A low-key choice along South Boston’s historic Neponset River, the Ramada Hotel on William Morrissey Boulevard is a great option for those looking to stay close to a historic side of town while enjoying simple on-site perks. Home to free continental breakfast as well as a relaxing saltwater pool outside, the stay makes it easy to relax, especially with the added benefit of a 24-hour shuttle to Logan Airport (7.7 miles). You can also take advantage of the MBTA Rapid Transit system, the closest stop being Fields Corner (1.7 miles), or go extra simple with a private ride all to yourself, whether it’s for downtown travels or a unique look at Dorchester’s Puritan-founded churches, homes, and shops.
Get a feel for all the region’s surroundings as soon as you wake up, whether it’s a fun afternoon at Tenean Beach down the street or an evening of pub grub & craft beers at Boston Bowl next-door. Spend some time shopping at Puritan Mall when you get the chance, enjoying a diverse range of independently owned stores as well as local markets and restaurants, not to mention a huge garden center. Those looking to get a feel for the region’s love of Irish Catholicism should explore the unique churches along Washington Street as well, finally ending the evening with expansive views from Pope John Paul II Park, renowned for its open-air fields and vivid sunsets along Neponset Trail.