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Over the past week-and-a-half, the city of Boston’s collective resiliency has been nothing short of astounding, and on the behalf of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, it is with our great pleasure to say that Boston’s Back Bay and Copley Square areas, including Boylston Street and Copley Station, are officially open, and fully accessible for visitors, travelers, and residents alike.
Boston is strong.
From Boston’s first major sporting event after April 15, where Bruins fans filled the TD Garden with a powerful rendition of the National Anthem, to the return of baseball, where David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox delivered a heartfelt speech, our City’s spirit and unity has been displayed through a number of powerful measures both locally and globally, and we couldn’t be more proud.
With Mayor Menino’s Five Phase effort for re-opening Copley Square underway, a number of the area’s businesses, including popular restaurants and well-known hotels, are open and inviting.
And as of 3:00 AM, Wednesday, April 24th, the entire impacted area, including: Boylston St., Hereford St., Gloucester St., Fairfield St., and Clarendon St., as well as all public alleys are available for full public access.
As for local hotels and restaurants, we’ve confirmed the following to be open for business:
- Copley Square Hotel
- Courtyard by Marriott, Boston Copley Square
- Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
- Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston
- The Lenox Hotel Boston
Restaurants & Bars:
- Bukowski Tavern
- The Capital Grille
- City Bar, Back Bay
- City Table, Back Bay
- Kings Back Bay
- Oak Long Bar + Kitchen
- Parish Cafe
- Pavement Coffeehouse
- The Rattlesnake Bar and Grill
- Solas Irish Pub
- Tasti D-Lite Boston
Is there a re-opened business that’s missing on our list? If so, please tell us in the comments below, and we’ll add it right away! For more information on how to support the area’s affected retailers, check out Back to Back Bay and #BackToBackBay on Twitter.
Additionally, as the spring season continues to bloom throughout the city of Boston, there are a number of sights, events and activities that are open and on schedule for your enjoyment:
- Freedom Trail
- Boston Duck Tours
- Boston Harbor Cruises
- Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFB)
- New England Aquarium
- Skywalk Observatory
- Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
- Faneuil Hall Marketplace
- Fenway Park Tours
- Museum of Science
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Boston Calling Music Festival
For additional updates pertaining to the city of Boston, please head to www.cityofboston.gov.
How do you plan to enjoy the rest of the spring season in Boston? Tell us in the comments below!
Our deepest condolences and prayers are with all of those that have been affected, directly or indirectly, as a result of the Boston Marathon’s tragic events and aftermath.