After a day of go-karting at K1 Speed, Massachusetts and pull in for a pit-stop to one of these nearby hotels – bookable on Culture Trip.
If you find yourself in Massachusetts and you suddenly feel the need for speed, then you can’t go wrong at this indoor karting track. Once you’ve mastered the turns and beaten your pals to pole position, pick up your trophy and head back to one of these great hotels nearby.
This newly-refurbed hotel is so close to the track that it seems almost silly not just to drive your kart there when you’re done. The extended stay suites are fresh and contemporary with ice-white, spa-like bathrooms, designer light fittings and sleek wooden workstations – for when the trip is about business as much as pleasure. If you’re travelling with a group, it’s ideal, as the hotel hosts weekday evening socials –and there’s a pool for a post-race cool-off.
With its white-painted balcony railings and grey clapboard-clad exterior, the Residence Tewksbury could pass for a New England boating club. You might find a sail or two at the American Textile History Museum – a short drive away – but really you’re here for the modern, welcoming suites, decked with lashings of dark woods, pops of teal and sleek mid-century furniture. After thrashing your friends at the track, make sure you’re in pole position for the waffles at breakfast.
After a day of setting scorching lap times at the go-karting track, you’ll be dying to unwind. And this hotel – with its homely and welcoming rooms decorated with rich dark woods, marble bathrooms, and red hues – will do the job nicely. After a bit of chill-out TV, head down for a cool off in the indoor pool before meeting up with your crew at the Boston sports bar and grill for pints of Sam Adams and an all-American menu.
You’ve smoked your friends and family on the track, but how will you fare on a set of skates? Book into the Comfort Inn and you’re virtually next door to the Stoneham Arena ice-skating rink. Your legs too tired to cooperate? Check in and head straight for your room instead – where bouncy double beds, the soft glow of bedside lamps and a flatscreen TV are waiting to help you relax post-race.
After an afternoon breathing in your rivals exhaust – but hopefully not their dust – at the track, stretch your legs and take a breath of fresh air or two at Middlesex Fells Reservation, just a couple of minutes up the road from this hotel. Go boating on Spot Pond, meet the animals at Stone Zoo or hike through the woods to reach the hidden-away Silver Mine Historic Site. After all that, head back for a nap in your spacious white-and-grey room – complete with a stylish separate living area.
An impressive, imposing casino complex overlooking the historic Boston Harbour, the grandeur and polish of Vegas comes to Boston in this high end offering. There are, of course, extensive opportunities to lose your money downstairs – but just in case you need a sit down at some point, there are also a poultry offering of nine restaurants. And if you need to relax after choosing a restaurant, there’s a fantastic spa, gym and even a salon waiting for you.
A very cute offering to end our list, this quaint B&B – with simple accommodation and complimentary breakfast – is in an 1890’s houseand is to be found an 11-minute walk from Harvard Square, 3mi (4.8km) from Boston Common park and 6mi (9.6km) from the New England Aquarium. Staying at Irving House has the added benefit that you’ll be able to tell everyone that you went to Harvard after staying here.
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