Things to do in Boston

Unmissable Broadway Shows in Boston

Must see Broadway shows in Boston.

If you’re planning a trip to Boston, don’t miss out on some of the incredible shows being put on at The Boston Opera House in 2016. Broadway shows in Boston are top-notch entertainment the whole family is sure to enjoy.

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Pippin in Boston –  February 2-14 2016

Pippin is a death-defying Broadway musical hit you won’t want to miss. Get your tickets for the theatre in Boston soon and marvel at the acrobatics, magical feats, and unforgettable songs this show has to offer. Pippin is about a young man’s journey to be extraordinary, and there’s no doubt the whole family will love this jaw-dropping performance.

The Sound of Music in Boston – March 28 - April 10 2016

Finally, The Sound of Music in Boston will be arriving in March. Take the family to sing along to those all-time favorite tunes with Maria and the rest of the Von Trapp family. The show features music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and, of course, follows the trials and tribulations of the Von Trapps and Maria and their quest for a harmonious family life during war times.

Matilda in Boston – June 14-26 2016

Whose heart hasn’t been captured by Roald Dahl’s Matilda? Winner of no less than 50 international awards and four Tony Awards, Matilda the Musical follows the journey of an extraordinary little girl whose sharp mind and vivid imagination dare to alter her destiny.

Book Your Stay at the Residence Inn

Why not book a stylish stay at Residence Inn Boston Back Bay – Fenway while you’re in town for a show or two? One of Boston’s newest extended stay hotels, we offer fully fitted suites, complete with kitchens and internet access. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Residence Inn Fenway.

Get Ready to Sail Away at the New England Boat Show

See it all at the 2016 New England Boat Show.

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All aboard for eight days of seafaring fun at the 2016 Boat Show in Boston February 13 – 21. Join thousands as they mill about in the 500,000 square foot venue and view over 250 exhibits that all have to do with being on the water. See your favorite brands of powerboats, sailboats, skiffs, and more.

2016 Boat Show in Boston

This year's New England Boat Show is sure to be full of many exciting things from companies who specialize in making your time on the water exhilarating and fun. See your favorite boats up close and personal, do some shopping, and learn something you didn't know about how to get more out of your time on the water.

Seminars and Informational Sessions with Experts - Attend a seminar and learn about important things like regular maintenance, troubleshooting common problems, and why upgraded equipment can really make a difference when it comes to performance.

Demonstrations – Watch and learn as experts take you through a demo of the latest equipment and marine tech on the market.

Even More Fun – Throughout the day, attendees will have to keep their eye out for giveaways, contests, and interactive displays. This year's main contest is the Pets on Board Photo Contest. The person who submits the best photo of their pet enjoying life on the water will win a pet life jacket!

The staff at Residence Inn Boston Back Bay – Fenway hopes everyone attending the NE Boat Show at Boston Convention Center has a wonderful time on and off the water. 

Get Ready For Big Air 2016

Don’t miss Big Air 2016 at Fenway Park.

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U.S. Grand Prix of Snowboarding and Freeskiing

Are you ready for Big Air at Fenway Park 2016?  Big air events consist of snowboarders and skiers competing with a single trick off a 140-foot high snow ramp similar to those seen on slopestyle courses.  U.S. Olympic slopestyle skiing gold medalist Joss Christensen, slopestyle snowboarding Olympic champion Sage Kotsenburg and Olympian Ty Walker, are expected to participate.  This is the biggest U.S. Grand Prix of snowboarding and freeskiing in Boston, and it's going to be a monumental event for sports fans! 

The lineup includes:

February 11 – pre-event DJ set, the snowboarding finals and a post-event concert

February 12 – pre-event DJ set, the freeskiing finals and a post-event concert

Everyone at the Residence Inn Boston Back Bay – Fenway hopes you enjoy all the Big Air 6 events planned.  We hope you have the chance to stop in and enjoy some downtime!  We're located in the heart of Back Bay, just a few steps away from Fenway Park and the Big Air events.  We look forward to welcoming you!




Experience New Year's Eve in Boston and Book a Stay at the Residence Inn Fenway

Welcome in 2016 by celebrating Boston's First Night.

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Whether you want to spend a quiet New Year’s Eve in Boston or are looking for New Year’s Eve events near Fenway, there is plenty to see, do, and enjoy.

First Night Boston

Experience New Year’s Eve in Boston and book a stay at the Residence Inn Boston Back Bay – Fenway to relax after enjoying Boston’s First Night.

The event, which takes place on December 31 and January 1, is now in its 40 year and is a cherished tradition on New Year’s Eve in Boston. As holiday events go, this signature event is a vibrant celebration of artistic performances, the wonders of the holiday season, and the excitement of a new year.

This event is free and open to all and the entertainment, and specialty attractions are set to take place in Boston Common and Copley Square. Many of the anticipated and loved traditions of the occasion will be present, including the magnificent light displays and ice sculptures. There will also be musical and art performances in numerous spots both inside and outside the venues and around the heart of the main events.

This year’s highlights include:

  • First Night light and ice party, complete with music and loads of dancing.
  • Family Festival or art performances that are scheduled to take place in Copley Square and will include ice skating on Frog Pond and amazing ice sculptures.
  • Countdown and pyrotechnics to see in the New Year in Copley Square.
  • Midnight fireworks in Boston Harbor.
  • First Day brunch and not-to-be-missed retail promotions.

Spend Some Time in Boston

After an exciting evening, stay with us at the Residence Inn Boston Back Bay – Fenway.  All our comfortable suites come fully equipped with everything you need to create a home away from home during your stay.

We look forward to ringing in the New Year with you.

Happy Holidays from Our Boston Family to Yours

Spend the holiday season in Boston.

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Why not come and spend the holidays in Boston? There’s plenty of entertainment for the whole family this festive season.

The Holiday Pops is the perfect excuse to get the family together and sing along to all your favorite holiday hits. Even Santa Claus will be there! Performances are taking place now until the end of the month at the Symphony Hall.

If you’re looking for an excuse to get away from those big family gatherings at Christmas, come and spend the holidays in Boston at the Residence Inn Fenway. Besides our comfortable suites, you can enjoy a convenient location close to the Christmas happenings in the city. Located in the Back Bay area, the Residence Inn is next to Fenway Park where plenty of Christmas celebrations will be taking place. Boston also boasts a ton of great places to eat and shop, and as far as New Year’s Eve goes, celebrations abound through the city.

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Spend the holidays relaxing in stylish comfort when you book a stay at the Residence Inn Boston Back Bay - Fenway. With a convenient location and luxurious extended stay suites complete with free wireless Internet, full kitchens and a complimentary breakfast service, can you think of a better getaway this festive season?

AAA Travel Package in Boston

Holiday on a budget this year with our AAA Hotdeal, which includes $25 valet parking per night and 15% off weekend rates. This deal is available now through March 13, 2016.

Comfort, location, and plenty of holiday celebration could be on your family’s agenda this season when you book with us.

The Residence Inn Fenway takes this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Holidays from our Boston family to yours. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Big Air at Fenway Park 2016 - Extreme Ski & Snowboarding Event Comes to Boston

Get ready for Big Air at Fenway 2016.

Get your tickets now for Big Air at Fenway Park 2016. A popular snowboarding event in Boston takes place on February 11 and 12 2016 at Fenway Park. This is the biggest U.S. Grand Prix of snowboarding and freeskiing in Boston and visitors can look forward to a 140-foot high snow ramp. Athletes from around the world, including World and Olympic Champions, flock to the event to show off their talents.

U.S. Grand Prix of Snowboarding and Freeskiing

Big Air at Fenway Park 2016 is set to include top big air competitors such as Olympic champion, Sage Kotensburg and gold medalist Joss Christensen.

The lineup includes:

  • February 11 – pre-event DJ set, the snowboarding finals and a post-event concert
  • February 12 – pre-event DJ set, the freeskiing finals and a post-event concert

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Come and Enjoy the Festivities

If you are around for both days, book a stay at the Residence Inn Boston Back Bay – Fenway. This is the city’s newest extended stay hotel and is located in the heart of Back Bay, just a few steps away from Fenway Park and the Big Air events.

Guests will enjoy all the amenities that will make their stay ultra-comfortable, including refrigerator, full kitchen, stove tops, living and dining areas, complimentary Wi-Fi and daily hot breakfast buffet. After a day of enjoying all the snow events, have a drink at our Roof Top Terrace Bar and unwind while overlooking Fenway Park. There’s also a heated rooftop pool for you to warm your body and relax your soul.

Come and enjoy one of Boston’s best events while lapping up the luxury of a stay at the Residence Inn. We look forward to welcoming you in 2016.

Start The Year Off Right at the Boston Celtic Music Fest 2016

2016 Celtic Festival in Boston

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What is the Boston Celtic Music Fest 2016?

This year will mark the 10th annual Boston Celtic Music Festival in Boston. On January 8 and 9, 2016 this Boston festival will feature Boston’s best Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic musicians, singers, and dancers. During the weekend, there will be over 100 performers throughout the city.  The BCMFest aims to provide a friendly and upbeat environment in which people can appreciate Celtic music and dance and support this ever-changing tradition.

 How did this all get started?

The BCMFest started 10 years ago when Laura Cortese and Shannon Heaton decided to create a space dedicated to celebrating local traditional talent. It quickly took off as Celtic performers gathered to share ideas and talents with one another and with those who came to the festival. In 2011 the festival became a program of Passim and it is now honored with monthly concerts at Club Passim.

This year the BCMFest will be more exciting than ever and you will not want to miss the fun. The Residence Inn Boston Back Bay – Fenway hopes that everyone who attends has an amazing time and we hope to see you soon!

Ring in 2016 with First Night Boston

Don’t miss your opportunity to celebrate Boston’s First Night; come ring in the New Year and create memories that will last you a lifetime.

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it is time to start making plans for how you want to spend New Year’s Eve night.  Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Boston is a joyful experience as the city comes to life and pulsates with festive spirit. 

 Enjoy a fun-filled night as you welcome 2016

Boston’s First Night is a 40-year-old tradition that is loved by locals and visitors alike. This massive party features artistic performances and specialty attractions throughout the city. The events of First Night in Boston are predominately in Copley Square and the Boston Common, two convenient locations that are great for celebrating. But keep your eyes peeled, as you will find all sorts of surprises while you explore the city. The classic First Night traditions—such as the ice sculptures and the light displays—will be featured once again this year. In addition, new traditions will be made as top-notch musicians and artists take the stage for performances that will amaze you.

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A free celebration that is open to all

 All of the events at First Night are free and open to the public. The fun will last all night until the countdown and pyrotechnics show at Copley Square and the midnight fireworks over the Boston Harbor. Finally, before you head to bed, make sure you get a bite to eat at the First Day Brunch and take advantage of the 2016 retail promotions.

 Say goodbye to 2015 with a magical celebration and start the New Year off right by celebrating the First Night in Boston. The Residence Inn Boston Back Bay—Fenway  is wishing you a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration in Boston.






Celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving with Residence Inn Boston Back Bay Fenway

Believe it or not, the holiday season is here.

It is time to pull on your sweater, pour yourself a mug of hot chocolate, and watch the leaves transform from green to gold. We think that Boston in November is a magical place to celebrate Thanksgiving. The holiday spirit fills the air as the emblematic fall leaves paint the Boston Common with festive colors. As you stroll through the streets of Boston, it will be easy to remember everything you have to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.

 The bright leaves and crisp autumn air are only part of what makes Boston perfect for celebrating during this time of year. Another benefit of Thanksgiving in the area Happy Thanksgiving -Residence Inn Boston Back Bay Fenway is the opportunity to do your holiday shopping in Boston. You will love winding up and down the streets and exploring what you can find. The variety of shops available in Boston is any holiday-shopper’s dream-come-true. Whether you are searching for the perfect gift for your significant other, a casual present for your friends, or handfuls of unique stocking stuffers, we feel certain you will be pleased with what you can find in the shops throughout Boston. Plus, there are few things as satisfying as completing your holiday shopping before December 1. There’s only one downside to all of this: parking. Street parking and parking garages in Boston can be hard to come by and expensive.

 We understand how frustrating parking can be, so we are happy to offer our guests the Fenway Parking Package. This way you can leave your car safely with us all day while you shop to your heart’s content. Consider it our way of saying happy Thanksgiving from Residence Inn Boston Back Bay Fenway.  

The Boston Holiday Pops 2015 at Symphony Hall Experience

Get your tickets for the Boston Pops this December!

Be part of a beloved city tradition by attending Boston Holiday Pops 2015 at Symphony Hall. The auditorium comes alive as holiday melodies fill the air. When it comes to holiday cheer, everyone is invited to experience classical music performed by talented virtuosos and a celebrated conductor.

Nearly every night during December, you'll be able to see and hear the symphony with family and friends. For a formal evening out, attend a performance during the weekdays. Depending on the evening, the concert usually starts at about 8 p.m.

Holiday events in Boston always includes the children and the Boston Symphony is proud to offer kid-friendly matinees where kids can sing along to their favorite holiday songs. There's even a surprise visit from Santa Claus to top off the afternoon.

If you're already looking forward to the New Year, the symphony offers a swing orchestra that is put to the test on New Year's Eve, and everyone is encouraged to dance the night away. This extravaganza sells out quickly, so be sure to get your tickets early.

Every symphony performance is unique, so you'll definitely want to be in town for more than one show. At The Residence Inn Boston Back Bay – Fenway, our property is designed as an extended-stay facility. When you stay with us, it will feel like returning home after a night of classical music. You're welcome to whip up a snack in your kitchenette or join us at the Roof Top Terrace Bar. Excite your mind with symphony music, kick back and relax at our luxurious hotel. Visit our hotel website and book your suite today.