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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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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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Upcoming Theater in Boston, 2017 Season

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

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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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Romantic restaurants in the South end for valentine's day

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jan 20, 2017 1:14:51 PM

photo credit: Bites of Boston

Valentine’s is less than a month away, and we recommend making your reservations on the early side. We’ve put together a list of some of the most romantic restaurants in the South End for Valentine’s Day to help you with your planning. All of our choices are nearby to the Inn and are wonderful spots to cozy up with your significant other!

1. The Beehive
541 Tremont Street, Boston 02116
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Boston winter at city hall plaza

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Dec 21, 2016 7:22:29 PM

Photo credit: @liquorwicks

This year Boston is really embracing the season with an installation at City Hall Plaza called Boston Winter. The Plaza has been transformed into a wonderland that includes a skating path, European style holiday market, ski lodge and more. Now that it's officially winter, we recommend a trip over to this unique pop-up. Here's what you can look forward to: 
Skating Path: Lace up and skate the day away on the plaza's impressive 11,000 square foot rink! Kid's will love the path and the giant Boston sign lit up in green and red. Tickets to the skating path are $10 per adult and $8 per child, and skate rentals also available. 
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Holiday Activities in Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Nov 16, 2016 2:39:35 PM

The city always feels magical during the holiday season! From viewing the twinkling lights lining the trees on Commonwealth Ave, to enjoying a seasonal show in the Theater District, there’s plenty to do in the city in the month of December and beyond. We’ve pulled together our recommendations for the best holiday activities in Boston below.

Ice Skating on the Frog Pond

One of our favorite activities in the winter is to lace up for a skate on the  Frog Pond on the Boston Common! Renting a pair of skates and spending time on the ice is a wonderful way to pass a winter afternoon. The Frog Pond has skate rentals available as well as skating aids for children who are just learning, and is open 7 days a week, typically through mid-March (depending on the weather conditions).
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Top Restaurants in Boston Open on Thanksgiving Day

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Nov 8, 2016 4:47:49 PM

Photo credit: Bar Boulud

Boston is a beautiful place to spend Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends! For our guests who are joining us for the holiday, we’ve put together our picks of the top restaurants in Boston open on Thanksgiving Day! All of the restaurants highlighted below are in close proximity to the Inn, and are just a short walk or cab ride away. A memorable meal is guaranteed, no matter where you choose to dine! Reservations for Thanksgiving book quickly, so be sure to reserve your table early.

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Best Fall Activities in Boston

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Sep 15, 2016 5:52:54 PM

We're here to help you make the most out of your fall trip to Massachusetts! To assist with your trip planning, we've pulled together 20 of our favorite fall activities in Boston and beyond. There are plenty of things to do in the city during the season as well as day trips, just a short train ride or drive away. Here's what we're most looking forward to this fall: 

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Summer Activities in Boston: Outside the Box Festival

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Jul 14, 2016 2:17:39 PM

Staying with us this week and looking to experience something unique? Outside the Box is taking place on the Boston Common through Sunday, July 17 th. The festival brings musical acts, dance performances and more to stages across the park. It’s free and open to the public so you can drop in anytime.

Featured musical performers this year include Michael Franti and Spearhead, Smash Mouth, and Daughtry. There are performances for guests of all ages, with plenty of family friendly programming like Blue Man Group and Karen K and the Jitterbugs. You can browse the full schedule of events here. Over 100 artists and organizations will be sharing their talents. F"rom theater to dance, the symphony to indie bands, classic to cutting edge – whatever you’re looking for, Outside the Box will draw you in and make you a fanatic for the arts scene in Boston." Join in to celebrate the Boston arts scene!
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Boston Summer Festivals & events

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on May 19, 2016 5:59:35 PM

(Photo courtesy The Jimmy Fund).

It's the perfect time to start planning your summer trip to Boston. The warm summer months are filled with events and activities which makes it a wonderful time to visit! With many college students gone for the summer, it can be a an ideal time for visitors. Here are our top recommendations for activities in the city for the 2016 season: 

* Cirque du Soleil - Kurios 
  Showing through July 10th 

Cirque du Soleil is known for their visually stunning theatrical performances. The tour of the production Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities is starting in Boston and showing at Suffolk Downs. 

* Scooper Bowl
  June 7th - June 9th 

The tastiest fundraiser of the summer is the Scooper Bowl! A ticket earns you entry into the all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. Taste ice cream from many national brands and feel good about attending because proceeds benefit The Jimmy Fund! The festival runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM. 
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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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