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Boston Walk: The Paths of Famous Artists
Boston Walk of the Arts:
Boston Common is the starting place. This walk takes you through the flowered and tree-lined paths of the Boston Public Garden, famed for the swan boats and spring flowers. West on Newbury Street and its glitzy boutiques, fine art galleries and sidewalk cafés you find many galleries.
Back over the pedestrian bridge at Community and you are bookstores, bakeries and coffee shops might slow your progress south on Charles Street towards Boston Common, you could make a right at the corner of Charles and Beacon and go a half block to visit Cheers Pub for a nostalgic brew at the bar amid all the memorabilia from the famed TV comedy.
Boston's subway system whisks the traveler to places inaccessible to walkers, making Cambridge and its art museums near Harvard Square, the House of Blues and its Gospel lunches, ethnic restaurants and the glass-flower collection at Harvard University's Natural History Museum available from the station at Harvard Square. Boston's Red Line serves the Kennedy Memorial Library, and the Green Line the long-time home of baseball's
Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Still have legs? Board the island shuttle at the Aquarium and spend a day of island-hopping in
Boston Harbor. Fort Warren, the first of five stops, dates to the Civil War and once held prisoner Alexander Stephens, the Vice President of the Confederacy. Each island has walking trails, history and, of course, a resident ghost. Boston offers so much-and offers it so conveniently-that you might just settle in and never want to leave this intimate and walkable city.
Boston in mid April and Early May sees flowers the Boston Public Garden

Boston Copley Society
painters set up and paint the swan boats and flowering trees.
Boston Walk of the Arts, Boston Common, Newbury Street, Huntington Avenue
Christian Science Church's World Headquarters. Beyond the fountain and reflecting pool, the church offers free tours of the cathedral interior and one of the largest church organs in the U.S  with 13,290 pipes.

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is four blocks west, on Huntington Avenue. There you'll find the largest group of Monets outside of Paris, complemented by some of the best in Medieval, Renaissance, Impressionist and Modern paintings. You'll even find Ancient Egyptian, South American, Chinese and Near Eastern artifacts, a huge collection of Japanese art and another monumental Sargent mural, started in 1910.

Boston offers another art museum close by, just a short walk west, the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum offers Sunday concerts amidst Mrs. Gardner's collection of Renaissance art displayed just the way she left it in her four-story Venetian-style villa. Lavish turn-of-the-century dinner parties at the mansion attracted cultural luminaries including Sargent, Whistler, Julia Ward Howe and Henry James, the guests chatting amidst Mrs. Gardner's collection of Rembrandts, Botticellis and de la Robias.

Back south on Massachusetts Avenue past Kingdom Fine Art, a B&B dedicated to art and Epicurean delights, and then east on Boylston Street

East three blocks to Fairfield Street and then north four blocks to the footbridge over the highway will take you for a walk along the banks of the Charles River. A mile east, visit Community Boating, where experienced sailors can join for a small fee and rent a 19-foot Rhodes for a sail on Boston's Charles River.
Boston Public Garden in Spring, Tulips bloom mid April
Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Garden
Boston Public Garden: In spring the swan boats start their cruises and the flowering trees burst with color. Around mid-April tulips and others fill the beds.  
Walk ways Around Boston Harbor
Boston's Copley Society, America's oldest art association, sponsors exhibits that once included the work of John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Winslow Homer and James McNeil Whistler. Newbury
Street
Boston's private galleries include the Wentworth, Dyansen, and the Galerie d'Orsay which carry on the tradition, along with the Guild of Boston Artists, whose roots go back to Tarbell, Benson and Gammell.

One block to the south, the fountain and gardens of Copley Square rim the Gothic Trinity Church, which reflects in the mirrored 62-story John Hancock Building.

A half block west, John Singer Sargent celebrated religion with a huge 1890's mural project at the
Boston Public Library. Half a block to the south the entrance to the Westin Hotel leads to a mile of glassed-in atrium housing fine shops hotels and restaurants. Within the walkway, the Marriott Hotel offers a brunch where the chef will cook your omelet to-order. Or try the fish at the Legal Seafood Restaurant, both consistently ranked the best dining in Boston. Option: the Sushi Bar on the second-floor atrium of the Marriott.

Enter the Prudential Building's glass-enclosed mall, which leads to the 50th-story
skywalk observation deck. You can almost hold the city of Boston in your hand as you absorb its intimate and walkable nature.S
Boston Transportation,
Getting to Boston: Air service reaches Boston's Logan Airport (BOS)  from other major hubs and cities. Rental cars are available at the airport. From the airport boat shuttles reach the City of Boston at several places,
Transit service and taxis reach the city after a short drive.
Passenger Boat service leaves daily from Boston to the tip of
Cape Cod (May -September)   at Provincetown. Bikes can go aboard.
Boston walk of the arts is a Walking tour of Boston on the trail of Boston's artists, art galleries, and museums, west on Newbury Street.
Boston Transportation, Getting to Boston:
Air service reaches Boston's Logan Airport (BOS)  from other major hubs and cities.
  • Auto Rental
Rental cars are available at the airport through rental car shuttle buses that pick up at arrivals.
  • Airport Transfer
From the airport boat shuttles reach the City of Boston at several places.  Transit service and taxis reach the city after a short drive.
Passenger Boat service leaves daily from Boston to the tip of
Cape Cod (May -September)   at Provincetown. Bikes can go aboard.
  • Flying in to Boston.
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