Welcome to this Best of Boston edition of the Business Travel Webcast.
Anyone who travels for business knows how difficult it can be to find time for a bit of tourism in between meetings.
But no matter where business travel takes you, there are always ways to explore your destination.
We are excited to welcome you to the historical city of Boston. There is plenty to do and see here, from restaurants and cultural events to museums and historical sites. This video highlights some of the great places to explore in Boston. You can find more details on the massconvention.com website.
If you’re staying in downtown Boston, Back Bay or Beacon Hill, you can start your day with a stroll through Boston Common, the oldest public park in the States. Along the way, pop into the Thinking Cup, which features Stumptown Coffee, named "Best Coffee in the World" by numerous reviewers across North America.
If you find yourself across the river in Cambridge, grab a seat in the eclectic Crema Café. With its beautiful wood floors and sky-lit mezzanine, the cafe is a great place to plan your day, or to strike up a conversation with the locals. After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely stroll around Harvard Square, browse the shelves in real book stores, and mingle with the intelligentsia.
Another great morning side trip in Boston is the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which includes Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market. The historic marketplace is centered on a cobblestone promenade featuring street performers, farmer’s markets, shops and restaurants. You can find everything here from fresh produce and baked goods to souvenirs and name brand clothes. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, once called "The Cradle of Liberty,” has been a focal point of Boston life since 1742.
Spend the afternoon exploring Boston on one of the city’s famous Duck Tours. Sightseeing will never be any more fun than on board a six-wheel-drive amphibious DUKW -- colloquially known as a “Duck”. These modified two-ton military vehicles will immerse you in Boston history on land, and in the water.
Newberry Street, one of Boston's upscale shopping districts, features eight blocks filled with galleries, boutiques, and some of the city’s best restaurants. There is something for everyone, from high end designer fashions to one of a kind specialty crafts.
Explore one of the most impressive aquariums in the world. The New England Aquarium, which opened in 1969, is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. This is one of the crown jewels of Boston, attracting more than 1.3 million visitors a year.
Boston's night live offers a wide selection of musical interludes. One of the best is the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which has been making music since 1881. Today, the Boston Symphony Orchestra presents more than 250 concerts annually.
Save your appetite for a Fenway Frank while watching a baseball game in Fenway Park, the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. Since 1912, this has been the home of the famous Boston Red Sox. Before the game, you can visit Pesky's Pole and sit atop the world famous Green Monster, which stands 37 feet 2 inches high overlooking left field.
Dinner, sightseeing and history co-mingle delightfully on a cruise of Boston’s Inner Harbor. The Spirit of Boston dinner cruise departs from the Seaport World Trade Center Marine Terminal in Boston, and traverses historic Boston harbor providing spectacular views of the city's skyline. This is the perfect way to end a long weekend in Boston -- with historic sightseeing, good food, and dancing under the stars.
Thanks for watching and enjoy your visit to Boston.