Boston Last Minute

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

Founded by Puritan colonists in 1630, Boston is the largest city in New England, and is the area’s best known cultural and historical hub. Many last minute visitors to this area are impressed by the wealth of history interwoven into this city’s foundation, which intermingles nicely with its many modern elements. Dynamic and unique, Boston is a great pick for a spontaneous last minute getaway.

One great way to familiarize yourself with the unbelievable history of the area is to take a stroll down the Freedom Trail, one of the most popular walking tours in America. Covering approximately three miles, this guided walking tour will take you to more than a dozen historic sites, including Paul Revere’s house and the site of the Boston Massacre. Some other notable stops are John Hancock’s house, the site of the Liberty Tree, Benjamin Franklin’s birthplace, Quincy Market and the famous Tea Party Ship.

If Boston’s weather is in your favor on your last minute trip, check out the Boston Common, a 40 acre public park, which happens to be the nations oldest. Or you could stay a minute at the site of the Boston Massacre, a place that symbolizes a turning point in American history.

Famed literary legends like Longfellow, Emerson, Hawthorne and Thoreau once gathered at the Old Corner Bookstore, and you too, will love gathering in this beautiful brick building. If you have a chance to travel to Boston’s Italian North End, you can visit Boston’s oldest church building, Old North Church. This edifice was of great importance in the American Revolution warnings of British troop movement were sent from this location. For visitors who still find themselves hungry for history, Faneuil Hall is a must. This 1742 building was a meeting hall during the Revolution, and is now home to a military museum.

But there is a lot more to Boston than just its rich history. Last minute visitors will also love its unparalleled culture, as exemplified by the Museum of Fine Arts. Easily accessible by public transportation, this incomparable museum includes art galleries with pieces from a variety of cultures and time periods, as well as a Japanese Garden, three restaurants and two gift shops. Music lovers may want to plan a trip to see a symphony performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in beautiful Symphony Hall.

Sports reign in this magnificent city, too, so don’t hesitate if your last minute vacation affords you the chance to see a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park, the Red Sox’s home since 1912. For basketball fans, there’s the Boston Celtics at FleetCenter, and for football fans, there’s the New England Patriots at CMGI Field. Go team!

But if you’ve got the family along for this vacation, never fear: Boston is brimming with family friendly attractions. One of the most fascinating is the New England Aquarium, which is home to more than 15,000 specimens and more than 600 species of fish and aquatic animals. The aquarium even hosts whale watch cruises and there’s an IMAX theater on site. Another animal lover’s dream come true is the Franklin Park Zoo, a stunning 72 acre exhibition of the best of the animal kingdom. If you have any time left, stop by the Children’s Museum of Boston located on the waterfront. Here you’ll find a number of fun and educational last minute activities for kids through the age of ten.

Boston is a place of great historical relevance that also appeals to a visitor with more modern tastes. Even if you have only a few days to spend here, you will definitely be able to make the most of every last minute with all the culture, history and fun that this city offers. What are you waiting for?

    Boston last minute hotels:

The Kendall Hotel    Cambridge, MA
Hampton Inn Boston Woburn     Woburn, MA
The Westin Copley Place     Boston, MA
Holiday Inn Somerville    Somerville, MA
Hilton Boston/Dedham     Dedham, MA
Hilton Boston/Woburn     Woburn, MA
Hampton Inn Boston Natick     Natick, MA
Boston Hotel Buckminster    Boston, MA
Four Points By Sheraton Norwood     Norwood, MA
Crowne Plaza Boston Northshore     Danvers, MA
Hyatt Regency Boston     Boston, MA
The Westin Boston Waterfront     Boston, MA
Boston Marriott Newton    Newton, MA
Travelodge Natick   Natick, MA
Courtyard by Marriott Stoughton     Stoughton, MA
Sheraton Braintree Hotel     Braintree, MA
Comfort Inn Boston-Rockland    Rockland, MA
Quality Inn & Suites Lexington    Lexington, MA
Marriott – Boston (Copley Place)     Boston, MA
The Westin Waltham-Boston     Waltham, MA
Holiday Inn Express Braintree    Braintree, MA
Danvers Residence Inn by Marriott     Danvers, MA
Holiday Inn Express – Boston Garden     Boston, MA
The Eliot Suite Hotel – Boston     Boston, MA
Bedford Plaza Hotel Boston/Bedford     Bedford, MA

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