Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
At the Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill, it only takes a 10-minute walk to thrust you back into Boston’s glorious past. That’s because Boston Common Park, the oldest public park in America, is just half a mile away. Once there, you can take in views of the Boston Capitol Building or explore the Granary Burying Ground, final resting place of Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. Then, just stroll along the Freedom Trail and hit all of Boston’s most historic sites.
- The Dean’s List: causal onsite eatery serving sandwiches, burgers, and flatbreads plus a breakfast buffet
- In-room amenities: flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers, and free WiFi
- Work up a sweat in the fitness center.
- Enjoy spectacular views of the Charles River or Historic Beacon Hill.
Downtown Boston: Revolution-Era Landmarks and Modern Skyscrapers
Downtown Boston is home to one of the country’s wackiest city layouts. Its colonial-village lanes converge, split, and take hairpin turns, creating a maze of cobblestone that, though frustrating for drivers, makes for a fun walking experience. If you’re visiting for the first time, the best way to navigate the area is to follow the 2.5-mile-long Freedom Trail, which takes you past 16 historical landmarks, including Paul Revere’s home, Old North Church (of “One if by land, two if by sea” fame), and Faneuil Hall. You can use Boston public transportation to explore the city if you tire of walking.
Since the area is also the city’s financial district, centuries-old fixtures share sidewalk space with modern 40-story office towers. You’ll find suit-clad professionals grabbing lunch on Washington Street, which is lined with street vendors and flower shops. Downtown is also where you’ll find several of the city’s quirkier neighborhoods, such as the Leather District. With its rustic warehouses, the neighborhood is the closest example of what the business center looked like in the 1800s.