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1. The Freedom Trail. Step back in time on the Freedom Trail, a two-and-a-half mile red-brick path that begins in the famous Boston Common and passes the city’s most famous historic sites such as Faneuil Hall, The Paul Revere House, The Bunker Hill Monument and The USS Constitution.
2. Fenway Park. Visit American’s oldest and most famous ballpark, located in the heart of the city. It is in this historic site that many famous moments in sports history took place, and where the Boston Red Sox still play today. Enjoy a Fenway Park tour, which showcases all the “must see” sites, including where Ted Williams hit his famous home run, the press box and, of course, the gift shop so you can pick up souvenirs.
3. Public Garden. Located just across the street from the hotel, the Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America and is home to the world famous swan boat rides and Make Way for Ducklings statues. The garden is filled with beautiful flowers and meandering pathways, plus plenty of benches and green space in which to relax and enjoy a leisurely picnic.
4. Newbury Street. Lined with shops, galleries, day spas, restaurants and bars, Newbury Street is Boston’s shopping hub. An entire street devoted to shopping, this beautiful street is “Boston’s Rodeo Drive” and a must-visit destination for shopping, dining and people watching.
5. Charles Street. Explore picturesque Charles Street in historic Beacon Hill for shopping, dining, sweet treats and photo ops galore. In particular, snap a photo on Acorn Street, which is a cobblestone street lined with row houses and hidden gardens. It’s also the city’s most photographed street.
Boston is a hodge-podge of culture, history, arts and fashion, and it all converges at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. The following must-dos will appeal to any personality:
1. Shopping on Newbury Street: The luxury-lined street is home to Chanel, Dior, Marc Jacobs and DKNY, to name a few. During the spring and summer months, the outdoor cafes are packed with people, and on occasion you might get a rare glimpse of a celebrity or two.
2. See a show: The hotel is only blocks from Boston’s vibrant theater district, and at any given time during the year you can enjoy award-winning productions. Check with the concierge to see what’s playing and what tickets are available. We suggest “Blue Man Group” and “Shear Madness,” two of Boston’s long-playing and favorite shows.
3. Explore the sites: Take a walk down Commonwealth Avenue Mall, located just outside the Four Seasons Hotel Boston’s front doors. The mall is lined with brownstone buildings; blooming gardens in the warmer months define the formal avenue, and monuments decorate the central promenade.
4. Enjoy local chow: Boston’s restaurant scene is booming and many of the best city meals can be found within walking distance of the Four Seasons Hotel Boston. Head through the park to Boston’s No. 9 Park for a intimate, fine-dining experience, or take in an afternoon tea at the Taj Boston.
5. Walk the gardens: No matter what season you’re visiting, a walk through the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common is a must, and it’s easy to do, as the Four Seasons Hotel Boston sits directly on the park. In the winter, the gardens and Boston Common are decorated with white lights; the outdoor ice skating rink is a favorite for all ages. During the warmer months, the gardens bloom with roses, tulips and lilacs, and the famous Swan Boats are brought back to the lake for afternoon rides.