Charlestown Naval Shipyard Park 55 Constitution Rd, Charlestown, MA02129 One of the Navy's oldest shipbuilding facilities, Charlestown Navy Yard is a must visit for anyone with an interest in…More American history. The shipyard is located at the north end of the Freedom Trail. Both the famous USS Constitution and WWI's USS Cassin Young are berthed at the shipyard and open for tour. The yard is maintained by the U.S. National Park Service and houses a Visitor's Center and gift shop.
Residence Inn Boston Harbor 44 Charles River Ave, Charlestown, MA02129 Located on the edge of Charlestown, next to the bridge connecting to the North End and Boston's waterfront, the…More Residence Inn is perfectly located to cater to guests looking for an extended stay away from, but still accessible to, downtown Boston. The hotel is located directly on the waterfront, has free valet parking and is close to the Charlestown Navy Yard, numerous restaurants, the Freedom Trail and other historic Charlestown sites. The Residence Inn offers fully-applianced rooms, a gym and laundry service and is close to several different means of public transportation.
Sorelle Bakery & Cafe City Square 100 City Sq, Charlestown, MA02129 Sorelle means "sisters" in Italian, which is fitting as this is one of two locations in Charlestown. The larger City…More Square spot is located on the Freedom Trail next to the marina, with ample seasonal outdoor seating. Boasting a spacious inside layout with large windows, it is a very bright and cheery place. Sorelle offers options that will take you from breakfast to an early dinner and everywhere in between. From coffee and tea, to an impressive sandwich and salad selection and many fresh baked goods and pastries, there is something for any time of day. Additionally, they have a beer and wine license and free wireless Internet for customers.
This 221-foot granite obelisk was built to commemorate one of the first major conflicts of the Revolutionary War. It…More sits on what is actually Breed's Hill, where most of the fighting took place in the misnamed Battle of Bunker Hill. Visitors can climb the 294 steps to the top of the monument for striking views of the harbor and downtown Boston. But be warned: the climb is physically challenging and on a winding and narrow staircase.
At the base of the monument, there is an exhibit lodge that includes a detailed map of the battle as well as a statue of Joseph Warren, a fallen Bunker Hill hero. Outside, another statue pays tribute to Col. William Prescott, who helped lead the fight.
When the weather is fair, the lush grounds surrounding the monument are full of local residents and tourists alike, enjoying the views of Charlestown, sunning themselves or sitting under the shade of a tree.
The monument is a site along the Freedom Trail and is part of Boston's National Historic Parks.
*Special note: The monument is under reconstruction until Fall 2010. Although the exhibit lodge and surrounding park will remain open, there will be no climbing permitted in the monument.
Max and Dylan's City Square 1 Chelsea St, Charlestown, MA02129 Max and Dylan's is a warm and hip restaurant and bar, with an inclusive attitude. Located on the Freedom Trail, right…More next to the North Washington Street bridge, it is convenient for everyone from the after-work crowd to people looking for food and fun before a Garden event, to families with children. There is a kids' menu offering $4.99 meals, which include WikiStix and a full pack of Starburst. The managers make a point to check in with every guest during their visit, as having happy, repeat patrons is their number one priority. The spacious main dining room has 25 tables (no booths) and there are 14 tables in the bar area. The walls are covered with beautiful, large prints of Boston, photographed by a member of their own staff. On-street parking is available, as well as the $7.00 "in by 5pm, out by 7am" Constitution Marina parking lot a few doors down. Brunch is offered on Sundays from 10am until 2pm.