Weekend in Boston

My family and I are getting ready to head home after a wonderful and fun three days in Boston this past weekend. We drove up early Saturday morning and after a short 45-minute stop for food and a stretch just outside Hartford, CT, we arrived at the Westin Copley Place at 2pm.

Our room was still being worked on, so we got to hang out in the Westin Weekend Room for a bit. It’s a parent’s saving grace if you get to hotel early and have some time to kill. There were snacks, crayons, coloring books, games – all for young kids.

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We spent some time hanging out in the room enjoying the views.

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Even Willow loved to see Boston!

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Later that afternoon, we went for a walk, did some exploring and found some food to bring back to the room. And were greeted with a sweet surprise upon our arrival. The boys were pretty excited!

photo (8)Sunday morning started off dark and early. My alarm was set for 5am but both boys decided it was a good idea to start the day off even earlier. (I will go into detail of race morning/race/post-race in my Falmouth Race Recap post.)

After the race, I returned to the hotel at 12pm, showered and we all left by 1pm to meet up with good friends and their two children for lunch. It was a fun and gorgeous afternoon in Boston!

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The rest of the night was spent relaxing in the room. The boys were exhausted from not sleeping great and a full day of activities outside. Perfect for me since I was looking forward to putting my feet up and relaxing too!

Westin Copley Place is in an ideal spot for great food, shopping and sightseeing in the Back Bay as well as being just a short walk (or run) to the Charles River (it’s .7 miles away). It’s also just ONE BLOCK from the Boston Marathon finish line – kind of perfect if you are planning to run the Boston Marathon.

Have you stayed at the Westin Copley Place before?

Have you run Boston? Any plans to run it this year? (I plan on making it my spring goal marathon!)


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