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.

Boston Celtics 2015 Schedule

The Celtics will be off to a great new season in Boston.

We can't wait for the Boston Celtics 2015 season to begin, and you probably can't either. The regular season starts on October 14, and everyone looks forward to seeing them square off against some of the league's very best teams. We know how much our city loves basketball and don't want you to miss out.

People from all over New England love to show up to cheer their team on to victory. You'll want to be among the crowd of fans at TD Garden when the games start again for the season. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see one of the Boston Celtics home games for 2015, which offer all the excitement that true basketball fans crave.

The home game schedule for the rest of the year is as follows:

Boston CelticsOctober 22 vs. Knicks
October 28 vs. 76ers
October 30 vs. Raptors
November 1 vs. Spurs
November 11 vs. Pacers
November 20 vs. Nets
December 9 vs. Bulls
December 11 vs. Warriors
December 15 vs. Cavaliers
December 21 vs. Timberwolves
December 30 vs. Lakers

There is nothing better than having a good place to relax before or after the game. Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is just a half mile from the Celtics' stadium, so you can enjoy a cocktail at our onsite bar and walk to the stadium in less than 10 minutes.  If you're making a weekend trip for a game, our hotel has all the amenities that you need for a relaxing stay, including 24-hour snack bar access with all sorts of delicious goodies. In addition, our location puts you within reach of some of the best dining, nightlife and shopping opportunities in the city.

Boston Bruins 2015 Season is Almost Here!

Home games in Boston are starting in October at TD Garden.

We're excited about the first Boston Bruins 2015 Season home game happening on October 8 right here in our city. We love to watch all the action on the ice and root for the Bruins. Here is a list of the Boston Bruins home games for 2015 and the teams to beat:

Thu Oct 8 vs. Jets Boston Bruins
Sat Oct 10 vs. Canadiens
Mon Oct 12 vs. Lightning
Wed Oct 21 vs. Flyers
Tue Oct 27 vs. Coyotes

Tue Nov 3 vs. Stars
Thu Nov 12 vs. Avalanche
Sat Nov 14 vs. Red Wings
Tue Nov 17 vs. Sharks
Thu Nov 19 vs. Wild
Sat Nov 21 vs. Maple Leafs
Fri Nov 27 vs. Rangers

The actions starts in early October, and tickets went on sale on September 4 at 11 a.m. We'll be cheering for the Bruins as they play a host of teams from all over the country. Die-hard fans and groups can watch the games from a single-game suite as well as individual seating. Get your gear on and get ready for the fun as the team takes to the ice on October 8 against the Jets. Your favorite Bruins players will be ready for the action as they meet the challenge of the 2015-2016 season and head toward victory.

We at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf hope you are as excited about the Bruins schedule as we are. Our hotel is within walking distance of TD Garden and is the ideal place to stay during the season home games. Situated just a half mile from the stadium, our comfortable rooms are ideal for relaxing before or after the game. Browse our website to learn more about our amenities and book your stay for one of the Bruins home games.

Fall Is Coming and Bringing the Boston Harpoon Oktoberfest

This German festival in Boston stands out for its great beer.


The Boston Harpoon Oktoberfest will take place October 2 and 3 this year at the Harpoon Brewery. You will find lively entertainment, good food and, of course, a large selection of Harpoon beers on tap. The fall seasonal drafts will be going strong, including the Octoberfest and UFO Pumpkin specials. After a couple pints, you'll see why Harpoon is one of Boston's most popular breweries. Everyone who attends will get to take home his or her own pint glass.

This year will be the 26th Annual Harpoon Oktoberfest. In the last two and a half decades, the Harpoon Octoberfest has picked up several traditions, and you can count on them taking place this year. One of the highlights is the German chocolate cake-eating contest. Watch as competitors try and put away as much of this rich layer cake as possible.

No Octoberfest would be complete without the hearty fare of authentic German food and oompah music. A large menu, including bratwurst, will be offered by a local restaurant just for the festival. The music will be provided by bands on three stages. The high-energy music will really bring the brewery to life, and you can count on many renditions of the chicken dance.

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is just over 3 miles from the Harpoon Brewery, so it should only take about 10 minutes to drive from the festivities to your room at our hotel. Parking for Octoberfest will be at South Station, and shuttles as well as public transportation will be available. Since the event can get busy and there is alcohol involved, this may be a wise alternative when you're turning in for the night. Our hotel is by the water and convenient to many of Boston's other attractions, especially those found on Tudor Wharf. Browse our website to see all the great festivities in the area this October.

Parent & Family Weekends at Boston Colleges Approaching Fast!

Parents & Family Weekends at Boston University and Other Schools are Nearly Here!

Alumni and parent/family weekends at Boston colleges are coming up, and parents are looking forward to finding out what will be going on at the schools. Mark your calendars so that you can take advantage of these exciting event opportunities!

Boston University (Parents Weekend) College in Boston
October 16-18, 2015

Boston College (Parents Weekend)
September 25-27, 2015

Berklee College of Music (Family Weekend)
October 2-3, 2015

These weekends offer a fantastic way for both students and their families to get better acquainted with all of the exciting activities that their student's college has to offer. One of the best things about these events is being able to meet with other students' families and attending exciting open houses. If you desire, you can even attend one of the classes to gain a better appreciation of the experience. You'll also have the opportunity to be treated to special performances and events that are perfect for bringing new-found friends together.

For more information about these events, please visit the official websites for Boston University, Boston College, and Berklee College of Music.

Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf wants to wish all students a successful school year and extend a warm welcome to all those attending these amazing college weekends. We not only welcome visiting family members of Boston students, but we also welcome your pets! Here, you'll have everything you need to enjoy the weekend or a slightly longer stay. Have some snacks and possibly a beer or wine at our on-site Market, or treat your student to a meal at one of the nearby fine dining options. You'll also want to spend some time around the indoor pool, open every day for your convenience.  Our Charlestown location is perfect for your visit to Boston and we hope to see you soon!

Go on a New England Aquarium Whale Watch with Boston Harbor Cruises!

See humpback whales on Boston Harbor Cruises

Whale Watching

If you are going to be in the Boston area, one of the most exciting activities you have access to is the New England Aquarium Whale Watch with Boston Harbor Cruises. This gives you a chance to see some of the region's most magnificent sea creatures, including humpback and finback whales, dolphins, and a variety of sea birds. Where is the best place to whale watch in Boston? Most experts would say that the answer is Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, which is a feeding ground for whales and other sea creatures.

Whale watching cruises depart from the Central Wharf in Boston. You will be able to visit this unique area on a catamaran, a large and fast boat that holds up to 400 passengers. The whale-watching season lasts from March to November.  In addition to its whale watching cruises, the Aquarium is well worth visiting as well. The entire family will enjoy seeing marine animals such as sea turtles, penguins, sea lions, American lobsters, and Atlantic Harbor seals up close. This is a fun and educational experience where you can learn more about these fascinating creatures.

If you are looking for a comfortable and convenient place to stay in the Boston area, the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is very close to whale watching and other activities.  Take advantage of convenient access to popular attractions such as TD Banknorth Garden, the New England Aquarium, and Converse Global Headquarters. Come and enjoy a variety of rooms and suites as well as amenities such as an indoor pool, a meeting area with WiFi access, and rooms equipped with kitchens.

Enjoy our Romance Escape Package for Boston

Couples are booking romantic getaway packages to Boston and discovering the magic the harbor city has to offer.

Whether you're planning an anniversary Romance in Boston
or just spontaneously reminding that special someone how much you really care, Boston has a variety of opportunities for customizing an unforgettable vacation getaway. With our Romance Escape Package in Boston, you and your loved one can enjoy the beauty of the sunrise and sunset falling over the harbor while staying in plush accommodations for two.

Boston is rich with romantic options for couples. The city is home to a vibrant jazz scene, and enjoying dinner and a show at a dimly lit jazz bar makes for a memorable experience with you and that special someone. Book a relaxing spa excursion for two, or spend a lovely time just roaming the quaint streets of the historic New England city. You'll find plenty of fine dining and boutique shopping in Boston, and the historic importance of the city makes it a great place to see the sights with your loved one.

As a Boston hotel with harbor access, Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf is the perfect venue for your romantic excursion, as the hotel is located directly on the Tudor Wharf Pier.  Enjoy a beautiful sunset ride across the harbor, and discover the majesty that's drawn couples to the city for generations. Our Romance Escape Package comes with sparkling champagne and a breakfast buffet every morning. We hope you choose to join us soon!

The USS Constitution Museum Hosts Labor Day Weekend Events

Boston's best Labor Day weekend events are coming soon to the USS Constitution Museum.

The USS Constitution Museum is hosting a fabulous Labor Day weekend in Boston. Will you and your family walk the plank? The museum might teach you to at least scrub the plank decks with a holystone. Going overboard is not required, but be prepared for lots of fun and new things to learn and experience.

Tall ShipThe Labor Day Weekend events at USS Constitution Museum begin on September 5 and run through the 9th. The original sailors on the ship had a longer day, but you can have fun from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. as you explore all the great things to see and do at the museum.

Balance in life is a good skill, and it is critically important in sailing! You can test your balancing skills on a rope as you learn to unfurl a sail. A Knot-ical Time is the theme, and the museum team will have you tying knots like a salty old sea dog in no time.

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to cook a meal on a sailing ship? This is your chance to learn about the historical methods and cuisine. Even the youngest sailors can participate with make-believe foods. If all these activities have you ready for a snooze, you can feel what it was like to sleep on the hammocks of this magnificent ship.

Hotels near the USS Constitution Museum are getting ready for the holiday weekend. Stay at the
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, which is right across the street, if you'd like to rejoin the landlubbers. You and your family are welcome to get fueled up for a fun day at the museum at our daily hot breakfast buffet.

Don’t Miss a Great Shopping Experience at Assembly Row Outlets in Boston

Book an Assembly Row Shopping Experience hotel package for fun shopping deals

Enjoy the best shopping, Shopping
entertainment and dining just eight minutes from downtown when you shop at the Outlets at Assembly Row. You’ll find the LEGOLand Discovery Center, a six-acre waterfront park and plenty of upscale restaurants when you’re hungry after a day of browsing the exciting variety of fashion-forward brands. When you plan an Assembly Row shopping experience and plan to stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, you’ll get an Assembly Row Coupon Book and a $25 Assembly Row gift card for each paid room per night.

Come to Boston for the history, the scenery and the vibrant city life, and stay at Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf for the beautiful waterfront accommodations. Two great sites to check out for even more Boston fun is and

A unique venue with views of the Boston skyline, Tudor Wharf Pier is available for weddings and other special events. At Residence Inn, you’re close to a variety of historic buildings, among which are the Old South Meeting House, the Old City Hall, the Old State House and many of the first political buildings in the state that date back to the 1800s. Restaurants, theaters, concerts, shopping and public gardens are all nearby.

Besides being in close proximity to a great shopping experience, you’ll enjoy festive summer events like the Assembly Row Farmers Market and the Assembly Row Summer Music Series. Produce vendors, local food producers, community booths and musicians await summer visitors out for a leisurely stroll. Residence Inn’s modern, comfortable rooms, suites and extended stay amenities make it easy to see the sights of downtown Boston, and enjoy an incomparable shopping experience.