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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Hit the Street in Boston

Public art installations, a growing food-truck scene, and the city’s new bike-sharing program are all reasons to stay outdoors this fall.

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1. Where to Stay


One of the more spacious offerings at the Hotel Veritas.  

Splurge on one of 114 handsome minimalist rooms and suites at the Ames Hotel (from $395), which opened in 2009 in a stately Romanesque building built in 1893. It’s located just a few blocks from the harbor and the bustling Fort Point neighborhood, and the hotel houses a sceney in-house tavern, Woodward, where D.J.'s spin on Friday and Saturday nights until 2 a.m.

Trade space for style at Hotel Veritas (from $195), which opened on Harvard Square in 2010. The 31 rooms are small, averaging around 230-square-feet, but the details—understated Deco-style furnishings, Anichini linens, and Etro bath products—up the comfort factor.

Get a great deal at Hotel 140 (from $99), where 55 basic but immaculate rooms are just steps away from some of the Back Bay’s poshest five-star options—as well as Copley Square and the city’s destination shopping streets, Newbury and Boylston.


Published on Sep 16, 2011 as a web exclusive.

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