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March

Boston Whale Watching Season 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Boston whale watching cruises are set to start up again on Friday, March 24. These 3-4 hours excursions take you through Boston Harbor and out to Stellwagen Bank, a protected marine area about 25 miles east of the city.  Marine biologists or naturalists serve as guides to make sure you don't miss a thing, so be sure to bring a camera and enjoy the fresh sea air!

For more information please visit here.

Boston Common Carousel Opens

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hours: Sunday – Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Cost: $3 (adults can ride next to their children free of charge)

The colorful Boston Common carousel across from Beacon Street provides plenty of entertainment for the younger set from the end of March through October.

Skating on the Frog Pond in the Boston Common

In the heart of Boston Common sits The Boston Common Frog Pond, which offers skaters of all ages and skillsets the opportunity to zip around the rink in one of the Nation’s oldest and most treasured public parks.

Hours of Operation:

Monday 10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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Museum of Fine Arts Exhibits

With exhibits that are constantly changing, there seems to always be something new and fascinating at the Museum of Fine Arts. A quick 15 minute drive from the hotel, the MFA offers a collection of visually alluring exhibits that are sure to intrigue and entertain any and all in your party.

Hours

The MFA is open 7 days a week.
Monday and Tuesday  10 a.m. -  p.m.
Wednesday–Friday      10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission

Members Free
Adults $25
Seniors (65+) $23
Children 6 and under Free
Youths 7–17* Free*
Students (18+)** $23**

*For children ages 7–17, admission is free during weekdays after 3 p.m., weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise admission for youths is $10.

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The Boston Opera House

Staying at the Ritz-Carlton, Boston offers guests the unique experience of being merely steps away from the Boston Opera House. Nestled in the epicenter of Boston’s exhilarating Theater District, the Boston Opera House is an architectural jewel and New England's finest and most historically significant performing arts venue.

For more information, including upcoming events and ticket prices, please visit here.

April

Red Sox Opening Day at Fenway Park

Monday, April 3, 2017 – 2:05 p.m.

Begin this baseball season at one of the Nation’s most historic ballparks, as the Boston Red Sox kick off their home opener at Fenway Park against the Pittsburgh
Pirates.  For ticket information, guests are welcome to contact our concierge line at (617) 574-7168.

Special Red Sox guest room amenities are also available upon request.

The Public Garden’s Swan Boats Return for 2017

Saturday, April 15 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $3.50 adults; $2 children 2 – 15; under 2 years old free

In a sure sign that spring has arrived, the pedal-powered Swan Boats return to the Lagoon in Boston's Public Garden every April on the Saturday before Patriots Day. 

Welcome spring and enjoy the pale green hints of spring foliage as your boat glides around the Lagoon for the blissful 15-minute ride. 

For more information please visit here.

Easter Sunday in Artisan Bistro

Sunday, April 16, 2017

7 a.m. - 8 a.m. - Limited Menu 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Easter Buffet

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Bar Menu 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Dinner Menu

Join us in Artisan Bistro and enjoy a delectable assortment of breakfast specials and sweet treats in a buffet style brunch that's sure to delight all in your party. With carving stations, a juice bar, and other fresh local dishes, guests can look forward to some of their favorite brunch bites with our signature bistro influences.

For a look at our Easter Menus please visit here.

The Boston Marathon

Monday, April 17 – start times range from 9:17 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The Boston Marathon - one of the city's biggest events of the year, and also known as the "Patriots Day Race" - features about 36,000 elite runners from around the world competing in a route made difficult by rolling terrain and features such as "Heartbreak Hill."

Although the winners complete the course in just over 2 hours, many participants are still running hours later. You can watch from anywhere along the Boston Marathon route.

If you attend the traditional Red Sox home game scheduled for Marathon Day, you'll be part of the crowd streaming into Kenmore Square just as the runners arrive at the finish line on Boylston Street.

For more information, please visit here.

Taste of the North End

Saturday, April 29, 2017

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Sample special dishes from over 45 North End restaurants, bakeries, and distributors in this annual tasting event. This is also the North End's biggest fundraiser - proceeds benefit the North End Waterfront Health Center, as well as other neighborhood charities for children and seniors.

For more information please visit here.

Run of the Charles

Sunday, April 30, 2017

New England’s largest canoe and kayak race, Run of the Charles takes place on the last Sunday in April and is a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon be it as a spectator or a paddler.  About 1,500 racers participate each year.

For more information please visit here.

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