Archive for February, 2013

Finding “Nemo”

Written by staff
Saturday, 9 Feb 2013

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This weekend the blizzard “Nemo” hit the city of Boston, dropping a whopping 24.9 inches of snow. That’s the most snow we’ve seen in 10 years! This caused the closure of the MBTA, power outages, driving bans, and a pretty nasty case of cabin fever for most local residents.

The amount of snow on the ground caused people to get creative while traveling from one place to another. Many found it more convenient to cross-country ski all the way down Beacon Street. Others used the lids of their garbage pails as they slid down snowbanks the size of full-grown men.

Here at the Beacon Inn we’re staying positive by keeping ourselves updated on all the progress made in the area. Though many businesses are closed, we have been keeping track of all the restaurants still in service and we are happy to help accomodate you if you’re stuck in the city. Here you can watch the snow fall from your window while sipping our complimentary hot chocolate. So come on down!

Boston Duck Tours

Written by staff
Thursday, 7 Feb 2013

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As a student in downtown Boston, the Boston Duck Tour might give you a bit of a fright. Those boats on wheels are massive and you hope to the heavens that the driver can see you as you cross the street. Then there’s the flashing lights that come from the cameras in the passenger seats and you wonder if any unflattering pictures of you will surface on the Internet.

But all of the silly fears aside, the Boston Duck Tour is an innovative way to explore the city of Boston that’s fun for the entire family.

The big boats on wheels are actually World War II amphibious landing vehicles that take you through Newbury Street, the Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, and Quincy Market. And when you’ve spotted all of Boston’s most famous sites, the Duck Tour takes you on the Charles River, where you can catch a view of the city unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

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As you head out of class, your fear of the Duck can wither away because the ConDUCKtors are highly trained operators of the vehicles and they hignly encourage waving and quacking at pedestrians.

So if you’re looking for something to do when you’re in Boston, the Duck Tours are a fun adventure and a perfect way to see the city! A stay at the Beacon Inn is the perfect way to relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing. We are just minutes away from all the local attractions Boston has to offer, but just far enough that you won’t have to listen to all the quacking!

Groundhog Day

Written by staff
Monday, 4 Feb 2013

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On February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil emerged out of his burrow and saw no shadow. This proves to be a beacon of hope for the red-nosed, shivering people of Boston as it means spring is just around the corner.

This is the first time Phil hasn’t seen his shadow since 2011, one of the coldest winters in recent memory. But when we got wind of his prediction we quickly began walking through the mini mountain snow banks with our heads held high. We knew that it would soon only be a memory and we could hang up those North Face jackets.

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Though this winter has been mild, everyone misses how beautiful springtime in Boston can be. With the flowers in bloom, the bitter wind turns into a light breeze. It is the perfect time of year to relax in all of the beautiful parks in Brookline or to embark on some sightseeing adventures in downtown Boston.

When you come to the Beacon Inn, you’re just minutes away from experiencing all of the life and beauty that comes when spring rolls around. And with Punxsutawney Phil predicting that it’s even closer to our grasp, why not catch a glimpse early?