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10 Spots to Visit in Salem, MAssachusetts in October

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Sep 27, 2017 5:04:57 PM

If there’s one place to be in the fall, it’s Salem, Massachusetts! During the month of October, the town welcomes over 250,000 visitors. Best known for the Salem Witch Trials, the town has a unique history and plenty of museums and attractions to see. People flock to the north shore town in the fall and there’s always an excitement in the air during the season. Since the town is so busy, we recommend making your itinerary ahead of time. To help you plan for your trip, we’re sharing our 10 favorite sites to see while you’re visiting Salem!

1. The Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Square North, Salem, MA 01970

Naturally, the Witch Museum is top of the list for any trip to Salem. The museum highlights the Witch Trials of 1692. Guests experience the dramatic events of that period through life size exhibits and narration. It’s a great place to start your trip and to get a grasp on Salem’s darker history. The museum recommends planning to spend at least an hour for your visit.

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Inspiration for a Boston Fall Trip from Local Instagrammers

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Sep 8, 2017 5:18:14 PM

Tatte, in Harvard Square
Photo by @sdamiani

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to travel to Boston! With the leaves changing, college students back in town, and cooler evening temperatures, there’s a wonderful energy about the city. We have plenty of restaurants and coffee shops to cozy up in when the days get colder.

The best way to see Boston is by foot, and we’ve been rated as one of the best walking cities in the country. When you stroll through the city you’ll see many historical buildings and landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods. In the fall we love to walk by the Charles River, and ghost tours by foot through the Boston Common tend to be very popular as well.
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Hynes Convention Center Fall Schedule 2017

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Aug 29, 2017 3:44:40 PM

(photo credit: Signature Boston)

Every year the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center hosts meetings, conferences, galas and more in its convenient Back Bay space. The 176,480 square foot venue is highly versatile and offers exhibit halls, an auditorium, and 38 meeting rooms. This fall, the convention center is welcoming a wide range of events, which you can scroll down to see at the end of the post.

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5 Best Juice Shops in Back Bay

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Aug 24, 2017 3:50:52 PM

photo credit: @bareboston

Looking to stay healthy during your stay in Boston? We recommend stocking the full-size refrigerator in your kitchenette with plenty of fresh juice. There are several juice shops within walking vicinity of the Inn where you can enjoy smoothies, smoothies bowls, juice, and healthy snack and entrée options. Here are 5 of the best juice shops in Boston’s Back Bay!

1. Revolution Juice
150 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 02115

Revolution Juice is the closest juice shop to the Inn (just a 2 minute walk), and it also happens to be one of our favorites! At Revolution they use all organic ingredients and are committed to helping guests live a healthy “whole-food, plant-based diet.” Owners Heather and Dominic Acosta are a husband and wife team who have eaten this diet for years and seen profound effects. At Revolution they offer a wide selection of green juices, fruit juices, smoothies and bowls.
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South End Boston Restaurants Participating in Dine Out Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Aug 10, 2017 2:17:38 PM

(photo credit: The Beehive)

Dine Out Boston is taking place this week and next week, and some of our favorite South End restaurants are participating. Dine Out Boston (formerly known as Restaurant Week) happens twice a year and allows guests to enjoy a three courses from a special prix fixe menu at a price of $28, $33, or $38 per person (depending on the restaurant). Some restaurants are offering fixed lunch menus as well, for a price of $15, $20, or $25. Scroll down to see which neighborhood eateries are participating!

Aquitaine Bar a Vin Bistrot
569 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

Cuisine: French

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A Sunday in the South End, Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jul 25, 2017 5:43:08 PM

photo credit: @columbusandover

We’re centrally located in Boston’s historic South End, and we absolutely love our neighborhood! When you stay with us, we want you to experience the best that the South End has to offer, which is why we’ve put together a 12 hour guide to help you make the most out of your time! Sunday is easily our favorite day of the week, with a general laid back vibe in the neighborhood and the weekly SoWa Open Market taking place in the warm weather months. Since we’re ideally located you can easily take trips back to your room for a breather at any point. A lot of enjoyment comes from exploring the streets and discovering hidden gems, like beautiful brownstone entryways, community gardens, public parks, and more. Check out some of the items that we recommend if you’re here in the South End on a Sunday:
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Summer Activities in Boston: Stroll Newbury St. during "Open Newbury"

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jul 18, 2017 4:55:03 PM

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Want to experience one of Boston’s most infamous streets in a unique way? Mark your calendar for the three upcoming Open Newbury dates when Newbury Street will be open for pedestrian traffic only! Starting at 8:00 AM Newbury Street (from the cross streets of Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue) will be closed to vehicles. Official festivities on the street will kick off at 10:00 AM and run until 6:00 PM.

Many of the shops and businesses along Newbury will have special sidewalk games and activities for guests to partake in, as well as in-store sales and discounts. These car-free days will allow shoppers, diners, and pedestrians to fully enjoy their experience on the street. Below are the three Open Newbury dates:

Sunday, July 23rd
Sunday, August 13th
Sunday, September 10th

Newbury Street is a short 11 minute walk from the Inn and on the 1 mile stretch you’ll find world class shops including designer brands and a wide array of restaurants, from Shake Shack to Stephanie’s. For more information on Open Newbury, visit The City of Boston’s site.
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5 Best Places for Ice Cream in Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jul 6, 2017 3:09:33 PM

Photo credit: @savoredspoon

Summertime calls for cold treats, and ice cream is what New England does best! There are no lack of spots in the city to find a scoop, but these five are favorites among locals and visitors alike. Whether you like a cup, a cone, or a even an ice cream sandwich, you won’t be disappointed at these Boston ice cream stops.  

1. FoMu
655 Tremont Street, Boston 02116

Our all-time favorite place for an ice cream is FoMu! Wide open and welcoming, their Tremont Street location opened in 2016 and has plenty of seating. This location is the one closest to the Inn, but they’re continuously expanding, and now have a permanent home on Newbury Street as well. Their dairy-free ice cream happens to be vegan friendly, but even the most die-hard ice cream lovers will delighted! Our recommendations include the Bourbon Maple Walnut and Salted Caramel.

Photo credit: @chewinnovation

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Upcoming Theater in Boston, 2017 Season

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on May 10, 2017 3:53:16 PM

(photo credit: Broadway in Boston

Boston has a wonderful and vibrant arts community and we're lucky that many Broadway shows make stops in the city. If you're taking a trip to the Boston, attending a show is a wonderful experience to include in your trip. Many productions take place in venues like the Boston Opera House in the Theater District, just a short walk or cab ride from the Inn. Here are the productions that you can look forward to taking in during the 2017 season:
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Five Spots for a Sweet Treat after Running the Boston Marathon

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Apr 13, 2017 1:10:34 PM

Photo credit: @emlymrtn

In town for the Boston Marathon? One of the fun aspects of staying in Boston is discovering the local food scene, and the city doesn’t disappoint! Runners and non-runners alike will appreciate a dessert one of Boston’s cult favorites. These five shops are some of the best places to grab a sweet treat and they’re all within walking distance of the Boston Marathon finish line.

Blackbird Doughnuts 
492 Tremont Street, Boston 02116

Since it opened in 2015, Blackbird Doughnuts has been a hit in the South End! They make unique gourmet doughnuts from scratch in a small storefront on Tremont Street. All of their doughnuts are baked on site, and they play around with both classic combinations and off-the-wall concoctions of their own making! They use brioche dough, which makes for light and fluffy doughnuts which are then topped with house-made glazes and frostings. They also offer made to order ice cream doughnut sandwiches that are a hit in the warmer months. Their current doughnut flavors include options like Boston Cream Bismarck, Blackberry Currant, and the Everything Bagel Doughnut. Check their website for their full list of up-to-date flavors.
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The Inn at St. Botolph

Live like a local in a historic Boston brownstone.

The Inn @ St Botolph is Boston’s affordable luxury hotel. Situated in the prominent Back Bay neighborhood it offers understated contemporary interiors graced with traditional styling and comfort. It’s the perfect destination for professionals on extended stay or families desiring the intimacy of a private residence dressed up with refreshingly customized services.

 The Inn @ St Botolph offers affordable luxury with edited services.

  • Furnished kitchenettes will full size refrigerators
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Video intercom to talk to visitors at the front door
  • Internet access and in-room iPod docs
  • iMac business center
  • Free continental breakfast with espresso
  • Daily housekeeping & self-serve laundry
  • ...and lots more! 

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