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2019 About Boston, MA

Last Revised: 8-22-2018

About Boston

Boston, MA

Boston Skyline

When you visit Boston, Massachusetts, you will find yourself in the capital of Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in the United States. Boston played a key role in the American Revolution and this is highlighted on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking route of historic sites that tells the story of the nation’s founding.

From the cobblestones of Beacon Hill to the iconic grounds of Harvard University and the many landmarks, Boston is a treasure.  You can choose to stroll and explore the diverse neighborhoods, shop in the chic boutiques or attend some of the special events, there is truly something for everyone in this area.

Learn more about the wonderful Boston area and all it has to offer from the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau - or check out any of these beautiful Boston Neighborhoods:

Boston Marriott Copley Place

Boston Marriott Copley PlaceMake the APSNA 2019 headquarters hotel the spot to discover the culture and beauty of Boston, MA. Enjoy the views of downtown Boston right outside of the hotel. Settle into your sophisticated guest room or suite, or take advantage of our remarkable selection of extraordinary amenities. The hotel showcases a modern fitness center, a spacious indoor pool and two restaurants and bars. In addition, the hotel is just steps away from the historical Fenway Park, Boston University and so much more.

For more information visit our Housing and Travel Page

Things To Do in Boston

Quincy MarketWhether you have a passion for shopping, athletic enjoyment and outdoor fun or you’re looking to simply relax and unwind, there’s plenty to do in Boston while you are here: unparalleled shopping, restaurants, cross-cultural activities and of course endless outdoor activities where you can enjoy the beauty of the Boston area!

Boston Area

Boston State StreetEach of the city's neighborhoods has a remarkably different style and tone. From the Back Bay's cosmopolitan streets and ornate Victorian town houses to the aromas spilling into the narrow and jumbled 17-century streets of Boston's North End to the spirited and funky neighborhood squares of Cambridge - all within easy distance from one another.

Learn more at Visit Boston.


Boston NighttimeFrom dining to nightlife, it’s easy to enjoy an evening out in Boston – and it all starts with a great meal. With more than 150 delicious Boston restaurants, you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy crave-worthy dishes of all kinds – as well as dozens of relaxing patios perfect for a leisurely evening spent dining al fresco.

Looking for something to do after dinner Nightlife in Boston thrives with its many theatres, bars, pubs and clubs. If you enjoy a lively night-on-the-town or simply sitting cozy at a piano bar - whatever your pleasure, this section will shed some light on Boston at night. Check out our Nightlife Guide for details on restaurants that are open late, or nightspots where you can enjoy some music. Finding something to do is easy – the hard part is choosing what to do next.