2 Boston Hotels now have Bike Maps with Local Eats, Drinks & Sights
Two Boston hotels, Hotel Marlowe and Nine Zero Hotel, now have cultural bike maps with local eats, drinks and sights. Choose from 2, 6 or 15 miles filled with historic landmarks, architecture, food, beer, coffee and local Bostonians' favorites.
The maps were curated to offer hotel guests a slow-paced, fun ride in normal clothing that gets people to some tourist hotspots but mostly in the nooks and crannies of Boston. Expect to have your taste buds and eyes teased throughout the rides.
(617) 772-5800, 90 Tremont Street, Boston
Nine Zero is located in the heart of historic Boston that is arguably best seen by walking, but a bike will get you to both the Institute for Contemporary Art, along the scenic Charles and to Harvard Square in one day.
PUBLIC GARDENS - Dating to 1837, the Public Garden was America's first public botanical garden and houses the famous Swan Boats and "Make Way for Ducklings"sculpture. Bikes not allowed, so lock them to racks on Charles Street in Beacon Hill.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART - The ICA, designed by Diller Scoﬁdio + Renfro (NY's High Line), is a gem of modern architecture among sterile office buildings.This light-ﬁlled, waterfront space features dynamic exhibitions, performance and theater spaces and an onsite cafe with a beautiful patio. Sa-W 10am-5pm / Th-F 10am-9pm
GRACENOTE COFFEE - Formerly served out of a mobile coffee trike, Gracenote, roasted in Berlin, MA, now has a retail location in Boston's leather district.
BRICCO SALUMERIA - The North End is known for popping into little hole in the wall bakeries,grabbing fresh sandwiches and eating on the go or better yet, on the Greenway! 7days 10am-10pm
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge
Hotel Marlowe is located in the perfect spot for biking on the Lechmere Canal, Charles River and Harborwalk. Adjacent Kendall Square is beginning to be known for some pretty fantastic restaurants.
6 Mile Highlights
ESPLANADE - Spanning most of the southern (Boston) side of the Charles River, the Esplanade is a river-front park that contains boat houses, picnic spots, lagoons, a half-shell concert space, and several top-notch playgrounds. Running through it is the Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path, which is safe and scenic, but you must share the lanes with walkers / joggers / strollers / roller bladers / etc.
MIT CHAPEL - Building W15, west of Massachusetts Avenue - Designed by Eero Saarinen and dedicated in 1955, the MIT Chapel is a triumph of Mid-Century Modern design. Like the best of magic tricks, it looks simple from the outside, but transports you somewhere entirely different once you enter. Highly recommended.
COMMONWEALTH MARKET & RESTAURANT - a new addition to Kendall Square, and a sorely needed one. They carry some basic groceries, but the real story is the prepared foods and the bar. For the best in local beers, try anything from Night Shift or Pretty Things.
2 mile highlights
USS CONSTITUTION - Built in Massachusetts and launched in 1797, the USS Constitution is one of the ﬁrst 6 war ships the US ever built as a independent nation. For over200 years she has defeated Barbary pirates, the British, and the looming spectre of the scrap yard to become a living, ﬂoating museum of incomparable value.
NORTH BANK Bridge - A beautiful new soaring pedestrian/bike bridge that connects Cambridge to Charlestown for the first time since 1835. One of the best places to catch a picture of Boston at sunset.
ZAKIM BRIDGE - Iconic "Big Dig" bridge commemorating Bunker Hill and Civil Rights activist Leonard Zakim, designed by Miguel Rosales.