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.

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!