Burrow deeper into Boston, and experience curated slices of this great city as only the Ames Boston Hotel can deliver. You pick your sensory pleasure, and we’ll see to it that your immersed in the narrative until the story becomes a part of you. Peruse the contents below as you’re planning your trip, reserve early, and let the anticipation grown until you arrive. We promise it’ll never leave you!
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From football and hockey, to baseball, basketball, and more, Boston’s history as a winning sports hub is world-renowned. Experience what it would be like to race in the Head of the Charles Regatta, walk in the footsteps of champion athletes at Fenway Park, TD Garden and Gillette, take a swing on the green, or reel in the “big one” with Boston Fishing Charters. With access to unique and entertaining experiences at their fingertips, our talented concierge team is ready to make your athletic-themed dreams come true.
Known as the City of Champions, few other places love (and love to hate, depending on how they’re playing) their sports teams like Boston. In any other city, the three-time World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, playing in baseball’s most iconic ballpark, Fenway Park, would rule the sporting realm. Not here! Not with the NHL’s Boston Bruins and the NBA’s Boston Celtics playing at the TD Garden and the 2015 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots calling nearby Foxborough. Given Boston’s reputation as a college town, it may not be surprising to learn about the thriving rugby culture. The city is home to numerous amateur, college, and semi-professional sides, with three teams in the USA Rugby Union’s premier division – Mystic River Rugby Club, the Boston Irish Wolfhounds, and Boston RFC. Ames Boston Hotel boasts a premiere location for catching a game throughout the year.
JUMP OFF THE PAGE AND INTO THE PLACES AND PEOPLE
America’s Treasure comes alive. Our concierge will curate time machine magic right before your very eyes, and put you on the stage and backstage of our country’s most famous movers, militants and monuments.
If pressed for time, the Freedom Trail is the fastest (yet no less fascinating) way to immerse yourself in Boston’s living history. This 2.5mile downtown route (following the red-painted bricks) leads you to over a dozen landmarks, from museums, meetinghouses, churches, and cemeteries to Paul Revere’s House, the Old North Church, and the USS Constitution in Boston Harbor. Understand the press’s role leading up to and during the Revolutionary War by visiting The Printing Office of Edes & Gill, which offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at a colonial era print house in action. The solemn stone obelisk at Bunker Hill memorializes the June 17, 1775 clash pitting overmatched American colonists against a powerful Red Coat army. Though outgunned, the militia held their own against the Brits and turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. And, few places offer a taste of history like the Union Oyster House. Since serving its first guest in 1826, America’s oldest restaurant is still shucking and serving oysters across the very same bar Daniel Webster was said to haunt. Learn more about the iconic historical attractions near Ames Boston Hotel.
PAINT THE TOWN. SCULPT AN ADVENTURE. DESIGN THE DAY.
Volumes could be written about Boston’s culture and the effort would still fall short. For music lovers of all stripes, Boston is home to the legendary Boston Pops, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and concerts on the Esplanade’s Hatch Shell and at the New England Conservatory. Theater and dance offerings are in abundance and range from the Boston Opera House and the Boston Ballet to the cerulean-hued hijinks of the Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse. The Museum of Fine Art’s collection of 450,000 objects encompasses everything from Renaissance and baroque art to impressionist works, African masks, and inspiring Native American pottery. Whether you want to relive the tension of the Cuban Missile Crisis or experience life in Camelot, the John F. Kennedy Library Museum celebrates the life and mourns the death of one of our greatest presidents.
DISHING OUT BOSTON.
Get to the front of the line and tour the back of the house, with our custom culinary concierge service. One-of-a-kind immersive ingredient experiences like going from farm-to-your-hands-to-table cooking classes, to stalwart local favorites, to mingling with world-renown famous foodies that have broken into the local sensory scene. For food around the corner and from around the world, sit across the table and dive deep into it.
Find Your Boston and satisfy your senses with inspired culinary experiences created by Boston’s best chefs and restaurants! Start right here at The Ames own Cultivar from Chef Mary Dumont, where a hydroponic garden delivers sustainable, hyper-seasonal cuisine inspired by our diverse landscape, from from lobster rolls to whole roasted chickens for two, and snail toast to nettle bucatini with lamb neck sugo. When you’re ready to venture out, roll up your sleeves and enjoy a hands-on cooking class at Sur La Table, enjoy a chef-led gastronomic demonstration at STIR by acclaimed Chef Barbara Lynch, or sample hand-filled cannoli while meandering Boston’s North End (Little Italy) on foot. And of course, your tasting itinerary must include a tour of the palatable oyster bars that built this city.
RETREAT, REFRESH & REVIVE.
Yes, Ames Boston puts you at the doorstep of so much to see and do, but it’s really about you. This staycation in the middle of your adventurous vacation keeps your commute to a minimum and maximizes relaxation, right here, as you dine and then dash-ish to the room for a massage and sweet dreams.
When it comes to the great outdoors, downtown Boston offers plenty of opportunity for urban adventure. Once spring and summer arrive, there’s nothing quite like a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, which is not only one of baseball’s most beautiful parks, but also the oldest. As the oldest public park in the country, Boston Common has been inviting locals to escape the concrete confines of the city since 1830. Throughout its 50 leafy acres you’ll find everything from walking, running, and biking trails to horse-drawn carriage rides and ice skating on Frog Pond. Nearby, the Boston Public Garden features tranquil paths winding by stone fountains, lush plants and flowers, and Swan Boat rides gliding across on the lagoon. Stroll along the Rose Kennedy Greenway and jump on the carousel where you will ride atop animals indigenous to Massachusetts. There is an abundance of additional outdoor activities to enjoy throughout Boston’s four seasons.