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Happy 384th Birthday Boston!

Today we celebrate the 384th Birthday of our great city of Boston. Back in March of 1630, a brave group of English Puritans, led by John Winthrop, fled religious persecution and embarked on a trying transatlantic journey from native England to the Boston area. With a fleet of 11 ships carrying 700 people, the… Continue Reading

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Westin Copley Place Softball Team Finishes Strong Season

As major league baseball teams prepare for the playoff season (though sadly not the case for our beloved Boston Red Sox), hotel teams across the Boston area were winding down their summer softball season, including the Westin Copley Place’s very own scrappy softball team. After a very successful season that started 0-1… Continue Reading

 
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Westin Copley Place Boston Accepts ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Recently, our counterparts at the Westin Boston Waterfront nominated the Westin Copley Place Boston to participate in the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. We enthusiastically accepted their challenge today and will donate $550 to the worthy cause. Rather than simply use ice buckets to complete this challenge, we decided to do things a little bit differently…in our hotel pool.

Westin Copley Celebrates National Running Day

On June 4, more than 50 Westin Copley associates and friends took to the streets of Back Bay to conquer a 5K in honor of National Running Day. As one anonymous bystander described it, it was an impressive showing of runners of “all shapes and sizes, speeds and abilities.” Led… Continue Reading

 

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Boston

Boston is a city rich with history that most people learn about in elementary school. U.S. history books cover game-changing events like the Boston Tea Party, when the Sons of Liberty dumped an entire shipment of tea into the harbor during a protest. And who can forget Paul Revere and… Continue Reading

Celebrate Labor Day in Boston

Insider tip: Labor Day is one of the best times of the year to be in the Boston. With many of the locals off to the beach or on a final trip to the Cape, it’s quiet here and a great time celebrate everything Boston has to offer!

 

Free Boston Museum Tickets

Boston is a city known for its historical and educational endeavors, so it’s not surprising that there are a plethora of museums to visit while in Boston or to enjoy as a local. If you want to explore in wallet-friendly ways, check out these current museum admission deals for free or… Continue Reading

Great Kids Activities in Boston

Below is a guest post from Keara, one of Boston’s biggest (little) fans.  At thirteen, Keara shares her perspective on activities in Boston as a kid. I’m Keara, and I’m thirteen. I first moved to Boston when I was ten, and everyone told me how interesting it was going to… Continue Reading

 

The 43rd Annual Boston Pride Parade: An Insider’s View

This past week, Boston celebrated Boston Pride Week 2013, an annual event that embraces Boston’s diverse culture and fosters respect for and engagement in the LGBT community. I was invited to walk in the 43rd Annual Boston Pride Parade this year with a group from MSCPA–Angell. This was my first… Continue Reading

Day Trip From Boston: Salem, MA

It’s 92 degrees in May.  Summer has arrived early, it seems!  Desperate to get out of the city and be close to the water, but not wanting to battle the Cape traffic heading south, my husband and I head north to Salem.