September 21, 2011
Some Sights to Check Out while You’re in Town for DMA2011
Boston is an enormous place, with more going on within its city limits on a given day than a lot of states have going on in the course of an entire week. It’s also not a half bad place to have to visit for any reason, let alone for a marketing conference that’ll give you more than enough useful information to return to home base and re-launch your marketing efforts with a renewed vigor. Just remember one thing: all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Consider taking in some of Boston’s historic sites and contemporary attractions while you’re in town. Here are just a few you shouldn’t miss.
Museum of Fine Arts – This is Boston’s biggest art museum, but also one of the biggest in the country. If you’re into art, this is one place not to miss as it’s home to almost half a million works from all over the world. Plus, it's seven days a week, so regardless of what day you arrive or leave you’ll have no excuse not to swing by and pay it a visit.
The New England Aquarium – This place is so cool and comprehensive that they named it after the entire region of New England rather than the city of Boston itself. Located on the city’s gorgeous waterfront, you could find many worse ways to spend a couple of hours away from the DMA2011 Conference & Exhibition. If you don't want to pay the price for admission, you can still watch the seals swim and play from outside the aquarium.
Newbury Street – One of the most popular destinations in Boston for tourists is Newbury Street, a section of the city that boasts a colorful mix of architectural styles ranging from contemporary to 19th-century brownstones. But it’s not just the architecture people come to see – this is one of the premiere spots in the city for fine dining and shopping.
Trinity Church – If you’re one to get excited about old buildings, once you’ve passed through Newbury Street you might consider heading over to Trinity Church for a tour. This building dates back to the days just after the Great Boston Fire of 1872 and is one of the city’s most stunningly attractive pieces of architecture.
Samuel Adams Brewery – For the more hedonistic in attendance, there’s the Samuel Adams Brewery which can be found in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston. The brewery offers tours and beer tasting, the perfect complement to a day spent discussing the finer points of digital marketing at DMA2011 Boston.
Just because you’re coming into town to take part in one of the most important marketing events of the year in Boston doesn’t mean you can’t have fun during the off hours. Just be sure not to get too seduced by Boston’s innumerable attractions that you wind up spending all of your time touring the city. If you’re ready to sign up to attend the DMA2011, visit www.dma11.org and get yourself registered.
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