Explore Downtown Boston & More with Our Top Recommendations of Things to Do

Winthrop Beach Inn & Suites is located near downtown Boston and public transportation that can connect you to any point in the city with ease. Below, you will find some of the most popular nearby attractions, activities and things to do near downtown Boston. If you would like further recommendations or assistance with arranging tours, tickets, transportation and more, our friendly 24-hour staff is always happy to help.

*Courtesy of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Belle Isle Kayak Adventures

What better way to explore the Belle Isle Marsh than by paddling your very own kayak across its gentle waters? Whether you want to explore, bird watch, fish or scuba dive, enjoy the ideal kayak for your needs.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is among the largest exhibition centers in the Northeastern United States and home to the city’s biggest conventions, events and expos.

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

This national park, encompassing 12 islands, is perfect for camping, kayaking, lighthouse tours, ferry rides, hiking and swimming. George's Island is home to Fort Warren, a Civil War landmark that housed Confederate prisoners.

Boston Public Garden

This Frederick Law Olmsted­designed park, famous for its swan boats, has more than 600 varieties of trees and an ever changing array of flowers. It is also America's first public garden.

Boston Science Museum

One of Boston's most fun museums and not to be missed. Interactive, informative exhibits, an Imax theatre and planetarium.

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

This unique, floating museum celebrates one of our nation’s greatest acts of civil disobedience with live reenactments and high­tech, interactive exhibits. Participate, explore and learn about the people, events and consequences that led up to the American Revolution more than 230 years ago.

Central Park Lanes

Enjoy a fun experience for the whole family at this alley featuring New England­style candlepin bowling and shoe rentals.

Coughlin Park

Boasting unbeatable views of Boston Harbor and the downtown skyline, this recently renovated park offers a seaside walking and hiking trail, green spaces for Frisbee or picnics, tennis and basketball courts as well as safe, fun and interactive equipment for kids of all ages.

Deer Island and Boston Harborwalk

Need to stretch your legs and get a little fresh air? Located just minutes from the hotel, this 2.6­mile pathway is perfect for walking, jogging, fishing, picnicking or simply relaxing.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Boston’s main marketplace and meeting hall since 1743, this bustling indoor/outdoor mall is teeming with novelty carts, distinctive shops, national chain stores, street performers, food stands and restaurants in a vibrant historic setting.

Fenway Park

Hallowed ground to baseball purists, this cozy, quirky park has been the Boston Red Sox’s home field since 1912. Even when this beloved team isn’t playing, group tours and walking tours are available.

Freedom Trail

Set off on a 2.5­mile self­guided tour of the American Revolution’s most famous and fascinating sites. The journey starts at the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and ends at the famed Bunker Hill Monument.

Newbury Street

Famed Newbury Street  brings together internationally known designers, trendy boutiques, national retailers, and individually owned shops. Also find restaurants, art galleries and antiques mixed in with historic Boston brownstones.

New England Aquarium

The 200,000­gallon giant ocean tank is the centerpiece of the aquarium, Boston's most visited tourist attraction. Attractions include an IMAX theatre and the Whale Watching tours.

TD Banknorth Garden

New England's premier sports and entertainment arena is home to the NHL's Boston Bruins and the NBA's Boston Celtics, plus concerts and shows from some of the most famous names in music, comedy and theater.


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