Boston’s historic Fairmont Copley Plaza is offering fall package deals for visitors who want to experience the city’s vibrant history, enjoy its fall colors and check out surrounding colleges. And, you don’t need a car; all of these attractions are easily reached on foot or by public transportation, the T as locals call it.
The JFK Experience Package
Along with a one night stay in one of the Fairmont Copley’s sumptuous rooms this package includes two tickets to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The museum is hosting its new exhibit In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy, The White House Years a compendium of conversations that Mrs. Kennedy had with historian Arthur Schlesinger. Visitors to the museum can also view JFK on film and videos candidly speaking about himself. Rates start at $209 per night.
For fans of presidential history and New England politics Boston is the right city for both. Along with visiting the JFK Library you can also go out to Brookline and tour his birthplace now the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site. Or, take the Kennedy Tour, a 90-minute guided walking tour detailing the sites and places of JFK’s early political life in Boston.
To kick off the 150th anniversary of the Civil War consider a walking tour with Boston Civil War Tours. This 90-minute tour takes in sites pertaining to the Civil War; the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial to the 54th Regiment one of the first African American units allowed to fight in the Civil War, Louisa May Alcott's Beacon Hill home and Tremont Temple where Lincoln's Emancipation Proclomation was celebrated.
College Visit Package
Boston is surrounded by fifty-five colleges both in the city and in the Greater Boston area; it’s the prime stop on the Massachusetts college circuit. The hotel’s central location, Copley Square on the Green Line MBTA makes it a snap to visit the city’s institutions of higher education. What better way to cap off a day full of tours of Northeastern, Boston University, Boston College, Harvard or MIT than to return to your comfortable room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. This package is available year round; the rate is $269 per night, which includes an overnight double room, a map of the area that highlights colleges, and a free consultation with the hotel’s Concierge to get you on your way.
While at the Concierge desk be sure to pet Catie Copley, the hotel’s canine mascot. And, if you’re missing your own dog you can make an appointment to take Catie for a walk.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Shop and Save Package
Faneuil Hall Marketplace with its 125 shops and restaurants attracts approximately 22 million people a year. There has been a marketplace on this site since Faneuil Hall was built in 1742. The North and South market buildings date to 1826, you will be shopping for 21st century goods in historic buildings using your discount coupons from the Fairmont Copley. Rates start at $269 per night and include a VIP Welcome Packet stuffed with discount coupons and other shopping incentives.
Freedom Trail Discovery Package
Each year millions of people walk the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail that red stripe on the sidewalk that starts at the Visitors Center on the Boston Common and culminates at the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution.
Sites along the trail pertain to the American Revolution and America’s fight with Great Britain to gain independence. There’s no better way to absorb all the history than with a guide dressed in 18th century clothes leading the way on the Walk into History tour. This package includes two tickets to the walking tour and two passes to three Freedom Trail Historic Museums; Old South Meeting House, Old State House and Paul Revere’s House and a copy of the book The Freedom Trail; An Artists View. Rates start at $289 per night.
The above packages are available until December 31, 2011, except for the College Visit Package which is available year round,