Situated in the heart of the vibrant Theatre District, W Boston is conveniently located near some of the city's most exciting things to do. Take in the history of the area, indulge in a little retail therapy and watch Boston come alive after dark with performances, nightlife and more. Many local attractions are just steps away from our hotel doors. We are also located near several stops of the local subway system, The T. Explore our list of things to do below, and plan your visit today.
Boston Theater District
Located just outside our hotel
Step outside the W Boston into the vibrant Theatre District. From long-running performances to locally produced shows to Broadway tour appearances, the neighborhood always has something on stage to electrify your evening or weekend.
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Four-minute walk / 0.1 mi
Established in 1632, Boston Common is the oldest city park in the country. During the warmer months, check out festivals, food vendors, theater performances and more. In the winter, grab your friends and a pair of ice skates for gliding on the Frog Pond ice rink.
Boston Public Garden
Five-minute walk / 0.3 mi
Known as the first botanical garden in the United States, the Boston Public Garden is home to a large variety of carefully tended trees and flowers. The garden is also home to the famous "Make Way for Ducklings" statues. During the spring and summer, don't miss a ride on the Swan Boats, one of the most popular things to do in Boston for over 100 years.
Seven-minute walk / 0.3 mi
Immerse yourself in the history of Boston with a tour of 16 iconic sites along a two-and-a-half mile path through the city. Join a tour led by a costumed expert or grab a map and guide yourself from Boston Common all the way to the Bunker Hill Monument.
10-minute walk / 0.5 mi
Experience unparalleled shopping on this mile-long street, which is lined with brownstones. Shop at stores ranging from local boutiques to your favorite brand names.
11-minute subway ride or 18-minute walk / 0.8 mi
The Prudential Center, or "The Pru," is an icon in the Boston skyline. Stop by the Shops at Prudential Center at the base of the building, and check out some of the best views of the city from the observatory deck on the 50th floor.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
11-minute subway ride or 18-minute walk / 0.9 mi
During the daytime, stroll through the marketplace, which features brand-name shops and unique souvenirs, and learn about its history at the original Faneuil Hall building. Then, watch the area come alive at night with popular restaurants, bars and clubs.
20-minute subway ride / 1.8 mi
If you're a baseball fan, a visit to this legendary park should be at the top of your list of things to do. Revel with the team's fans and join in longtime traditions as they cheer on the eight-time world champion Boston Red Sox.