A simple choice in a trendy location, the Best Western Plus on Massachusetts Avenue places guests on the southern end of the SoWa (South of Washington) District, surrounding itself with eclectic art and urban greenbelts. Offering 3-star perks that include free breakfast, Wi-Fi, plus a 24-hour exercise room, the locale makes it easy to take a breather. Enjoy a toss-up mix of colonial-style rooms and modern suites that add living areas and wet bars, not to mention complimentary shuttles to surrounding Light Rail Stations, the closest being Newmarket’s Purple Line. Those in need of a ride to Logan Airport (4.8 miles) should reserve a lyft ahead of time, looking forward to an easy trip from arrival to departure.
Get a feel for the area’s beauty by starting the day early, heading west along Southampton for a day at Joe Moakley Park, home to a cushy jog track as well as beachside access to Boston’s historic Old Harbor. For something more convenient, cross Melnea Cass Boulevard for instant access to the South Bay Harbor Trail, a miles-long path winding through SoWa’s beauty, from the savory scents of street-side bakeries to countless parks surrounding Northeastern University’s hip grounds. Take the trail toward the Museum of Fine Arts Boston to cool off, looking forward to a variety of works ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to Renaissance antiques to contemporary American pieces that add the perfect cherry atop the shoulders of artistic giants.