Founded in 1872, the Arnold Arboretum was the first public arboretum in North America, and is the second-biggest part of the Emerald Necklace after Franklin Park.
Yasmin McCarthy has spent the last year in jail — at the Liberty Hotel, that is. The historic jail-turned-luxury hotel is one of Boston's most unique places to spend the night, and as a concierge, Yasmin ensures that guests get the most our of their stay.
Between the Green Monster at Fenway Park, Paul Revere’s house in the North End, and the winding Freedom Trail, Boston boasts a seemingly unlimited supply of attractions. Whether you live in the city or you're just visiting for a few days, a tour will help you get the lay of the land — and there are plenty to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites.
Not too long ago, Boston native Nick MacDonald was working at Dunkin' Donuts when he was discovered by Hotel Commonwealth's then-director of operations. Working on a hunch that MacDonald would be a natural in the hotel industry, he offered him a job—and the rest is history.
The Boston Marathon began its trek through the streets of the city in 1897, making it the oldest annual marathon in the world. Though the race originally started in Ashland, in 1925, it was moved to the corner of Ash Street and East Main Street in Hopkinton in order to conform to new Olympic standards set by Queen Alexandria and King Edward VII.
In 1963, Kennedy’s White House partnered up with DC Comics to create a story promoting his Council on Physical Fitness. The comic, drawn by Superman artist Al Plastino, was still in production when Kennedy was assassinated. Now you can see the original comic book art for the first time at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.