What to Do When You're At Boston's Hynes Convention Center

Centrally located in Boston's Back Bay, the Hynes Convention Center makes exploring the city easy. While at the Hynes you'll find yourself surrounded by some of the best shopping, museums, tours, landmarks, and activities the city has to offer. Add to that neighborhoods that border Back Bay and you have the chance of turning a week of business into one of pleasure.

Connected to the Hynes, you'll find Boston's Prudential Center, under this atrium inspired glass topped dome you'll not only find some of the best shopping in the city, but also some of the best views. Guaranteed to make you smile, a ticket to the Skywalk Observatory will show you the city from high above. 

Within walking distance you'll find an array of cultural options for your enjoyment including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Public Library, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All worthy of a visit. 

Those looking to spend some times outdoors, either exercising, enjoying the scenery, or exploring can saunter to the Charles River Esplanade where you'll find locals living it up on the river's edge, or walk on over to the Boston Public Garden where the famous Swan Boats are accompanied by a stunning landscape.

But if you'd like to get a good look at all of Boston in one outing, without much walking, a Duck Tour has you covered and takes off just a few blocks away from the Hynes. 


Boston Public Garden


Take a leisurely stroll through the oldest botanical garden in the United States and get a feel for Boston's charm and grace. 1877 marks the start of the Garden's fame for the Swan Boats that float along the pond when the weather warms; a...  Read More

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


View works of art by Rembrandt, Dante, Degas, Raphael and Michelangelo as well as the many others that are on display from the personal collection of Ms. Gardner. Once her home, it is more like a mansion than a museum. The art inside reflects...  Read More



Board a WWII-style amphibious landing vehicle, and get ready for a thrilling ride that's sure to make a splash with the little ones. Children of all ages will love learning about Beantown from a knowledgeable "ConDUCKtor." The tour highlights...  Read More



Beautiful Victorian homes, tantalizing restaurants, and peaceful parks outline this unique and artistic area. On the inside, visitors will quickly notice the diversity that defines the atmosphere. Residents of this area are culturally,...  Read More

Boston Public Library


The first public library in the United States, Boston's institution not only houses a wide variety of literary works (over 6 million), but also displays the creations of visual artists. Many works remain permanently in the library while others...  Read More



Site of Boston's annual Fourth of July gala, the Esplanade runs along the southern bank of the Charles River, creating a delightful landscape of manicured lawns, gardens, and children's playgrounds. The city's impressive skyline provides a...  Read More

Fenway Park


Boston fans are crazy about baseball. Ask many and they will claim it as their religion, and offer Fenway as their place of worship. If a game is out of reach, or you want to get a good look inside this registered historical landmark, enjoy a...  Read More

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The MFA is one of the largest museums around. An entire day could be spent admiring the works, both ancient and modern, that live within these walls. Along with many amazing (and famous) paintings, the MFA offers visitors the chance to enjoy...  Read More

Boston Symphony Orchestra
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The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the most respected orchestras in the world and Housed in one of the best designed (acoustically) music halls in the world, Boston Symphony Hall. Playing host to a variety of concerts throughout the year,...  Read More

The Shops at Prudential Center
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Billed as one of the Northeast's top shopping destinations, the exclusive Prudential Center offers well over 75 retail establishments, including Barnes & Noble, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lacoste, Lord & Taylor, and Club Monaco. The mall also...  Read More


Meet Jessica Polizzotti

Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

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