05 Jul

Try a workout class for free!

Flywheel is located in the Prudential center which is attached to or just a few minute walk from all of the conference hotels and offers your first class free!



Flywheel is a 45 minute spin class where you can compete against other classmates.  There is 5 minutes of arms at the end of the class so it is a great total body workout.  They provide you with spin shoes, just bring a water bottle and be prepared to sweat!  Of note it is very loud in the studio so they offer complementary ear plugs.

Flybarre is a 45minute or 60minute barre method class.  It is a fun, high-energy workout that quickly tones and strengthens muscles.  If you have tried a traditional barre class this is similar but a little more athletic.  No workout shoes needed, you can go barefoot or wear socks.


See the website to sign-up for a class:

01 Jul

Visit Smith and Wollensky Steakhouse and get 10% off

Smith and Wollensky Castle

Smith and Wollensky is an upscale steakhouse chain with multiple locations in Boston.  They specialize in prime steaks & seafood, but also have a great wine list.  This Back Bay location is my favorite because the castle is beautiful.  The Castle is within walking distance or a short cab from most of the conference hotels.

The restaurant is offering 10% off for any attendee of the conference, but you must remember to bring your badge!  Make sure to book a general dinner reservation in the dining room using the following website.  http://www.smithandwollensky.com/our-restaurants/boston-back-bay/

Of note the 10% off does not include alcoholic beverages due to stage laws.



01 Jul

The Freedom Trail


The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts that passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. You can pick up a map at the visitor center located in the Boston Common or pay for a walking tour for 12$.  To buy tickets online click this link: http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/book-tour/

The official sites are:

  1. Boston Common
  2. Massachusetts State House
  3. Park Street Church
  4. Granary Burying Ground
  5. King’s Chapel
  6. King’s Chapel Burying Ground
  7. Benjamin Franklin statue and former site of Boston Latin School
  8. Old Corner Bookstore
  9. Old South Meeting House
  10. Old State House
  11. Site of the Boston Massacre
  12. Faneuil Hall
  13. Paul Revere House
  14. Old North Church
  15. Copp’s Hill Burying Ground
  16. USS Constitution
  17. Bunker Hill Monument


Click the links which will take you to the Wikipedia page for each site.  This trail will take you about half a day if you stop and look at all the sites.  I recommend eating lunch while near Boston Common at Sam LaGrassa’s which has the “World’s Best Sandwiches”.

01 Jul

Boston Public Market


Boston Public Market is a year-round indoor market located near Faneuil Hall with isles of vendors selling local produce, fish, gourmet treats & more.  Everything sold at the Market is produced or originates in New England.  This is a great place to buy local gifts for friends or come for lunch and try multiple different cuisines.  I also recommend stopping at George Howell  Coffee while in the market.  For a list of vendors visit:  https://bostonpublicmarket.org/vendors



(photos obtained from google)