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Memorial Day Weekend in Boston

Written by admin
Thursday, 23 May 2013

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.

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!