With a delicious and healthy breakfast overlooking Boston Harbor, enjoy a blissful start to your morning at our chic Miel Brasserie. Energized, head to Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for interactive exhibits and live re-enactments, taking you back to turning points in history that defined America. Afterwards, take a leisurely stroll along the Boston Harborwalk and arrive at the New England Aquarium. Find a stunning, four-story Giant Ocean Tank with turtles and stingrays that recreate life on a Caribbean reef, or catch a movie at Simons IMAX® Theater movie to experience the beautiful marine world.
After enjoying a satisfying lunch at one of the numerous restaurants near the Harborwalk, continue your cultural exploration with the Freedom Trail walking tour. Uncover the city's historic cites, thanks to the well informed and costumed tour guides. Discover Faneuil Hall, site of America's first town meeting, and the Paul Revere House, the Revolutionary War hero's former home. Revel in the special opportunity to climb aboard the 18th-century frigate USS Constitution, and find original artifacts that reveal her fascinating history.
As night falls, take a five-minute cab ride the Boston's North End to indulge in classic Italian cuisine at Limoncello, or delicious oysters and seafood at Mare. For an uniquely Boston experience, sip cocktails at speakeasy-inspired Carrie Nation, only a 10-minute walk away. Then catch a show at the theater district on Tremont Street. At the end of the night, unwind and enjoy a well-deserved nightcap in the hotel’s bar, RumBa, where a discreet Scotch lounge may be the perfect way to end an eventful and unforgettable day in Boston.
John Hancock Weather Beacon
The weather beacon at the top of the Berkeley Building (old John Hancock Building) has a rhyme to help decipher the colors: steady blue, clear view; flashing blue, clouds due; steady red, rain ahead; flashing red, snow. But during baseball season, flashing red means that a Red Sox home game was called off because of the weather.
Massachusetts State House
Signs on approaching highways indicating the distance to Boston aren't measuring the miles to the city limits but to the State House dome. The dome is gilded in 23.5kt gold leaf.
Molasses flood of 1919
A storage tank exploded in the North End on January 15, 1919, sending pieces of metal and a 2.3-million-gallon wave of molasses crashing through the streets, destroying homes and buildings and killing 21 people. Some Bostonians claim that on a hot day you can still smell the molasses.
Oliver R Smoot
The Smoot is a non-standard unit of length used to measure only one item in Boston, the Harvard Bridge on Massachusetts Avenue connecting Boston and Cambridge. Fraternity pledge Oliver Smoot was rolled head over heels across the bridge to measure 364.4 Smoots (his height, 5ft 7in) plus one ear.