Valentine’s Day in Boston
Love is in the air! Did you know we have a special Romance in the Harbor Package available all month? Let us know if you have any special requests in advance for your reservation. The Battery Wharf Grille also accepts dinner reservations which will be a perfect dinner for two by the North End waterfront. Our on-site Exhale Spa also offers couple massages for the ultimate romantic staycation - reserve in advance to book a couples room.
Boston is such a romantic city when it comes to the month of Valentine’s Day. Walk just ten minutes from the hotel and you will arrive at Christopher Columbus Park; each year, Friends of Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park decorate a “Tunnel of Love” for lovers. Boston Magazine has named Columbus Park one of the “Top 10 Most Kissable Places” in all of Boston.
TIP: take a romantic shot by the Boston Harbor in the late evening when the Trellis Lighting turns bright blue that is beautifully lit every night during the winter season.
Other romantic events in Boston include a romantic boat ride through the harbor by Spirit Cruises or Odyssey Cruises and a night with theatre & arts. Lights, action, music! Enlighten the evening to where the heart desires. Choose from classical concerts, ballets, Broadway shows, and more in the nearby areas: Boston Opera House by Citizens Bank, Wang Theatre, and Boston Symphony Hall .
Whether you’re looking for love or wanting to celebrate love with your special one, the Boston museums offer one of the most romantic ambiances. Impress your partner with a visit to Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for an event of the Weekend Concert Series or Third Thursdays where the museum is open late at night. Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) features art, wine, tapas, and music on their weekly First Fridays and if you’re closer to Seaport, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) features a live DJ, cocktails, and live performances also named First Fridays.
February School Vacation Week
February Vacation week is a great week to plan a staycation at the Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston Waterfront while the kids are on a short break from school. There’s never a shortage of events and things to do in Boston; our most popular family package is the Aquarium Package where you can receive complimentary tickets to the New England Aquarium, just 10 minutes away by foot from the Battery Wharf Hotel. A fun learning and experience for kids of all ages, the aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals and features a Shark & Ray Touch Tank and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef. Across the street is Faneuil Hall - pass by the Sam Adams Tap Room where there are over 20 beer taps made right here in Boston or bring your family to catch Marketplace Movie Nights or, continue the outdoor excursion with ice skating at Frog Pond on Boston Common, the locals’ favorite spot. Other ice skating rinks include Steriti Rink in the North End, Seaport Ice Skating Rink, and Fenway’s Rink at 401 Park featuring live DJs, skating lessons, and the newly opened Time Out Market.
Rain or shine, the museums in Boston offer a fun education and family experience. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are located nearby Northeastern University where you and your family will be surrounded by endless European masterpieces and pop-up exhibits. Learn about the famous theft of Gardner’s stolen art here.
Are your kids into science? Visit the Museum of Science with over 700 interactive exhibits including a planetarium and an IMAX theatre. The museum is less than a 10 minutes drive from the Hotel. Or if your children are more into history and fossils, cross the Charles River to the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge to see collections of dinosaurs and other prehistoric mammals.