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Rich in tradition and history, Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. Whether you’re planning to visit the city for its historical landmarks, a Harvard graduation, a game at Fenway Park or just to take in the city’s culture, you’ll want to check for great Boston hotel deals and discounts at the AARP® Travel Center powered by Expedia®. You’ll get the best hotel deals from Expedia or your AARP hotel discount, whichever saves you more.
Boston has seen a surge in new hotel construction in recent years, as well as a healthy restoration of favorite historic hotels. In addition to a few grand old hotels, you can now find modern, boutique-style hotels near Cambridge and downtown Boston, as well as high-end luxury hotels near the Back Bay and other prime spots in the city. Whatever area of Boston you choose, be sure to book your hotel through the AARP Travel Center, where AARP members can get cheap hotel deals in Boston and the greater Boston area.
Boston’s history is intertwined with the history of the United States. Visitors looking to learn more about the American Revolution will find the Freedom Trail a good place to start. Marked by a trail of red bricks embedded in the pavement, the trail leads visitors on a walking tour of many of the city’s most venerated sites, several of which are preserved by the Boston National Historical Park. Step into Old North Church, where lanterns in the steeple were used to warn of advancing soldiers, or visit Old South Meeting House where the Boston Tea Party began. A short trip from Boston to Lexington and Concord brings you to the sites of the first battles of the war. Faneuil Hall, which is visited by over 20 million tourists a year, is another stop on the Freedom Trail. Quincy Market, a historic marketplace building beside Faneuil Hall, is filled with food stalls, souvenir vendors and even street performers.
Boston vacation-goers won’t want to miss the gorgeous Boston Public Garden, the world-famous Museum of Fine Arts or the impressive New England Aquarium. If you love the outdoors, the Boston Harbor Islands are the place to explore tide pools, go for long hikes and visit lighthouses. Check out a Boston Red Sox game in Fenway Park. Find great discounts on the best hotels near the Boston Public Garden, Fenway or the New England Aquarium at the AARP Travel Center.
It’s been said that Massachusetts has a higher concentration of colleges and universities than anywhere else in the world. The most revered of these institutions is Harvard. We suggest taking a campus tour to get the best sightseeing experience from this 1636 Cambridge landmark.
In key spots, you can still find traditional Boston cuisine, like chowder, lobster, cod and baked beans. Wander around North End to choose between a variety of Italian restaurants. Or check out any of the upscale restaurants that a new crop of chefs have opened that feature a wide variety of culinary influences, while still incorporating the traditional fish and shellfish from the region’s shores. Food lovers should look for Italian, French, Southern, sushi and Vietnamese cuisines to name a few.
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