Booking a Boston day use room and looking for stimulating ways to explore the city? Make the most of your time in Beantown with these tips and interesting facts!
Exploring Historic Boston via Day Stays
Sports Passion Meets Success - Between several dominant Boston Celtics dynasties and the Red Sox’s storied Fenway Park to the New England Patriots’ run as one of the most successful teams in NFL history and even the recent resurgence of the Bruins as a NHL contender, Boston is one of the few sports cities where rabid passion actually meets success.
Dense and Diverse - Boston is the third most densely populated city in the U.S. and isn’t just full of those lucky Irish! Boston is home to large Latino, African-American and Asian-American populations, in addition to growing Caribbean and West-Indian groups. Boston also boasts the fifth-largest LGBT population percentage in the country.
Green in More Ways Than One - Yes, there’s the celtics and the patented green that makes up the Green Monster, but Boston’s also one of the greenest cities in the U.S. from a sustainable perspective. The city reduced green emissions by 17 percent since 2005 and is on track to reach 25 percent reduction by 2022. Between 2004-2013, there were only four days of poor air quality, per the EPA.
Oozing History - It’s no secret that Boston is synonymous with America’s history and it’s felt everywhere you turn in the city — from the nation’s oldest park, fire station and lighthouse to the first library, subway system and even chocolate factory. Walk around and see if you can spot the streets that used to be cow paths from the ones that are just small!
8 Boston Facts We Thought You Should Know
Boston Common is the oldest park in the U.S. dating back to 1634 (it’s also the start of the Freedom Trail)
One-third of Boston’s population is college students (that’s 52 institutions of higher learning—whew!)
It’s illegal to promote happy hour in Boston, though it’s more fun to say, “happy hours are against the law!”
Roughly 13 percent of Bostonians commute by foot, the highest percentage among major cities in the U.S.
The Boston Red Sox hold the record for most consecutive sellouts in sports (2003-2013; 820 games!
Boston University Bridge is nutty cool; if you’re absurdly lucky, you can see a boat sail under a car that’s driving alongside a train while an airplane flies above all.
Boston contains 12 national parks within 30 miles of downtown Boston, — the most nationally designated sites per capita in the U.S.
After the tragic Boston Marathon bombings in 2013, the city only grew stronger; 2014 saw more participants than any prior year except for the 100th anniversary in 1996.