Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Looking for things to do in Boston? Travel to Boston Brewery

This coming weekend will mark the 25th anniversary of Harpoon Beer at Harpoonfest (formerly known as Summer Sessions) in Boston. The summer festival is a two day celebration of fresh local beer and live music featuring Harpoon's colorful beer selection and local musicians and it starts this friday at 5:00pm. You will be in luck to grab one (or all) of the 3 seasonal brews Summer Beer, UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen and Bohemian Pilsner and take in the flavors that will not return until late spring 2012. Harpoon beer brewery offers tours and tastings year round, so if your getaway to Boston is not happening this weekend, you will always have the chance to try one of the best things made in Boston at a later -or ealier- date. Tours are offered regularly during the year and private tastings can also be scheduled.
Harpoonfest also gives way to the 10th Anual 5-Miler to benefit The Angel Fund which will take place on Sunday May 22nd around the Harpoon grounds by the Boston Harbor waterfront.

After these beer filled festivities, there is no safer way to go home than staying in our Boston Bed and Breakfast! We are located in the South End of Boston, within walking distance of historical sites, green parks and restaurants with flavors from all around the world. Clarendon Square and Harpoon Brewery can be easily accessed to our downtown hotel on the T -MBTA- our local public transport.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Nature walks in the Arboretum during your travel to Boston

If your getaway to Boston is missing some fresh air, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University  is offering a series of morning walks designed for getting fit. On June 4th at 9:00am, the Arnold Arboretum will host the third of their "Spring into Health" walks which mixes the perfect amount of fitness and flora into your New England Vacation. Dust off your walking shorts and get ready to discover the more adventurous side of the Arnold Arboretum in the spring along side locals and out of towners. Bring some water and a charged off camera because you are going to want to remember the beautiful landscapes of the Arboretum. Although the walk is free, registration  is required.

The Arnold Arboretum carries a history of almost a century and a half dedicated to research, education and horticulture and is an integral part of the Emerald Necklace  (Boston Common, The Public Gardens, Commonwealth Avenue Mall, The Fens, Riverway, Olmsted Park, Jamaica Pond Park, Arnold Arboretum, and Franklin Park) which extends from the Charles River to Dorchester.

A beautiful Spring morning walk can only be topped off with a relaxing soak in our rooftop Jacuzzi. Once you are back at Boston Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the historical South End from our roof top any time of the year. Our Boston Luxury Hotel, features a roof top Hot Tub for our guests to enjoy year round. You’ll never run out of things to do in Boston.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Boston Bed and Breakfast and SOWA Art Market Celebrate Spring in Boston

Although the spring blossoms in Boston are a little late this year, it seems as though we are finally on the right path toward summer. Our Boston bed and breakfast, especially loves this time time of year, because of street is splash with pinks and white petals. Being in the south end it also remind us that the SOWA market will be making it's seasonal return for the spring, summer and early fall.

The SOWA district has seen some changes over it's winter hibernation. The beloved Rocca is gone and nothing has risen from its ashes just yet. However, the shopkeepers, gallerists and artists of Thayer Street are anticipating another successful season of weekend art enthusiasts. While Thayer Street has countless treasures some of our favorites include the photography of Debbie Krim, Bead + Fiber and Marie Gallvin's exsquisite hats that would be a fabulous addition to any royal wedding.

Thayer Street is not alone at the SOWA art market. The market also features a collection vendors from the South End and region, that display a variety of arts, gourmet delights, crafts and jewelry. For unique finds do not miss the vendors & tents at The SOWA market.

Our Boston boutique hotel is very close to Thayer Street and the SOWA art market, which runs through October every Sunday from 10AM - 4PM at 460 Harrison. If you are seeking art or a special addition to your home or collection consider joining us at Clarendon Square. We will be happy to host you as you take in the South End's spectacular collection of arts & restaurants. If you cannot join us on the weekend, that is fine. SOWA hosts a first Fridays event all year, the first Friday of each month.