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The Gift of a Getaway

View from Renaissance Hotel in Boston's Seaport District
This weekend I enjoyed the gift of a getaway. My family found an incredible deal at the 4-star Renaissance Hotel in Boston's seaport district. We celebrated a couple of family birthdays with a night at the hotel, dinner at Mother Anna's, a wonderful North End restaurant, a tour of the Contemporary Art Museum, walk along the Harborwalk, and a saunter through the myriad of holiday music/art events, food court, and shops in and around Faneuil Hall.

This was a terrific way to celebrate the birthdays, begin the holiday festivities, and clear the mind. A great holiday gift for any family member or group is a getaway where people can enjoy a local city, nature spot, or activity. In many ways, it's a lot better than any material object you might purchase.

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