Suburban Extended Stay Logan Airport
312 Shirley Street
Winthrop, MA 02152
Phone: (617) 539-9466
Fax: (617) 846-6781
Located near Logan International Airport in East Boston, Belle Isle Marsh Reservation is the only remaining salt marsh in the city. Many species of fish and shellfish call this wetland home. Several species of birds also reside here, from shorebirds to snowy owls. Twenty-eight acres (11.3312 hectares) have been landscaped and include walking trails and an observation tower. The spectacular view allows you to watch the nearby plane traffic as well as Boston Harbor and the downtown skyline. Guided walks on salt marsh ecology and cultural history are also available. Open daily from 9a to dusk.
Open year round, this sailing center was founded in 1977 and provides a high quality series of instructional classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced sailors. The club sponsors several races each year and also offers special charter trips for private groups and corporate events. Most of the charters are in the waters of Boston Harbor but may venture out along the New England coast.
There are other boat companies offering whale watches departing from Boston Harbor, but this one by the New England Aquarium is the only one run by an organization dedicated to preserving whales and the waters where they live. Trips last three to five hours. If no whales are sighted on your trip, you receive a voucher for a return free trip.
An affiliate of the American Sailing Association and located near Rowes Wharf, this club strives to make the waters of Boston and New England accessible, affordable and enjoyable for the general public. It offers lessons from beginner to advanced level, sells memberships in both the club and the ASA and sponsors races and special charter tours and events. Remains open only from May to October.
Urban AdvenTours offers environmentally-friendly and exciting bicycle tours of Boston. The tour takes you to visit historic landmarks as well as quaint neighborhoods of Boston and Cambridge. This is perfect for everyone who can ride a bicycle, from families, students and visitors. Ride with Urban AdvenTours and see Boston the way it was meant to be seen - on two wheels!
Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, this organization offers sailing instruction and youth outreach programs. Guided tours of the inner harbor and Harbor Islands are also available. A fleet of J22s and Rhodes 19s is available for your cruising or racing pleasure. Sail past the U.S.S. Constitution and other naval vessels in dock and enjoy views of Boston from a unique perspective.
Take a photographic journey around some of Boston's historic sites. This walking tour company specializes in leading camera-happy groups around the city to see and capture some the best locales. Photo Walks offers private tours, scavenger hunts, night tours, private photo lessons and more. See the exclusive Beacon Hill neighborhood with its 19th-century brownstones, the Public Garden and Boston Harbor for panoramic views and the Freedom Trail's historic sites. It's a great way to see Boston come alive, along with instruction on simple and creative photo techniques.
There are more than 100 places to eat, shop and drink at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, also known as Quincy Market. French merchant Peter Faneuil gave the hall that precedes the marketplace to his adopted home of Boston in 1742. It has been called the Cradle of Liberty because of the number of revolutionaries and abolitionists who delivered important speeches here. The hall is now a tourist center and place to shop, but public meeting facilities are still available.
George's Island is the major island in the Boston Harbor Island National Recreation Area, a park comprised of 10 islands that is managed by a coalition of federal, state and city agencies. Accessible only by private boat or a 45-minute ferry ride from Long Wharf, this island features hiking trails, picnic areas and the remains of a Civil War-era fort. From here, a free water taxi can shuttle you to the other islands in the park. This island does have restrooms and a snack bar, but it's wise to bring provisions if you plan to island-hop. There are around 150 free events during the summer! Open daily from 9a.
Popular with golfing enthusiasts, this year-round indoor driving range, supply shop and instructional facility offers a place to drive some balls when you cannot get to a real golf course. Instruction is offered for all levels. You can outfit yourself in the spacious pro-shop before hitting the tees. This establishment offers a way to keep yourself in top form year round.
Freedom Trail is a three-mile ribbon of red paint that links 16 historical sites. Most visitors start the trail at the Boston Common. The National Park Service offers 90-minute guided tours starting at the Boston National Historical Park Visitor Center. Maps are also available here. Stops include the Old State House, Faneuil Hall and the Old North Church. You can also discover Paul Revere's house, the site of the Boston Massacre, and the Copp's Hill Burial Ground. At the end of the trail in Charlestown, the Bunker Hill Monument and the U.S.S. Constitution await you.
Boston Common is one of America's oldest park in the heart of Boston, offering recreation opportunities and a glimpse into history through numerous monuments to the past. Designated as public space in the 1640s, British soldiers later camped here during the Revolutionary War. Part of the Freedom Trail, the park adjoins the Massachusetts State House and Beacon Hill. A favorite spot is the Frog Pond, which doubles as an ice skating rink. The park is the beginning of the Emerald Necklace, a seven-mile (12-kilometer) string of local parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, a popular landscape architect.