Our location is perfectly suited for the adventurous and curious-minded traveler ready to get out and explore all that Boston has to offer. Just steps from the Lenox, you’ll find a bevy of boutiques, art galleries, sidewalk cafes and iconic neighborhoods to explore. In addition, we’re just a stone’s throw away from the Boston Public Library and the ever-popular Copley Square. Finding your inner Bostonian doesn’t happen overnight so take our advice and give yourself a few extra days in this great city- you’ll be glad you did.
Boston is relatively small and easy to get around, and one of my favorite ways to explore the city is by bicycle. Even if you don’t have a bike, The Blue Bikes (formerly known as Hubway) bikeshare program lets you rent a bike and is a great way to experience the city and all it has to offer. With inexpensive rentals and bike stations located all over the city, you can start and stop basically anywhere. Here is a bike route you can follow with some of my favorite sights, especially for biking! Before you go, don’t forget to borrow one of our complimentary Bern helmets from the front desk…safety first!
-Samantha Sorrin, Director of ResponsibilityView Itinerary
Charles Street is Beacon Hill’s bustling boutique center, where every shop invites you in to see how shopping for clothes, getting a haircut, or grabbing a cup of coffee can be an afternoon experience rather than an errand. The four blocks between Longfellow Bridge and the Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro in Boston house seventeen restaurants and bars, fifteen clothing boutiques, ten beauty salons, a gourmet grocer, a chocolatier, and speciality nut store. Charles Street’s advantage over Newbury is it compact historical setting. The eclectic brick neighborhood encourages local and international artisans to choose charming Beacon Hill for their stories.
– Julia Lattimer, Beacon Hill Hotel & BistroView Itinerary
Some might say “when it rains, it pours”, but that wasn’t our case when a fun day trip turned into a random brewery crawl!
It was a rainy Saturday morning, when we were on our way to check out Night Shift Brewing in Everett, not far from The Lenox Hotel. Who says you have to wait until 5 p.m. to enjoy a beverage? Before we knew it, our rainy afternoon of relaxing and checking out one brewery turned into a day of beer and spirit testing! Upon arriving, we stumbled upon a new area, The Fermentation District. This up-and-coming area for craft breweries and distilleries was so much fun to explore
Erin Catalano, Operations Manager & Jennifer Glucklich, Banquet ManagerView Itinerary
As far as I’m concerned, the Back Bay and Beacon Hill are the best places to shop in Boston! Offering a wide selection of both designer shops (in Copley Place or Newbury Street), as well as boutique stores with eclectic clothing, crafts and jewelry along both Newbury and Charles Street in Beacon Hill. There’s definitely something for everyone on your shopping list!
I love taking a break and sitting with a cup of coffee to people watch – there are so many cafes and restaurants to visit. Below are a few of my favorite spots to visit in downtown Boston within walking distance of The Lenox Hotel.
Lisa Burns, Director of MarketingView Itinerary
Harvard Square is only a short “T” or Uber ride across the Charles River from The Lenox Hotel – whether you’d like to visit for a few hours or make a full day of it. When I think of Harvard Square, the first thing that comes to mind is all the famous people that have walked down these cobbled streets from presidents to actors to CEO’s of some the largest companies in the world. It is also adjacent to Harvard University and is Cambridge’s oldest neighborhood.
I love finding a place to sit with a cup of coffee to people watch. Then take in some of the eclectic boutiques, sidewalk cafes, bookstores, and the amazing restaurants. Below are a few of my favorite spots to visit!
Beverly Doughty, ConciergeView Itinerary
Boston (especially Back Bay) is the perfect shopping destination! Within a few block radius, you can find stylish clothing, amazing shoes, boots and accessories of every type from glamorous jewelry to exotic scarves!
Nina Senatore, Guest Service AmbassadorView Itinerary
“It’s my first time in Boston, what activity do you recommend as a MUST-SEE?”
“What is the ONE thing in Boston I need to do while I am here?”
At the Concierge Desk, these are probably the two most popular questions we receive from our guests. Whether you are joining us for a day or a whole week, a trip along the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston is one of our favorite activities to recommend! Covering 2.5 miles, the Freedom Trail is marked throughout our city with double-lined red bricks, guiding you to 16 points of interest that contributed to the American Revolution over 200 years ago!
Casey, ConciergeView Itinerary
Getting to Nantucket is difficult by nature. If it was easy, it wouldn’t be as special. Remember that as you’re dragging your luggage over the stone streets behind 6 other families who are going to get cabs before you. If you are planning on bringing a car – you’re too late. Yep, even for that day. That one too. There is only one company that runs ferries for cars and they book up early. You can go midweek easier than the weekends, but it is tough.
Scot Hopps, Director of GreenView Itinerary
The wait is over! After a long winter, baseball season is finally here! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate America’s pastime than spending a day at the ballgame at the greatest ball park in the country, Fenway Park.
Nate, ConciergeView Itinerary
While we have some great fall foliage right in Boston at the Public Gardens, you can’t beat the views of rolling hills and quaint country towns decked out in varying hues of red, orange, and yellow. We’ve put together a day trip right in Massachusetts that not only takes you for a great drive amongst changing leaves, but also brings you to some beautiful towns that are fun to visit year-round. Whether you follow this route exactly or use it as inspiration for towns and places to visit, you’re sure to have a great time.
Christopher Smith, Director of Revenue & DistributionView Itinerary
Discover why Ogunquit, Maine is named “Beautiful Place by the Sea”! A charming seaside town located north of The Lenox Hotel & Boston in Seacoast Maine – is most famous for its 3.5 miles of beautiful white sandy beach, which has been named one of the Top 25 Beaches in the US on TripAdvisor. An old-fashioned trolley system links the beach to the center and to Perkins Cove, as well as to nearby shops, art galleries and a myriad of dining options. During the summer season especially, Ogunquit is an amazing destination for visitors looking to enjoy the outdoors – kayaking, walking, running and biking are all popular.
Nina Senatore, Guest Service AmbassadorView Itinerary
Looking for some tips and tricks to make the most of your time in Boston for the Marathon? Look no further, we’ve got some great ideas for you! Don’t forget, most importantly of all, The Lenox Hotel is the very best place to be to experience all things Marathon in Boston, so you don’t need to go any further than our two front doors to see it all! Unless, of course, you’re a runner. Then you’ll need to take a bus 26.2 miles away, and run back. Good luck & have fun!View Itinerary
I’m training for my fourth Marathon this winter. I know…I must be crazy! It will be my second time running the legendary Boston Marathon, so I wanted to share one of my favorite jogging/running routes around.
Lorna Carton, Sales ManagerView Itinerary