Among the historically themed tours, you can choose the Beacon Hill, Boston by Little Feet, Boston Underfoot, the Dark Side of Boston, Heart of the Freedom Trail, Literary Landmarks, The North End or Victorian Back Bay. The package, which also includes accommodations and two cocktails, starts at $310.
For a good old-fashioned cookout, head to the hotel's restaurant, Woodward. Its Fourth of July Backyard BBQis an all-you-can-eat feast. You can munch on grill fare like burgers, hot dogs, steak tips, sausage with peppers and onions and corn on the cob. There also will be tomato, mozzarella and basil salad; potato salad; watermelon; cookies and brownies. The buffet costs $25, though drinks aren't included.
The basic of the bunch is the July 4th package, which puts you inside the hotel for a night and you'll get continental breakfast for two in its Woodward restaurant and free parking. It starts at $315 a night.
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