Explore The Hub’s colorful downtown neighborhoods
If you really want to understand Boston, take a look at the northeast corner of Copley Square, where a 19th Century Romanesque church crouches in the shadow of a sleek, 60-story glass skyscraper. Like the Trinity Church and the John Hancock Tower, Boston is the past and present living elbow to elbow.
This diverse character permeates every downtown neighborhood, from the North End and Beacon Hill to the Back Bay, Kenmore Square and the South End.
Avoid sightseeing overload by approaching Boston’s neighborhoods as if each were its own little city. The concierge at Kenmore Square’s Hotel Commonwealth has a few tips: