12/17/2014

Celebrate NYE at First Night Boston 2015 – Boston’s Biggest New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Looking for NYE events in Boston? You won’t want to miss First Night Boston 2015.

First Night Boston 2015

Welcome the New Year at First Night Boston 2015! With tons of events and activities taking place, the 11-hour event is Boston’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration and one of our favorite New Year's Eve events in our Boston area. Plan your stay today!

The First Night Boston Activities and Events include:

Two fireworks shows: There will be a Boston Family Fireworks show at 7pm on Boston Common and a special Midnight Harbor Fireworks, which departs from Long Wharf at 11pm and returns at 12:30am.

Grand Procession with marching bands, participation from the Gay Pride Parade and more.

Ice sculptures will line the Grand Procession route, Copley Square and other spots in the city.

Live entertainment will take place throughout the night. Performances will be taking place at attractions such as the Hynes Convention Center and Berklee Performance Center.

Come discover why First Night Boston is the oldest and largest NYE event of this type in the U.S. The family-friendly, alcohol-free event is designed for the entire family. We welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf.

12/10/2014

Looking for Discount Hotel Parking in Boston? Check here!

Everyone is looking for discount parking in Boston this holiday season. Get the best deal and save big when you book with us.

Discount Parking in Boston

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, we are offering a hassle-free parking package this holiday season in Boston to ensure that you and your loved ones enjoy the very best visit this winter. Book our parking hotel deal and enjoy all of the perks of free parking in Boston this holiday season.

Our Boston Parking Package at the Residence Inn Boston Harbor includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Breakfast in hotel restaurant
  • Complimentary Internet
  • Parking for one vehicle

Valid through: December 31, 2014

We are conveniently located just minutes from the best Boston attractions. If you’ll be visiting Boston this winter and looking for hotels in our area, we welcome you to plan your stay with us and enjoy our convenient location, cozy accommodations and affordable rates. We hope to see you this holiday season.

12/03/2014

Check out these inexpensive things to do in Boston this winter!

Strapped for cash and searching for inexpensive things to do in Boston this winter? Keep reading!

Inexpensive Things to do in Boston this winter

There are so many exciting activities to take advantage of while visiting our city and the best part is, you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money! Plan your stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf and enjoy these inexpensive things to do in Boston this winter.

Lace up your ice skates and head to the Boston Common Frog Pond: America’s oldest public park’s ice skating rink is a wonderful way to spend an evening in Boston. Admission is $4 per person, and children under 13 are free. Skate rentals ate $9 and $5 for children under 13.

Tour a local brewery: The Boston Beer Company, brewers of Samuel Adams, offers hour-long tours every day with tastings of several of their beers. The tour is free with a suggested $2 donation. The Harpoon Brewing Co. costs $5 and offers tastings every weekday with weekend tours when they aren’t brewing or packaging.

Catch a classic film at Cambridge’s Brattle Theatre: The historic building features a 250-seat theatre, which blends nostalgia with eclecticism. Tickets are $12 a ticket, $10 for students.

For more inspiration on things to do while visiting Boston, click here.

The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf offers affordable rates and comfortable accommodations just minutes from the top winter activities and attractions in Boston. Plan your stay with us and enjoy an affordable vacation in Boston!

11/26/2014

Happy Thanksgiving from the Residence Inn Tudor Wharf!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf.

Residence Inn Tudor Wharf

Whereever you may be celebrating this year, we hope you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season.

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah Winfrey

If you will be celebrating Thanksgiving in Boston and looking for things to do, we welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf and enjoy our central location near all of this year's holiday events in Boston. Celebrate the holiday season at Faneuil Hall Marketplace now through January 4, 2015.

Take the hassle out of parking this holiday season and take advantage of our Boston Parking Hotel Package during your visit. Our parking package includes overnight accommodations, complimentary Internet, breakfast and parking for one vehicle. Valid through 12/31/14.

11/19/2014

Don’t forget to stop by the 11th Annual SoWa Holiday Market this December!

The 11th Annual SoWa Holiday Market is the place to be this holiday season.

The very best of New England’s independent designers, artists and crafters will be featuring their work at the annual SoWa Holiday Market at the Benjamin Franklin Institute this December. Plan your stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf and don’t miss one of our favorite holiday events in Boston!

Annual SoWa Holiday Market

The 11th Annual SoWa Holiday Market
Saturday and Sunday, December 13 & 14, 2014
Benjamin Franklin Institute
41 Berkeley St. Boston, MA
Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 11am-5pm
Admission $5 Children under 12 free

Visitors can expect to find a variety of handmade indie products ranging from handbags to letterpress stationary to baby clothes and jewelry! The holiday event at the Benjamin Franklin Institute is conveniently located in the heart of Boston’s South End within close proximity to the best galleries and boutiques in Boston.

If searching for the best places to go this holiday season in Boston, check out the 11th Annual SoWa Holiday Market and return home with a few goodies from your trip here in Boston.

 

Photo Source: SoWa Holiday Market

11/12/2014

A Spirit of Boston Holiday Cruise will put you in the holiday spirit!

Eat, drink & be merry aboard the Spirit of Boston Holiday Cruise.

If  planning to celebrate the holiday season in Boston and looking for the best things to do, hop aboard a Spirit of Boston Holiday Cruise, taking place throughout the month of December. Whether you are looking for an afternoon activity or a night out on the town, the Spirit of Boston will put you in the holiday spirit.

The Boston December Holiday Cruises include:

Spirit of Boston Holiday Cruises

Spirit of Boston Holiday Lunch Cruises
December 1-31, 2014
Available select dates in December
Menu: Lunch Buffet
Pricing: from $29.90* per person
Board: 12:30pm Cruise: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Spirit of Boston Holiday Dinner Cruises
December 1-31, 2014
Available select dates in December
Menu: Holiday Dinner Buffet
Thurs & Fri Pricing: from $67.90* per person
Sat Pricing: from $86.90* per person
Board: 6:30pm Cruise: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Mix & Mingle Holiday Dinner Cruise
December 1-31, 2014
Available select Wednesdays in December
Menu: Light Dinner Menu
Pricing: from $54.90* per person
Board: 6:30pm Cruise: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Click here for more important information and book your cruise today! If traveling far, we invite you to plan your stay with us at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf. Visit our current hotel offers and book your visit today.

11/05/2014

The Best Places to Shop this Holiday Season in Boston!

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping! Check out the best places to shop this holiday season in Boston.

Best Places to Shop this Holiday Season

There are many unique shops and boutiques in Boston waiting to welcome you. Plan a shopping getaway with us at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf and take advantage of our close proximity to the best places to shop this holiday season in Boston.

Not sure where to go shopping in Boston first? Check out our holiday shopping guide!

Beacon Hill: There are many fascinating and unique shops that line the streets of Beacon Hill including antique shops and an eclectic mix of clothing stores. The perfect holiday gift may be waiting for you in one of the stores.

The Shops at Prudential Center: Among the many well-known stores at the Prudential Center, there are many kiosks and carts that sell handcrafted gifts ranging from original artwork with Boston images to hair accessories.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace: Whether looking for men’s or women’s apparel, jewelry, children’s clothes or entertainment and electronics, you are certain to find something special inside one of the more of the finest shops and specialty pushcarts in Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

The holidays are fast approaching! Plan your stay with us at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf and enjoy the best holiday shopping in Boston!

10/29/2014

Celebrate the holiday season at Blink! at Faneuil Hall Marketplace!

Blink! at Faneuil Hall is a light and sound extravaganza that should not be missed this holiday season.

Make Blink! at Faneuil Hall a part of your family’s holiday traditions. Plan your stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf and experience the state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza in Boston.

Blink! A Light & Sound Extravaganza at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Nightly Performances featuring The Music of The Holiday Pops
November 22, 2014 through January 4, 2015

Blink at Faneuil Hall

The magical holiday light show in Boston will feature over 350,000 LED lights to illuminate the night sky. The lights will synchronize to the songs of the Holiday Pops each evening.

The 2014 events for Blink! at Faneuil Hall include:

Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 22nd, 8-9pm. Enjoy the first tree lighting ceremony of the season! The holiday tree in Boston is even bigger than the tree in Rockefeller Center.

Blink at Faneuil Hall

New Year’s Eve “THE ICE” on December 30, 2014-January 1, 2015. The holiday season will conclude with “THE ICE,” a New Year’s Eve event in Boston that will feature a collection of interactive, family-friendly ice sculptures.

If you attended last year’s event then you know why Blink! is one of our top holiday events in Boston. Plan your stay with us today.

 

Photo Source: Faneuil Hall Marketplace

10/22/2014

Enjoy our Salute to the Heroes Hotel Package in Boston!

Planning a Veteran’s Day visit? Take advantage of our Salute to the Heroes hotel package in Boston.

Salute to the Heroes Hotel Packages in BostonHeroes, thank you for all that you do for our country. In appreciation for your service, we are offering active duty, reservists and retired men and women of America’s Law enforcement, firefighters and armed forces a very special rate. Book our Salute to the Heroes hotel package in Boston and enjoy 50% off our best available rate.

Enjoy our convenient location to the best things to do in Boston this Veteran’s Day weekend including the Boston’s Veterans Day Parade at the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets.

If looking for the best Veteran’s Day hotel packages in our Boston area, be sure to check out our Salute to the Heroes hotel deal on our Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf website and plan your visit today!

10/15/2014

Take a tour of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University this autumn!

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a beautiful sight this fall. Take a tour!

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is a wonderful place to visit this fall. Conveniently located less than 30 minutes from us at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, the dynamic landscape is ideal for visitors looking to view the fall foliage in the New England area. Plan your visit with us today and enjoy a road trip to the Arnold Arboretum this autumn!

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

The Family Tours at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University include:

Family Walk: Every other Saturday, through October 25; 11:00am-12:00pm.

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Each walk will highlight different plants and natural phenomena. The walk is free and is suitable for children ages 4 through 12.

Guided Tours at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University include:

From Seed to Tree: Tuesday, November 4, from 1:00-1:45pm.

Visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at the greenhouse growing process. These activities are free and there is a 15 person maximum.

Saturday Guided Tours:

Saturdays, 10:30am or as listed.

Saturday, October 18:

Ajay Sequeira, Arboretum Docent
The Stories Trees Tell​​
Emily Wheeler, Arboretum Docent
It's All About Growing

Saturday, October 25:

Marty Amdur, Arboretum Docent
Experience the Arnold Arboretum​​
Kevin Schofield, Arboretum Docent
TBA

Weekday Arboretum Tour:

Thursday, October 16
Monday, October 20
Thursday, October 23
Monday, October 27
Thursday, October 30

Sunday Guided Tours:

Sunday, October 19:

Frances Doyle, Arboretum Docent
Plants Have Families Too 
David Tarbet, Arboretum Docent
Arboretum History, Trees, and Native Americans

If looking for things to do in and around Boston this fall, check out the Arnold Arboretum!

 

Photo Source: The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University