Faneuil Hall Marketplace: Home to the Best Shopping in Boston
How do you describe something as amazing as Faneuil Hall? Here's our best stab at it: Faneuil Hall is part modern day marketplace, part historical meeting place and all around unbelievable. Best of all, Onyx Hotel is just a mere four blocks away. Located near the Boston Waterfront/Inner Harbor and Government Center, Faneuil Hall Marketplace comprises four attractions in one: Faneuil Hall, North Market, Quincy Market and South Market, set around a cobblestone promenade along Boston's famed Freedom Trail. It's the epicenter of history and shopping in Boston.
Designed in the style of an English country market with a space for assembly above the market stalls, Faneuil Hall became a vital venue in the American Revolution. There were so many important pre-revolutionary meetings held in the assembly space that the hall soon became known as the "Cradle of Liberty," where the likes of Samuel Adams inspired the masses to revolution and eventual independence from Great Britain.
Faneuil Hall is still an important meeting place, and its original purpose as a marketplace also continues unabated. The restoration of the marketplace has served as a model of urban renewal for cities in the U.S. and abroad. Bustling shops, restaurants and entertainment areas keep things lively throughout the day.