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Boston Attractions

From Faneuil Hall to Fenway, via Boston’s Finest Waterfront Hotel

With many sites to see and things to do in Boston, the city is a year-round destination for travelers. The Boston Harbor Hotel sits in the heart of Boston, and serves as a gateway to top attractions including museums, The New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Rose Kennedy Greenway park system, the Italian North End, and the many activities along the waterfront.

Steeped in history, the city offers visitors abundant opportunities to discover the events that shaped our nation including walking The Freedom Trail and touring Bunker Hill Monument. From shopping and sporting events to activities on land and at sea, our Concierge is pleased to offer recommendations to assist in planning a Boston visit Beyond compare.



OFF SHORE

The Boston Harbor is a lively destination for adventurers big and small. Take to the water and enjoy Boston's best maritime offerings.

BOSTON HARBOR CRUISES

BOSTON DUCK TOURS

BOSTON SWAN BOATS

ODYSSEY CRUISES

CHARLES RIVERBOAT COMPANY

CLASSIC HARBOR LINES ADIRONDACK III

FISHES

DO & SEE

Explore Boston's cultural experiences just steps from the hotel's front door.

For an up-to-date listing of events in and around the city of Boston, please visit event calendars of our partners including Fort Point Channel and The Boston Harbor Association.

FRANKLIN PARK ZOO

BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

FROG POND

NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM

JFK PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

BUNKER HILL MONUMENT

THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

ISABELLA STEWARD GARDNER MUSEUM

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE

EXTERIOR

Stroll

With many sites to see and things to do in Boston, the city is a year-round destination for travelers.

Rose Kennedy Greenway

Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)

Boston Common

Boston HarborWalk

The Freedom Trail

Italian North End Neighborhood

A COUPLE

Shop

In addition to Boston's rich history, the city provides visitors with an endless array of shops.

Charles Street and Beacon Hill

Newbury Street

Prudential/Copley

Faneuil Hall

BASEBALL PLAYER

SPORTS/CONCERTS

Sporting events are a major part of Boston's culture. From the Red Sox to the Bruins and Celtics, sports is ingrained in the fabric of Boston with a rich history among all major sports. Boston Harbor Hotel is conveniently located near TD Garden arena and Downtown Boston offers convenient public transportation options to Fenway Park.

Fenway

TD Garden

Gillette Stadium

Bank Of America Pavilion

EXTERIOR ENTRANCE

UNIVERSITIES

Boston is home to some of the finest higher education institutions in the country, earning its nickname of "The Athens of America."

Tufts

Harvard

MIT

University Of Massachusetts

Boston University

Boston college

NORTHEASTERN

Events

Event Calendar

What to do in Boston

Highlights of Upcoming Events around the City

February

School Vacation Week

Massachusetts School Vacation Week

Parents, rest assured! The Boston Harbor Hotel has a week bursting with fun family activities designed to keep kids entertained — and parents happy. For those in search of unique experiences, quality family time or a sense of wonder, fun and discovery, the Boston Harbor Hotel is the place to be.  Plan a staycation and enjoy the hotel’s 60 ft. indoor pool – fun for the entire family!  

 

Cooking Class

Chefs In The Making Cooking Classes

READY, SET, COOK!  THE BOSTON HARBOR HOTEL INVITES BUDDING CHEFS TO TAKE PART IN NEW COOKING CLASS OFFERINGS

Kids are invited to enjoy a fun, educational and inspiring afternoon of cooking at the Boston Harbor Hotel this February School Vacation Week

The Boston Harbor Hotel invites budding chefs ages 6 to 12 to enjoy fun and interactive cooking classes designed with them in mind.  This February School Vacation Week, the Boston Harbor Hotel offers two unique opportunities for kids to join two of the Hotel’s best chefs at their special Chefs In The Making classes for a fun, educational and inspiring afternoon of cooking!  

Under the expert guidance of Executive Sous Chef Garrett Welch and Pastry Chef Shawn Dresser, children will enjoy a tour of the pop-up Harbor Market and special “behind the scenes” look at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s kitchen, learn about culinary safety and equipment and learn to prepare two dishes – one savory and one sweet.  Each child will take home their own chef hat and apron, along with any left-overs of their culinary creations.  Each Chefs In The Making cooking class offers culinary skills and education on healthy and delicious meals, and the opportunity for kids to cook their own dishes.

Available Tuesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 23, 2017 (Massachusetts February School Vacation Week) from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

$50 per child

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Macallan Dinner

The Macallan Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky Dinner at Rowes Wharf Bar

6:30PM: Reception | 7:00PM: Dinner

Reception

The Macallan Double Cask 12 YR

Citrus Glazed Char Seared Diver Scallops

Smoked Grilled Shrimp with Black Salt

Bacon Wrapped Lamb Chop with Scotch Glaze

Three Course Dinner

The Macallan 15 YR

Char Roasted Line Caught Cod Loin

Pink Grapefruit, Vanilla and Scotch Butter

 

The Macallan Reflexion

Cocoa Rubbed Roast Venison Loin

Caramelized Candied Mushrooms, Gingered Potatoes and Crispy Kale

 

The Macallan Rare Cask

Warm Chocolate Date Cake

Cherry-Vanilla Ice Cream, Ginger Caramel

Fireside Lounge S'mores

Fireside Fare and Winter Warmers

ROWES WHARF SEA GRILLE

Timeless winter indulgences like specialty sweets, cozy cocktails and hot cocoa are sure to warm children’s hearts and make adult spirits soar.  Enjoy winter specialties next to a toasty fire at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille’s new outdoor fireside lounge area.   Visit roweswharfseagrille.com for additional details.

March

Make Way for Ducklings Museum of Fine Arts

Make Way for Ducklings at the Museum of Fine Arts

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Make Way for Ducklings (1941), art from the beloved book is at the center of this exhibition, which tracks the career of award-winning children’s book author and illustrator Robert McCloskey (1914–2003). The retrospective presents more than 50 works, drawn primarily from the rich, but rarely exhibited holdings of The May Massee Collection at Emporia State University in Kansas. In addition to Make Way for Ducklings, the exhibition includes studies for other books written and illustrated by McCloskey.  Visit the MFA website  for additional details.

Greenway Carousel

The Greenway Carousel Opens for the Season on The Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Greenway Carousel Opens for the Season on The Rose Kennedy Greenway

 

DescriptionThe Greenway Carousel is a one-of-a-kind carousel located at The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove. Take a spin on an animal native to Boston: lobster, cod, fox, squirrel, grasshopper, peregrine falcon, turtle, butterfly, skunk, oarfish, whale, rabbit, owl, and harbor seal. The characters were inspired by the drawings of Boston school children and fabricated by Newburyport, Massachusetts artist Jeff Briggs. There are a total of 36 seats on the Greenway Carousel, considered New England’s most accessible carousel for adults and youth with physical or auditory disabilities.

South African Wines

South African Week at the Boston Wine Festival!

Wednesday, March 22
South African Reception
 | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $95

This reception kicks off our week long celebration of South African wines, inspired by Chef Bruce’s visit to Capetown and the surrounding wine regions. This evening will feature many wines from the world’s longest wine route of over 500 miles. This is a great opportunity to taste these great value based wines along with traditional music and a buffet of African inspired dishes.

Interested in just attending the South African Reception? Click here to purchase tickets. 

Thursday, March 23
Ken Forrester Winery | Seminar and Dinner 6:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $145
Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, in the heart of South Africa's most famous wine region Stellenbosch, their vineyards are commonly referred to as the Home of Chenin Blanc. Originally established in 1689 as Zandberg, the property is one of the oldest wine farms on the Cape. Ken enlisted the help of his winemaker friend Martin Meinert in replanting and revitalizing the vineyards, with an aim to craft a white wine that could rival any in the world!

Interested in just attending the Ken Forrester Winery Dinner? Click here to purchase tickets. 

Friday, March 24
Jardin Winery | Seminar and Dinner | 6:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $175
Family-owned Jordan Wine Estate, which is sold under the Jardin label in the United States, is situated in Stellenbosch, South Africa, the heart of the Cape Winelands, and has been transformed to become one of the leading estates in South Africa. Surrounded by breath taking views of the vineyards, Jordan Wine Estate boasts spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain, False Bay and the Stellenbosch Mountains. Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making award-winning wines since 1993 on their 405-acre hillside property with a grape growing history going back over 330 years. Gary Jordan will lead us through a seminar about understanding the geology of Stellenbosch and will taste through wines made from vineyards growing on soils ten times older than Napa Valley. 

Interested in just attending the Jardin Winery Dinner? Click here to purchase tickets. 

April

Easter Brunch

Easter Brunch at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Easter Weekend at the Boston Harbor Hotel continues to be a fun family tradition with a celebrated, spring-inspired Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16 featuring appearances by the “Easter Bunny” bearing treats for the younger guests.  Stay tuned for Easter Brunch menu updates and how to make reservations!

Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

Watch 30,000 runners brave hilly New England terrain and unpredictable weather in the Boston Marathon, billed as the world’s oldest annual marathon. It begins in rural Hopkinton and ends in urban Copley Square.