Boston Journals

Historic, yet Modern - Boston has it all

A July 2005 trip to Boston by SFPhotocraft

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Quote: I love seeing one of America's first churches with a backdrop of a shining new skyscraper. Boston is a city that lives and celebrates its history, yet it lives and flourishes in the here and now. It's a modern city which wears its history like a fine coat.

Historic, yet Modern - Boston has it all

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Overview

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Boston is a wonderful blend of the old and the new. It's a blend of working-class neighborhoods and the elite. It's a blend of New England traditions and cultural diversity. It's really about what we call the American melting pot. The best times to see Boston are in the summer and during the early fall. Quick Tips: Some of the best things to do in Boston are FREE! I could sit all day long and watch the street performers in front of Faneuil Hall. We watched a group this summer that was as good as a Vegas show. You can stroll in The Boston Commons, walk around Harvard, and of course, follow The Fr...Read More

Boston Harbor Hotel

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Hotel

Boston Harbor Hotel Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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Nothing makes me so happy as when a hotel stay is perfect. I love to be pampered and indulge in a service level that takes me into a world that is not mine on a day-to-day basis. The Boston Harbor Hotel was just such a hotel. It was pure luxury at a service level that is hard to match.We arrived in Boston on the all-nighter. It was 8am when we arrived at the hotel, and there was no way I expected our room to be available. The room was ready, but when the desk clerk saw we were a family of four, she upgraded us to a suite at no additional charge.We loved our room. It was a two-room suite, with plenty of space. The furniture was all very traditional. Howev...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 19, 2005

Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
617/439-7000

Brasserie Jo

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Restaurant

Brasserie Jo Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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I love visiting cities where we have friends. I love having them pick a place to meet to eat. I have often found myself at some choices I may not have picked but thoroughly enjoyed. This was the case of our night in Boston.Jim and Dan asked us to meet at the restaurant in the Colonnade Hotel. Their French bistro restaurant is called Brasserie Jo's and is located on street level.The moment you enter the door, you have a sense of fun. It's active and a bit hectic, with lots of movement. This is not a stiff or stuffy bistro. When you enter, you notice the bar. It's packed full with an after-work crowd stopping by for a cocktail. Most hotel restaurants are made of hotel guests, but not ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 3, 2005

Brasserie Jo
120 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
+1 617 425 3240