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THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Whether you soak in the vibrant sun or bask in the beautiful evening glow of downtown Boston, the city has something to offer everyone. Home to the oldest public park in the US and the first American lighthouse, there’s no shortage of timeless history. Since 1912, the iconic Fenway Park has become a beacon for sports enthusiasts of all ages. If the sky is bright, stroll along the Boston Harbor or hop in a water taxi to travel in style.

We have bakeries and coffee shops around every corner so delicious is never too far away. Incredible fine dining, bespoke cocktails, and hoppy local brews breathe fresh light into the nightlife. The theater district has every entertainment genre from iconic stand-ups to award-winning musicals. So whether you’re planning a family vacation or a romantic weekend getaway, Boston has all the culture and celebration to make the most of your time away from home.

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      BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS

      Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park stands as Eastern Massachusetts' most extensive recreational area, drawing in over half a million visitors each year. A favored destination for both locals and tourists, the park serves not only as a recreational hub but also plays a crucial role as a vital ecological habitat for indigenous wildlife. Ferries depart from Long Wharf regularly, a short walk from Boston Harbor Hotel.

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        BOSTON HARBORWALK

        The Harborwalk seamlessly links with various inland trails and parks, such as the Emerald Necklace, Charles River Esplanade, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Freedom Trail, South Bay Trail, and East Boston Greenway. It's important to note that, except for wheelchairs, the Harborwalk is designated as a non-motorized pathway. Bicycles are encouraged on the segment of the Harborwalk extending from the Neponset River Greenway to Castle Island State Park.

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          EMERALD NECKLACE CONSERVANCY

          Escape the urban hustle and discover the tranquility of Boston's Emerald Necklace Conservancy. Designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, this verdant oasis weaves its way through the city, connecting a series of lush parks and green spaces.

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            FAN PIER PARK

            Escape to the tranquil oasis of Fan Pier Park, a picturesque waterfront destination in Boston that seamlessly blends natural beauty with urban charm. This scenic park invites visitors to unwind along the Harborwalk, offering stunning views of the harbor, city skyline, and beyond. Take a stroll through lush green spaces, enjoy a picnic with waterfront panoramas, or simply bask in the serenity of this peaceful retreat.

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            • A lighthouse stands on a rocky shore with clouds above the blue sea.
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              LIGHTHOUSE TOURS

              Encounter three iconic lighthouses, accompanied by insightful narration provided by Boston Harbor Islands park staff and volunteers from the United States Coast Guard. Gain knowledge about the rich maritime traditions of Boston Harbor, relish unforgettable views of the park and city, and explore one of the nation's most unique and historically significant ports.

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                NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM

                Situated near Boston Harbor, this aquatic haven invites you to explore the magic of the ocean. Marvel at mesmerizing exhibits showcasing diverse marine life, from playful penguins to graceful sea turtles. Engage in interactive displays and witness captivating underwater ecosystems come to life. With a commitment to education and conservation, the New England Aquarium offers an enriching experience for all ages.

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                  THE ROSE KENNEDY GREENWAY

                  Spanning 1.5 miles through the heart of the city, this meticulously landscaped park pays homage to the matriarch of the Kennedy family. From manicured gardens to innovative art installations, the Greenway seamlessly blends natural beauty with contemporary design. Stroll along its winding pathways, enjoy the whimsical fountains, and savor the picturesque views of the city skyline.

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