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The Beauty of Boston …

A Two-Day Get-Away
Perfect for Any Time

by Lyle Benjamin
Publisher, Locations, Etc. Inc.


The city of Boston traces its roots over three hundred and fifty years, etched in time, like the rings of a giant redwood. The history of Boston and its environs is a storyboard for the growth and enrichment of America.

This long history has produced a city of contrasts: historic architecture coexists with gleaming mirrored skyscrapers; scenic parks are nestled among city streets and eateries that range from the ordinary to the exotic.

Boston is a perfect 36-hour getaway vacation for hard-working Americans with limited down time. At the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston/ Cambridge, located on the banks of the Charles River, you will be minutes away from all the sights and somewhere where you can really chill.

Royal Sonesta

Seated at the breakfast table in your junior suite, you'll love the view of the Charles River and the Boston skyline as you watch yachts cruise or sailboats fly across the water.

Royal Sonesta Deluxe Room

When you get the urge for a little recreation yourself, hop downstairs and slip into the warm waters of the Royal Sonesta's heated indoor pool with retractable roof. If you're in the mood for more strenuous relaxation, check out the Royal Sonesta's private health club. The 24-hour club boasts fitness equipment, a sauna and whirlpool.

Royal Sonesta Pool with Retractable Roof

After your workout, the Royal Sonesta has something else that you might want to try: A Citrus Body Polish treatment. A natural formula for sensitive skin exfoliation, this treatment nourishes the skin with a heavenly combination of scents from the essential oils of tangerine and sweet orange.

Now that you're totally refreshed, perhaps you'd enjoy a luxurious experience dining at the Royal Sonesta's Dante. Award-winning chef Dante de Magistris creates classic Italian cuisine with a twist. This elegant and romantic setting provides a dramatic view of the city as it serves gourmet cuisine recognized by Bon Appetit and Boston Magazine. After dinner, visit the Artbar, with its fabulous views, for cocktails and dessert on their patio. Well, enough excitement for one day. Remember, you still have two days remaining in your 36-hour Boston Get-Away Vacation and you've got to pace yourself!

Outdoor Dining at the Royal Sonesta with views of Charles River

Tomorrow it's off to Quincy Market for a day of sightseeing, snacking and shopping! Day three visit the Boston Harbor and take in all the history of our young nation, and stop by Newberry Street for some great shopping and great restaurants.

Quincy Market

Newberry Street Shopping & Fine Dining

Boston is a city of many repeat visitors. You will be one, too, because a 36-hour getaway vacation will be only the first taste of a glorious city you will return to time after time.


HIGHLIGHTS OF BOSTON'S HISTORIC DATES
1636 Harvard University opens.
1773 Boston has a rather 'large' Tea Party.
1826 First American railroad is built in suburban Quincy.
1832 America, written by a Boston clergyman, is first sung in public.
1846 Mass. General Hospital is the first to use surgical anesthesia,
1854 Boston Library opens as the country's first tax-supported free library.
1874 Boston prints America's first Christmas card.
1897 The nation's first subway system is completed by MBTA,
1903 The automobile is used as a police cruiser for the first time.
1929 The country's first computer is developed by MIT scientists.
1979 Larry Bird joins the Boston Celtics.
1979 The Computer Museum opens
2004 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center opens
2004 Boston Red Sox win World Series


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