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Immerse Yourself in Boston's Cultural Legacy from This Theater District Hotel

When it comes to offering authentic experiences of the city, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston remains unsurpassed. Take advantage of the hotel’s downtown location to walk to the Theater District and indulge in world-class performances at the Boch Center. Watch history come alive along the Freedom Trail, or gaze upon 19th-century architecture in Back Bay. From the arts to modern entertainment, shopping to national treasures, Boston awaits your discovery.

Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children. Designed for children and families, Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts.

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 | Distance: 1.1 miles | Website

The Boch Center

The Boch Center -  Wang and Shubert Theatres - is a nonprofit innovator and steward of iconic venues, providing arts, entertainment, cultural, and educational experiences to the greater community.

270 Tremont Street | Distance: 0.3 miles | Website

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum exercises cultural and civic leadership by nurturing a new generation of talent in the arts and humanities; by delivering the works of creators and performers to the public; and by reaching out to involve and serve its community.

280 The Fenway | Distance: 2.7 miles | Website

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Period settings from the White House and 25 multimedia exhibits create a stirring account of President Kennedy's thousand days in office. Housed in a striking building designed by I.M. Pei, the national memorial to President Kennedy sits on a 10-acre waterfront site on Columbia Point, offering panoramic views of Boston's skyline and Harbor Islands.

(866) JFK-1960 (535-1960) / (617) 514-1600 | Columbia Point | Distance: 2.86 miles | Website

Museum of Fine Arts

The MFA`s encyclopedic collection culls some of the world’s finest treasures, including international and contemporary art, instruments, photographs, and textiles. Special exhibits change throughout the year. The museum offers free, guided tours, including foreign language tours, and films and art programs.

(617) 267-9300 | 465 Huntington Avenue | Distance: 1.4 miles | Website

Opera House

Located two blocks from the hotel, the Boston landmark Opera House is an architectural jewel and New England's finest and most historically significant performing arts venue.

(617) 259-3500 | 539 Washington St. | Distance: 0.08 miles | Website

Boston Duck Tour

This fully narrated historic tour takes place in authentic, WWI amphibious vehicles through the streets of Boston and into the Charles River.

Distance: 0.09 miles | Website

Cambridge - Harvard University

Just across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge offers an exciting, multicultural setting where visitors from around the world can take in great art, music, bookstores, boutiques and cafés. Make sure to visit Harvard Square and Harvard University, a private institution in Cambridge since 1865. It owns more than 400 buildings in Boston and Cambridge; some of the most interesting surround Harvard Yard.

Distance: 4.7 miles

Freedom Trail

This red (mostly brick) path through downtown Boston leads to 16 significant historical sites. Part of the 2.5-mile (4 km) walk from the Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown overlaps with the much longer Boston Harbor Walk.

Distance: 1.5 miles | Website

New England Aquarium

Conveniently located on Boston’s waterfront, the New England Aquarium features more than 20,000 animals of 600 different species. Highlights include the four-story, 200,000 gallon Giant Ocean Tank that recreates a Caribbean coral reef, the penguin exhibit and the Edge of the Sea tide pool touch tank. The aquarium is also home to the Simons IMAX Theatre, featuring IMAX 3D technology.  

(617) 973-5200 | 1 Central Wharf | Distance: 0.9 miles | Website

Public Garden

The Public Garden, established in 1837, is the first public botanical garden in the United States. Today, with its plant material chosen for ornamental excellence as well as its botanical diversity, it forms a green and flowering oasis in the heart of a great metropolis. 

Bordered by Arlington, Beacon, Charles and Boylston Streets | Distance: 0.2 miles | Website

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is one of Boston's smallest and most historic neighborhoods, featuring a mix of grand townhouses and fashionable shops. Stroll down Charles Street to spy pricey antique shops, enticing cafes, and swanky clothing boutiques.

Charles Street | Distance: 1.0 miles | Website

Copley Place Shopping Galleries

Shop 100 fine stores and restaurants including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Tiffany & Co., A|X Armani Exchange, Christian Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more.

(617) 369-5000 | 100 Huntington Ave. | Distance: 1.65 miles | Website

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market

This lively core of Boston's historic waterfront, and the nation’s premier urban marketplace, is housed in three beautifully restored 19th-century buildings. Its 125 shops and 21 restaurants offer tantalizing delicacies and unique gifts in a festive atmosphere that spills onto cobblestone streets filled with an amazing variety of street performers.

(617) 523-1300 | 1 Faneuil Hall sq. | Distance: 0.98 miles | Website

Newbury Street

Browse art galleries and shop at famous luxury stores and boutiques on one of Boston’s most enchanting streets. Its eight-block area is filled with posh salons, historic brownstones and fabulous dining.

Distance: 1.95 miles | Website

Fenway Park

Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square. Since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox, the city's American League baseball team, and since 1953, its only Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. It is the oldest ballpark in MLB.

Distance: 2.3 miles | Website

TD Garden

New England's Premier Sports and Entertainment arena, and home to the NHL's Boston Bruins and NBA's Boston Celtics.

Distance: 1.4 miles | Website

AMC Loews Boston Common Movie Theater

This movie theater adjacent to the hotel offers 19 feature film options daily.

Distance: 0.0 miles | Website

Boston Common

America’s oldest public park and part of the Emerald Necklace, the 50-acre Boston Common was set aside in 1634 as a military training ground and common pastureland, and today it’s a place where city dwellers convene for anything from rallies to recreation. In winter, the Frog Pond is an ice-skating rink, but come summer it turns into a wading pool for kids who want to splash in its fountain.

Across the street from the hotel | Distance: 0.1 miles | Website