Boston celebrates Columbus Day in October 2012
From 06 October 2012 To 08 October 2012Address
Dom Savio Athletic Field, Boston
Every year, most of the US celebrates Columbus Day with a three-day holiday weekend to mark the time in 1492 when explorer Christopher Columbus first discovered the Americas.
Boston is one of the most historical cities in the US, so visitors may not be surprised to learn that it goes all-out to commemorate the occasion, with various events taking place throughout the metropolis.
In 2012, Columbus Day Weekend will take place from October 6th to 8th, meaning Boston hotel guests will have lots of opportunities to join in the fun.
The main attraction is a huge parade on the Sunday that starts from the Dom Savio Athletic Field and marches down Bennington Street, featuring bands, military units and floats.
A Spirit of Boston Buffet Cruise could be a treat for tourists, while the Sowa Open Market will provide opportunities to stock up on local delicacies.
Furthermore, there are also big sales in all the stores, so anyone shopping over the three days could just pick up a bargain.
The Millennium Bostonian Hotel Boston is likely to get booked up quickly for the time around the holiday, so it is a good idea to plan your stay as early as possible.