- Featured Attractions
- Kid-Friendly Activities
- Water Activities
Boston Children's Museum
Franklin Park Zoo
Boston Duck Tours
Bank of America Pavilion
TD Garden Arena
Charles Street & Beacon Hill
Italian North End Neighborhood
The Freedom Trail
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Museum of Fine Arts
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Bunker Hill Monument
JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Classic Harbor Lines Adirondack III
Charles Riverboat Company
Boston Swan Boats
Boston Harbor Cruises
New England Aquarium
Museum of Science
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market)
A summer wading pool, the Frog Pond is a great way to cool down while strolling through Boston Common, America’s oldest public park. With a 30-foot spray flume, the pond is popular for kids to splash around. During winter months, the pond becomes a skating rink.
Play, learn and discover at one of the world’s most influential children’s museums. Designed for families and children, Boston Children’s Museum has been helping children spark a lifelong love of learning for over 100 years with its creative hands-on programming and exhibits.
A 72-acre site nestled in Boston's historic Franklin Park, the Franklin Park Zoo is long considered the "crown jewel" of Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace Park System.
A unique way to see the city, climb aboard an original and famed Duck Tour. Each “DUCK”, a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle, is guided by a legendary tour ConDUCKtour who will take you on a fun and interesting journey through Boston before ending with a splash in the Charles River. Please contact our Concierge for tickets.
The Bank of America Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheater located right on the Boston waterfront. The seasonal amphitheater is a great place to attend a concert while taking in the panoramic views of the Boston skyline.
Gillette Stadium sits about 40 minutes outside the city and hosts some of the hottest concerts and more. The roar of crowds can always be heard from the official stadium of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution.
TD Garden, home of the NHL's Boston Bruins and the NBA's Boston Celtics, is a 19,600-seat arena including three restaurants, 1,100 club seats, 90 executive suites, a high definition video scoreboard, and much more. The Garden hosts public events year-round.
Boston Harbor Hotel, conveniently located near TD Garden, is the perfect choice to enjoy luxury accommodations before or after your event.
Home of the World Champion Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is one of the most treasured spots in the city. It is the oldest Major League stadium in America, having been originally opened in 1912. In addition to baseball games, special events at Fenway Park include summer concerts, behind-the-scenes park tours and much more.
The Prudential Center and Copley Place shopping centers, located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, offer a variety of shops ranging from Saks Fifth Avenue to Louis Vuitton, Barneys New York, and much more. Dine at restaurants including Legal Seafood, Top of the Hub, and Wagamama.
One of Boston’s most popular social and shopping destinations, Newbury street is lined with stores, restaurants, day spas and galleries. From the upscale (Armani, Valentino, Cartier) to the trendy (H&M, Urban Outfitters), there is a something for every shopping preference.
Meander along the quaint cobblestone and brick-lined streets of Boston’s prominent Beacon Hill neighborhood or spend the afternoon exploring the antique shops, boutiques and cafes along Charles Street.
Visit Boston’s North End and experience the tantalizing aromas and authentic tastes of America’s most vibrant Italian neighborhood. See Paul Revere’s house and the Old North Church, dine on delicious Italian food in one of the many quaint restaurants and for dessert, be sure to stop by Mike’s or Modern Pastry.
The 2.5-mile Freedom Trail travels through 16 historic sites in Beacon Hill, downtown Boston, the North End and Charlestown. A red brick or painted line connects the sites on the Trail and serves as a guide.
This 15th-century Venetian-style museum is a work of art with over 2,500 paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts and books that feature some of the most recognized artists in the world including: Titian, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Degas, Manet, Sargent and more.
This century-old museum is famous for its Egyptian and Asian collections, and has one of the largest Impressionist collections outside of France. For current exhibit information, please contact our Concierge.
A five-minute walk from the hotel, this waterfront museum is located in the Seaport District and offers outstanding contemporary art exhibits and experiential learning opportunities with artists. For current exhibit information, please contact our Concierge.
Visit the Bunker Hill Monument and climb the 294 steps that lead to the top for an amazing view of the area. Located in Monument Square, Charlestown, Bunker Hill Monument stands 221 feet tall at Breed's Hill, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution fought on June 17, 1775. Control of this high ground near the harbor was important to the British occupation of Boston.
Dedicated to the memory of the nation's thirty-fifth president, the museum’s I.M. Pei building features an enormous literary collection, 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits and three theaters to provide a first-hand look at John F. Kennedy’s life and legacy.
Adirondack III is certified for up to 41 guests and was built and designed specifically for carrying passengers comfortably. Operated by Classic Harbor Lines, the Adirondack III is 80 feet long and her lines are modeled after the 1890s style pilot schooners. Teak decks and brilliantly varnished mahogany rails and trimmings add to the luxurious feel of this schooner, making it the perfect option for those looking for a Boston sightseeing cruise, romantic sunset sail or morning mimosa sail.
Charles Riverboat Company offers guests a chance to experience the sights of Boston from one of the best vantage points in the city. With sightseeing tours and private cruises available, the Charles River Boat Company really offers a relaxing and entertaining atmosphere.
From parties of two to gala events for hundreds, the Odyssey offers elegant, climate-controlled dining decks for brunch, lunch, dinner or moonlight cruises and docks directly behind the hotel in the Rowes Wharf Marina.
Famed in the story Make Way for Ducklings, the Swan Boats have been an integral part of the Boston experience for over 130 years. From the Spring through the Fall, these world renowned boats offer visitors memorable experiences as they cruise the waters of the Boston Public Garden.
Boston Harbor Cruises offers harbor island trips, sightseeing cruises, whale watches, the famous Codzilla and ferries to Provincetown and Salem for guests to take advantage of.
Take a trip to exotic waters and experience more than 70 exhibits of aquatic animals from around the world. Explore the Giant Ocean Tank or Amazon Rainforest exhibits and be sure to visit the Giant Pacific Octopus and seals and sea lions at play. The New England Aquarium is located just 3 blocks from the Boston Harbor Hotel. Please see our Concierge for walking directions.
Discover, learn and observe the variety of interactive exhibits, IMAX films, Planetarium Shows and more at the Museum of Science. Intriguing at any age, the Museum encourages exploration into the worlds of science and technology.
Stroll along Boston’s newest linear urban park, located directly across the street from the Boston Harbor Hotel. A ribbon of landscaped gardens, promenades, plazas, fountains and art, the Greenway stretches over one mile through the Financial District and Harbor communities.
Join the Greenway for hundreds of events! The active event season runs from May to November and includes exercise classes, markets, art exhibitions and fun for the entire family.
Built in 1742, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is set around a cobblestone promenade where jugglers, magicians and musicians entertain the passers-by. Lined with shops, outdoor cafes and restaurants, Faneuil Hall includes Quincy Market, the largest food hall in New England with over 36 international food vendors.
America’s oldest public park, Boston Common is almost 50 acres in size and is home to the famed Swan Boats and Frog Pond. The Common is also the starting point of the Freedom Trail and is an ideal spot for picnics, jogging, outdoor concerts and sports.
The HarborWalk winds through the Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods and downtown district. Take a stroll and learn about Boston's maritime history through architecture and historic exhibits along the walk; enjoy the spectacular views of the Boston skyline; have a picnic; go for a run; play with the kids or simply enjoy being outdoors along the water in Boston.
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From Faneuil Hall to Fenway,
via Boston’s Finest Waterfront Hotel
Red Sox games at Fenway Park. Celtics hoops and Bruins hockey at TD Garden. New England’s best Italian food in the North End. The booming restaurant scene of the Seaport District. The bustling shops, stalls and restaurants of Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the fascinating marine wildlife and exhibits at The New England Aquarium. Our waterfront hotel is located in the best area in the city when it comes to experiencing Boston attractions and things to do.
Whether you know exactly how you want to spend your time or are looking for a little insider knowledge, our Concierge is pleased to offer recommendations or assist in planning a Boston adventure Beyond Compare.