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.
Red Sox catcher David Ross on beards, Twitter and bouncing back
After suffering a severe concussion last season, Red Sox backup catcher David Ross was forced to take off two months, missing a total of 65 games. There were times when he wondered if he’d ever play again, but he returned to his spot behind the plate in August and ended up playing in four of the six World Series games— including the series clincher on October 30, 2013.
Fenway Park is one of the oldest and smallest baseball stadiums in America—and also one of its most beloved. Situated in the middle of a dense city block, the park has endured a lot over the years, including multiple fires, threats of demolition, and a near-century-long losing streak from its home team. Nevertheless, Red Sox fans consider it sacred—some even going so far as to spread family members’ ashes on its grounds—and with a 100th anniversary under its belt and no end date in sight, Fenway seems poised to play on for generations to come.