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Boston Park Plaza Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers
64 Arlington Street Boston, MA 02116
Phone 617-457-2404 / Reservation 1-800-225-2008
Not just a hotel in Boston. Boston's hotel. Built in 1927. The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is a member of Historic Hotels of America. With an unmatched location, in the heart of Back Bay, and the Theater District, it is only a walk away from famous Newbury Street, and The Boston Common. Offering 950 newly renovated guestrooms, The Park Plaza is home of Famous Chef Todd English's Bonfire Steakhouse, Rande Gerber's Whiskey Park Bar and Lounge, McCormick & Schmick's seafood restaurant, Finale Desserterie, and many more.
   
The Royal Sonesta Boston The Royal Sonesta Boston
Five Cambridge Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02142
617-806-4200
Whenever you travel to Boston, choose the Royal Sonesta Hotel, and discover the best of the city right outside your door. Located on the Cambridge side of the city, our Boston area hotel sits on the banks of the Charles River, overlooking Beacon Hill.
   
Pilgrim Parking Pilgrim Parking, Inc.
617-723-1488
One of the largest, family owned and operated parking companies in New England. Convenient parking for Old Town Trolley Tours near Charlestown Navy Yard. You can now purchase Old Town Trolley tickets at their Nautica Garage. Please visit our cashier station for details and information.
   
Bed and Breakfast Associates Bay Colony

Bed and Breakfast Associates Bay Colony
P.O. Box 57166
Boston, MA 02457
Phone: (800) 347-5088
Email: info@bnbboston.com
Bed and breakfast reservation service for Boston and Eastern Massachusetts properties.

   
Zee Paragon Suites

Zee Paragon Suites
10-18 Brainerd Road
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: (617) 232-7844
Email: webmaster@zeeparagon.com
Zee Paragon Suites are fully furnished, short-term luxury apartments in Allston, MA. , close to downtown Boston, hospitals and universities.

   
  Boston Omni Parker House Hotel
60 School Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Phone: (617) 227-8600
Fax: (617) 742-5729
Details Located on the Freedom Trail at the foot of Beacon Hill across from Boston Commons, this renowned hotel has hosted world luminaries such as, Charles Dickens, John F. Kennedy and Ralph Waldo Emerson, since 1856. With a recent $70 million restoration, this luxurious hotel is the perfect blend of historic charm and modern day conveniences and is the longest continually operating hotel in America.
   
  The Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617.439.7000 Fax: 617.330.9450
A Finer Life On The Water. Discover the Boston hotel with the supreme blend of style, setting and service on the waterfront. Treat yourself to Boston Harbor Hotel.
   
  Back Bay Hotels
We offer hotel and lodging services at over 30 hotels in Boston's Historic Back Bay.
   
  Best Western Massachusetts Hotels and Motels
The official hotel lodging reservations and information site for the Best Western Hotels in Massachusetts.
   
  Arkadia - Real Estate Listings & Holiday Rentals
International real estate classified ads from homeowners or brokers to buy, sell or rent your property, house, apartment, business, land. Worldwide directory of vacation rentals by owner!
   
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Attractions
   
Boston Trolley In Front of Capital Old Town Trolley Tour ® of Boston
See the best of Boston on our 1 hour and 45 minute fully narrated tour. From Beacon Hill to the New England Aquarium, the Back Bay to Boston Common, Old Town Trolley is the best way to see the Boston.
   
Trolley Ghost and Gravestone Tour Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
This spirited tour will give you a light hearted look at the city of Boston's darker side as we share local tales and legends. The two hour journey will take you on a spine tingling trip through Boston's historic burial grounds and the streets once stalked by the Boston Strangler.
   
Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise Boston Harbor Sunset Dinner Cruise
Catch the Spirit of Boston on it's Harbor Sunset Cruise! Enjoy a dazzling sunset over the harbor and spectacular skyline views from a huge outdoor deck. Savor a wonderful buffet and rock until you dock to your favorite music. A perfect summertime adventure!
   
City of Boston Lunch Cruises Spirit of Boston Lunch Cruise
With magnificent skyline views, live entertainment and wonderful dining and dancing, a Spirit Cruise is an unforgettable experience and the most unique way to celebrate an afternoon on one of America's most celebrated harbors.
   
The Sports Museum The Sports Museum
One FleetCenter Place, Ste. 220
Boston, MA 02114-1310
Phone: (617) 624-1235 Fax: (617) 624-1818
Email: Michelle Gormley • mgormley@fleetcenter.com
The Sports Museum preserves and showcases the distinctly rich sports heritage of New England through an unparalleled collection of artifacts, multimedia, works of art and interactive exhibits.
   
Boston Harbor Cruises Boston Harbor Cruises
617-227-4321
Boston Harbor Cruises has been Boston's premier ticket to ride on the harbor since 1926! Offering Boston's only 3 hour catamaran whale watch, sightseeing tours and sunset cruises, Boston Harbor Island ferries, the Provincetown Fast Ferry, lighthouse tours, entertainment cruises and more.
   
Zoo New England Zoo New England
Details Take a walk on the wild side! Witness majestic lions perched atop their rocky throne, zebras and giraffe grazing on an open plain, and gorillas frolicking in a tropical forest. Stop by the Outback Trail for a visit with emus, wallabies, and kangaroos then step into Butterfly Landing for an encounter with thousands of brightly colored creatures (June through September). Open year round.
   
The Freedom Trail The Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail tells the story of the patriotic men and women who were daring enough to raise arms against an empire. It is the life and voice and breath of a people who declared their independence and built their country on the solid principles of democracy. Guided ours are 90-minutes, starting at the Boston Common Visitor's Center and ending at Faneuil Hall.
   
The Children's Museum The Children's Museum
300 Congress St.
Phone: (617) 426-8855
For 90 years, we have been a place where families go to play, laugh and grow together. As pioneers of interactive learning exhibits and over 40 years experience creating one-of-kind exhibits, Boston Children's Museum is a place where children and their families can play together! We are open 363 days a year, from 10am to 5pm daily with extended hours on Fridays until 9pm. Admission is $9 for Adults, $7 for Children and Seniors.
   
Salem Museum Salem Witch Museum
Washington Square
Salem, Massachusetts 01970
Phone: (978) 744-1692
   
Odyssey Cruises Odyssey Cruises
Phone: (888) 741-0282
Boston's Premier Dinner Boat. For parties of two to a gala event of hundreds, Odyssey offers Boston's most unique entertainment experience. Step aboard and you'll discover a sleek 600-passenger yacht, sumptuous cuisine, attentive service and incredible views of historic Boston Harbor.
   
Boston Orchestra Boston Symphony Orchestra/Boston Pops
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 266-1200
   
Mary Baker Eddy Mary Baker Eddy (Mapparium)
200 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (888) 222-3711
   
Samuel Adams Brewery Tour Sam Adams Brewery Tour
30 Germania Street
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: (617) 368-5080
   
Art Boston Arts Boston
Phone: (617) 262-8632
   
  Boston Harbor Fest
45 School Street
Phone: (617) 227-1528
June 29-July 4, 2005 is a six-day long Fourth of July festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the cradle of the American Revolution: the historic City of Boston. More than 200 events will be scheduled around Boston Harbor and Downtown Boston during the six -day festival.
   
  New England Aquarium
Penguins greet you as you begin your tour of more than 70 exhibitions that feature aquatic animals and habitats from around the world. Watch sharks, sea turtles, green moray eels and colorful tropical fishes in a giant, four-story coral reef exhibit. Cradle a sea star in our hands-on tidepool, or have an amazing 3D experience on our giant, 6-story tall IMAX screen.
   
  Suffolk Downs
111 Waldemar Avenue
East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: (617) 567-3900
   
  Old State House
206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 720-1713
   
  TOMB 5-Wits
186 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 375-WITS
   
 

Go Boston Card
Go Boston Card: Multi-attraction pass that gives you the most choice at Boston's top attractions for the best value. Attractions include Beantown Trolley Tour, Duck Tour, Freedom Trail, museums & more!

   
 

Boston Explorer Pass
Create your own itinerary as you explore Boston's top attractions. Choose any 3 included attractions; the choice is yours!

   
  The Prudential Center Skywalk
800 Boylston Street
Phone: (617) 859-0648
the Skywalk Observatory is Boston and New England's tallest and only observatory. It offers breathtaking views of the city and beyond, as well as informative and interactive exhibits on Boston's famous historic places, artists and athletes. For a one-of-a-kind dining experience, visit the Top of the Hub restaurant located on the 52nd Floor.
   
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Restaurants & Bars
   
Cheers Logo Cheers: Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Quincy Market Building, West End
South and North Canopies, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 227-0150 Fax: (617) 227-8416
Email:vruff@cheersboston.com
Visit the authentic replica of the Cheers set in historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace! This accurate duplication of the famous Hollywood set features a central island bar, Tiffany lamps, overhead TV lights, and a catwalk. In addition to the bar, great pub fare is offered from 11:00 AM. Live entertainment on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
   
Cheers Logo Cheers: Beacon Hill
84 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 227-9605
Fax: (617) 723-1898
Email: vruff@cheersboston.com
Known for years as the Bull & Finch Pub - it's the original inspiration for the setting of the American TV classic, Cheers. The restaurant & bar opens daily at 11:00 AM. The Gift Shop opens daily at 10:00 AM. Catch your favorite sports teams on one of 10 DirecTVs.
   
Union Oyster House

Union Oyster House
41 Union Street
Boston, MA
Phone: (617) 227-2750
America's oldest restaurant located on the Freedom Trail near Faneuil Hall.

   
Durgin Park Durgin Park
340 Faneuil Hall Market Place
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: (617) 227-2038
Fax: (617) 720-1542
   
Hard Rock Cafe Hard Rock Cafe
131 Claredon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 424-7625
   
Summer Shack Summer Shack Restaurant
50 Dalton Street
Boston, MA
Phone: (617) 867-9955
   
Barking Crab The Barking Crab
88 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 426-CRAB
   
PF Chang P.F. Changs
8 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 573-0821
   
  Chart House
60 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 277-1576
   
  Jillian's Boston
145 Ipswich
Behind the Historic Ballpark
Phone: (617) 437-0300
   
  India Pavilion/Haveli
17 Central Square
Cambridge, MA
Phone: (617) 547-7463
   
  Tias
Long Wharf, 200 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 227-0828
   
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Shopping
   
  Copley Place
100 Huntington Avenue
Phone: (617) 369-5000
Copley Place is The Place to Be in Boston. Featuring over 100 upscale stores, including Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, BOSS Hugo Boss, Williams-Sonoma and many more! Copley Place is located in the charming Back Bay area, walking distance from beautiful historic landmarks such as the Boston Public Garden. Copley Place is only a five minute cab ride from the Freedom Trail, the Paul Revere House and a wonderful array of museums. Board Boston's public transportation which conveniently stops next door at Back Bay Station.
   
  Rick Walker's
21 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 482-7426
   
   
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FYI
 
  Boston Real Estate Advisor
2000 Powell Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: (510) 735-2631
Email: ctaylor@ziprealty.com
Whether you already live in the Boston Area and are simply looking to relocate, or you're new to town, moving from another city or state all together, Boston Real Estate Advisor can help you find and compare real estate in every community.
   
  The Concord Life
546 Westford St
Carlisle, MA 01741
Email: lisa.flavin@comcast.net
Updated bi weekly The Concord Life is a fully integrated website that goes beyond the travel guides to see the beauty of Historic Concord Massachusetts through the eyes of a longtime area resident and her two young daughters. The Concord Life spotlights a town committed to preservation of natural resources and man made treasures dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.
   
Theatre and Culture
 
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Blue Man Group Blue Man Group
Charles Playhouse
74 Warrenton Street
Phone: (617) 931-2787/1 (800) BLUE MAN
Ticketmaster: Blue Man Group
E-mail: orders@blueman.com
   
  AEI Speakers Bureau
214 Lincoln Street
Allston, MA 02134
Phone: (617) 782-3111
E-mail: webmaster@aeispeakers.com
AEI Speakers Bureau provides keynote speakers and celebrities as well as entertainment for corporate, association, college and civic events.
   
   
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