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As winter kicks into high gear, you can escape from the chill at the Somerville Theater, and catch some movies while you’re at it.

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There’s nothing like the holidays, and there’s nothing like holiday music, especially when performed by the beloved Boston Pops, a Massachusetts institution for more than 100 years that delights visitors with concerts combining elements from classical music and more modern favorites for a playful, lighthearted musical experience.

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The chilly weather has begun to settle in Boston, but luckily, we have a surefire activity to warm you up: The Harvest Fest Craft Beer Tasting!... Read More >
When Boston gets into the Halloween spirit, it doesn't do it halfway. ... Read More >
Boston may be a big and bustling city, but it is also full of quiet green spaces that offer a bit of nature and a break from the city.... Read More >
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, but did you know it also has a musical side? Running now through the end of August is the MFA's "Concerts in the Courtyard" series, featuring folk, world and jazz music performances by a wide variety of talented artists. ... Read More >
Sam Adams the man was a pioneer for American freedom and Sam Adams the brewing company was a pioneer for independent craft breweries, opening more than thirty years ago. ... Read More >
If you're looking for a fun way to while away a rainy day (or maybe just get out of the heat), then you can't go wrong at the New England Aquarium, just two miles from our Boston hotel. ... Read More >
If a sense of place is important to you, what better way to start out than with a commanding, birds-eye view of the city? The Skywalk Observatory is just a few blocks to the west of our Boston hotel, atop the Prudential Center.... Read More >
If you're a Bostonian, you know Patriots' Day is a very big deal. After all, April 20 commemorates the kick off to the American Revolution, laying the foundation for our hard-fought freedom from the British. ... Read More >
Move over New York! Boston celebrates its Irish heritage with equal enthusiasm. ... Read More >
Head to Boston's Chinatown on February 19 to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival in style. Don't miss the spirited parade, featuring colorful banners, flags and processions of traditional lion dancers (meant to drive away evil spirits and usher in good luck), as well as gongs, cymbals, drums and firecrackers.... Read More >
Every year for as long as we can remember, the L Street Brownies have been diving into Dorchester Bay's ice-cold waters on New Year's Day to raise money for Boston charities. ... Read More >
It would be hard to stroll around Boston for any length of time without seeing the familiar Boston Duck Tours fleet, which traces a path through our capital city and then plunges headfirst into the storied Charles River. Tours depart from the golden-domed State House en route to Bunker Hill,... Read More >
Find fun stuff to do during your stay at hotel140 in Boston. Find links and directions to the New England Aquarium, The Freedon Trail, Faneuil Hall, The Museum of Fine Arts and more. ... Read More >
The holiday season is around the corner and staying in the Boston area provides an opportunity to enjoy some of the best holiday events, including tree lighting. The city comes alive during the holiday season and many great events will be found throughout the Boston area. Here are three upcoming... Read More >
In Boston, winter is a perfect time to explore the high-end shops of Newbury Street and have lunch at a funky bistro in the South End. Take a cultural tour of the world at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and listen to a concert at the Isabella Stewart Gardner... Read More >
Summer may be slipping away but Fall is Flying into Boston with Family Fun, Festivals, Football, Foliage, Fright and Flavorful delights! Check out the fun activities Hotel 140 has compiled for your for the Fall:   Salem Haunted Happenings A month-long celebration of Halloween and fall in New England, the festival features... Read More >
Exploring the Waterfront during your Boston trip provides plenty of fun for visitors. If you're planning to be in the Boston area, a trip to the waterfront might be the perfect way to spend your day. From kayaking to sailing, come for fun, come for great events. Boston's Waterfront is... Read More >
With famous jazz clubs in town, such as Beehive (its events area constantly listed on Hotel 140's event calendar), the House of Blues and Royale, nightlife in Boston provides fun for everybody. Enjoy the dazzle and glamor Boston nightlife has to offer with an abundance of events at night  throughout... Read More >
Boston's "Legendary Happy Hour" ("Social Hour") takes place around many corners in Boston South End.  As a hotel located at the heart of Boston Back Bay, Hotel 140 is so fortunate to be surrounded by numerous great restaurants and bars that add enjoyable "happy hour" scene to the city. Don't... Read More >
Hotel 140 is pleased to announce that we were recently awarded by Yankee's editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. According to editors at Yankee magazine, "Every one of the 300-plus places we highlight contains an untold back story about... Read More >
The gamut of emotions that I've experienced since my city was attacked has ranged from shock and horror to outrage and dejection. The brazen act of violence is almost too much to comprehend, the sadness almost too much to bear. But there has been a potent counterbalance to help my... Read More >
By Katherine Alex Stevens The Greater Boston area is justly famous for its hometown specialties (clam chowder or fried clams, anyone?), but did you know that, with a little searching, you can find gyros to rival those from the finest Athenian souvlatzidika, lamb and seafood dishes evocative of the Greek... Read More >
  Ok. If you have small children, maybe telling them that there is a monster and a curse in Fenway Park will not be the smart thing to do. Perhaps you should tell them that there are secret messages hidden throughout the ballpark, or that people have been playing baseball here... Read More >
Being a closet history geek, I have always wanted to visit Boston.  Okay, okay, to be honest, years of watching Cheers on television is the real reason that I have always wanted to visit Boston. But let's not judge me and my great taste in late 80's, early 90's television shows.... Read More >
Salem is all about Halloween in October![/caption]   My husband and I got the chance to take a day trip to Salem last weekend. We had been to Salem by ferry last summer and found it a lovely town with lots of museums and cute shops. I didn't get the... Read More >
Those planning to spend time in Boston will find a handful of wonderful theaters near Hotel 140, including the Colonial Theater, Lyric Stage, Charles Playhouse, Boston Symphony Hall and the Boston Opera House. Taking in a show at any of these theaters will make for a wonderful evening filled with... Read More >
Brunch, anyone? One of the best parts of being away from home is getting to taste the local flavor, and one of my favorite meals in which to do so is Brunch. Hotel 140 is so fortunate to be surrounded by a number of spots that have elevated brunch to new... Read More >
Restaurants in Boston are famous for their creative and delicious dishes featuring lobsters, oysters and other creatures of the sea. We are surrounded by water and have easy access to an amazing supply of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, as well as a heritage of preparing it faultlessly. Many travelers to... Read More >
Let us plan your next date or group outing!  Who doesn't love Boston's historic Italian North End? Wine and dine at one of their many fabulous restaurants, grab a pastry, and check out the Comedy Improv Asylum. From the hotel, all you have to do is hop on the Orange Line... Read More >
If you had only 140 minutes in Boston, what would you do with it? This happens more often than you might think. Business people get stuck in a city like Boston and they have a few hours to kill before a flight or before the next meeting. Without knowing anybody... Read More >
Boston Center for the Arts This historic South End campus is home to several art galleries and hundreds of working artist's studios. Located just minutes from Hotel 140, at the corner of Clarendon and Tremont. SaWa Open Market An Outdoor Art & Indie Design Market. Open on Sundays from May... Read More >
Tremont Street is Boston's Restaurant Row, it's packed with Boston's hottest restaurants, and it's less than a 10 minute walk from Hotel 140. Just head south on Clarendon Street until you hit Tremont. Addis Red Sea Authentic Ethiopian in a warm, friendly environment. 544 Tremont. B&G Oysters A modern take on the... Read More >