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Say Hello to Our Neighborhood Expert in Boston

Say Hello to Our Neighborhood Experts

Meet our Chef Concierge, Danny Vargas. Yes, you read that correctly - Chef Concierge. Danny was recently admitted to Les Clefs d'Or, a prestigious organization that is the global professional association of hotel concierges, as symbolized by the two crossed gold keys he wears on his lapels.

Born and raised in Chicago, Danny's hospitality career has taken him around the country, including to Dallas and Maui. He made the leap back to the "mainland", landing in Boston, where he worked at both the Colonnade Hotel and the now Loews Hotel before joining the Seaport team. We are fortunate to count him as our friend and colleague for the past ten years. In his time away from the hotel, he loves spending time which his two children, Olivia (7) and Mateo (3), as well as his wife Leanne; they enjoy exploring the city as much as possible. He remains an avid fan of Chicago sports teams and loves to cook, especially outdoors.

Danny has pulled together a number of suggestions designed for guests with only a few hours (2-4) for sightseeing. Enjoy!

Things to see & do in 2 - 4 hours:

Old Town Trolley: See the best of Boston and relive the history on an entertaining hop on and hop off trolley tour that takes you to the main sites around Boston! The tour covers all the important areas of the city including Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Theatre District, Downtown, and the Seaport District. Hop on and off at any of the 18 stops or stay on the entire time for a great feel of the city! The hours run 9am-5pm during the spring and summer. Every ticket includes discounted admission to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and discounted admission to the Old North Church. Tickets can be purchased directly from the Concierge. (2 hours minimum)

Boston Duck Tours: By land and sea, enjoy a fully narrated, historic tour of Boston in a "DUCK", a World War II style amphibious landing vehicle that travels on land and water. The tour explores everything from the Freedom Trail and the State House to Faneuil Hall and the historic North End before its wheels up - the vehicle cruises down the Charles River providing a great view of Cambridge and the Boston skyline! Be sure to arrive 30 minutes prior for boarding (2 hours).

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Children's Museum: A visit to The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum includes a tour on restored tea ships and a stunning, interactive documentary that immerses you into the events that led up to the American Revolution. Touch, feel, see and hear what the Patriots felt when their passions and angers flared at the injustice of taxation without representation as you participate in multi-sensory exhibits and witness dramatic reenactments by actors and historians. Next door is the Boston Children's Museum, one of the largest in the world, which features a variety of interactive exhibits for kids of all ages (2-4 hours).

In need of other suggestions for things to see & do during your stay? Take a look at our blog and our event calendar!