Lodging for the conference is at Boston Marriot Quincy at 1000 Marriott Drive in Quincy, MA. The nine-story non-smoking hotel has 456 guest rooms and 8 suites. Guests can enjoy two concierge levels along with the hotel's indoor pool, sauna, and fitness center. Call toll free at 1-800-228-9290 or 1-617-472-1000. Nearby attractions include the Adams Mansion, Granite Links Golf Course and the US Naval Shipbuilding Museum. Downtown Boston and the TD Garden are only eight miles from this South Shore hotel. The hotel has easy access to Logan Airport, I-95, I-93 and Rte 3. For more hotel information visit the website:
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Special Events and Area Attractions:
Special Event for Spouses and Others: On Friday morning at 9:00 a.m., Marlene Reed will take any spouses/guests who would like to participate on a ferry ride to the center of Boston. The group will spend the day in that area including visiting the Freedom Trail, shopping, and eating. The hotel will take the group to the ferry on their shuttle and will pick up the group when it returns. The group will return in the afternoon in time for the scheduled Friday evening event.
Travel to the conference: Conference attendees can fly into Boston Logan International Airport, or T F Green Airport in Providence, RI. (TF Green Airport is 50 miles from the conference hotel.) Transportation options and driving directions are provided on the conference webpage under the Logistics heading.
About the hotel and area: The 2012 meeting will be held at the Boston Marriott Quincy in Quincy Mass. The conference facilities are a perfect venue for the NACRA meetings-plenty of room for roundtables, concurrent sessions and the ever-important socializing and networking. Conference attendees will receive free wireless internet and free parking.
Conference rates extend three days before and after the meeting, so time permitting, you might consider taking advantage of the following attractions:
Adams National Historical Park: The "Old House at Peace Field", the historic home and library of John and Abigail Adams, is less than 1.5 miles from the hotel. The birthplace of John and John Quincy Adams is even closer. Check www.nps.gov/adam for details.
Downtown Boston: Downtown Boston with all its attractions is about eight miles from the hotel. Attendees can get from the hotel to downtown by subway (www.mbta.com) or taxi. If you plan to spend the day, and want to visit Boston attractions, consider the Beantown trolley-it will pick you up around 8:00 AM from the hotel and return you to the hotel around 5:00 PM. www.brushhilltours.com
Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower II: This living history museum and re-creation of pilgrim and Native life in the 1600s is less than an hour's drive from the hotel and would be a great day trip. More information is available on their website: www.plimoth.org
Many more before-and-after possibilities are listed on the hotel's website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/local-things-to-do/bosqu-boston-marriott-quincy/