Happy Thanksgiving from Residence Inn at Tudor Wharf!

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Boston with family and friends.


All of us here at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf would like to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

If traveling to Boston for Thanksgiving Day or the holiday season, we welcome you to plan your stay with us, centrally located near all of the best attractions in the Boston area. Our Holiday Shopping Package will suit your needs with daily breakfast, freshly baked cookies, free WiFi, Outlets at Assembly Row coupon book, plus $50 Assembly Row gift card!

Looking for things to do on Thanksgiving Day in Boston? After enjoying a great feast with friends and family, head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace to experience Blink! A light and sound extravaganza.  For more ideas, visit Boston Discovery Guide!  


December Holiday Cruises in Boston 2015 Make Perfect Festivities

Holiday dinner cruises aboard Spirit of Boston help keep the festive spirit alive.

Boat-bow-overlooking-oceanWe know that you'll enjoy kicking off your holiday festivities with a dinner cruise onboard the Spirit of Boston. These cruises offer guests beautiful views of the harbor, dancing opportunities with a DJ and a buffet with all kinds of delicious foods to choose from throughout the journey. Some of the cruises have unique themes, such as the Ugly Sweater Cruise and the New Year's Eve Dinner. Although the cruises are mainly appreciated by adults, children may also come aboard to enjoy the buffet and festivities.

One of the best things about Spirit of Boston dinner cruises is the relaxing atmosphere. You can sit back and enjoy a delicious meal along with holiday entertainment. Guests can board as early as an hour before the cruise, and the cruise itself lasts four hours. All of the December holiday cruises in Boston 2015 feature a delicious holiday dinner with enough choices to satisfy everyone's cravings, including roast turkey and smoked ham, green bean casserole and a dessert buffet featuring apple crumble and pumpkin pie. A full-service bar lets guests enjoy all their favorite cocktails as well as a great selection of beer and wine. Because Boston Harbor by night is one of the most beautiful sights on the East Coast, you can expect to have a truly wonderful time.

The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf encourages those staying in Boston this holiday season to enjoy a dinner cruise by moonlight. Visit our website to find out about more great events in Boston during the holiday season.

Find a Handmade Holiday Gift at SoWa Holiday Market in Boston

Celebrate the holidays in Boston with this annual market featuring arts and crafts.

Woman-with-red-shopping-bags-with-snowy-city-backgroundThe holidays in New England are a magical time of year. If you want to do some holiday shopping in Boston, you can visit the SoWa Holiday Market. This annual event in Boston's South End neighborhood features holiday decorations and gifts for all tastes from cutting edge to crafty.

The Holiday Market will take place Dec. 12-13 at the Benjamin Franklin Institute and will feature unique wares from New England's best independent designers, artists, and craftspeople. There is a small admission fee, but children under 12 are free. You will be able to work on your holiday shopping list because the market has a little something for everyone. You can purchase handbags and jewelry for the fashionable members of your family, or you can pick up some handmade pottery for the collector on your list. Browse through collections of silk-screened T-shirts and repurposed wool accessories. The market also has a wide variety of holiday decorations, so you can choose an ornament for your tree or a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table.

The market is located in the heart of Boston's trendy South End neighborhood, so you'll have plenty to do after you've toured the market. You can visit a boutique shop or art gallery or sample international cuisine at any of the fine restaurants in the area.

The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf welcomes those attending the SoWa Holiday Market to our hotel, which is conveniently located near the heart of downtown Boston. Once you've finished a day of shopping and sightseeing, you can relax in our comfortable rooms with Wi-Fi access or take a dip in our heated indoor pool. Visit our website for more information.

Catch the Spectacular Blink! at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Gather your friends and experience the best holiday light show in Boston.

HOLIDAYS_CHRISTMAS_lights (1)Between November 21, 2015, and January 3, 2016, come down to Blink! at Faneuil Hall Marketplace to see a twinkling light show that dazzles the mind and spirit. The holiday season kicks off with a tree lighting ceremony, so you'll want to be front and center for this extravaganza.

Holiday events in Boston bring the entire community together. After the initial tree lighting ceremony, every night offers the public a seven-minute light and audio spectacle as these LEDs come to life across the Boston skyline. It's possible to walk along several different streets and see unique light configurations down the block. Boston is known for its distinct holiday decor every year as the city tries to top last year's LED creation.

Boston not only offers amazing lights and sounds, but also exciting adventures surrounding the holiday season. You can take a light tour on a specialized bus throughout the city. Both kids and adults love this outing because it brings everyone together in a comfortable Upper Deck trolley to see the lights. As you complete your evening, don't forget to be on the lookout for carolers and bell-ringers adding cheer to the city streets.

With all of this excitement, you'll want a comfortable place to rest until the next day's festivities. Book a room at our hotel during the holiday season to see every detail of the Boston skyline. The staff of the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is ready to turn down your bed. You'll get a chance to warm up in our comfortable accomodations after all the holiday light excitement.

Ugly Sweater Holiday Dinner Cruise in Boston? Spirit Cruises has it!

Spirit Cruises offers a variety of holiday cruises in Boston that are perfect for couples, families and groups of friends.

BostonWhether you're looking for a break from the stresses of holiday shopping and cooking or you're planning an unconventional alternative to traditional holiday gatherings, dinner cruises by Tudor Wharf provide a great opportunity for treating yourself and getting into the spirit of the festivities.

The holiday cruise season starts on Thanksgiving Day and runs through New Year's Eve. Spirit Cruises is offering weekly cruises for lunch and dinner as well as single-day cruises with special themes, including:

• Thanksgiving Day Lunch Cruise
• Black Friday Dinner Cruise
• December Holiday Cruises
• Santa Lunch Cruise
• Ugly Sweater Holiday Cruise

However you celebrate the season, the staff of the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf wishes you safe and pleasant holidays. Consider staying the weekend with us for easy access to Spirit holiday dinner cruises in Boston.


Veteran's Day in Boston - Salute to the Heroes Package

Veterans and active service military can take advantage of our hotel package for armed forces members.

Soldier-saluting-in-front-of-American-flagVeterans Day is quickly approaching, and our gift to everyone who has given of themselves for service is a great deal on a stay at our hotel. With identification, we will take 50 percent off your room purchase all year long as a thank you for your time spent serving our country.

Included in this incredible discount are active duty members, reservists and retired men and women of the United States law enforcement, firefighters and armed forces. It is a "Salute to the Heroes" deal for anyone who has dedicated their lives to protecting American citizens.

With a special rate for first-responders in Boston, we offer the opportunity to see this beautiful city in Massachusetts against the splendor of fall leaves changing color. Walking our pier that overlooks the Boston Harbor skyline is enough of a reason to choose Tudor Wharf as your next destination.

Those who take advantage of our Veteran's Day in Boston - Salute to the Heroes Package will be able to experience many areas of historical significance and scenic locations within walking distance. You'll also be able to enjoy our excellent amenities.

Spend this Veterans Day with us while enjoying the sights of Boston in the fall. The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is offering a great deal in hopes of giving something back to the veterans and active members of all services. Browse our website to learn about all the nearby attractions you can enjoy during your stay at our hotel and book your stay now!

Boston Ballet - The Nutcracker Begins Showing in November

Mikko Nissinen's The Nutcracker makes a great addition to any family's holiday season in Boston.

So many things can represent the delight of the holiday season for a family, but one of the best traditions is an annual viewing of The Nutcracker. Holiday ballet in Boston simply wouldn’t be complete without this musical experience. Plus, a night out with the family is a great way to enjoy this whimsical, engaging, fairy tale of a performance, which is sure to bring the whole family together. It’s not too early to start thinking about your family’s holiday season tradition by adding this delightful show to the list.

Opening night for the Boston Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House is November 27, 2015, at 7:30 pm. The performances will continue through December 31, 2015, with Monday-Saturday shows; however, shows will not be performed on December 1st, 2nd, or on Christmas Day. There are plenty of chances to treat your family to a fantastic performance during the holiday season, including matinee showings on the weekends. The magical story of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince features bright costumes, fun lighting effects, and gorgeous scenery that will certainly keep your little ones engaged and excited. Plus, The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy will be a memorable scene for everyone to enjoy. Set to Tchaikovsky’s familiar and beloved music, this is a vibrant and celebratory show that is sure to enchant viewers of all ages.

Only 15 minutes from the Boston Opera House, the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is the perfect place to end your evening out with the family. Relax in our comfortable, spacious rooms where the whole family can fall asleep as visions of sugarplums dance in their heads. Don’t forget to ask our gracious staff about nearby attractions and events for your family to enjoy during the daytime.

Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo Coming Soon!

The Zoo Howl is one of the best Halloween events in Boston for the whole family.

If you're looking for Boston events with a Halloween theme, check out Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo. This event will take place on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 2015. Zoo Howl hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children will be able to get some exercise, use their brains and show off their artistic skills.
Your little trick-or-treaters will have a unique experience when they collect candy at the zoo. They'll be able to wander past animals to collect fun goodies along the Trick-or-Treat Trail. They can even board a boat to get some of their treats from employees of one of Boston's tour boat companies. Snacks handed out at previous Zoo Howls have included fruit chips and crackers, so trick-or-treaters can expect to collect sweet treats and crunchy snacks this year.

Tenderhearted children who want their animal friends to share in the Halloween fun will be delighted to find out that the animals are also getting snacks. Zoo animals will receive pumpkins for their Halloween treats during the event.

Collecting treats will give the children a chance to get some exercise, and they'll be able to use their brains when they play Halloween games and try to find their way through a haunted maze. Throughout the day, little artists who want to make their own Halloween decorations will have a chance to create some scary crafts. Children will also enjoy being able to put on their scary or delightful outfit to enter the costume contests. Your afternoon at Zoo Howl can end with a hayride.

Make your trip to Zoo Howl a family Halloween getaway by staying at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf. Our suites with one or two bedrooms are the perfect place for a family to relax after all the spooky fun.

Get in the Halloween Spirit with Salem Haunted Happenings

Make your family Halloween getaway in Boston complete with a trip to the City of Witches.


Every year, Salem Haunted Happenings makes America's Witch City spookier than usual. The month of festivities begins October 1, 2015, and continues through Halloween. The city will host many events in addition to the witch museums, ghost tours and historic sites that are a constant feature of the area. Any town that keeps the spirit of Halloween alive all year long must know what it's doing!

The Salem Grand Parade kicks things off on the first night of October. This annual event fills the streets with festivities as the people of Salem march through town. Costumes and music fill the streets, so this family-friendly event is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit.

On October 3, the Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair will take place in the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall. Shop the various stalls to find the perfect Salem souvenir. This is a great place to find new Halloween decorations. Street performers will provide music and entertainment, and vendors will sell snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

During Haunted Happenings, all of Salem gets into the Halloween spirit. Family Film Nights on Salem Common gets in the act by showing a scary movie each Saturday night. The films will be appropriate for all ages and include "Ghost Busters," "Monster House," "Casper" and "Hocus Pocus." For more monster-themed fun, the Museum of Science currently has a Pixar exhibit that features a behind-the-scenes look at the kid-friendly creatures of "Monsters, Inc."

When you book a room at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, you will be staying about 15 miles from Salem. Avoid the crowded hotels in Salem and stay in a historic part of Boston to complete your Halloween getaway.

The Museum of Science in Boston: Fun and Educational

The Museum of Science new Pixar exhibit provides a compelling look into the science behind beloved children's movies.

Developed in conjunction with the famed animation company, the new Pixar exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston uses some of the world's most beloved characters to entertain both children and adults while also teaching them a thing or two about science. The exhibit offers more than 40 interactive elements featuring characters like Buzz Lightyear from the "Toy Story" series, Edna Mode from "The Incredibles," and Mike and Sully from "Monsters Inc." Visitors will see how these characters made the move from the minds of their creators and onto the screen with a focus on the science, technology, engineering and math that brought them to life. These exhibits include hands-on activities, interviews with the creators and interaction with the characters themselves to keep the young ones engaged in the learning process.

Museum of Science BostonThe Museum of Science in Boston provides a number of other exhibitions to keep you and your family entertained as well. Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky draws on another beloved cast of children's characters to teach about the universe and celestial bodies through the eyes of Big Bird, Elmo, Grover and other "Sesame Street" friends. Children and adults alike can discover science with their own hands at the Discovery Center, and Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mosaic provides a fascinating look into our changing perception of how history's most dangerous predators looked and behaved.

Visit the MOS Boston and stay to see the other museums in Boston. We'd be delighted if you share that time with us at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf. We're located a short half mile from downtown Boston, so you can easily reach the city's best attractions. Browse our website to take a look at the great museums, restaurants and other destinations near our hotel.