Most of the graduation dates for the big Boston schools have come and gone but MIT doesn’t hold their commencement until Friday, June 7. If you’re still looking to book a room, then the Beacon Inn can help! We still have a few rooms available during MIT’s graduation weekend so give us a call at 617-566-0088 or 888-575-0088 for rates.
Our two Boston bed and breakfast hotels are located just a hop, skip, and a jump across the river from MIT’s campus in Cambridge. Make us your home away from home when you’re in town for commencement.
It’s (almost) Memorial Day weekend here in Boston and while the weather forecast doesn’t look too promising, we certainly aren’t letting that keep us down. For starters, we’ve got the first ever Boston Calling Music Festival on May 25 and 26 featuring fun., The National, The Shins, Marina and the Diamonds, and more. We may be looking at a few showers this weekend but the event promises to go on rain or shine, so grab your tickets and head on down to City Hall Plaza!
On a somewhat more somber note, visitors to our city may notice that the Boston Common has been partially transformed from today through Sunday with the Military Heroes Garden of Flags, an annual tradition in which more than 20,000 flags are planted in the Common to honor all our fallen heroes since World War I. It’s a poignant way to start your journey on the Freedom Trail, which is one of the best ways to see the sights of Boston.
Baseball fans, take note, the Red Sox are home today through Tuesday, playing a four-game series against the Indians and two games against the Phillies. There’s nothing that says springtime in Boston more than a day at Fenway Park.
And finally the Museum of Fine Arts is holding their free Memorial Day Community Weekend, promising three days of special exhibitions, art making, gallery tours, family activities, and a community art project. Admission to the museum will be completely free of charge for all visitors from May 25 to 27.
Whatever your reason for visiting our city this weekend, make our Boston bed and breakfast your home away from home.
Now, if you’re a Red Sox fanatic—and after trucking around town to see a statue and plaque, you should be by now (see our previous post about the Huntington Avenue Grounds)—you can continue your tour of the Olde Towne Teams’ former haunts on another college campus: Boston University.
Until 1953, Boston enjoyed two baseball clubs: the National League Braves (formerly the Boston Red Stockings, the oldest continually-playing team in American sports), before the team moved to Atlanta via Milwaukee, and the American League Red Sox (formerly the Boston Americans; confused yet?)
On the site of what is now BU’s Nickerson playing field stood the Braves Field, a stone’s throw from Fenway. Built in 1915, it held its ground for 37 years—hosting three World Series and an All Star Game—before being demolished to make way for university dorms and Astroturf. But it wasn’t entirely demolished, and that’s where things get interesting.
Baseball fans should see what’s left of Braves Field because, well, the jewel-box-park style of concourse under the right-field pavilion’s bleachers looks just as it did back in the day (unlike Fenway’s concourse, which has been more recently updated), and because Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Leon Cadore and Braves pitcher Joe Oeschger battled it out for a pair of complete-game performances… that lasted for a still-record 26 innings! In other words: you’re in the presence of past greatness.
Everyone else—looking at you, moms and dads taking your kids on college visits—should see it because you’re going to want to tell your friends that you saw something other than the back of a student tour guide’s head. Regular tourists and rabid baseball fans alike, take note; for a quintessentially Boston experience, the Beacon Inn can help.
Not often does Boston have the pleasure of hosting music festivals full of critically acclaimed musicians. But on May 25 and 26, City Hall Plaza will attract thousands of fans with the Boston Calling Music Festival!
Artists like fun., The National, Marina and the Diamonds, The Shins, Dirty Projectors, and many more will come together for a two-day event that is fun for the whole family! You can choose between one-day passes, weekend passes, VIP one-day passes, or VIP weekend passes!
Be sure to bring sunscreen or an umbrella, because the show will go on rain or shine. Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes, as there will be limited seating, And remember to leave all food and beverages at home! Some of Boston’s most popular food trucks will be on hand to serve delicious food all day! If you’re over 21, beer and wine will also be served in the beer garden and VIP areas.
If you’re coming from out of down for the festival and are looking for a place to stay during the festival, the Beacon Inn is just a short train ride from City Hall Plaza! At the Inn, you are far enough from all the craziness at the festival yet still close enough to get to the show early. You’ll want to make sure you get a good spot to see the performers in action!
Be sure to catch one of the Boston’s greatest events and spend your nights afterward at our bed and breakfast! Our rooms are perfect for unwinding after a long day of dancing!
We’re almost halfway through April which means that May graduation dates are just around the corner! Our Boston bed and breakfast locations are located close to several area schools, including Boston College, Boston University, Simmons College, Emmanuel College, and more. Our historic brownstones offer a quiet refuge from the hustle and bustle of graduation season, yet our proximity to local attractions and public transportation make us a convenient hub for your Boston visit.
This is always a very popular time of year for Boston hotels so we recommend booking your rooms early! Some of the busier graduation weekends are currently closed to online bookings but we do still have rooms available! You can call us directly at 617-566-0088 or 888-575-0088 for up-to-date availability and rates. Let the Beacon Inn be your home away from home this graduation season.