Saint James Avenue Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 536 4100 (Tourist Information)
Boston has many important streets and squares, amongst them the Copley Square is certainly worth a mention. Nestled in the busy city neighborhood of Back Bay, this square is named after a renowned and talented painter, namely John Singleton Copley; it is also home to this painter's bronze statue. Copley is bounded by many tourist attractions that include Boston Public Library, John Hancock Tower, Bostix Kiosk, Museum of Fine Arts and Old South Church. However, the modern designer boutiques like Mont Blanc, Chanel and Bvlgari add a contemporary touch to this otherwise historic space. It also hosts Farmers Market from May till Thanksgiving that is held on every Tuesday and Friday. While you are in town, do make a point to visit this city square and the nearby landmarks.
PepsiCo Pavilion is part of Babson College and is the epicenter of the campus buzz. The venue is host to many sports events, regularly playing host to tournaments, championships, leagues and so on along with events in performing arts. Catch dance shows, concerts, convocations and many other college events held here. The place is well facilitated and brings many sports buffs and connoisseurs of performing arts under one roof.
175 Newbury Street Suite 1 Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 266 1810
The Society of Arts and Crafts was established in 1897. The organisation has set the standards for excellence in the field of arts and crafts. Located in the gallery district of Backbay, the gallery covers two storeys. There is a retail gallery on the first level and exhibition area on the second. The Society of Arts and Crafts holds exhibitions, and educational programs as well.
Smoots Bridge/MIT Bridge is a nickname for the Harvard Bridge, which leads to MIT in Cambridge. Smoot is unit of length named after Oliver R. Smoot, class of 1962 at MIT. One Smoot is equal to five feet and seven inches. Every year the fraternity of Lambda Chi Alpha paint the smoots on the bridge, you can see them at every 10 smoots. Oliver Smoot later became the Chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and President of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Read the interesting tale behind the smoots pasted all over, on the web. This bridge also has many serious and comical art strewn all over it.
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial is a well-known and frequently visited monument in Boston Common. It is dedicated to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and was sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The sculpture depicts him on horseback with the 54th Regiment, the first African-American, all-volunteer regiment in the Union Army. Shaw died in Fort Wagner in 1863 and a monument was commissioned in 1883, then completed in 1897.
200 Massachusetts Avenue Mary Baker Eddy Library Boston, MA 02115 +1 617 450 7000
The Mapparium at The Mary Baker Eddy Library, is a masterpiece, by the renowned architect Chester Lindsay Churchill. The Mapparium is a stained glass globe, three-story high, and has a bridge which takes you to the 'center of the world.' This brilliant architectural wonder gives you the illusion of being in the middle or the belly of the whole world. The globe is illuminated from the outside, thereby enabling you to see the contours of the construction from the inside. The Mapparium also holds various sound and light shows to display the changes in the world. A spectacular piece of modern architecture, this one surely merits a visit.
200 Clarendon Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 536 4100
Though three buildings in Boston share the name 'John Hancock Building', the one most popular is the one on Clarendon street popularly known as the 'John Hancock Tower.' The building is so famous around the area that it is also affectionately called-The Hancock. The building is a glass giant, 790 feet tall, with the top most floor being 60. Unlike other white buildings in the area, this unconventional one is a gleaming black which is sure to catch your eye. The edifice's opulence and magnificence is imposing, which adds to the charm and grandeur of the Boston skyline.
15 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 536 3355
Emmanuel Church located in Back Bay is one of the most contemporary churches in the area. The church not only upholds the traditional Christian beliefs, but also adheres to the modern times and the needs of those with varied interests. The church is open to all ages, genders and even welcomes people with a different sexual orientation. Quite modern and open-minded, the church' organization respects all those belonging to different religions and ethnic backgrounds. The motto and aim of the Emmanuel Church is to help human beings connect to their higher self, thus leading to a better living and high thinking.
1 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02116 +1 617 635 4505
Designed by Arthur Gilman in 1856, Commonwealth Avenue Mall is one of the most visited landmarks in Boston. The picturesque park acquires its green splendor from a variety of trees like American elm, sweetgum, green ash, maple and Japanese pagoda planted here. Quite a few statues of eminent personalities are also dotted around the park area. Some known faces who have graced this place are Alexander Hamilton, William Lloyd Garrison, Domingo Sarmiento and Samuel Eliot Morison. If all you want is some clean fun, then head to this park with friends, family and especially kids for a stroll or a run or to have a quiet lunch. It is also a great place to take your pet for a stroll and to simply get back to nature.
175 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 +1 617 450 2000
Christian Science Center is a unique and revolutionary idea to promote Christianity, by giving it a premise of science. The center is a part of 'The Mother Church' which has about 2000 such science centers around the world. Though the center holds services like all regular churches, the sermons and hymns read out, deal with science and healing. The preachers give their experiences of how Christian Science has healed and cured them.
Just across Charles Street from the Boston Common, Public Garden
is elegantly landscaped with flower beds, lagoons, walking paths and statues, including a notable monument of George Washington on a horse. You can watch couples posing for their wedding ...
The Custom House Tower was Boston's first skyscraper and dominated
the skyline until developers had the technology to conquer the area's soggy soil. Several years ago, the Marriott chain converted this public landmark into a luxury vacation destination. Faneuil ...
This convenient hotel is connected to the Hynes Convention Center.
One the largest hotels in the area features include a lounge area, a cigar bar, a gym and pool with retractable roof. Guests can enjoy the modern decor, plush ...