With its proximity to the lively city of Boston as well as the historic sites of Lexington and Concord, it’s no wonder there’s so much to see and do in and around Bedford, MA.
Boston, Massachusetts is home to several convention center venues including the newer Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the Hynes Convention Center, and the Seaport World Trade Center.
Just two miles from the Burlington Mall is Bedford Plaza Hotel, which offers dozens of features for your Massachusetts holiday. Located on the Middlesex Turnpike, the Burlington Mall, a Simon Mall in Burlington, Massachusetts, offers a plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment choices.
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Burlington Mall is a chic shopping center featuring the department stores Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Sears. If you love to shop or even just to browse, you’ll find there’s something for everyone. The Mall features more than 155 specialty shops including Ann Taylor, Coach, Apple Computer, Lucky Jeans, Jasmine Sola, and L'Occitane. Simon Visa Giftcards are also available for purchase and are redeemable at any Simon Mall, so go ahead and surprise that lucky someone with a gift today!
Go “native” and ride on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA, better known as the “T”) buses, trains and subways. Heading out to a Red Sox or Patriots game? Leave your car behind and climb aboard.
For more information, visit www.mbta.com
Who exactly was Paul Revere, and why is he so famous? At Paul Revere’s House, visitors can meet re-enactors who give insight into this silversmith who became such an important patriotic figure in the American Revolution.
Visit https://www.paulreverehouse.org/ for more information.
Get to know American History up close and get some exercise too on the Freedom Trail. Visitors will find the Trail clearly marked on Boston’s sidewalks and paths as it stretches over two miles through the city’s historic neighborhoods.
Home to the 66th Air Base Wing, Hanscom AFB provides support services for the Electronic Systems Center, the information systems used by the Air Force and U.S. Defense Department. Hanscom is also a center of support for members of the military and their families.
For more information, go to https://www.hanscom.af.mil/
As the phrase, "the shot heard round the world,” was made famous because of the first shot fired that truly set off the American Revolution. This took place in the area around the Massachusetts towns of Concord and Lexington, now the site of Minute Man National Historic Park.The Park is just 6 miles from Bedford Plaza Hotel, a conveniently located Massachusetts hotel, close to several Boston area attractions. Bedford Plaza Hotel boast 99 deluxe guestrooms, all equipped with exceptional amenities like free wi-fi Internet access and premium cable TV. Enjoy indoor swimming pool (seasonal). And with our Bedford Family Fun Travel Package, you can experience historic Minute Man Park and welcoming accommodations.
To learn more about the Minute Man Park, visit https://www.nps.gov/mima
The Lexington Historical Society manages three nationally historic house museums: the Hancock-Clarke House, Buckman Tavern, and Munroe Tavern. Guided tours of these houses are available April through October, with tours by appointment during the off-season.
For more information, visit https://www.lexingtonhistory.org/.
From thrilling rides to world-class entertainment, Six Flags New England has it all. Just a short trip from Bedford, MA, Six Flags New England boasts thrill rides, classic roller coasters, and family entertainment everyone will enjoy.
Visit https://www.sixflags.com/newEngland/index.aspx for more information and tickets.
New England’s most important airport, Logan International Airport has boundaries that are comprised of about 2,400 acres located in East Boston, Massachusetts. It ranks 20th in the United States in passenger volume and 19th in flight movements.
For more, go to https://www.massport.com/.
Boston Harbor Islands is a state park made up of seventeen different islands about 45 minutes from downtown Boston and reached by ferry. Explore a bit of nature where you least expect it in the middle of a major metropolitan body of water.
Visit https://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/harbor.htm for more info!
The Head of the Charles Regatta is the biggest rowing event held around the globe and lasts over two days. Over 7,500 elite rowers from all over the globe compete in 55 races, which attract up to 300,000 spectators during the October weekend.
For more information, visit https://www.hocr.org/