride as well.

Their famous park’s name was used for a sitcom that can be watched not just by the Americans but by everyone around the world to travel in Boston MA. The name is now a familiar name even to those who have no idea about this famous and historical park.

Boston Common Address
2 Copley Place
Boston, MA 02116-6502

Contact:
Tel: (617) 536-4100
Email: N/A

Boston Common Hours: N/A

Ticket Information for Boston Common: Free

Website: http://www.aviewoncities.com/boston/bostoncommon.htm

Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History tops the list of attractions during your Boston Travel. The museum attracts over 175,000 people every year and 33,000 of them are children.

Housed within the Harvard University Campus, this museum mirrors 3 other museums in the region C The Harvard University Herbaria, The Mineralogical and Geological Museum and the Museum of Comparative Zoology. The permanent galleries, temporary exhibits, and the historical collections together at the museum make it the primary attraction for those visiting Harvard.

Several amazing exhibits of beholding beauty await your arrival at the museum. These include gemstones, meteorites, dinosaurs and a slew of the current day and prehistoric animals from around the world. Watch in awe at the world’s only mounted Kronosaurus, a 42 ft-long marine reptile; one of the first Triceratops ever discovered; a 1,642 lb. amethyst geode and 3 whale skeletons.

An array of 3,000 glass flowers all created by a father-son duo over a 50-year time span between 1886 and 1936 cannot be found elsewhere. These models of fruits, plants and flowers are so amazingly real that you would find it difficult to believe that the deft fingers of mankind created them instead of Mother Nature.

Plan your visit to the Museum

There are several other exhibits that are rare and awe-inspiring. Visiting the museum’s website before drawing up your travel to Boston itinerary would work to your advantage by gaining more intimate knowledge of the vast repository of exhibits you are about to see. The museum specifically encourages learners and you will have the opportunity of digging deeper and looking closer when you are there.

The museum is open every day from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm except for certain National holidays. By visiting the official website of the museum, you can obtain detailed information on the fee structure, concessions, and free access terms.

Families visiting the museum with kids should factor in plenty of time because the museum offers so much for the kids in particular. The museum website has specific pages particularly devoted to kids and families.

Page Dedicated to Family & Kids Trip

http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/kids_and_families.html

Event Calendar for Family & Kids Trip

http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/kids_and_families/calendar.html

Harvard Museum of Natural History Address
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact:
Tel: (617) 495-3045
Email: hmnh@oeb.harvard.edu

Harvard Museum of Natural History Hours: Open daily: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed on:
– New Year’s Day
– Thanksgiving Day
– Christmas Eve
– Christmas Day

Ticket Information for Harvard Museum of Natural History:
Adults: $9.00
Non-Harvard Students with I.D.: $7.00
Seniors (65+): $7.00
Children ages 3-18: $6.00
Members: Free

Website: http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu

New England Holocaust Memorial

In recent history, there is nothing more tragic than the holocaust. Millions of Jews were killed by Hitler as he wanted to completely exterminate all Jews. The planned extermination Jews have started years before World War II where Hitler’s men removed the Jews family by family. If you were known to be a Jew, you’d be taken out of your home and led to the concentration camps. And when you travel to Boston, don’t forget to stop by the New England Holocaust to know more.

In the concentration camps, the Jews were in line and the guards would tell you if you should go to the left or the right. The Jews, whether they are adults or children go to each side without knowing what was in store for them. If you went to the right you’d be their slave but if you were instructed to go to the left then you’re heading to the gas chambers.

There was no mercy and millions of people died, not only Jews but other “characters” that the Germans consider to be criminal. Thus, the New England Holocaust Memorial is dedicated to all the Jews that had died during World War II under the power of Adolf Hitler.

The New England Holocaust Memorial was erected by the designer Stanley Saitowitz in 1995 and it is consisting of 6 glass towers where the bottom part is open for viewers to walk under. Here you can see the 6 million numbers representing the 6 million Jews who died.

From the Faneuil Hall, you will see a black panel where you’ll read the outlines of the events that occurred back from 1933 to 1945 when the Nazis had already been defeated. When you walk towards the first tower, you will see the word “Remember” both in Hebrew and the English language so the passersby would remember the injustice and prejudice of the Nazis towards the Jews.

The 6 towers of the New England Holocaust Memorial symbolize the 6 major concentration camps as well as a symbol for 1 million Jews per tower. It can also be taken as a symbol of the 6 years of extermination from 1939 to 1945.

There are still living victims of the Holocaust today and you will hear lots of horrifying stories from them. It is nice that we have venues such as the New England Holocaust Memorial that permanently marks the rich and violent history of that event. These survivors won’t live forever but these monuments will stay for many more years to come.

New England Holocaust Memorial Address
Between North St and Hanover St
Boston, MA 02109

Contact:
Tel: (617) 635-4505
Email: N/A

New England Holocaust Memorial Hours: N/A

Ticket Information for New England Holocaust Memorial: N/A

Website: http://www.nehm.com

State House

When you travel to Boston MA, you may want to know more about the State House. The construction for the Boston State House took about 2 years from 1795 to 1797. This State House is also known as the New State House because it had replaced the previously constructed State House that was constructed in 1713. The old state house is now considered to be one of the oldest public buildings that have survived up to this day and it can be found on Court Street.

The new Boston State House is located on the Beacon Hill that is overlooking the beautiful Boston Common. The land where it was built was actually owned by John Hancock, the first governor of Massachusetts. He donated the land and depend the project on the most renowned architect of their time, Charles Bullfinch.

He designed the building with a dome on top that originally used wood shingles but now it’s covered with copper and 23k gold. It looks aesthetically grand but its main purpose was to prevent any leaking to the building.

On its terrace, you will see the 2 statues of Daniel Webster and Horace Mann. In front of the building is the statue of General Joseph Hooker riding a horse. You will also find a statue of the former President JFK as well. On the east and west wings, you’ll find a statue of Anne Hutchinson and a statue of Mary Dyer.

On the building’s first floor, you will find the Doric Hall, the Hall of Flags where you will find historical paintings and flags, the Great Hall which was added only in 1990. Governor’s offices are on the west while the former house of representatives is now occupied by their senate.

The house of representatives now occupies the west chamber. In the House of Representatives, they hanged the Sacred Cod which acts as a symbol of the fishing industry and its importance to Massachusetts. On its second floor, you’ll find famous murals of Edward Brodney.

The Doric Hall’s doors are only open for 3 very special occasions only which is why it is seldom used. The Boston State House Doric Hall opens when the President of the United States of America comes to visit, when the governor exits and vacates his position he has to do the traditional Long Walk that stars from the Executive chamber, to the second floor and out of the Doric Hall and walks to Boston Common, and lastly when a flag from a battle returns.

State House Address
24 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02133-1030

Contact:
Tel: (617) 727-3676
Email: N/A

State House Hours:
Open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ticket Information for State House: Free

Website: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/visitor/state-house.html

Hatch Shell

The Hatch Shell is located at the Boston Esplanade and has become a favored attraction by visitors to Boston. To give a little overview as to its history, the Boston Esplanade or the Charles River Esplanade was created to put a dam on the mouth of the Charles River so instead of having tidal firth water, they were able to contain the freshwater to the Charles River Basin.

It was in 1910 when the basin and the Esplanade were created. The Hatch Shell, on the other hand, was constructed in 1941 to permanently have a concert shell at the Music Oval. Before its construction, they only put up a temporary type of concert shell to house the concert.

It only cost $300,000 at that time (which was then already a lot of money) to construct the new concert shell that we know today. From its construction back in 1941 that only cost $300,000 to build, it was renovated back in 1991 and the renovation cost summed up to about $4.5 million!

The name Hatch Shell is such a cool name for a concert venue that you won’t even think that its name was given back in the 1940s when “coolness” of words and language is not even known. Thanks to that, this concert venue is Boston’s epicenter for their large concerts and other open-air events.

You will be able to read some of the names of the greatest composers of all time for different music genres. What is most notable about this venue is that it hosts the annual 4th of July celebration of the people of Boston where the Boston Pops Orchestra annually plays for the people.

The Hatch Shell is a venue for free concerts every summer. You can find a free concert here most weekends as well as on weeknights. There are no permanent seating arrangements here though so usually concertgoers come here to watch the concerts while crowding up together while standing.

That is not really a problem as concertgoers would rather dance to the cool songs rather than sit and just watch their favorite bands and singers. Of course, for more formal concerts such as an orchestra, seats are placed to accommodate the audience.

From April to October, the Hatch Shell has several events to cater and it’s best to check out their listings to see what’s going on and when. There are different festivals and events to be hosted as well as classical concerts.

Hatch Shell Address
Arlington Street & Mugar Way
Boston, MA 02116

Contact:
Tel: N/A
Email: N/A

Hatch Shell Hours: N/A

Ticket Information for Hatch Shell: N/A

Website: http://www.celebrateboston.com/hatch-shell.htm

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library

Here is some introduction to the famous John F. Kenney Presidential Library for an ideal choice of an education tour. The John F Kennedy Presidential Library Boston was created under the name of the 35th president, John F. Kennedy. The progress on the building began construction shortly after the 35th president was assassinated. Money poured in as a pledge to make this library dream become a reality.

The pledges reached millions of dollars and this beautiful infrastructure later had been built. The architect chosen for its construction was architect I.M. Pei. On October 20th of the year 1979, the ceremony for the dedication was held for the President whose life and works were cut short by a horrifying tragedy.

The John F Kennedy Presidential Library Boston is not just a library but it is also a museum. On its first floor, you will find a museum of Kennedy’s family photographs and political memorabilia.

There are several video monitors too where they show films about President John F. Kennedy as well as a documentary about the Cuban Missile Crisis.

There are exhibits on his campaign trail as well as sections for his family and a separate section for his wife.

There is also a replica of the Oval Office as well as the office of his brother Robert Kennedy.

Relive the days of his presidency through multimedia. You will have a first-hand experience of his life and legacy when you visit this library and museum. Hear his voice while he narrates about his experiences and learns a thing or two from his messages.

For just $12, you can already come and experience what it was like living his life.

The audiovisual archive has over 400,000 of photographs and 11,000 reels of recordings. Documents and interviews had been well preserved and the work on preserving these had started way back in 1964 when the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library was still being planned. Over 1,000 interviews have been preserved and they continue to add more.

Check out the museum. Watch the Kennedy and Nixon debate, the Peace Corps, JFK’s determination to land a man in the moon and experience the panoramic view of the city through its Pavilion.During the right season, you could even see Victura, the President’s sailboat.

The library does not only hold relevant documents to the president but it also has other materials such as the books by Ernest Hemingway that are either published or unpublished. You would even find the original coconut that the president used to send a rescue message for the PT-109 Crew. It was made into his office paperweight.

John F Kennedy Presidential Library Address
Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Contact:
Tel: (617) 514-1541 or (617) 514-1600
Email: N/A

John F Kennedy Presidential Library Hours:
Museum
Open Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day: Closed

Research Room
Mon – Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Weekends: Closed

Ticket Information for John F Kennedy Presidential Library:
Adults: $12.00
Seniors (62 and over) and Students (with valid college ID): $10.00
Ages 13-17: $9.00
Children 12 and under: Free

Website: http://www.jfklibrary.org

Visiting Boston’s Chinatown – A Tour worth Taking

Chinatown is the neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. This is the only historically Chinese area in New England, Boston. This is the third-largest Chinatown in the United States. Chinatown is home to Asian African life in New England.

The Chinatown hosts Chinese, Japanese, Cambodian, and Vietnamese restaurants and markets. Chinatown is one of the densely populated neighborhoods of Boston. Based on the census 2000 report the city is covered by 28,000 people per square mile. The city’s 70% population is with the Asian people..

Chinese New Year festival is the most popular festival in Chinatown, Boston. The Hayden Building is a historic building that was constructed in the year 1875. It was listed in the National Historic Register in the year 1980. This is the last commercial retail building in Boston which remains now.

To get into Chinatown there are so many transportation services. The ground transportation services available are Train, bus, and car. Redline, orange line and the green line are the train services that travel to and from Chinatown Boston. But car travel is not recommended in China town as the streets are narrow. The on-street parking is only by a permit.

The city is home to several shopping malls where you can get any type or unique collection that you cannot get elsewhere. The Chinatown hit is the most popular gifts collection store which provides art items, tassels, charms, and more items to make your home very decorative.

Chinatown Restaurants

Chinatown in Boston is a popular tourist attraction in the city because it is an important Chinese location in downtown Boston. When you come down for a trip to Boston, make sure to excellent Boston hotel packages and take a tour of Chinatown for an authentic feel of Chinese culture in the heart of America.

Chinatown is located in downtown Boston. There are several signature Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese restaurants in Chinatown which makes it such a popular tourist destination. The entrance to Chinatown is a “paifang” or a traditional gate built in a Chinese architectural style with foo lines on either side. You can visit Chinatown by opting for South Station trains.

Fine Restaurants:

Sichuan Restaurant
95 Washington St,
Brookline, MA 02445
The Sichuan restaurant is the ideal place to tuck into some amazing Chinese food, and the restaurant also has an extremely friendly staff forever ready to help you out. Try their steamed dumplings, along with Ma Po tofu, and General Tso’s chicken is also popular.

China Pearl
9 Tyler St,
Boston, MA 02111
For all your delicious dim sum needs, this is the best restaurant to visit. Their popular dishes are steamed dumplings, braised duck, and baked buns with pork.

 New Jumbo Seafood Restaurant
5-9 Hudson St,
Boston, MA 02111
This restaurant boasts of excellent fresh seafood with an authentic Hong Kong menu. Do try out their fried calamari and tofu with scallops on the side.

Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall of Boston is of much importance among the historic buildings in the area. This historic building of Boston is constructed according to the Georgian style and has a convenient location at the ‘Faneuil Hall Marketplace’ in Boston. This area is known for the presence of a large number of street entertainment options, shops, restaurants, and food stalls. The history of the place can be traced back to the 1740s. For obtaining additional details on this popular historic building of Boston, our articles on travel-related topics would be a perfect choice.

The cradle of liberty, as is also known as, the Faneuil Hall is located near the waterfront is a site that has experienced several speeches by famous James Otis, Samuel Adams and others encouraging the independence, and is now a part of Boston Historical Park. The Hall was built in 1740 in the style resembling the English Country market with an assembly hall and open ground floor.

The ground floor was basically used to house African sheep bought from New Hampshire. The grasshopper weather wane is a symbol of knowledge, initially used to test people. In 1806, the Faneuil Hall added a third floor and four new bays to its structure. The renovation also added galleries to the hall to give it a new look. The entire hall is built of a noncombustible material to avoid fire. The building at present is a Historical Landmark.

Faneuil Hall is a part of the festival marketplace, including three long granite buildings, which also operates an outdoor-indoor mall and food eatery. The hall has been a site for many concession speeches and a headquarter to artillery company in the past. At present, it is rated as the most visited tourist site in America for Boston MA travel.

The grasshopper weather wane atop the Faneuil Hall was created in 1742. it is believed to be gilded with gold leaf and copper and weighs nearly eight pounds. It is a symbol of knowledge for the people of Boston. The hall hosted the most exciting meetings in the past. The hall has witnessed the events of the massacre. Completely destroyed in a fire in 1761, the hall was rebuilt again.

The Faneuil Hall has a much greater historical value than any other hall in America. Initially, the hall was built at the expense of a wealthy merchant of French, Peter Faneuil, in whose memory the hall still stands today. The first official public gathering was held in the hall on the occasion of eulogy of him.

For nearly 250 years the market place has played an important role in the lives of the people of Boston.

Going back in history, Boston has achieved quite a lot, hence giving America a great face. There is, for instance, the Faneuil Hall which is one of the greatest shopping and dining experiences as well as market place. While you spend your vacation in a hotel in Boston, just take your great moments and pay a visit to this place. 250 years down the lane, this place continues to be great. This is because it has played different roles which include

Shopping

The shopping here has been far much achieved with the Faneuil marketplace holding over 100 carts and finest shops. The center holds more than 43 world’s unique pushcarts which are commonly referred to as “fleet.” This features the fabulous wares of North England. Taking your time to have a shopping break in this market place will greatly make you excited.

Entertainment

Entertainment here is the order of the day with others taking on the streets while others opt for entertainment in the marketplace halls. Just try stepping your foot in the entertainment hall and you will meet the great world-class jugglers, magicians, mimes among others. Your calendar of events is very important and with the entertainment, you can enjoy your stay in Boston.

The Faneuil Hall in Boston is also referred to as the Quincy market and it is one of the most important centers of tourist attraction in Boston. When you go down to the city you must ensure that you book your Boston hotels in advance to have an excellent time in the city.

What to expect at Faneuil Hall Marketplace?

If you want to have an exciting shopping experience in the city then the best signature stores are accessible where you can shop for the latest brands of clothing, bags, accessories and a lot more. Take a look at the stores:

  • – Ann Taylor
  • – Orvis
  • – Local Charm
  • – Barns and Nobles

Geoclassics
So make sure that you go down to the Faneuil Hall marketplace for an exciting time in shopping, dining and a lot more.

This marketplace is one of the most popular places in Boston which everyone visits for a wonderful time. There are several shops, cafes and events to keep all visitors hooked the entire year-round. If you are looking to relax and grab some quick bite then take a look at the dining options available to you:

Cheers
Go in for a friendly atmosphere and a cool sip of some of the best drinks along with excellent pub grub.

Dick’s Last Resort
Ideal for a great meal after all the shopping in the marketplace

Sam’s Cafe at Cheers
This cafe provides an amazing atmosphere where you can sip your hot coffee and tuck into all the delectable goodies on offer.

More Visitor Information for Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace has much fun and entertaining events for visitors in 2011, like the “, Pour One More” Milk Event, Lil Peeps Grand Opening, and fantastic Ice Skating and more. You’ll find an endless amount of good shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs and more to explore.

If you’re already in the center of Boston, you may come to visit the magical place – Faneuil Hall Marketplace. It’s located near the waterfront and the Government Center. It was proclaimed as “The Cradle of Liberty” by our fathers in 1742. This magical place is melding the glorious history of Boston with today’s urban sophistication

Faneuil Hall Boston Restaurants Information

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is not only the shopping paradise for visitors, tasting delicacies at Faneuil Hall Marketplace is always an adventure. Faneuil Hall has 14 restaurants and pubs and the Quincy Marketplace Colonnade is comprised of other 35 food stalls.

Restaurants & Pubs – Come to eat, drink and be captivated at the 14 famous restaurants and pubs at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. You’re sure to have great unforgettable dining experience beneath beautiful glass canopies and at outdoor patio cafes.

Wagamama
As a UK-based chain of pan-Asian noodle bars, the first U.S. Wagamama in Faneuil Market Place provides the best full service for customers with its philosophy of “positive eating + positive living”. You can have starters, main meals, and desserts as you like. A featured fun game – spooky bod, gives you much more fun while eating. Its phone number is (617) 742-9242.

Cheers
Located at South Market Building, Southwest Cafe, Cheers is an essential stop for tourists. You can enjoy typical American Cuisine and Brewery. Enormous burgers are served with French Fries & a sour pickle spear. Potato chips & a sour pickle spear are added to their scrumptious sandwiches. Various entrees are provided for customers. Try classic Diane’s desserts: Boston cream pie and Diane’s brownie sundae.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant
You can find this restaurant in North Market Building, Street Level. McCormick & Schmick’s is considered to be the best seafood restaurant across the country due to its culinary excellence. Whether you’re coming to have lunch or dinner, you’re offered various menu options, like fresh seafood, aged steaks, poultry or simply a burger and a beer.

Boston Chipyard
Dessert lovers could never miss Boston Chipyard at North Canopy, Quincy Market. Come to eat and experience the finest and freshest chocolate chip cookies that can be served right from the oven. It offers many different flavors of chocolate chip cookies for you to choose from.

Ames Plow Tavern
This fantastic pub in Quincy Market is an oasis for visitors. Great service, reasonable prices and strong drinks and more are offered. Its cozy decor and great casual atmosphere make the little pub a nice place to have a good time in Faneuil Hall.

Other restaurants in Quincy Market building include

  • Anathem 617-720-5570
  • Dick’s Last Resort 617-267-8080
  • Gurgin Park Restaurant 617-227-2038
  • Ned Devines & Parris 617-248-9900
  • Quincy’s Place 617-723-3635
  • Zumas Tex Mex Cafe 617-367-9114
  • Kingfish Hall 617-523-5522
  • Salty Dog Seafood Grill 617-742-2094

Food Stalls
Thirty-five food stalls line the Quincy Marketplace to offer tourists a melting pot of fresh homemade delicacies from all over the world.

If you prefer Asian cuisine, stop in and experience the various Asian offerings at Bangkok Express – a fast food Thai kiosk, Megumi and Ueno Sushi. Traditional Asian foods, like tofu, sushi, soups, and various appetizers are served.

After coming to the Faneuil Hall marketplace, you can find various food stalls offering fresh and delicious seafood, including Boston Chowda, Fishermans Net, Walrus & Carpenter Raw and Boston & Maine Fish Co.

Quincy Market Colonnade has various offerings for snacks and beverages, like desserts, cafe, ice cream, and sandwiches, etc. Bagelville, Boston Cafe, West End Strollers and Sprinkles Ice Cream stand out among these various food stalls.

Hotels Near Faneuil Hall

Stay near the gateway to Boston! Richly surrounded by the best-loved locales in Boston, hotels near Faneuil Hall feature various characters and configurations. Lodging at one of them, you just step away from the convention center, proper restaurants, and shopping area. And history buffs won’t miss this district’s unique historic architectural charm.

Seeking a great hotel near Faneuil Hall? There are numerous customer reviews here for help. The legendary hospitality of these Boston hotels has made guests come back again and again and our collection of reviews let you make a smart choice from them. A relatively short time for such a sweet value. Book now!

Benefits of Hotels Near Faneuil Hall

  • Located in downtown Boston with rich, graceful surroundings
  • Modern amenities, legendary hospitality with historic architectural charm
  • Plenty of rooms constructed in various configurations
  • Favored by businessmen attending forum meetings or heading for the marketplace
  • Also a wise choice for history buffs and antique aficionados

Hotels near Faneuil Hall just put you close to the best-loved locales in Boston. As the gateway to this city, Faneuil Hall sits near the waterfront and Government Center. Finding a proper restaurant or hitting the best shopping are by no means difficult matters. Served as a marketplace and a meeting hall, it was constructed in 1742 by Peter Faneuil and expanded in 1806 by Charles Bulfinch. If you are heading for a meeting, choosing a property near Faneuil Hall is definitely wise. At the same time, admiring this district’s historic architectural charm will be a real bonus.

Only three blocks away from Faneuil Hall, stands the four-diamond luxury Boston Omni Parker House Hotel. After an extensive $30 million dollar renovation and restoration, this hotel in Boston made an excited come back with updated up-scale modern amenities and also classic architectural elegance. As a landmark since 1855, it has been one of America’s longest continuously-operating hotels. Today, it serves numerous guests every year with 15 stories of 551 guest rooms featuring different characters and configurations. Whether you are on business or making a historic getaway, always find something to do here. Of note, history buffs won’t miss the historical talks every thirty minutes in Faneuil Hall.

Hotels Near Faneuil Hall & Official Site Links

1. Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 439-7000
E-Mail: reservations@bhh.com
Official Website:
http://www.bhh.com/

2. Omni Parker House
60 School St Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 227-8600, (888) 444-6664
Official Website:
http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BostonParkerHouse.aspx

Holiday Shopping in Boston – Guide to the Top Rated Malls and Shopping Centers

There are plenty of attractive malls in the city of Boston, which are well stocked and comfortably priced. The Faneuil Hall Marketplace offers a variety of seasonal experience and quality shopping. Located in 4 South Market Building it has a rich collection of food courts, bars, shops and many more. With a heritage of over 250 years, this market has played a vital role for the people of Boston.

Shops at the Prudential Center

The Shops at the Prudential Center feature over 75 shops and restaurants. The mall includes the famous cheesecake factory, legal seafood, Skywalk, and boutiques. The operational hours are from 10 am to 9 pm (Monday to Saturday) and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday. The mall provides state of art facilities like health clubs, stroller rentals, ATM machines and more.
There are various categories of shops here like apparel, cards & gift, shoes and lots of specialty stores.

Copley Place

Another popular tourist shopping attraction is Copley Place located in the historic Back Bay. The place has got over 75 exclusive shops like Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Intimacy, Porsche Design, etc. The mall hosts several shows like the Simon Fashion Show, Ticketmaster, etc. the shoppers have the choice of buying the collections seen during the fashion shows.

Bunker Hill Mall Shopping center

Bunker Hill Mall Shopping center is a 100000 square foot shopping center that offers free parking. It can be easily accessed from Boston’s financial district. The shopping mall has many well-decorated shops and offers exciting collections. Some other popular shopping malls are Hyde Park Automobile Mall, South Bay Center, and Mystique’s Mall.

Newbury Street

Of course, shopping is essential and if you are in Boston for a vacation or even for business purposes, why not spend some time shopping especially since there are lovely places to shop in the city. The Newbury Street is the shopping street of Boston and you can avail of Boston travel Guides for detailed information on this Boston Shopping Street.

What are its features?

  • Newbury Street is located in the Back Bay Area of Boston
  • The shops on Newbury Street are all elegant inside old yet renovated brown buildings with shops inside the buildings
  • The Street has some of the most expensive brands of shops in the whole world and this is the epitome of chic shopping.

Which are the stores found on Newbury Street?

From clothing to accessories to the heights of fashion in shoes etc. the directory of shops on Newbury Street are endless. Some of these shops are

  • Marc Jacobs (Clothing for women and men, also shoes and accessories)
  • David Yurman (Jewelry)
  • Barnes and Nobles(Books and magazines)
  • Toscana European Day Salon (Spa and hair and care Salon)

For Boston Street Shopping, Newbury Street is the place to go.