Parent & Family Weekends at Boston Colleges Approaching Fast!

Parents & Family Weekends at Boston University and Other Schools are Nearly Here!

Alumni and parent/family weekends at Boston colleges are coming up, and parents are looking forward to finding out what will be going on at the schools. Mark your calendars so that you can take advantage of these exciting event opportunities!

Boston University (Parents Weekend) College in Boston
October 16-18, 2015

Boston College (Parents Weekend)
September 25-27, 2015

Berklee College of Music (Family Weekend)
October 2-3, 2015

These weekends offer a fantastic way for both students and their families to get better acquainted with all of the exciting activities that their student's college has to offer. One of the best things about these events is being able to meet with other students' families and attending exciting open houses. If you desire, you can even attend one of the classes to gain a better appreciation of the experience. You'll also have the opportunity to be treated to special performances and events that are perfect for bringing new-found friends together.

For more information about these events, please visit the official websites for Boston University, Boston College, and Berklee College of Music.

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf wants to wish all students a successful school year and extend a warm welcome to all those attending these amazing college weekends. We not only welcome visiting family members of Boston students, but we also welcome your pets! Here, you'll have everything you need to enjoy the weekend or a slightly longer stay. Have some snacks and possibly a beer or wine at our on-site Market, or treat your student to a meal at one of the nearby fine dining options. You'll also want to spend some time around the indoor pool, open every day for your convenience.  Our Charlestown location is perfect for your visit to Boston and we hope to see you soon!

Go on a New England Aquarium Whale Watch with Boston Harbor Cruises!

See humpback whales on Boston Harbor Cruises

Whale Watching

If you are going to be in the Boston area, one of the most exciting activities you have access to is the New England Aquarium Whale Watch with Boston Harbor Cruises. This gives you a chance to see some of the region's most magnificent sea creatures, including humpback and finback whales, dolphins, and a variety of sea birds. Where is the best place to whale watch in Boston? Most experts would say that the answer is Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, which is a feeding ground for whales and other sea creatures.

Whale watching cruises depart from the Central Wharf in Boston. You will be able to visit this unique area on a catamaran, a large and fast boat that holds up to 400 passengers. The whale-watching season lasts from March to November.  In addition to its whale watching cruises, the Aquarium is well worth visiting as well. The entire family will enjoy seeing marine animals such as sea turtles, penguins, sea lions, American lobsters, and Atlantic Harbor seals up close. This is a fun and educational experience where you can learn more about these fascinating creatures.

If you are looking for a comfortable and convenient place to stay in the Boston area, the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is very close to whale watching and other activities.  Take advantage of convenient access to popular attractions such as TD Banknorth Garden, the New England Aquarium, and Converse Global Headquarters. Come and enjoy a variety of rooms and suites as well as amenities such as an indoor pool, a meeting area with WiFi access, and rooms equipped with kitchens.

Enjoy our Romance Escape Package for Boston

Couples are booking romantic getaway packages to Boston and discovering the magic the harbor city has to offer.

Whether you're planning an anniversary Romance in Boston
or just spontaneously reminding that special someone how much you really care, Boston has a variety of opportunities for customizing an unforgettable vacation getaway. With our Romance Escape Package in Boston, you and your loved one can enjoy the beauty of the sunrise and sunset falling over the harbor while staying in plush accommodations for two.

Boston is rich with romantic options for couples. The city is home to a vibrant jazz scene, and enjoying dinner and a show at a dimly lit jazz bar makes for a memorable experience with you and that special someone. Book a relaxing spa excursion for two, or spend a lovely time just roaming the quaint streets of the historic New England city. You'll find plenty of fine dining and boutique shopping in Boston, and the historic importance of the city makes it a great place to see the sights with your loved one.

As a Boston hotel with harbor access, Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is the perfect venue for your romantic excursion, as the hotel is located directly on the Tudor Wharf Pier.  Enjoy a beautiful sunset ride across the harbor, and discover the majesty that's drawn couples to the city for generations. Our Romance Escape Package comes with sparkling champagne and a breakfast buffet every morning. We hope you choose to join us soon!

The USS Constitution Museum Hosts Labor Day Weekend Events

Boston's best Labor Day weekend events are coming soon to the USS Constitution Museum.

The USS Constitution Museum is hosting a fabulous Labor Day weekend in Boston. Will you and your family walk the plank? The museum might teach you to at least scrub the plank decks with a holystone. Going overboard is not required, but be prepared for lots of fun and new things to learn and experience.

Tall ShipThe Labor Day Weekend events at USS Constitution Museum begin on September 5 and run through the 9th. The original sailors on the ship had a longer day, but you can have fun from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. as you explore all the great things to see and do at the museum.

Balance in life is a good skill, and it is critically important in sailing! You can test your balancing skills on a rope as you learn to unfurl a sail. A Knot-ical Time is the theme, and the museum team will have you tying knots like a salty old sea dog in no time.

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to cook a meal on a sailing ship? This is your chance to learn about the historical methods and cuisine. Even the youngest sailors can participate with make-believe foods. If all these activities have you ready for a snooze, you can feel what it was like to sleep on the hammocks of this magnificent ship.

Hotels near the USS Constitution Museum are getting ready for the holiday weekend. Stay at the
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, which is right across the street, if you'd like to rejoin the landlubbers. You and your family are welcome to get fueled up for a fun day at the museum at our daily hot breakfast buffet.

Don’t Miss a Great Shopping Experience at Assembly Row Outlets in Boston

Book an Assembly Row Shopping Experience hotel package for fun shopping deals

Enjoy the best shopping, Shopping
entertainment and dining just eight minutes from downtown when you shop at the Outlets at Assembly Row. You’ll find the LEGOLand Discovery Center, a six-acre waterfront park and plenty of upscale restaurants when you’re hungry after a day of browsing the exciting variety of fashion-forward brands. When you plan an Assembly Row shopping experience and plan to stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, you’ll get an Assembly Row Coupon Book and a $25 Assembly Row gift card for each paid room per night.

Come to Boston for the history, the scenery and the vibrant city life, and stay at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf for the beautiful waterfront accommodations. Two great sites to check out for even more Boston fun is and

A unique venue with views of the Boston skyline, Tudor Wharf Pier is available for weddings and other special events. At Residence Inn, you’re close to a variety of historic buildings, among which are the Old South Meeting House, the Old City Hall, the Old State House and many of the first political buildings in the state that date back to the 1800s. Restaurants, theaters, concerts, shopping and public gardens are all nearby.

Besides being in close proximity to a great shopping experience, you’ll enjoy festive summer events like the Assembly Row Farmers Market and the Assembly Row Summer Music Series. Produce vendors, local food producers, community booths and musicians await summer visitors out for a leisurely stroll. Residence Inn’s modern, comfortable rooms, suites and extended stay amenities make it easy to see the sights of downtown Boston, and enjoy an incomparable shopping experience.

Summer & Fall Festivals in Boston's North End Coming Soon!

Events in Boston's North End will be the highlight of the end of Summer.

Summer Festivals in BostonAugust is the best time of year to visit Boston as crowds from around the country will gather to celebrate two of the city's greatest traditions. The crisp New England weather of late summer and fall is the perfect setting for the North End's two famous feasts.

The Fisherman's 2015 Feast will be celebrated from August 13 - 16. Celebrating an old Italian tradition for the success of the fishermen, the feast was brought to Boston in 1910 by immigrants from the old country. This year's festival includes parades on Thursday and Sunday, live music throughout the weekend, and some of the best Italian sausage you can find in the United States. The feast concludes with the famous "Flight of the Angel," widely recognized as one of Boston's most famous cultural events.

Like the earlier feast, St. Anthony's Feast in Boston is a tradition that comes from Italian immigrants; it was first celebrated in 1919. National Geographic has dubbed it "the Feast of All Feasts," and it's easy to understand why. From August 28 - 30, 2015, parades, contests, concerts and other events will occur throughout the North End. Try traditional Italian food like calzones, arancini and cannolis; this feast brings out the best vendors in Boston.

If you're looking to celebrate one or both of these summer & fall festivals in Boston's North End, the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is an affordable hotel within walking distance of the festival sites. Located just over the Charles River, the Residence Inn also provides easy access to Boston Common and the Mystic River at Assembly Row. The hotel's suites were renovated in 2012, providing up-to-date accommodations for groups of all sizes. With events happening all day in the North End, you'll want to be close to the action.

Enjoy Summer Activities on the Boston Waterfront

See Boston up close with unique excursions like the Boston By Foot Private Charlestown Tour

The Boston area and its waterfront Boston Skyline
have a wide array of options available when you just need to get out and have some fun in the sun. Courageous Sailing Center is an organization dedicated to transforming lives through sailing, and this is done through several youth and adult courses taught throughout the year. Besides all the fun learning, Courageous Sailing also runs many events in the Boston area all year long. These events include one-shot affairs as well as annual events like Party on the Pier, Cocktails for Courageous fundraisers and the Charlestown Afterschool Regatta.

Since you're hanging out at the Charlestown Navy Yard anyway, the USS Constitution and the accompanying museum are always popular draws. This free activity provides the chance to board the oldest commissioned warship still afloat. The Constitution Museum will take you and your family back in time to an era when tall ships ruled the waters and Old Ironsides was becoming the stuff of legends.

Before there was Boston, a thriving town called Charlestown was the capital of Massachusetts. Today Charlestown is a vibrant neighborhood, but Boston by Foot is ready to take you back in time to experience history right where it was made. Enjoy a fun and educational tour through Charlestown and learn about some of the most iconic figures in American history.

All of these great summer activities on the Boston waterfront are easily accessible via public transportation, BHC water taxis or by foot. For overnight stays, the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is located right on Boston's waterfront, and guests can easily grab a water taxi in Boston right off our hotel pier. Visit our site to book your stay and make the most of your time in this dynamic city.

Get Ready to Eat with Dine Out Boston

Restaurant Week in Boston is the city's biggest and tastiest food celebration

Chef Preparing FoodEven if you still know it as Restaurant Week Boston, we hope you're ready for dining out in the city because the name is not as important as the food you can sample during this amazing event. The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau helps sponsor the tasty extravaganza that takes place August 16-21 and August 23-28.

Dine Out Boston (formerly known as Restaurant Week) provides the opportunity to stuff yourself with offerings from some of the city's favorite restaurants without paying full price for any grub. You can use the Boston Insider's Guide to select the restaurants you want to dine at, and there's always a wide range of options, from sushi to Italian to tapas and more.

Hole-in-the-walls and five-star establishments alike take part in creating prix fixe meals in Boston for restaurant week. Each eatery selects one of three price points and creates a special menu for this event that allows you to taste the best a restaurant has to offer at a lower price. Since restaurants all over the city participate, you can also do some sightseeing between chowing down by visiting attractions like Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail or the Boston Harbor.

While there's plenty of time to visit multiple bistros, cafes and pubs, many others are also going to want to taste the best dishes the city has to offer. It's a good idea to reserve spots at the places you want to try the most. When staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, we can also help you explore the area with special offers. Visit our website to start booking your stay during this unforgettable week of food and fun.

Come Join us on the Tudor Wharf Pier for our Summer Movie Series!

The Tudor Wharf Cinema is ready for some great summer movies!

We’re transforming the Tudor Wharf Pier into something wonderful!  For 4 Fridays over the next 2 months, we’ll be turning our beautiful, waterfront pier into the Tudor Wharf Cinema!  Beginning July 17, we’ll be showing family-friendly movies such as Finding Nemo and Cinderella, and every movie is free and open to the public, as well as our valued guests.

Summer Movie Series at The Tudor Wharf Cinema

July 17 – Mockingjay - Part 1
July 31 – Finding Nemo
August 14 – McFarland USA
August 28 – Cinderella

Summer Movie Series

We’re putting up the big screen, setting up comfortable seating for all and can’t wait to welcome you!  Movies begin at dusk and popcorn and candy will be available.  In the event of inclement weather, please call 617-933-5316 for more information.

At the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, we love making our guests feel right at home and with our Summer Movie Series, we can’t help but feel we’ve welcomed you into our Tudor Wharf living room.  Welcome!

Don't Miss This Year's Boston Seafood Festival

Enjoy plenty of food, fun and educational opportunities for the whole family.

Boston Seafood FestivalWhether you are a Boston native or just planning a trip to New England, you will not want to miss the 4th Annual Boston Seafood Festival held on August 2. This highly anticipated festival is put on by the Boston Fisheries Foundation each year to highlight the rich maritime heritage of the Boston coast.

The Boston Seafood Festival has something to offer the whole family. Come sample local, fresh seafood from some of the area's best vendors. You can taste Boston's finest at the all-day lobster bake or learn how to cook like a pro by watching one of the world-renowned chefs demonstrate how to prepare a variety of delicious Boston seafood specialties. New and experienced anglers will enjoy the fish cutting demonstration. The whole family can learn about the nutritional value of seafood, its sustainability and many other interesting facts at one of the event's educational presentations.

As one of the best summer seafood festivals in Boston, it will provide plenty of entertainment for the kids. Your children will enjoy getting to interact with sea life in the New England Aquarium's touch tank. Many other family activities will be provided, such as face painting and balloon animals. A schedule has not been posted yet, but check back frequently for a full listing of events.

When you're in town for the festival, enjoy a stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf. Our hotel is located just 15 minutes away from the festivities and only a half-mile from downtown Boston. We hope to see you soon.