The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 7, 1997 · Page 135
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 135

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THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 31 WALT DISNEY WORLD' RESORT AREA Experience Boston's gala holidays: ; From the common to quintessential 12 99 NOW JUST $240 rj Hot Breakfast Included pwranon Dt0a BMngePuctaefcqu'id MartraFrirSat-Unwed Spaca -ttjh, jar r I la 1-800-544-571 2 fteia tm few r-rjnoas RESERVE NOW FOR CHRISTMAS! - Also 4vmM - M. I I 'i' ,!! ! r "" 'w : " Li f .Wi MM I M ' M M 1 3& 2' Iff jftiilinliiyj'MM'r. By Julie Flaherty 77k New York Times BOSTON It's stranee to VVW-m3M Horn rl UlMttrCUK rom I Monte Carlo Fl Hilton Mtrtgt 449 '3 359 389 irif ii Cwurt Tr. relend MGM StarduM 319 '359 '469 '409 409 M-F9H6 (8001(954) 4938426 sat 10-Z http:www HcXrw) com THE travel i.Rnn.m7.jUni frt 1R GUY I WWW tfTfa WWW I taAH IV ;WnpncP-P dbl Htfcotti C1Mn rHncUon apply tUafrfct 10 lvHlCtly Ui lists think that the Puritans, who : founded this city in 1630, forbade the celebration of Christmas. Current residents must be making up for lost time: Almost every block on the calendar marks another concert, festival, parade or revel. Even the hotels are welcoming. Unlike back-to-school time in the fall and convention time in the spring, there are actually rooms available. As for holiday shopping, Bos- pecia DISCOUNT AIRFARES I We specialize in 25 ski destinations, from ' budget hotels to luxury homes and condominiums, ; using the largest wholesaler in North America. ' Call us for FREE 60 page brochure. ; : Sunbird Travel In 1 DelmarShoppi Village Boca Raton ! (561)368-919' 1 -800-780-7557 ILw.L V..... P.:Ji' I I.J:.!.., VOW g For Besl A variability & Value. T At) : K I I S K S Phoenix Travel Unlimited c o s ion s reiau aismcis are a great . alternative to mall crowds and parking fights. Between Newbury ; Street, a milelong stretch of store- fronts, and the antiques peddlers of Charles Street on Beacon Hill, ! gift-givers will find everything Jupiter West Plaza, 6671 Indiantown Rd, Suite 59 743-9729 1-800-387-4773 ' s Unbeatable Discounts I 800-537-1221 DESTINATION CRUISE CENTER JT (617) 267-1237, near Copley Square, is also close to downtown. A $20 million renovation completed this year revamped its 212 rooms, but remained loyal to the hotel's turn-of-the-century beginnings, with brass chandeliers and lamps, marble bathrooms, and fireplaces in some rooms. Doubles are $265 to $295. For the winter, there is a dining package, which includes dinner at the hotel's new restaurant, An-ago, or room service through the restaurant, for $407. Budget: Bed and Breakfast Associates Bay Colony, (800) 347-5088, fax (781) 449-5958, provides access to 150 private residences, inns and furnished apartments in the Boston area, several in renovated 19th-century buildings in Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the South End and historic Charlestown. Doubles from $75 to $150. The Herbst House, for example, is a brick Victorian bow-front townhouse three blocks from Copley Square. The two quiet rooms are decorated with traditional furnishings including wicker and antiques. A Continental breakfast is served on china and crystal. $105 to $135. Luxury: Tradition at the Ritz-Carlton, 15 Arlington St., (800) 241-3333, fax (617) 536-9340, begins before you step through the door at the Arlington Street entrance, Norman Pashoian recently celebrated his 50th year as doorman. During the holidays, the hotel offers Nutcracker Brunches, attended by Clara and Fritz from the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker ($45, $28 children). Double rates for the 275 rooms, decorated in French provincial style, range from $265 to $415. Extra Savings to $1460 On Top Of All Other Discounts! On Holland America reservations made by Wednesday, December 10th. Ask for details. SwissCard 10 Handy Functions A cruise: The gift she'll always remember! Ask about our special group rates for Includes: "Pen Tweezers, Scissors Screwdriver Europe 1998 on HAL's new ROTTERDAM VI Letter Opener Straight Pin Blade Nail File Toothpick Mini Ruler The Gardens (561) 775-7602 www.randmcnallystore.com Courtesy Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau The oldest church building in Boston was the place where Paul Revere embarked on his famous midnight ride. Separate Mapparium and church tours are given Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a church tour also on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. (The Mapparium is closed Sunday.) Information: (617) 450-3790. Places to stay Most of the following hotels offer special programs in December and January, from New Year's Eve packages to Christmas Eve perks like yule logs and stockings. Near the Common is the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 64 Arlington St., (800) 225-2008, fax (617) 423-1708, built in the 1920s. Its 960 newly redecorated rooms are well-appointed, many in cheerful yellows and blues. Double rates begin at $150. The compact Lenox Hotel, 710 Boylston St., (800) 225-7676, fax irom casnmere socks to nana-cast silverware. Join party central Holiday cheer spans several ; centuries at the 27th running of the Christmas Revels in Cambridge. This year's pageant of traditional dances, carols and drama, presented by 80 performers at the Sanders Theater on the Harvard campus, explores the culture of the Romany Gypsies. Performances are Friday-next Sunday, and Dec. 18 to 21 and 26 to 28; most begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 to $30. Information: (617) 621-, 0505. If you've ever wanted to sing at Symphony Hall, there are plenty of caroling opportunities during the Boston Pops Holiday Series, from Friday to Jan. 3. Tickets sell " out quickly, especially for the New Year's Eve Gala ($35 to $110), - which includes dancing and cham Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina Treasure Cay, Abaco NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE SALE OF THE WEEK SCANRUSSIA ALASKA SCANCAPITALS 12 Night Plus 2 Night Hotel June 19, 1998 ft. '2,915 p.p. Recv: '150 p.p. 7 NIGHT May 4, 1998 ft. '945 p.p. Recv: '50 p.p. SHIP BOARD CREDIT 2 Night Hotel May 14, 1998 ft '2,398 p.p. Recv: '125 p.p. SHIP BOARD CREDIT Magnificent sandy 3 mile beach, 18-hole, 6,985 yard golf course, well-protected 150 slip marina, pool, excellent fishing, diving, tennis, island hopping, etc. Rooms, suites, and luxurious beach villas. HOLIDAY and VALENTINE'S SPFHAI S still available! ! 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