The New England Aquarium is a Must-Visit Destination

One place you don’t want to miss out on is the New England Aquarium. It’s a truly magical experience for children and adults alike. Kids will have lots of fun while they learn and visitors of all ages will love discovering the amazing wildlife that lives in the ocean.

Underwater Animals Will Delight and Thrill You

AquariumSee things you’ve never seen before at this fun-filled and fascinating day out for the family. Make sure you check out the awesome animal exhibits. You will be simply dazzled by these unique and stunning creatures. From the Giant Pacific octopus to the North Atlantic Right Whale, discover some of the most incredible beings that live under the ocean. That’s not all there is to see. There are sea lions, penguins and even a shark and ray touch tank. There’s just so much to do here. Rest assured you would have a blast visiting one of the best aquariums in the area.

Be Filled with Wonder at the Imax in Boston

While you’re at the aquarium, don’t miss out on the chance to experience New England’s largest cinema screen. You’ll get to see all the underwater animals’ close-up. You’ll have the opportunity to take in all their majestic beauty and unusual appearance. Seeing one of the aquatic wildlife films on the huge screen will be a great addition to your day out. It will also make the experience even more educational for kids and adults who love to learn.

Don’t forget to book you stay with us at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf so you can visit this brilliant aquarium with convenience. 

The Boston Harborfest Comes Alive

The largest 4th of July celebrations must be the Boston Harborfest. It is all about family fun and celebrating the best landmarks in Boston. The event organizers say it will be host to more than 100 activities in a span of four days.

The events touch on every aspect of history from marches, historical reenactments, live entertainment, great food, Boston Duck Tours and, of course, the opening ceremony. That is quite a handful of activities but it’s the country’s birthday so why not go all out?

Busy Affair on the 4th of July in Boston

4th of July fireworks4th of July in Boston is a busy affair with participants going from activity to activity. All the days are jam-packed, and it takes a real patriot to go through all of these. There are, however, some great highlights to this.

Some of the signature free events include the opening ceremony, a fashion show, some live music events, a family-friendly movie screening, Arts at Harborfest, Neapolitan Performance, the House on Cliff, fireworks on 2nd July, Taste of Harborfest, Light Jazz and the official Independence Day Commemoration.     

4th of July fireworks in Boston have a slight twist this time. Several sailors will decorate their boats and take them out to the Inner Harbor where live music will play against the backdrop of incredible fireworks lighting up the skies.

It is a celebration with a difference. Other activities may not be a highlight for all, but you can’t miss these signature events. They give an idea of what the whole event is about and add lots of glamor and fun for everyone. 

Hotel by the Water

As you enjoy Independence Day celebrations in Boston, take a tour of the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf and book your stay. Whether you’ll be in Boston for business or pleasure, you will find all that you need here. You can have some quiet time to rest after all the activities at the Boston Harborfest; you will certainly need it.   

Ever Tried Boston by Foot Tours? You Have to!

Boston is an easily walkable city, filled with a rich history and stunning architecture. Why not book Boston by Foot tours the next time you’re in town and experience Boston Walking Tours at their best?

The various tours cover different historical themes, neighborhoods and the array of influences that make this city such an exciting destination.

Grab Your Boston Tour Guide and Head Off to Explore

Couple on a tourEvery Boston tour guide is a volunteer who is passionate about their city’s rich architecture and history. The guides are knowledgeable and trained, ready to answer any questions you may have. They offer a wonderful way to explore Boston.

Some of the popular upcoming tours include:

  • The Heart of the Freedom Trail - an introduction to the city through the exploration of three centuries of architecture.
  • Back Bay tour – explore the elegant, grid-shaped streets of Back Bay and marvel at the wonderful homes and Copley Square’s architecture.
  • Boston by Little Feet – get a child’s view of the Freedom Trail. This is the perfect tour for children between the ages of 6 – 12.

If you’re coming to explore Boston, book your stay with us here at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf.

Start Planning a Father’s Day Getaway in Boston

Forget about cologne, socks and cigars; treat dad to something completely different this year – a Father’s Day getaway in Boston. There're loads of things to do in Boston that we’re sure Dad will love!

Things to Do On Father’s Day in Boston

We’ve put together a list of some of the top things to do on Father’s Day in Boston.

Happy Father's DayBoston Harbor Cruises

Hop aboard the Spirit of Boston and take Dad on a tour of the city from the water. The cruise includes a tasty buffet and DJ entertainment.

Samuel Adams Brewery Tours

If Dad loves his beer, take him on a free tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery. He’ll get to learn about the history of the brand while seeing how craft brewing is carried out. Afterwards, he can sample a couple of the brewery’s award-winning brews. You don’t need to book a tour, it’s first come, first served.

The Sports Museum

There’s no doubt sporty Dads will enjoy a trip to this museum. Take him to check out the Boston Garden Theater where you can see pieces of the glass from the old Boston Garden and sit on actual wooden chairs from the Garden. There is also the chance to catch a glimpse of Adam Vinatieri’s shoes that he wore to kick the 48-yard winner at the Super Bowl game against the St. Louis Rams.

Book Your Getaway Soon

Spend the weekend at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf and make this Father’s Day in Boston unforgettable.

Take Advantage of AAA Hotel Discounts in Boston

Sitting right on the Freedom Trail, our hotel is the ideal base from which to explore Boston’s rich offerings. Just steps away, you will find the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument. Take a walk across the Charles River and you’ll get to the historic North End where there is a range of activities and attractions.

Residence Inn Tudor Wharf LobbyWith our AAA hotel discounts in Boston, you can enjoy a well-deserved getaway on a budget. Spend those savings on a little retail therapy, or take a relaxing stroll along the Mystic River. You’ll find a myriad of famous brand name outlets and loads of entertainment, including the AMC Movie Theater and Legoland Discovery Center.

Be sure to make some time for a visit to Faneuil Hall Market Place and wander the cobblestone promenades. You can listen to music and check out the street performers while browsing more than 70 retailers.

A trip to the New England Aquarium is also a must. You’ll get to see Caribbean coral reef living in harmony with over 2,000 animals. The 200,000-gallon tank features up close and personal views of sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays along with loads of tropical fish.

AAA Hot Deals in Boston

With our AAA Hot Deals in Boston, you can look forward to $25 valet parking and 15% off weekend rates.

You will enjoy top class extended stay amenities, including a complimentary daily hot breakfast buffet and a grocery shopping service with our hotel deals in Boston. Our well-appointed rooms ensure you will have a comfortable stay and our handy amenities mean you get to enjoy all the comforts of home along with internet access and a heated swimming pool.

Book your stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf today.

Walks and Trails in Boston Worth Checking Out

HikingThere is a range of free trails in Boston. Walks and trails in Boston are a fantastic way to explore the city on foot. You can take a self-guided tour or guided tour.

We’ve rounded up some of the trails we think are worth exploring.

Things to Do in Boston on Foot

Grab your walking shoes and explore things to do in Boston on these free trails.

  • Walk the Freedom Trail – the Freedom Trail in Boston will take you to 16 historical sites and cover more than two centuries of America’s history. There are tours available via the National Park Service or you can take a self-guided tour.
  • Heritage Trails – the Heritage Trails are great complimentary tours to the Freedom Trail. Take a walk to explore the rich cultures of different groups through the city’s history. Choose from the Irish Heritage Trail, Women’s Heritage Trail and Black Heritage Trail.
  • The JFK Trail – this is a great trail if you want to visit historic sites that were once frequented by President John F. Kennedy. You can download a GPS tour to your mobile device before heading off.
  • Boston Sports Trail – get your sports fix on this trail that takes you along to several sporting landmarks. This tour also has a GPS option.
  • Walk to the Sea – learn about four centuries of Boston history on this walk while visiting historical landmarks, towering skyscrapers and walking from the summit to sea.

After a fun day exploring Boston on foot, head back to the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf. Plan an extended stay with us and enjoy our fully equipped suites with kitchens and separate sleeping and living areas. All our guests can look forward to complimentary Wi-Fi so you can upload those photos of your walk right away!

The Boston Calling Music Festival Is Just around the Corner

If you are spending Memorial Day in Boston, make sure you head to the Boston Calling Music Festival. The festival will take place from May 27 – 29, 2016 at the City Hall Plaza. This year will mark the debut of a brand-new, intimate third stage for comedy and a variety of other performances. There is also an expanded beverage program that will include selections from the local group, Wine Riot. There will also be custom Boston Calling beer, especially for the occasion.

Music Festivals in Boston – This Is One Hot Lineup

As music festivals in Boston go, this is one incredible lineup!

Music FestivalFriday, May 27

Check out Aaron Dessner and Lisa Hannigan, Sia and Sufjan Stevens.

Saturday, May 28

A full day of entertainment will include Miike Snow, Robyn, City and Color, ODESZA and even Courtney Barnett. Also playing that day are Battles, BØRNS, Palehound, Lizzo and The Vaccines.

Sunday, May 29

Another full and exciting day including performances by Janelle Monáe, Disclosure, Elle King, Haim, Vince Staples, The Front Bottoms, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Michael Christmas, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires and Christine and the Queens.

Make the Most of Your Stay in Boston

Why not book an extended stay at the Residence Inn Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf during the festival. We pride ourselves on ensuring that you will enjoy a home away from home experience when you stay with us. You can look forward to complimentary hot breakfast buffet every day, along with complimentary light bites and beverages. We also offer high-speed internet access, a grocery shopping service, and complimentary newspapers. All our suites offer fully equipped kitchens. So all you need to worry about is enjoying the festival, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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.