Fun Things to Do in Boston with Kids

If you need help planning some family activities in Boston, look no further! We’ve put together a list of some of the top fun things to do in Boston with the kids for your next trip.

AquariumNew England Aquarium

If you love creepy crawlies, get ready to check out the massive Pacific octopus in its new exhibit at the aquarium. From jellyfish to the red octopuses and a whole range of magnificent sea creatures, there’s no doubt the entire family will enjoy a trip to the aquarium.

Puppet Showplace Theater

The theater aims to present excellent puppetry to a diverse range of audiences, and there is always something on for the entire family to enjoy. Upcoming 2016 performances include Father Goose’s Tales, April 28 – May 1 and Raccoon Tales, May 5 – May 8.

Boston Duck Tours

For exciting Boston family vacations to remember, tour the city with Boston Duck Tours. The vessel is a WWII-style amphibious vehicle that can travel on land and water. The duck boat will take you on a journey like never before. Cruise past famous sites like the State House, TD Banknorth Garden, and Bunker Hill, to Copley Square and Boston Common.

Charles Hayden Planetarium

This planetarium is one of the most technologically advanced in New England. The planetarium is powered by full-dome audio and video systems along with a state of the art projector that showcases an array of engaging shows, including the latest production, Inside NASA: From Dream to Discovery.

Plan Your Boston Family Vacations

If you’re ready to plan your next Boston family vacation, be sure to book your stay with us at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf. With so many attractions right on our doorstep, there’s no doubt your family will have a trip to remember!


Spend This Mother’s Day in Boston


Happy Mother's DayIf your Mom loves to indulge in retail therapy, come and spend Mother’s Day in Boston with our Assembly Row Shopping Experience package. Let mom shop until she drops with one of the top hotel deals in Boston that includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Free Internet
  • Assembly Row coupon book and $25 gift card per paid room

There’s So Much for Mom to Do at Assembly Row in Boston

Assembly Row in Boston comprises over 30 incredible outlet shops and over 10 restaurants. There is also a world-class AMC 12 screen movie theater and LEGOLAND Discovery Center. If Mom’s creative, take her to Muse Paintbar in Boston, also located at Assembly Row. This makes for the perfect night out where you and mom can go along to paint something fun. The studio provides all the materials, including canvas, apron, and paints. There is a kitchen and bar on-site so you can dine and indulge while you paint, too. Then, get to work creating a masterpiece. There are trained artists on hand to guide you through the brushstrokes, and no artistic skill is required!

Book Your Mother’s Day Stay Soon

Assembly Row is located just 3 miles from the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf. But don’t just stay for the weekend, plan an extended stay and enjoy our convenient amenities, such as complimentary grocery services, high-speed Internet access, fully equipped kitchens and on-site laundry facilities. Our AAA 3-diamond hotel is also pet-friendly so even your four-legged family member can come along and celebrate Mother’s Day with you this year. After a fun day of retail therapy, take a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool. You’re also able to upgrade to a PURE allergy friendly room so mom can enjoy the utmost comfort this year. We can’t wait to celebrate Mother’s Day with you.


Amazing Line-Up of Concerts at TD Garden in Boston to Look Forward to

ConcertAs the largest sports and entertainment arena in New England, TD Garden hosts more than 3.5 million people every year at its sporting events and, of course, world concert tours in Boston. Since it opened in 1995, concerts at TD Garden have been popular with a wide variety of artists and attendees.

Upcoming Concerts in Boston

The 2016 upcoming concerts in Boston promise something for all tastes and ages. The TD Garden concert schedule includes:

  • Justin Bieber – May 10 – 11. Catch Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour, which promises to be a dynamic show.
  • Selena Gomez - May 28. The multi-platinum singer and actress will be embarking on a worldwide “Revival Tour” with an appearance in Boston this May.
  • Ellie Goulding – June 15. This performance is part of Ellie Goulding’s Delirium World Tour.
  • Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas – July 20. The two multi-platinum selling music artists invite fans to experience their Honda Civic Tour, titled “Future Now.” This is set to be one of the most anticipated music events this summer.
  • Janet Jackson – August 18. This concert was originally set for February 26, but has been rescheduled to August 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Adele – September 14 – 15. This is Adele’s first tour in five years and promises to be thrilling.
  • Andrea Bocelli – December 17. End a year of amazing concerts with tickets to see Andrea Bocelli at his best. This will be his first appearance in Boston for over six years.

Don’t Forget to Book Your Accommodations

If you’re coming for concerts in Boston this year, book your stay with us at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf. With 168 well-appointed suites and conveniently located close to TD Garden, we’re the perfect location for your next trip. We look forward to hosting you.


Join the Walk for Hunger in Boston

Will you be joining this year’s annual Boston fundraising walk to provide families with hunger relief? Held on May 1, 2016, the Walk for Hunger will see tens of thousands of people coming together on the Boston Common to make their statement about hunger across Massachusetts. The event has been helping sustain ordinary people for more than 46 years and has generated in the region of hundreds of millions of dollars through contributions.

Walk for hungerThe funds that are raised from the event go towards developing a list of critical programs that offer hunger relief to people across the state. The 5K run will start at 7 a.m., with the walk kicking off between 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Whether you take part in the 5K run or simply walk a mile or choose to go the distance, your donations and efforts will go a long way.

Have You Heard About Project Bread?

Project Bread is a unique approach to ending hunger. The project’s goals are to promote reliable and sustainable access to healthy food for everyone and invest in the strength of the local communities. The project also aims to collaborate with a host of other people and organizations to build a forceful and impactful regional food system.

With the support of the project’s corporate sponsors, donors, partners and even individuals who take part in the popular Boston event, the organization works toward breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger by devising and funding a myriad of solutions that can potentially change the lives of people across the city. This is the only statewide anti-hunger organization of its kind, and it continues to strive to identify people’s needs along with the opportunities and resources to make the necessary progress.

The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf wishes this year’s participants and organizers the best of luck.


Come and Explore the Freedom Trail On Your Next Visit

If you have never had the opportunity to explore the Freedom Trail be sure to book a tour on your next trip to Boston. Explore Boston’s historical sites as you wonder along the famous red line with guides dressed in 18th century costumes. Both private and public tours are offered and can be booked online. The tours last around 90 minutes, but can be extended on request.

Explore the Historical Landmarks in Boston

If you are keen to explore the freedom trail in Boston, book the Walk Into History tour. The tour can be started at the beginning, middle and end and you get to wind your way through the modern city streets while exploring amazing historical landmarks in Boston, such as:


Freedom TrailKing’s Chapel

Granary Burying Ground

Old State House

King’s Chapel Burying Ground

Old Corner Book Store

Faneuil Hall

Bunker Hill Monument

Benjamin Franklin Statue

Old North Church

Old South Meeting House

The site of the Boston Massacre

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground

Paul Revere House

The Freedom Trail in Boston was established in 1964 and the mission of the foundation is to market and preserve the trail as well as the 16 sites along the trail.

Need Somewhere to Stay in Boston?

If you are planning a trip to Boston, book your stay with us at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf and enjoy being close to the rich history of our nation. Our AAA 3-diamond hotel offers 168 well-appointed suites and we are located a mere half a mile from downtown Boston. Our amenities include a heated swimming pool and complimentary breakfast buffet. If you’re coming over specifically to explore the trail, we’re sure you will enjoy our comfortable accommodations after a day exploring the wonders of Boston’s history.


Will You Be in Town for a Boston Spring Graduation?

Graduations are just around the corner, and a Boston spring graduation is the perfect opportunity to come and enjoy comfortable and convenient accommodation when you’re in town for a loved one’s special day.

College Graduation in Boston for Out-of-Towners

Boston is well known for being home to a plethora of universities and colleges. If you’re coming to a college graduation in Boston and to support your family member, our hotel is well-located close to many campuses, including:

  • GraduationTufts University
  • Boston College
  • Suffolk University
  • Boston University
  • Harvard University
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston campus
  • Northeastern University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

As hotels near colleges in the city of Boston go, we’re the top choice for friends and family attending graduation this spring. What’s more, we are within walking distance of some top attractions so you can check out the best of Boston during your stay with us.

Book Your Accommodation Today

Stay at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf and look forward to starting every morning off with a breakfast buffet. If you’re going to be staying for a few days before or after the graduation ceremony, take advantage of our extended stay option which includes a grocery shopping service, fully equipped kitchen and much more to make the perfect home-away-from-home visit. Guests also get to take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi access, a 24-hour fitness center and delicious on-site dining. During the spring, there is a multitude of food trucks that come to the hotel as part of our evening mix. We also offer a market in the lobby area for on-the-go snacks and meals. Alternatively, use the grocery shopping service to make good use of your fully equipped kitchen. We look forward to hosting you this springtime!


Get Ready for This Year’s Boston Marathon

This year the Boston Marathon will take place on April 18, 2016. The marathon has always been held on Patriots’ Day between 1897 – 1968 as the holiday commemorates the start of the Revolutionary War. In 1969, the holiday was officially changed to the third Monday in April.

Have You Heard About the Youth Marathons in Boston?

Youth MarathonMarathons in Boston aren’t just for acclaimed athletes and the like. In 1997, the B.A.A renewed its commitment to youth running and since then almost 35,000 youths in the area have experienced the excitement and inspiration of youth marathons in Boston and a host of programs. The youth program began with Club 101 and with the support of sports apparel brand, Adidas along with the City of Boston, the B.A.A has been able to expand its efforts and remain actively committed to encouraging running in the lives of youths in Boston. The programs and races annually offered include: cross country championships, a relay challenge, cross country youth races, the scholastic mile, the middle school 1k, half marathon races for youth and even 10k youth races.

The organization further supports partnerships that help to encourage its mission of promoting fitness via running, including:

  • Support for Massachusetts Middle School Cross Country Championship
  • Supporting the Martin Luther King, Jr. K-8 school in partnership with The LINKS with year-round wellness initiatives.

Book Your Stay with Us During Marathon Weekend

The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is perfect home-away-from-home during your stay for the marathon. We offer a range of accommodations to suit your needs, along with complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, a 24-hour fitness center and all the amenities needed to ensure you have a comfortable stay with us, whether you’re participating in the marathon or supporting a loved one.


Look Out for These Upcoming BCEC Conventions

Conventions in Boston happen year-round. There’s always something to suit all sorts of interests and plenty of upcoming BCEC Conventions. Located a mere 8 minutes from Logan International Airport, Boston’s layout makes it easy for both local and international access to both the Hynes Center and the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Some Top Conventions in Boston Will Take Place This Year


While there’s always something on at the convention centers, there are certain conventions worth putting in the diary, these include:

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf

  • The Urban Expositions Boston Gift Show, April 2 – 5. This is the perfect opportunity to find fresh new finds for your store, from souvenirs and gifts to Made in New England resources and more.
  • The 15th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention, April 8 – 10, will be held at the Hynes Convention Center, and there is an excellent chance to get inked by one of the hundreds of artists from around the world who will be at the convention.
  • The Business Professionals of America, May 5 – 8. The aim of this conference to offer delegates the opportunity to participate in a range of educational workshops, elect student officers, hear prominent speakers and take part in a range of events.

Stay with Us When You’re in Town for a Convention

If you’re coming to Boston for a convention, book your stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, located in Charlestown. Our AAA 3-diamond Inn is located close to the convention centers and just half a mile from downtown Boston. After a busy day of business, relax in the indoor pool or start the day off with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Our rooms offer all the amenities you could need for a comfortable and convenient stay. We look forward to welcoming you.


Plan Your Easter Getaway in Boston with Residence Inn Tudor Wharf

A well-planned Easter break offers you the perfect opportunity to reduce your stress, recharge your batteries, beat the winter blues and get a much-needed boost from these exciting Easter events that you may stumble across.

Discover the Most Exciting Easter Activities in Boston Worthy of Your Time and Attention

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor WharfDuring this time of the year, there are many things to do and see in Boston, so you will have to find a way to set your priorities straight and plan every single move in advance to make each moment count. Some of the most notable Easter events happening in Boston include Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZoo, organized by The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and scheduled for March 25 – 27 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. This event is based on an annual family tradition and revolves around quality live entertainment, activities, games, crafts and non-stop, exciting egg hunts.

If you’re planning on celebrating Easter with family and friends and exploring some of the most amazing dining options, see what Easter in Harvard Square has in store for you. From religious services to fancy dinners, memorable brunches and fun children’s activities, Harvard Square restaurants have it all, including the mouthwatering treats that you may need to fill your Easter baskets. Sample delicious, seasonal dishes prepared by seasoned chefs, enjoy live music performances and spend quality time with your loved ones in a vibrant, welcoming environment.

While looking for Easter events in Boston that you could attend, consider participating in the annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, taking place on March 19. You just have to check out the Upper Rotunda, get your hands on your clue sheet and Easter basket, figure out which businesses are participating in the egg scavenger hunt, solve the clue and go to each participating facility to get one egg at a time.

Book Your Easter Getaway with Us

Plan a magnificent Easter getaway this year by reserving a room at a hotel located in the proximity of some of the most prominent Easter event organizers. Opt for the classy, comfortable accommodation options ensured by Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf and benefit from our modern amenities to make your spring break even more enjoyable.


Fancy a Delectable Chocolate Tour in Boston?

Treat yourself and book a delicious Chocolate Tour in Boston.

You don’t even need to be a complete chocolate addict to appreciate the rich, delicious, comfort of chocolate. So the next time you’re in Boston, why not check out a chocolate tour?

There Is Even a Chocolate Workshop in Boston

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor WharfHow about an irresistible chocolate workshop in Boston? This popular workshop sells out fast, so it’s worth reserving your place well in advance. The workshops are hosted by experienced, passionate chefs who have designed the classes around sweet tooth foodies of any level. You don’t need any special knowledge or formal training to take part in the workshop, which takes place the third weekend of every month from 12 pm.

The South End chocolate walking tour in Boston is also a fun event for the entire family. Boston is home to those elegant Victorian homes, many of which date back to the 1800s. The tour is an excellent way to learn all the ins and outs of the neighborhood. Some of the tour highlights and stops include:

  • David’s Teas
  • Bakeries and restaurants owned by celebrity chefs
  • A variety of kosher and gluten-free truffles
  • Adult beverages
  • Cupcakes
  • Several surprises during the tour and the opportunity to sample as you walk.

The walking tours meet on Saturday afternoons at 2 pm.

There are also various other options to choose from, too, including a truffle making workshop on Saturday afternoons. If you have someone who was unable to join a chocolate tour in Boston with you, they won’t miss out. Grab a chocolate tour gift voucher for them to enjoy when they’re next in Boston.

Book Your Stay with Us

If you’re coming over to Boston for a delicious chocolate tour, book your stay with us at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf.  We are an AAA 3-diamond hotel with top-notch accommodation and all the amenities you need for a comfortable, memorable stay. We look forward to hosting you.