Aerial view of the Sephora, with its freeform metal roof in the foreground, shown in its new historical context within Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace. (© Cole Smothers)

Modern city life wouldn’t be complete without iconic spaces like the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which affords people an inextricable link to Boston’s eclectic and open culture. This summer, visit Boston and engage in a one of a kind city adventure by making sure that you visit the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

The entire area is actually four distinct locations in one: Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market, and South Market. In the summertime, this is the place to be because of the perfect mix of activities and stores that will keep you in a festive and fun mood throughout your stay.

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Boston Harbor Skyline

Boston is definitely one of those cities where surprises just keep on coming, and there is always something great to look forward to when you visit. If you haven’t explored Boston recently, know that there are always awesome ways to make the most out of your trip to this eclectic and well-loved city. Your best and most memorable trip to Boston begins with our rundown of the top five fun things to do near the Boston Harbor.

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Boston Seaport District

The Boston Seaport District offers a wealth of enjoyment to guests and there is an almost endless itinerary of places to visit. If you are planning to visit Boston this summer, you needn’t worry about bringing your kids, because there will definitely be plenty to do when you arrive.

If you have children and teens in tow, our first recommendation would be the Boston Children’s Museum, which has always been a crowd favorite and is a satisfying retreat for kids and adults because of its awesome exhibits, including the “New Balance Climb” and “Science Playground.” Thick physical science meets awesome – that’s the gist of what the interactive exhibits are all about. There are also seasonal art programs, so make sure you visit the Boston Children’s Museum’s website to get the schedules for those if you are interested.

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace - Quincy Market

Visiting Boston would not be complete without an afternoon at the famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Jovial and always festive, the kind of eclectic spirit found at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a signature Boston experience, and if you have been looking for a ‘snapshot’ or ‘slice of life’ type of tourist attraction, this would be the perfect place to start. Measuring a whopping 200,000 square feet, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is occupied by dozens of retailers and office, and its famed cobblestone paths are filled with musicians and street performers with the most memorable and entertaining routines.

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The Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston is known for its postmodernity, its openness to art, music, and culture, and best of all – the city itself inspires drive and creativity like none other. That’s why staying at The Envoy Hotel, a Seaport Boston Hotel, makes complete sense if you are interested in visiting nearby cultural centers and attractions, including the Institute of Contemporary Art. As of this writing, the ICA Boston is featuring William Forsythe’s Choreographic Objects (Oct. 31, 2018-Feb. 21,2019), Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company: Analogy Trilogy, Sundance Film Festival Shorts, and the February School Vacation Week: Stories You Can See.

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The Envoy Hotel Boston - Lookout Rooftop Bar

Innovation District has always been one of the best areas in Boston to begin your tour of this grand city, and The Envoy Hotel is one of the premier choices for accommodations at Boston’s seaport district.

Surrounded by water and the magnificent city skyline, The Envoy Hotel boasts of luxurious, modern accommodations fit for every type of guests, and renowned five-star service that will surely make your stay a classy and memorable one.

The rooms are sophisticated, savvy and spacious, making them perfect areas for rest, luxuriating and creativity. Get inspired with modern architecture as you have never seen it – a mix of innovation, class, and comfort that will make your stay in Boston magical.

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Boston Children's Museum

The Boston Children’s Museum has been serving the greater Boston area for a hundred years, and is recognized as a leader in the global museum community.

Visited annually by droves of families and kids, this kid-friendly museum is actually a research institution that focuses on children’s exhibits, educational exhibits, and many more.

Visiting the Boston Children’s Museum is visiting a unique haven for many kinds of learning experiences for kids, and the impact the museum can have on children is invaluable. The Boston Children’s Museum also curates and maintains a unique collection of museum items numbering 50,000 as of last count.

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The holiday season is in full swing – streets are bustling, inboxes are overflowing, and party invitations are filling up your calendar. It’s enough to make anyone feel overwhelmed, but don’t let the chaos Scrooge up your holidays. Show yourself a little appreciation during this time of giving by booking a getaway during our Cyber Monday sale. Escape to our charming boutique hotel in a vibrant Boston neighborhood to experience some of the nation’s best restaurants, art and culture.

Treat yourself and then spread the love to your destination’s local organizations. Cash in some of that Cyber Monday savings to support the places that keep the neighborhood thriving. Keep Boston looking as sharp as your vacation ‘grams and humble brags when you buy, eat, and go local.

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The Envoy Hotel Boston Seaport District

The Boston Seaport District is pretty much like the sea: stunning surface that’s even more meaningful when you go deeper into it, and has a universal appeal to all tourists regardless of where they came from originally. Whether you are a US tourist or a globetrotter, the Boston Seaport District should definitely be on your bucket list for travel.

Among the great places that you can visit here are:

– Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – Tons of conferences and exhibits are held in this place, as well as smaller events that involve local/international culture, music, and art. One of the busiest places in the city and for good reason: business, industries, and other sectors meet here to explore and discuss every month.

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Envoy Hotel Guest Room

The Envoy Hotel in Boston is one of the best places to stay when you want to enjoy the local city culture, dining, and more.

In addition to having wonderful accommodations, courteous staff, its own iconic bar upstairs and full-service kitchen downstairs, the Envoy Hotel is also very generous with its promotions.

This year, the Envoy Hotel is headlining four wonderful promotions for the hotel that you may want to check out if you have always wanted to enjoy Boston in absolute comfort and class. The first promotion is the “Whenever Weekends at the Envoy.” Book your stay today and use the promo code ZX0.

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