Bostonís Seaport Hotel on the HIstoric Harbor

Written by Kriss Hammond

Bostonís Seaport Hotel

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The flight path into Logan Airport in Boston gives a birds eye view ofrepparttar Civil War era stone fort and star-shaped prison, Fort Warren on Georges Island (one ofrepparttar 138756 Boston Islands), guarding one ofrepparttar 138757 most famous harbors inrepparttar 138758 world ó Boston Harbor ó once plied by Clipper Ships, frigates, and revolutionary privateers. The oldest commissioned ship inrepparttar 138759 U.S. Navy, -repparttar 138760 U.S.S. Constitution ó sails out torepparttar 138761 fort once a year - onrepparttar 138762 4th of July.

Boston is really whererepparttar 138763 patriots fomented their philosophies and oratories to fire up and forge a new nation on a new continent. Butrepparttar 138764 natives torepparttar 138765 region once lived onrepparttar 138766 Boston Islands long before battle cries were inrepparttar 138767 air.

I was on my own tea party ó at one of Boston's most prestigious hotels inrepparttar 138768 newly renovated Old Boston Harbor area. The Seaport Hotel is ranked as one ofrepparttar 138769 best places to stay according to readers who placed it onrepparttar 138770 Gold List inrepparttar 138771 2003 Condť Naste Traveler Magazine poll.

The best way to get from Logan Airport torepparttar 138772 Seaport Hotel is by sea - onrepparttar 138773 city water taxi ($10), but you have to jump onrepparttar 138774 Checkerboard Fleet tender because it isrepparttar 138775 only one that goes torepparttar 138776 old wharf area. The Checkerboard Fleet hasrepparttar 138777 most Boston Bay stops fromrepparttar 138778 Harborside Hyatt where you embark, with direct service torepparttar 138779 entire Boston waterfront:

The Checkerboard Fleet services Anthony's Pier 4, Fan Pier, U.S. Courthouse, Barking Crab Restaurant, Museum Wharf/Congress Street, Long Wharf at Christopher Columbus Park (the main wharf for downtown Boston), Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, Louis Wharf, Burroughs Wharf, North Station/Fleet Center, Constitution Marina andrepparttar 138780 U.S.S. Constitution (berthed in Charlestown), Shipyard Quarters Marina, andrepparttar 138781 Boston Boat Yard and Marina. Callrepparttar 138782 fleet at 617/422-0392 or catchrepparttar 138783 Harborside Hyatt airport ground shuttle torepparttar 138784 docks, ringrepparttar 138785 big brass bell, andrepparttar 138786 taxi pulls up right torepparttar 138787 watery curb. The boats even servicerepparttar 138788 FleetBoston Pavilion steps fromrepparttar 138789 Seaport Hotel where I caughtrepparttar 138790 performance of Jack Johnsonrepparttar 138791 first night I was in town. Conventioneers attending conferences atrepparttar 138792 World Trade Center acrossrepparttar 138793 street fromrepparttar 138794 Seaport Hotel are offered easy access to a superb hotel setting. For return visits torepparttar 138795 airport,repparttar 138796 doorman, concierge, or hotel front desk can order a a tender to pick you uo.

Beantown native and taxi driver (sailor?), Bill, pointed outrepparttar 138797 Seaport Hotel fromrepparttar 138798 water's edge. The Boston Harbor and wharf area has been undergoing a tremendous refit, renovation, and refurbishing, and althoughrepparttar 138799 Seaport Hotel is quite new (opened May 1, 1998),repparttar 138800 Federalist Revival architectural style makesrepparttar 138801 17-story tower a seamless blend withrepparttar 138802 older warehouse brickwork. I enjoy places that do not become garish from their surroundings, and it is evident that much thought went intorepparttar 138803 hotel's planning.

I reasoned thatrepparttar 138804 Seaport Hotel's proximity torepparttar 138805 World Trade Center acrossrepparttar 138806 street was why it has been bestowed all those "best of" award, including: "The Pinnacle Award" from Successful Meetings Magazine; "The Inner Circle Award" from Associations Meetings Magazine; "The Excellence ofrepparttar 138807 East Award" from Meetings East Magazine; "The Planner's Choice Award; and "The Gold Key Award" from Meetings and Conventions Magazine.

The World Trade Center juts overrepparttar 138808 water offering 250,000 feet of exhibition space, withrepparttar 138809 425-guest room Seaport Hotel offering an additional 17,000 total square feet of convention space and a luxurious 8,200 square foot ballroom. You can even register atrepparttar 138810 hotel atrepparttar 138811 World Trade Center. How is that for convenient? The hotel offers expert meeting planning staff with ResourcePlus services. The hotel is also close to Boston's financial district (guests receive complimentary shuttle service),

Most of these awards were granted forrepparttar 138812 Seaport's high level of service, quality of food and beverage, flexible function space, and good value on room rates. But I found thatrepparttar 138813 hotel is also a great family destination getaway.

Upon check inrepparttar 138814 front desk issues kids swim goggles, a sea themed gift, and Ben and Jerry's Phish Food ice cream ó delivered to your room, withrepparttar 138815 "Vacation By The Sea Package". The kids will loverepparttar 138816 pool inrepparttar 138817 Health Center - it has piped in underwater music!

The hotel has developed various vacation packages, including a late June to after Labor Day "Vacation By The Sea" offer that comes with a four pack of tickets torepparttar 138818 New England Aquarium, with complimentary water taxi for those that don't want to makerepparttar 138819 easy walk to Long Wharf. The IMAX Theater is another great complex atrepparttar 138820 same wharf, or pick uprepparttar 138821 hourly Boston Trolley tour, or walk The Freedom Trail further on to Fanueil Hall whererepparttar 138822 patriots voiced treason with a split fromrepparttar 138823 Brits.

Disney Land and Disney World

Written by S. A. Baker

The big dream of most young children is to go to Disney Land or Disney World. This vacation, though, can cost you an arm and a leg! How do you keep it affordable and pleaserepparttar kids? There are several things you can do to limit your costs and enjoy a great Disney vacation.

First, know your budget. Know what isrepparttar 138755 most you can spend. Many people often rack up large debts from a trip to Disney and that is just not wise. So, knowing what you can and canít afford isrepparttar 138756 most important factor.

Then, you can start consideringrepparttar 138757 large expenses for your Disney vacation. Begin with how you will get there as that is one ofrepparttar 138758 most expensive parts of your Disney Land or Disney World vacation. Flying is most likelyrepparttar 138759 means of transportation that you will have to utilize. But, is it more cost effective to drive? Even if it does take eight or more hours, it may be a great way of cutting costs. Also, flying at odd times ofrepparttar 138760 day and week can help to lower this cost.

So, youíre there, now what? Accommodations are oftenrepparttar 138761 next major cost in a Disney Vacation. Cut down on this by not staying atrepparttar 138762 location itself, but maybe a few miles out. Another way is to book your Disney Land or Disney World vacation at off peak times not during peak parts ofrepparttar 138763 year for visitors. For example, traveling inrepparttar 138764 summer or during spring break is oftenrepparttar 138765 most crowded allowing hotels to charge more since lodging is harder to fine. Cutting down on meals is next. Perhaps you can cut down on breakfast by bringing cold cereal and milk to your hotel room?

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