Popular Area Attractions Near Loews Boston
Located in the heart of the exclusive Back Bay neighborhood, the Loews Boston Hotel offers unrivalled access to the most popular tourist attractions in Boston. If you’ve got the time, you might want to just step outside the hotel, head in any direction and allow the city to unfold in front of you. On the other hand, if you’re one of those folks who likes to have a plan, we suggest you begin with The Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites. Then make your way to a restaurant or café in Boston’s famous North End.
Other not-to-be-missed destinations include world-famous attractions like Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Fenway Park, the the Charles River and Boston Commons. And don’t forget that Boston is also a city of culture and learning, so make sure to stop into at least one of the city’s many museums. You might even want to check out the Boston Public Library, which—not incidentally—was the first free, publicly supported municipal library in America and the first public library to ever lend a book or introduce a children's room. Finally, if the kids are in tow, it’s almost mandatory that you take them to the New England Aquarium, where they can get up close and personal with over 7,000 fish and aquatic mammals, including penguins, giant turtles, barracudas, stingrays and sharks.
We hope you'll check out the following Boston experiences. We've noted the distance from Loews Boston Hotel for each attraction.
The Freedom Trail (0.6 miles)
Truly one of the most important things to do in Boston, The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, each one an American treasure. Visit a unique collection of churches, museums, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution. Click here for more information.
Boston Public Garden (0.5 miles)
Get some sun at the Boston Public Garden, the oldest U.S. botanical garden situated down Charles Street nearby Boston Common. Be sure to see the Swan Boats and Boston’s Ducklings, one of the most famous Boston attractions. Click here for more information.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace (1.3 miles)
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is commonly known as the Quincy market and is an excellent place to shop and dine in Boston. Click here for more information.
Old Town Trolley Tours (0.2 miles)
Witness the best of Boston on this 100-minute, fully narrated trolley tour. As the official tour of the Boston Red Sox, guests will enjoy 17 stops, including Fenway Park, where you may shop and dine. Each ticket comes with free admission to the Old State House Museum, a guidebook, and coupons worth over $50 in savings. Click here for more information.
Boston Duck Tours (0.4 miles)
Take one of the most popular tours in and around Boston and see the best of the city in a combined land and sea tour. World War II vehicles take you on a drive through the most famous sites and attractions before setting you out onto the Charles River for a scenic harbor cruise. Click here for more information.
Boston Public Library (0.4 miles)
The Boston Public Library was built in 1848 and was the first free publicly supported municipal library in America and the first public library to lend a book and the first with a children's room. On the National Register of Historic Places, the library building is reminiscent of an Italian Renaissance palace surrounding an open courtyard. It holds more than 650,000 photographs, 100,000 prints and 250 different papers in the “Newspaper Room.” Click here for more information.
New England Aquarium (1.5 miles)
Gaze upon over 7,000 fish and aquatic mammals, including penguins, giant turtles, barracudas, stingrays and sharks. Watch as scuba divers feed the sharks and fish several times and get up close and personal with sea stars, sea urchins and horseshoe crabs in the tide pool. Click here for more information.
Boston's North End (1.6 miles)
Explore the city's oldest residential district where people have lived since its settlement in the 1660s. It is the birthplace of the Revolution and the center of Italian culture and cuisine. Take a stroll and stop for a cappuccino at one of many area cafes. Click here for more information.
Harpoon Brewery (2.3 miles)
Opened in 1986, Harpoon Brewery received the first permit in 25 years by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to brew and package beer. Visit for tastings, Tuesdays through Sundays, and enjoy a tour every Saturday and Sunday. Click here for more information.
Downtown Crossing (0.9 miles)
This vibrant center of life in the city of Boston offers over 300 independent jewelers and over 200 retailers. Specialty stores such as Bromfield Camera, Brattle Book Shop, and Windsor Button complement flagships like Macy's, H&M, and Borders. Click here for more information.
Fenway Park (1.6 miles)
If you are in Boston between April and October, attending a Red Sox game is practically mandatory. The team has played at Fenway since 1912, making the park the oldest facility in use by any MLB team today. Arrive early to experience the atmosphere of Lansdowne Street and pay your respects to The Green Monster or take one of their daily tours with information about some of the historic quirks of the stadium, which was built in 1912 and reconstructed in 1934, and a chance to relive a few of the Sox’s greatest moments. Learn more