Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest cities in the United States as its location on the Atlantic meant it was one of the first places the European settlers landed. Everywhere you go in the city, you get a sense of its history, from its cobblestone streets and the old buildings along the Freedom Trail, to America's oldest university, Harvard. Hotels near Boston Children's Hospital are ideally located in the Longwood area, just four miles from downtown and just far enough away from the manic hustle and bustle.
The Longwood Academic and Medical Area of Boston lies southwest of downtown, and is the location of many medical schools and hospitals, as well as several museums. Boston Children's Hospital is in the center of the region, and considered one of the best of its kind in the United States. The huge Museum of Fine Arts is also nearby, less than a mile to the east. As it's a quieter district, it's a good place to base yourself, and hotels close to Boston Children's Hospital are just a short drive or subway ride away from the city's main sights.
Start your tour of Boston with a walk along the Freedom Trail, beginning at Boston Common, and take in some of the city's most important revolutionary sites. The walking tour is more suited to adults, but kids will love the interactive exhibits at the USS Constitution, an old warship at the end of the trail. The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum also combines history with interactive exhibits, and is fun and educational for people of all ages. On your way back to your hotel in Boston, stop off in the South End district to sample some trendy New England cuisine in some of the city's best restaurants.
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