Chelsea is a town in Massachusetts located on the other side of the Mystic River from Boston. Situated on only 2.5 square miles, it is the smallest town in the state of Massachusetts. It is also one of the most densely populated, with nearly 37,000 residents. Chelsea is a historic city: It was first settled as the Boston area's first trading post in 1624. If you're considering different vacations in Chelsea, you'll find the area chock-full of fun things to do. Because it's next to a major metropolis, you'll find many attractions located near many Chelsea hotels.
Out and About in Chelsea
Take a stroll through the Bellingham Square Historic District, which features Chelsea City Hall, built in the same style as Philadelphia's Old Independence Hall. The district was added to the rolls of the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Explore the Chelsea Square Historic District and see some of the best examples of 19th and 20th century architecture in the metro area. With Boston just over the river, take time to check out popular sites like the New England Aquarium, Little Italy, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Market. History buffs will like the Freedom Trail, which takes you past 16 historic sites. No matter where you live, the area is easy to get to because Boston flights arrive daily, and you can choose from several major hotels in Chelsea.
Eating and Drinking
Chelsea has a nice selection of hotels near popular restaurants and watering holes. Due to a large Hispanic population, the city offers a wide variety of Mexican and Latino restaurants. You'll also want to try famous area dishes like clam chowder (New England, of course), homemade Boston baked beans, cannoli, and Maine lobster roll in local favorite restaurants along bustling streets like Everett Avenue and Revere Beach Parkway. There are a number of cheap hotels in Chelsea that will put you in the middle of the action while saving money at the same time. Keep Travelocity's Price Guarantee in mind: Travelocity will match any lower price you find and refund the difference.