Situated on a peninsula surrounded by the Charles River, Boston Harbor, Boston Inner Harbor and Fort Point Channel, there is plenty of waterfront in Boston. The Boston Red Sox have played at Fenway Park since 1912. Boston is also home to the Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, the Boston Marathon and 50 colleges and universities. A Boston vacation features more than Boston cream pies and a Samuel Adams Brewery tour. A Boston resort or a vacation house in Boston will be enveloped by history and culture.
Many chapters of American history were written here and a Boston condo rental puts your family close to the Freedom Trail which connects 16 historic sites. They include the 1770 Boston Massacre site where redcoat troops killed colonists, the Old North Church, famous for Paul Revere’s midnight ride warning Colonial minutemen of the advancing British forces, burial sites for Revere and John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned ship that coincidentally fought the British in the War of 1812.
Condos in Boston Are near Historic Sites
Settle into a nicely furnished Boston vacation rental where so many historic sites are within walking distance. Exploring Boston on foot is recommended. The Black Heritage Trail is a self-guided tour showcasing Boston’s 19th Century African American community. The Bunker Hill Monument marks the famous 1775 battle site. And the oldest public building in Boston, the 1719-built Old State House, was the location of the Boston Massacre in 1770 and it was where the Declaration of Independence was read aloud in 1776.
A vacation house in Boston or a Boston resort can be near memorable historic sites and fabulous outdoor spaces. Many Boston house rentals are near the Minuteman Bikeway which generally follows Paul Revere’s midnight ride. In winter, go ice skating in Boston Common, the country’s first public park, which started with the Puritans in 1630, then housed grazing cows before becoming a military training field and later a football field for the nation’s earliest organized football team. Boston Common has even been the locale for speeches made by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Pope John Paul II.
Consider a Boston rental near the 47-mile HarborWalk which ties together historic sites, sculpture gardens, parks and beaches. Observation decks, telescopes and informative panels offer a marvelous self-guided tour on foot or bicycles. The 17th Century Massachusetts Bay Colony depended on fishing and today the area welcomes fishermen by granting river and harbor access to those wishing to cast a line. Embrace Boston’s coastline even more by visiting the Boston Harbor Island National Recreation Area which is comprised of 34 harbor islands. There are several ferries from the mainland near your Boston rental to this nature-lovers paradise.
Discover Art and Attractions While Enjoying a Boston Condo
Boston vacation rentals can’t help but be near art museums, galleries and theatres. Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts features an astounding 450,000 works of art, including pieces by Monet and Picasso. The Theatre District’s eight theatres come alive at night with renowned performances. And Boston is home to everything from an aquarium to a zoo.
Just the way a Boston rental will be the setting for a fantastic New England vacation for your family, Boston has been the setting for nationally acclaimed historic feats and cultural wonders. A variety of narrated tours will chauffer you around town while showing you the sights. There are harbor sightseeing cruises, a Boston Light Tour that showcases the area’s lighthouses, and whale watching excursions. Ride a bus, trolley or duck boat near your Boston condo rental for an informative tour. And go Hollywood in Boston. Visit Cheers Beacon Hill, the neighborhood bar from which the television show “Cheers” hailed. A movie tour will take you to the Boston filming locations of several movies. When all that touring is over, go shopping for some souvenirs.
A Boston condo or a Boston house rental near some of the area’s most popular shopping districts could be all the vacation you need. Since the 1800s, Downtown Crossing has been a haven for shoppers and Newbury Street is akin to California’s Rodeo Drive and New York City’s Madison Avenue. But it is Faneuil Hall Marketplace that is a visitors’ favorite for its history, entertainment and waterfront location. Stores, restaurants, produce stands and street performers come together in this urban marketplace. Venture from your condo in Boston to this attraction that is always bustling with activity.