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Downtown Boston Financial District

The old part of Boston has many of the pre-revolutionary war attractions from the Freedom Trail. Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, King's Chapel and Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, Old State House. For more information see our Freedom Trail Guide.

The more modern and somewhat controversial Government Center sits above this section of the city (just slightly North). To the east you can find the more modern buildings of the financial center.

Be sure to check out the Blackstone Block - this was once the oldest Boston neighborhoods - which dates back to the 17th century. The oldest building dates back to 1714. One of the area's restaurant landmarks is also here - the Union Oyster House. A farmers market takes place on Fridays and Saturdays. Check out the free Maritime Museum in the Customs House. The Building was one of the earliest skyscrapers in Boston. Built in the Greek Revival style, it has a beautiful illuminated clock tower.

Between Congress and Pearl Streets there is a small park known as Post Office Square. Its fountains date back to 1912. Nearby, the Verizon building features an accurate restoration of Alexander Graham Bell's laboratory as well as some other rare items from the early days of telephone.

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Featured Dining:

Boston Chowda Company
The Boston Chowda Cafe located in Faneuil Hall.

Legal Sea Foods
Waterfront dining in family friendly Legal Seafood Restaurant.

Durgin-Park
A true one of kind Boston Dining Experience.

Union Oyster House
The Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in Boston it has been open to diners since 1826.

Radius
Modern French dining in Downtown Boston.


Featured Bar:

Black Rose Pub
One of Boston's top Irish Pubs.

Green Dragon Tavern
Grab a brew or some traditional Irish food.


Entertainment:

Comedy Connection Boston
Comedy hot spot in Quincy Market.

Fleet Center
Boston's Indoor Sports arena.


Nearby Hotels:

The Bulfinch Hotel
The new and the old come together at the Bulfinch, an affordable Boutique style hotel in the downtown area. If you don’t mind the less than prime location It’s a good choice for a business trip or that romantic weekend, perfect if you are in town for a Celtics game.

Rates from: $ 165 - $ 329. more on the Bulfinch hotel

Langham Boston
The luxury Langham hotel is one of Boston’s finest. It’s located in the financial district near the freedom trail and other historic sites. It’s close to downtown shopping, and the Waterfront. The Langham is a good choice for either business or pleasure travel.

Rates from: $ 229 - $ 555. more on the Langham hotel

Nine Zero Hotel
If trendy, cool and chic style are what you are searching for the Nine Zero may be for you. This hotel can be a bit pricey side. If you pass on this one it’s still worth checking out the Spire restaurant which features modern French cuisine.

Rates from: $ 288 - $ 642. more on the Nine Zero hotel

Marriott Custom House
The Marriott Custom House is the ideal place to stay in central Boston. Perfect for a family, or for anyone else who appreciates the comforts of home on the road. It’s an exceptional value.

Rates from: $ 314 - $ 429. more on the Custom House hotel

The Onyx Hotel
If you are looking for stylish boutique hotel on a quiet street in the Downtown neighborhood, the Onyx is a good choice.

Rates from: $ 208 - $ 409. more on the Onyx hotel