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Boston Attractions

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

Download The Boston Harbor Association's Winter Brochure Here to see all the exciting event happening this winter on the Boston Waterfront!

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

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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

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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, the Boston Harbor Hotel is the perfect destination for fans and players alike.

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

December

Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Ballet

Now-December 31, 2014

The Nutcracker comes to life at the Boston Ballet! Watch this holiday classic performed by beautiful dancers at the Boston Opera House. 

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2 SOWA Holiday Market

December 13-14, 2014

The SOWA Market is back for a weekend! Boston’s favorite outdoor market is opening up for the holidays on December 13th and 14th at the Benjamin Franklin Institute. This holiday market is the perfect place for a one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your list. Handmade jewelry, pottery, clothes, candies and much more! 

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Disney

Disney on Ice at the Rotunda Rink

December 22, 2014

Boston Harbor Hotel and Mix 104.1 host world-class ice skaters from Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy for a skating party on December 22nd at 5pm. Disney ice skaters will twirl around the rink and demonstrate tricks seen in the show. Guests can then join the skaters on the ice for a one-of-a-kind ice skating experience. Make sure to dress your child in their best Disney costume - the first 100 children in costume will receive a pair of ticket vouchers for Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy at the Aggannis Arena.



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First Night

December 31, 2014

Celebrate the New Year in one of the best cities for New Year’s entertainment. First Night, hosted by Mayor Marty Walsh and the City of Boston, features activities, performances, and winter themed events all over the city! Visit the ice sculptures located at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, check out the parade on Boylston Street, skate on the Rotunda Rink at the Boston Harbor Hotel and warm up with complimentary hot cocoa and cookies, and don’t miss the spectacular fireworks show at midnight to welcome in the New Year.

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January

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Enlighten at City Hall Plaza

December 31, 2014-January 3, 2015

The City of Boston and AGB Events will be launching the “first ever” lighting projection event in Boston. On New Year’s Eve, Mayor Marty Walsh will kick off this three-day lighting and art installation event that will be projected onto City Hall Plaza.

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frozen fenway

Frozen Fenway

January 4, 2015 and January 11, 2015

See one of America’s iconic ball parks turn into a hockey rink. New England colleges will play on the frozen field of Fenway for one of the most exciting events in Boston this winter.

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Boston Celtic Music Festival

January 9-11, 2015

Musicians from all over Boston will come together to play in this three-day Celtic music jamboree. The festival begins with a parade and concert on Friday at Harvard Square. The fun continues on Saturday and Sunday with performances, music and dancing. 

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Wine Boston

The Boston Wine Festival

January 9-March 27, 2015

The 2015 season of the Boston Wine Festival will kick-off with the Opening Reception on January 9th and feature an all-star lineup of intimate winemaker-hosted dinners, seminars and receptions taking place through March 27th. This year’s Boston Wine Festival features many of the best wineries and top personalities from the world of wine.

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Chocolate Festival Boston

Harvard Square Chocolate Festival

January 23-25, 2015

Head to Harvard Square for a delectable weekend of chocolate delight. Local vendors, cafes, and restaurants will be preparing tasty treats and samples for anyone with a sweet tooth. The famous Harvard Square chocolate treat sampling will be on Saturday from 1-2pm on Deguglielmo Plaza. 

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February

Beanpot

2015 Boston Beanpot

Watch Boston’s top college hockey teams, Boston University, Boston College, Harvard College and Northeastern University battle it out in this historic hockey tournament. 

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Frozen

Disney on Ice Presents Frozen

Frozen comes to life at the TD Garden. Disney on Ice presents the popular Disney story, Frozen, with hit music from the movie including “Let It Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”

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Skate Boston

Sweetheart Skate

Take your sweetheart to the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Rotunda Rink this Valentine’s Day. Skate hand-in-hand by the Boston Harbor and snuggle up with drinks at the Rowes Wharf Bar and dinner at the Sea Grille.

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New England Boat Show

February 14-22, 2015

Explore New England’s largest boat show to date. From tall to small, the show hosts over 800 luxury boats from all over the world.

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March

Boston Flower Show

Boston Flower and Garden Show

March 11-15, 2015

The Seaport World Trade Center will turn into a gardener’s delight. Garden writers, industry experts, vendors, and local chefs will be chatting about gardening tips, plants and more.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 15, 2015

Visit South Boston for Boston’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Celebrate Boston’s historic Irish culture and be sure to wear green for this fun event. 

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Irish Film Festival Boston

March 19-22, 2015

This internationally acclaimed festival aims to showcase Irish film in the Boston community. Watch these cultural narratives on the big screen at the Somerville Theatre.

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April

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02 2015 Boston International Film Festival

April 9-19, 2015

Local, national and international filmmakers will showcase their films during this ten-day event. 

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Boston Marathon

12 Boston Marathon

April 20, 2015

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest marathon and one of the most prestigious races. Watch the world’s best athletes race up Heartbreak Hill and cross the historic finish line on Boylston Street. 

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