Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

New England is a beautiful place to be during the fall, and what better city to visit than Boston? One of Boston’s main attractions is Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Because Faneuil is known to be a tourist attraction, it has become a spot that many Bostonians tend to avoid. Although it may be pricey, Faneuil is filled with the history, entertainment, nightlife, and great food that should not be taken for granted.

Many people are unaware of Faneuil Hall’s historical significance. After being built in 1742, Faneuil became a site where some of the country’s most famous historical figures would visit. It is where, in 1764, colonists first protested the sugar act and established the doctrine of “no taxation without representation.” It is also the place where Samuel Adams rallied citizens to seek independence from Great Britain, and where George Washington toasted the nation on its first birthday. The people of Boston should take advantage of the opportunity they have to visit the actual location where these important events in our nation’s history took place.

When visiting Faneuil Hall be prepared to shop. It's home to more than 100 shops and specialty pushcarts. You’ll find yourself captivated by all the options. The stores range from clothing, beauty, and jewelry to home furnishing, electronics and more. Some popular locations found at Faneuil Hall include Victoria’s Secret, Urban Outfitters, and Yankee Candle. No matter what your interests may be, count on finding a shop that will appeal to you.

At Faneuil Hall great food is never hard to come by, although the decision making might be difficult. With 14 restaurants and pubs, there’s a perfect place to dine for even the pickiest eaters. Some favorites are Cheers, Ned Devine's, and Dick’s Last Resort. But there are also more exotic places to choose from. Quincy Market Colonnade is the largest food hall in New England and contains over 36 international food vendors. Wherever you choose to eat, a satisfying meal is guaranteed.

Craving a desert after a long day of shopping? Faneuil has several places to choose from. You might want to stop by the Boston Chipyard to try some of their famous chocolate chip cookies. Or if you’re in the mood for something salty you can find delicious freshly baked pretzels at the Boston Pretzel. There are also a few ice cream places to make this decision even harder.

Faneuil is the perfect place to go for a family day outing or a night on the town with friends. There is something to do for any occasion. Whether it’s the food, shopping, or entertainment that attracts you, the experience of Faneuil Hall is bound to be a memorable one.

Only a short walk from Boston’s subway system, commuter rail and buses, (stops at the Old State House, Government Center and at the JFK Federal Building) Faneuil Hall is not hard to get to. It is located at the intersection of Congress and North Streets. Validated parking is available at 75 State Street (entrance located on Broad St.) for $9 weekdays after 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Hours Of Operation:
10:00AM - 9:00PM (Monday - Saturday)
12:00PM - 6:00PM (Sunday)
Restaurants and pubs are open late every evening
Quincy Market Food Colonnade has extended hours

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