Travel to Concord, MA -- town
description, search for hotel and motel accommodations
by Eric H., lifelong
If you're thinking of a "revolutionary"
place to vacation, then historic Concord MA will fit the bill.
Sharing with neighboring Lexington
the title of the "Birthplace of the Republic," Concord
retains much of its Colonial charm today, evident in the well
maintained historic, old homes and town common buildings. Today,
it is not only a beautiful Boston suburb but also one of the
best places to experience a quiet, unique vacation in New England.
The downtown is one of New England's finest with wonderful little
shops, the beautiful Monument Square town common and terrific
restaurants like the Colonial Inn (see side bar on left for more
information), Walden Station and for pizza lovers, the legendary
New London Pizza.
Tree-lined side streets make
for a perfect stroll in this picture-perfect New England town
and the scenic countryside on the outskirts is everything you
would expect from an inland New England trip. It's hard to believe
that Concord is part of the busy, suburban Boston network of
overdeveloped communities, as this special town has such a relaxed
feel. Whether it's communing with nature and the 200 bird species
at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, canoeing on the Sudbury
and Concord Rivers, enjoying a quiet, reflective moment at the
historic Old North Bridge, or enjoying an ice cream cone at the
Kimball Farm ice cream stand in nearby Carlisle, you can be sure
Concord will peacefully make you feel right at home
West Concord is another great
Concord neighborhood, a little more working class and somwhat
old-fashoned looking. Some of the highlights are a five and dime
store, a seafood market, and the great Debra's Natural Gourmet
-- a community oriented health food store, nationally known for
its incredibly tasty Sister Starks Granola product line.
Walden Pond -- Henry David Thoreau's
former home -- is a great place to hike, swim and take in Mother
Nature. Hiking around the serene pond takes about 45 minutes
and there is a small, sandy beach area for sunbathing. For the
historian or dedicated tourist, the Codman House, Concord Museum,
DeCordova (Art) Museum, Drumlin Farm Education Center (animal
displays), Fruitlands Museum (Bronson Alcott's community life
experiment), Minuteman Historical Park and the Ralph Waldo Emerson
House are just a few of the cultural attractions that make Concord
a highly recommended New England vacation destination.
For the adults in Concord...
Try a nice, romantic meal at
the Colonial Inn, a charming, classic New England restaurant
specializing in regional specialties, wonderfully fresh seafood,
steak and chicken dishes. We especially love the chicken pot
pie, which will satisfy chicken, pastry and vegetable lovers
with its perfect combination of those three ingredients. The
Colonial Inn ambiance is low key and quaint with an old-time
Colonial feel, no surprise since the dining rooms are part of
the Inn's history dating back to 1716. Located right in the heart
of downtown Concord, it's especially nice taking an after dinner
stroll through the beautiful Monument Square town common en route
to interesting, small locally-owned shops or to historic Old
North Bridge, famous during Revolutionary War times for the "shot
heard around the world." Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square,
Concord MA. Tel. (978)369-2373.
For the kids in Concord...
The 62-year-old, third generation
Toy Shop of Concord is an old-fashioned locally owned
toy store jam packed to the rims with every quality toy imaginable.
Happy, festive and colorful, the Toy Shop of Concord prioritizes
serving the customer with expert service, toys that stimulate
and educate children and the chance for younger children to play
with some of the toys. The Toy Shop is a bonafide throwback to
yesteryear, a place void of superstore leanings and full of business
community pride. The Toy Shop of Concord, 4 Walden St., Concord
MA. Tel. (978) 369-2553
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Featured Concord, MA Lodging
48 Monument Square
Concord, MA 01742
The Colonial Inns attentive and
friendly service combined in an authentic New England landscape,
excellent cuisine and professional expertise, all makes for a
perfect location for your next stay in the Boston/ Concord area.
Wireless Internet access is up and running at Concord's 1716
Colonial Inn, providing the most up to date technology for Internet
connection. We understand the needs of todays traveler for quick
and easy computer connections for e-mail, corporate websites,
professional information sources and news, along with entertainment
features to enjoy. Our central location on historic Monument
Square will allow your attendees to combine business with pleasure.
After a day of productive meetings, your attendees can take advantage
of the many sites of downtown Concord, all within walking distance
of the Inn. There is evening entertainment in our lounges and
the coffee makers in each room will get guests perking the next
morning. In addition to our restaurants there is outside porch
dining. From May through October a variety of boats can be rented,
some with luncheon and dinner cruises, at the South Bridge Boathouse
in Concord. Through the centuries Concords 1716 Colonial Inn
stands as an enduring landmark of gracious hospitality with guests
able to enjoy the atmosphere and ambiance of a country inn, close
to major historic attractions, downtown shopping, 20 minutes
from Boston, and transportation to and from nearby Hanscom Airfield.