2014 Boston Marathon Tourism

Boston Marathon

In its 118th year, the Boston Marathon is back with more tenacity than ever before. On Monday, April 21st, the community of Boston will come together to prove their strength and rally behind the incredible 36,000 athletes who will give their all to make it to the finish of the 26.2-mile legendary Boston course. Whether you’re participating as a runner, a runner’s family member, a Bostonian, or a spectator from across the globe, you’re part of the strength, determination, community, and shared conviction that make the Marathon such an important event. For Spectators: The Quick Facts This year’s marathon is anticipated to draw more spectators than ever before—perhaps over one million. Many of the quintessential Marathon traditions remain unchanged, while new safety measures and alerts provide improved security and peace of mind.   The Course As always, runners will … [Read more...]

Celebrate Patriots’ Day with Boston Marathon Attractions

Boston Marathon Skyline

For the runners out there or those of you with runners in your family, you know the Boston Marathon is coming up. For the competitors, family, and friends, that means one important thing next weekend: a trip to Boson. The marathon itself is held on a Monday each year, so visitors will likely be looking for some iconic Boston attractions to visit in the days before. We’re here to help you plan your weekend, start to finish. First, here’s our beginners guide to the Boston marathon: The Boston Athletic Association’s Marathon is traditionally run on Patriots’ Day each year, or Marathon Monday, as it is known to locals. This year the 117th Boston Marathon will be held on April 15. The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest marathon, and is one of the most prestigious competitive races in the world. Each year, the most talented runners and dozens of charity teams come together to … [Read more...]