07/22/2015

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.

07/15/2015

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.

07/08/2015

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.

07/01/2015

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!

06/24/2015

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.

06/17/2015

Schedule Your Summer Wedding in Boston

Plan a beautiful outdoor wedding in Boston during the summer.

It seems like everyone has a spring wedding, but you want to be unique. Your dream summer wedding in Boston can come true with a perfect outdoor venue. Nestled right on Boston Harbor, the Tudor Wharf Pier gives you a picturesque view while offering all the amenities a bride and groom could want. From the hotel right beside the tented reception area to the relaxing breezes off the harbor, your wedding couldn't be situated any better than this.

Summer Wedding in Boston
There's a reason why this pier is a popular place in Boston to have an outdoor wedding. Everyone in the wedding party can prepare in the lavish accommodations of our hotel, and there's space to offer guests in the tented area. For some weddings, travel time between two venues alone is enough to make for some stressful situations. However, at this scenic pier, you can have both the ceremony and reception in the same space. Wedding planners find that these accommodations are ideal. You just want to celebrate the happy couple, so our hotel and perfect pier location provide you with a dream combination.

Weddings on Tudor Wharf Pier aren't lined up throughout one day. You'll never see another booked wedding on the pier because it's one party each day. In essence, you take over the entire pier for an occasion you won't forget.

To book your summer wedding today, visit the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf website. You can fill out a reservation card, allowing our concierge professionals to guide you through the booking process.  Our hotel staff is pleased to help you out every step of the way to make your special day shine.

06/10/2015

Boston Harbor Cruises Provide Scenic Tours of the City

Take a cruise around Boston this summer and take in some American history.

Boston's location on the harbor makes boat rides the perfect excuse to explore the landmarks of the city and the surrounding nature. In its decades of existence, Boston Harbor Cruises has created a number of attractions and tours that spotlight the unique flavor of the city. Their historic sightseeing cruises in Boston provide a window into the rich history of one of America's oldest cities. The company's tours give visitors a glimpse of such famed locations as the spot of the Boston Tea Party and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the world. The Charles River and Locks cruises in Boston are almost as much a historic institution as the sights themselves. The hour-and-a-half cruise is filled with stories that span the rich history of the city.

In Boston, the cruise and ferry Boston Harbor Cruises
system is almost as much an institutionalized system of travel as the subways are in New York. The ferries offer a quick and easy way to explore the surrounding Harbor Islands. These national parks not only offer tours and historical context but also provide a wealth of activities just a stone's throw from Boston proper. Swimming, fishing and nature hikes make Boston a top destination for summer adventure. Lighthouse cruises in Boston make a perfect romantic excursion, and the high-speed Codzilla is less a tour and more an amusement park attraction. In 2015, the cruise line will be offering special summer fireworks cruises in Boston.

We would love it if you'd join us at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf. Our hotel is right across from the USS Constitution, making it the perfect launching point for an historic and interesting USS Constitution cruise.

06/03/2015

Boston Is Having the Best Independence Day Celebration Ever - Boston Harborfest!

Seafood and history join at this year's 4th of July celebration in Boston!

4th of July FireworksThe annual Boston Harborfest is one of the country's best Independence Day celebrations and lasts for a whole 5 days between July 1 and July 5 . The city is proud of its colonial and seafaring heritage and goes all-out for this summer holiday. There are over 200 events found at this patriotic gala.

On the 4th of July in Boston, the city bustles with activity for one of the largest celebrations nationwide. Over two and half million people visit the Massachusetts capital each year during the city's celebration. In Boston, the festivities include enjoyable and informative events that tell the story of the city's nautical and early American history. You can take part in fun activities such as colonial reenactments, ship tours and excursions, and free concerts, as well as a kid's scavenger hunt and of course, the ultimate Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular! With all the action in Boston on Independence Day, families will want to visit year after year to participate in all the events.

Boston makes this national holiday an unforgettable experience. The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is a great place to stay during all the festivities.  Offering a central location and luxurious accommodations, your stay in Boston will be a memorable one.

05/27/2015

Make Your Visit to Boston Complete with our Boston Freedom Trail Package!

Faneuil Hall, the USS Constitution, the Freedom Trail...visit them all with our Boston Freedom Trail Package!

If you’re planning on visiting Boston in the near future, you need to take a look at our Boston Freedom Trail Package!  When you stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, you have the rich history of our nation at your doorstep.  Located directly on the Freedom Trail, we are the perfect place to start your exploration of Boston.

Boston Freedom Trail Package USS Constitution & Bunker Hill Monument

Package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Complimentary Internet
  • Freedom Trail Guidebook - a 50 page, full-color guide of the 16 Freedom Trail sites and other historic sites along the trail

Valid through: December 31, 2015

Take a stroll through the historic North End, spend an afternoon in Faneuil Hall Market Place, visit the New England Aquarium or just steps from Tudor Wharf, discover Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution.  You can’t go wrong when you combine the luxury and convenience of our hotel with our special Boston Freedom Trail Package.  We hope to see you soon!

05/20/2015

Summer Fun in Boston – Check Out our Favorites for the Area & Save with our Summer Promo!

Enjoy the Summer in Boston with fun places to visit and our Summer Promo to help you save money!

Boston in the summertime is an exciting place to visit.  There are so many wonderful attractions to visit for families, couples and even large groups!  Enjoy cycling…take a bike tour around the city.  Choose from a plethora of concerts this summer…both indoor and out.  A visit to Boston’s National Historical Park is always a treat where you and your family can discover Boston’s Freedom Trail and a vast array of historic sites.

Summer Fun in BostonBiking in Boston

Bike Tours in Boston
Get a workout in while you sightsee! Group tours are led by expert cyclists who will guide you through the historic streets and share info along the way.

Concerts in Boston
From TD Garden to Boston Symphony Hall to Fenway Park to the Free Summer Concert Series at Hatch Shell, there’s always plenty of choices to make when it comes to concerts in Boston.

Boston Harborfest
You can’t come to Boston for the July 4th holiday and not experience the Boston Harborfest.  Beginning July 1, the Harborfest encompasses a huge area of the city with over 200 daily events throughout the five days of celebration.

Boston National Historical Park &
the Freedom Trail

The 2.5 mile Freedom Trail is perfect for discovering Boston and its history, bringing you front and center to all the historic sites throughout Boston’s National Historical Park.

Don’t let this summer go by without taking some time to discover Boston!  The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf has a great way to save* for your Boston getaway.  Save 15% for two (2) nights or more when you book now through June 12, 2015 for a stay before August 15, or if you book between July 13 and August 21, for a stay between July 20 and September 30.  If you’re a Marriott Rewards member, you can also enjoy FREE Wi-fi! (Not a member? Signing up is easy and FREE.)  We’ll see you soon!

*7 day advance purchase – minimum 2 nights or more – weekend only Thursday thru Sunday