Explore Boston

A Perfect Hotel Location for Your Boston Family Vacation

When it comes to Boston family travel and tourism attractions, The Eliot Hotel is located in Boston’s prestigious Back Bay, just steps from the many boutiques and restaurants on Newbury Street and Copley Square.
Here's a glimpse of the Boston area attractions awaiting your arrival.

 

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

617-973-5200

The New England Aquarium has been a leader in ocean exploration and conservations since its opening in 1969.  Combining education and entertainment, the Aquarium’s 187,000-gallon tank is home to many species as well as a living coral reef.

Website: New England Aquarium

 

Boston Children’s Museum

308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210

617-426-6500

For over 100 years, Boston Children’s Museum has been engaging children in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning.  The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on 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

Website:  Boston Children's Museum

 

Institute of Contemporary Art

100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

617-478-3103

The Institute of Contemporary Art has been exhibiting modern art since its founding as the Boston Museum of Modern Art in 1936.  The museum houses a permanent exhibit of major works by modern artists as well as visiting exhibitions throughout the year.  The museum’s waterfront location and dramatic architecture are also an attraction to visitors.

Website: Institute of Contemporary Art

 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 The Fenway, Boson, MA 02115

617-566-1401

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum was established in 1903 by its namesake, an American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts.  Designed after a 15th-century Venetian palace, the Museum contains over 2500 pieces of art, many collected personally by Ms. Gardner, as well as a beautiful garden courtyard.

Website: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

617-267-9300

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the most comprehensive museums in the world, with a collection that includes over 450,000 pieces.  The exhibits feature art from Ancient Egypt to European and American masterpieces to contemporary pieces.  The MFA also showcases traveling exhibitions.  In 2010, the Art of the Americas Wing opened with four floors of American art from ancient to modern.

Website: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

617-723-2500

Founded in 1830, the Museum of Science features over 400 interactive exhibits, as well as live presentations throughout the day.  The Museum is also home to over 100 live animals, as well as the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni IMAX theatre.

Website: Museum of Science