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INTRODUCTION TO BOSTON ............................................................................................................................................. 3
ABOUT COURTYARD COPLEY BOSTON, MA ...................................................................................................................... 4
ATTRACTIONS .................................................................................................................................................................... 5
RESTAURANTS ................................................................................................................................................................... 6
NIGHTLIFE.......................................................................................................................................................................... 7
SHOPPING ......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
SPECIALS & PACKAGES ...................................................................................................................................................... 9
   New England Aquarium Hotels Packages ..................................................................................................................... 9
   Boston Duck Tour Discounts ......................................................................................................................................... 9
   Boston Bars & Pubs Crawls ........................................................................................................................................... 9
   Boston University Hotels Near Boston College ............................................................................................................. 9




                                        Courtyard Boston Copley Square - Boston, Massachusetts (MA)
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INTRODUCTION TO BOSTON
   Boston, Massachusetts is a city that’s rich in American history. It’s a popular destination that’s easy to get
   around and one that features surprises around every corner. One of the oldest cities in America, Boston is
   renowned for its high-tech industry, arts and music, and many first-class colleges and universities, such as
   Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With an array of popular attractions, world-class shopping
   and dining options, and historic landmarks, Boston is ideal for both short visits and extended stays.

   Things to Do

   Boston offers tourists many interesting things to do. Walk the world-famous Freedom Trail as well as explore
   several neighborhoods like Beacon Hill and the North End. Check out the galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts
   and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Stroll along the banks of the Charles River and through Harvard Square.
   Venture out to Public Garden for a Swan Boat ride or catch the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

   Shopping

   There is no shortage of shopping opportunities in Boston, Massachusetts. Head on over to Newbury Street in the
   Back Bay section boasts both national chain stores along with unique local boutiques. Faneuil Hall Marketplace
   features a wide range of popular retailers as do neighborhoods like Beacon Hill and the South End. Travel to
   nearby Cambridge for more great shopping in Harvard Square and Porter Square.

   Restaurants & Dining

   Boston has made a name for itself in many food groups, including clam chowder, baked beans, cream pie, and
   Samuel Adams beer. But that’s just the tip of the dining iceberg. The North End is the place to go for authentic
   Italian cuisine while the South End is home to some of the hottest bistros in New England. Outside of Boston,
   Cambridge is where you’ll discover everything from upscale to ethnic to budget-friendly restaurants.

   Nightlife & Entertainment

   Music rocks in Boston. And not just with rock but with classical, folk, and jazz. The famous Boston Symphony
   Orchestra and legendary Boston Pops can be heard at Symphony Hall. Across the Charles River at Cambridge's
   Central Square, you can hear some of area’s top bands. More entertainment abounds in nightclubs that feature
   touring and local comedians plus top-tier improve groups.




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ABOUT COURTYARD COPLEY BOSTON, MA
Nestled in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square is a stylish boutique
hotel that delivers well-appointed guestrooms and deluxe amenities. Enjoy a convenient location near the Hynes
Convention Center and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the shops and restaurants of Newbury Street, the
greenery of Boston Commons, and the Prudential Center as well as attractions, historic landmarks, and business
centers.

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You don’t have to be a fan of American history to be attracted to Boston, Massachusetts. One of oldest cities in the
United States, Boston was a veritable hotbed of activity from its early days, which date back to the 1600s. Many
historic events took place here, including the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, and Paul Revere's celebrated
ride to warn citizens that “The British are coming!”

Visitors will enjoy a wealth of attractions in Boston, which is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
Discover museums, historic landmarks and monuments, cultural events, professional sports teams, and a very lively
nightlife.

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ATTRACTIONS

There is much to see and do in Boston, Massachusetts, whether you’re interested in the Colonial Era or
cruise around the harbor. While some visitors view the city as an open-air history museum, you’re free to let
your interests lead the way. Major attractions can be enjoyed in two or three days but that may seem rushed.
It’s recommended that you schedule not as many activities and allot more time to be spent on them.

Attraction Transportation & Scheduling -- The below
attractions are accessible by public transportation,
especially the T, Boston’s subway system. It’s also a good
idea as parking can be an expensive proposition. Many
attractions provide a free shuttle to and from the subway,
like the Kennedy Library. To get the most out of your trip,
you should always try to visit attractions during slow
periods. For example, during summer, weekdays are quieter
than weekends. And if you're travelling without children,
schedule visits during the months when school is in session.

Network, Socially -- Most Boston area attractions communicate via social media like Facebook and Twitter.
When planning your visit, you might want to friend and follow the establishments that interest you to get a
head start on things. It’s an ideal way to keep up with potential schedule changes, announcements, and
updates that may affect your trip.

The Harborwalk and Walk to the Sea

A pathway that follows nearly 50 miles of Boston's shoreline, the Harborwalk delivers incredible views of
the water. Theoretically, it runs from East Boston to Dorchester. However, the picturesque pathway isn't, in
practice, continuous. The Harborwalk is smart route to take from downtown to the Institute of Contemporary
Art, which is located on the South Boston waterfront. Learn more at www.bostonharborwalk.com. You’ll
also find a map and downloadable audio tour that’s free.

On Top of the World

The Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center, which is located at 800 Boylston Street, features a 360-
degree view of Boston and beyond. From the enclosed observation deck on the 50th floor of the Prudential
Tower, you can see everything from New Hampshire’s mountains to the north and Cape Cod’s beaches to
the south. Highlights include interactive exhibits that detail Boston’s incredible history, narrated audio tour,
and Wings Over Boston, which offers an aerial video tour of the city. In addition, there’s an interesting video
about refugees and their immigration to Boston. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily (until 8:00 p.m.
November-March). Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and college students with ID, and $9 for
children 12 and under. For more information, call 617-859-0648 or visit
www.topofthehub.net/skywalk_home.html

Eyes in the Skies

Breathtaking views of the harbor and the South Boston waterfront can be enjoyed by strolling along the
harbor or Atlantic Avenue to Northern Avenue. Free observation areas are available from several nearby
buildings. Bring your ID as it’s required to gain entrance. The space on the 14th floor of Independence
Wharf, located at 470 Atlantic Avenue, is open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Foster's Rotunda, on
the ninth floor of 30 Rowes Wharf in the Boston Harbor Hotel complex, is open Monday through Friday
from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.




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RESTAURANTS
Boston is without a doubt a city with incredible restaurants that can stand up to any major city’s dining
establishments around the globe. Eateries feature celebrity chefs serving up signature cuisine while there are plenty
of places where starving students can find good food at a great value. There are innumerable ethnic restaurants as
well as traditional dining options where seafood reigns supreme. This guide will help you find the right meal at the
right price.

    •   Hamersley's Bistro. This established, innovative restaurant is popular with both natives and tourists alike. If
        it wasn’t for Julia Child, who encouraged chef-owner Gordon Hamersley to go for it, Hammersley’s wouldn’t
        exist. (By the way, Julia was a regular customer.)

    •   Best Seafood: Legal Sea Foods serves up the freshest seafood in the Boston area. Savor everything from
        clams to shrimp to lobster at this highly reliable chain.

    •   Best for Romance: High ceilings, vibrant decor, and a roaring fire during winter months make the Monday
        Club Bar at Upstairs on the Square the ideal spot for you and that special someone.

    •   Best for Kids: The wood-fired brick ovens at Bertucci's produce pizza to die for. Kids can’t get enough of it
        and this makes parents very happy.

    •   Best for a Business Lunch: Taking care of business is easy at Sultan’s Kitchen. It’s not formal but the food is
        fantastic.

    •   Best Wine List: A wine list that’s extensive but not expensive is at the heart of what you’ll discover at
        Market.

    •   Best Value: You'll fill up on more great food for less at the Helmand. And there’s a very good chance that
        you’ll be coming back for more, too.

    •   Best for Vegetarians: The Elephant Walk serves delectable French and Cambodian cuisine. Flavor is never
        sacrificed as both vegetarians and vegans can attest.
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NIGHTLIFE

A myriad of marvellous musicians, actors, and comedians got their careers off the ground in the Boston,
Massachusetts area. Check out newcomers who just might be the next Branford Marsalis, Matt Damon,
Bonnie Raitt or Yo-Yo Ma. Of course, many known artists continue to do their thing everything from
Symphony Hall to a variety of lesser-known venues.

If you like getting to bed early, you’ll love Boston’s nightlife. All of the clubs close their doors no later than
2:00 a.m., which translates to jamming a lot of entertainment into a short time frame. But in Boston, it’s
definitely worth it. .

No Smoking (No, Really). Smoking is prohibited in all bars,
nightclubs, and restaurants, according to Massachusetts state law.

Coffeehouses
Starbucks is surely in Boston but it’s not the only cafe option. A
lot of the local places can be found in the North End section.
They’re open for extended periods of time and hanging out is
part of the scene so make sure to take along your laptop.

Pool & Bowling
Patrons, be forewarned: the pool and bowling establishments of Boston are not dives. They're generally
upscale and pricey. For pool, the fees are at least $12 an hour on weekend evenings but you can get
discounts on weekdays and during daytime hours. Bowlers will be charged a minimum of $6 per person per
game.

Late-Night Bites
If you’ve got the munchies late at night, there are restaurants where you find satisfaction, including
Brasserie Jo, Davio's, Jacob Wirth, Jasper White's Summer Shack, Pizzeria Regina, and the bar at Sel de la
Terre. For those seeking pizza, it’s available until 2:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday at Bricco in the North
End (call 617-248-6800 or visit www.bricco.com). A number of Chinatown restaurants are open as late as
3:00 or 4:00 in the morning. Road trips to the International House of Pancakes in Brighton (617-787-0533)
are popular with college kids as it’s open 24 hours every day.




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SHOPPING

Shopping is popular just about everywhere in the world. But in Boston, it’s serious business. Discover a
multitude of shops in Boston and Cambridge that range from cute boutiques, sprawling malls, and esoteric
bookshops to national chains, exclusive galleries, and second-hand clothing stores.

The Shopping Scene
You can save big shopping in Boston. There’s no sales tax in Massachusetts on clothing when you spend
under $175. Nor is there tax on food. All other items are taxed at 6.25%. When you find yourself shipping a
purchase home from a store and the store is part of a chain in your home state, you might have to pay your
state’s sales tax.

Most stores in Boston generally open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 or 7:00 in the evening, Monday through
Saturday. On Sundays, most shops open their doors at noon and close at 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. Of course, there
are some stores that are never open on Sundays. Shopping malls have a different schedule while boutique
shops are known to open later. In winter, days and hours can be different.

Great Shopping Areas
Boston’s Back Bay is the top shopping district. Discover upscale
shops and classic boutiques on Newbury Street, which is an
immensely popular destination. Running parallel to Newbury
Street is Boylston Street, home to top-name retailers.

From Boylston Street past Huntington Avenue, visitors will
encounter two top-tier malls, the Shops at Prudential Center and
Copley Place. Connected by an enclosed walkway, the malls
feature name-brand department stores like Neiman Marcus, Lord
& Taylor, and Saks Fifth Avenue. In the adjacent South End
section, you’ll find a wealth of art galleries, hip shops, and family-
friendly restaurants.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace boasts an array of shops and pushcarts
that hawk just about everything, including candles, costume
jewelry, sweaters, and souvenirs. The nearby North End has added
retail shops to its family of Italian restaurants while Salem,
Parmenter, and Richmond Streets draw many travellers seeking a
dose of retail therapy.

At the foot of Beacon Hill on Charles Street, there are a good
amount of fancy gift shops and antiques dealers.

Downtown Crossing is designed just for pedestrians. The venerable mall is situated along Washington,
Winter, and Summer Streets near Boston Common. It features Macy's, H&M (from Sweden), many smaller
clothing and shoe retailers, and pushcarts that offer both food and goods.




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SPECIALS & PACKAGES

Boston Vacation Packages & Hotel Specials
Take in more of Boston, Massachusetts and save on boutique hotel lodging when you take advantage of value hotel
packages from the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square. These exclusive deals are ideal whether you’re
interested in visiting local universities, checking out historic pubs, exploring the New England Aquarium or touring
historic Boston. No matter what type of vacation or weekend getaway you're planning, the Courtyard by Marriott
Boston Copley Square delivers a contemporary hotel experience near top attractions in downtown Boston.

New England Aquarium Hotels Packages
Over 70 incredible exhibits await you at the New England Aquarium. Encounter
everything from penguins, stingrays, jellies, and seals to piranhas, coral sharks,
turtles, and rare leafy sea dragons.

Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square and enjoy charming
guestrooms along with free admission to the New England Aquarium.

Boston Duck Tour Discounts
Ride through Boston on a renovated WWII amphibious landing vehicle. You’ll travel
from street to water, stopping at such popular spots as Newbury Street, Bunker Hill,
Boston Common, and Copley Square. Get a great history lesson courtesy of
knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides.




Boston Bars & Pubs Crawls
Beer brewing is a big part of Boston's long history. Go on a fun pub crawl that stops
at some of the city’s landmark pubs, discovering new brews along the way.
Afterwards, relax in style at the Courtyard by Marriott Copley Square where
comfortable guestrooms and friendly service await.



Boston University Hotels near Boston College
There are over 100 colleges and universities within the greater Boston area,
including Northeastern University, Harvard University, Boston College, University of
Massachusetts, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These exceptional
institutions of higher learning deliver a first-class education to more than 250,000
students annually.

Prospective students, parents, friends, and family members can graduate to great
savings on lodging by staying at the Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley Square Boston. Simply book our Boston
University Package.



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