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What’s New in BostonUSA?


1. What’s New Food & Wine: Restaurant Week; 3-page “Boston Cooks!” guide; Sensing at Fairmont Battery Wharf

2. What’s New Great Deals : Four Great Deals Promotions on

3. What’s New Tours in BostonUSA: ‘Unofficial Tour of Harvard’; Glassblowing, wine & cheese evening; free MP3 tours

4. Valentine’s Weekend Specials in BostonUSA: Hotels, restaurants, attractions & tours: visit

5. What’s New for Family Visitors: Charles Hotel Winter Camp for Kids; Kid’s Afternoon Tea; family getaways

6. BostonUSA St. Patrick’s Weekend 2009: Biggest ever and this year the weekend kicks off with Restaurant Week

7. “The Year of the Harbor” Boston 2009 offers visitors many harbor events set May through October

8. What’s New Air Service: Third daily flight London-Boston; new Virgin America flight; more West Coast-Boston service

9. What’s New BostonUSA Green Visitor Program 2009 D2E set for April 3-5, 2009 at Hynes Convention Center

10. What’s New Performing Arts: Boston’s new $14 million House of Blues, Jersey Boys, Boston Pops & Tanglewood

11. Museum Exhibitions news: Fifteen (15) exhibitions will open in the next three months

12. What’s New Hotels BostonUSA: The new 150-room Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel offers special intro. rate

13. 2009 Season opening dates: 2009 Red Sox first home game: Monday April 6, 2009; Boston Duck Tours, March 24

14. 2009 CruisePort Boston season opens May 1, 2009. One of the best seasons yet; Boston welcomes Costa Cruises

15. What’s New Sports: Pats in London; Incredible March and April for sports fans; New Fenway Park visitor tour options

16. What’s New Conventions & Meetings: New GBCVB Meeting Planner Package; Embassy Suites Boston-Logan Airport introduces Personalized Online Group Service technology (POGS).


1. What’s New Food & Wine: Restaurant Week Boston March 2009 is set for March 15-20 & March 22-27, 2009. Twice a year, The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Express present Restaurant Week Boston, which, as a result of its popularity, is now two weeks long. The offer is incredible: 2-course lunches for $15.09; 3-course lunches for $20.09 and/or 3-course dinners for $33.09 at more than 185 restaurants in Boston, Cambridge, the suburbs and beyond. For the first time, several restaurants will be including Saturday, March 21st as a lunch and/or dinner option. Another new feature for those who love a bargain but prefer a lighter meal is the introduction of a two-course luncheon menu for $15.09. Diners can enjoy a lunch entrée and select either an appetizer or dessert as the second course. The two-course option will be offered along with the usual three-course luncheon menu for $20.09. Media alert: please promote the official website of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Express: for 185+ restaurants will go live on February 22, 2009. Listings will specify whether a participating restaurant is offering lunch, dinner, or both menus; whether or not restaurants will be including Saturday, March 21st as a lunch and/or dinner option; and if the 2-course luncheon menu is an option...

A three-page full color guide “Boston Cooks!” within the GBCVB Jan-March Boston Overnight brochure contains details (with websites) about forty-two(42) food & wine events including five culinary walking tours, seven formal Afternoon Tea venues, six weekly wine dinner series, five restaurants that offer cooking classes, two breweries that offer tours, six wine tasting attractions, major Jan-March 2009 gourmet events include Restaurant Week Boston, the 20th Boston Wine Festival, the 18th Wine Expo (this event is now the largest trade and consumer wine event in the US; this year, the Grand Tasting will offer over 440 international and domestic wineries from 13 countries pouring over 1,800 different wines). The Fairmont Celebrity Chefs Culinary Program, and the 5th Irish Food & Culture Celebration. The brochure is available free by emailing Sensing at Fairmont Battery Wharf opens. Celebrated Michelin chef Guy Martin has opened his first restaurant in the United States at Boston’s newest hotel, Fairmont Battery Wharf. With a menu developed by Guy Martin and meticulously executed by Chef Gerard Barbin, Sensing brings the culinary spirit of Guy Martin’s restaurant in Paris to Boston. The seasonally changing menu will feature fresh ingredients and bright, clean flavors. The Sensing Snacking Platter, a sampling of six regularly changing small bites, is a signature item. Currently, it features a Jerusalem artichoke soup shooter with Ras-El Hanout, duck foie gras crème brulee, local oyster in granity of shallots and vinegar, king crab in grapefruit jelly, cheese and sage maki sushi roll, and smoked mussel and root beet tartar. 


2. What’s New Great Deals on The homepage of is now packed with four (4) BostonUSA Great Deals! Promotions: The GBCVB-American Express ‘Great Escapes’ promotion - available now through April 4, 2009 - offers more than 40 hotel, dining, attraction, & entertainment offers ranging from 25% off discounts to a complimentary bottle of wine with dinners, or even a $50 gift certificate… The GBCVB ‘Boston Overnight’ promotion - now through March 31, 2009 - contains five (5) online pages of hotel, dining, attraction, and entertainment offers… The GBCVB ‘Kids Love Boston’ promotion - now through March 31, 2009 - provides 35 offers ranging from a free child admission with paid adult admission at the New England Aquarium to ‘second child free’ on GrayLine tours… The Jan-March 2009 GBCVB BostonUSA Specials Card with 65 offers & discounts (and color map in wallet size ‘Z’ format) is available free by emailing The Spring-Summer 2009 edition will be completely online at on April 1, 2009 to view & print from your computer.


3. What’s New Tours in BostonUSA: The very popular ‘Unofficial Tour of Harvard’ walking tours resume on weekends March 7 and on a daily basis starting May 22, 2009. The 70 minute walking tours are led by seasoned tour guides who highlight Harvard hot-spots with a blend of in-depth knowledge, humor, historical accounts, and exclusive tales of student life at Harvard. (All tour Guides are talented Harvard students.) Sample their tour at and hear The Firehouse Stop…. Boston’s Diablo Glass School (where individuals & groups can actually learn to make glassware and glass artworks during a visit
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