Within easy reach of your Four Seasons Boston guest room or luxury suite are other options for sports or active enjoyment, including golf, the Charles River Esplanade and the Frog Pond in the heart of Boston Common. For further ideas or details on recreational activities in Boston, our Concierge is always pleased to advise and assist you.
The Hotel is ideally situated for runners, joggers and walkers, with a variety of trails close by. Meander through Boston Public Garden, past rare and unusual plants and the famous Swan Boats that have been operating for more than 130 years, or check out the trails that crisscross the historic Boston Common, the oldest public park in America. Another popular mixed-use route runs alongside both shores of the Charles River, with a number of bridges along the way to allow for shorter loops. Want to follow in the footsteps of runners in the Boston Marathon? Head out to the final part of the route on Boylston and Beacon Streets, just steps from the lobby doors.
Shaker Hills Golf Club
Conveniently located in the beautiful New England town of Harvard, Massachusetts, Shaker Hills Golf Club is the perfect choice for your golf outing. It has a multiple tee system that is designed to provide a challenge for golfers of all levels of ability as well as the utmost in golfing enjoyment. Bent grass tees, fairways, greens, valet bag service and a fully stocked pro shop contribute to its private club atmosphere. In 1993, due to its championship layout, Golf Digest ranked Shaker Hills Golf Club as the best public golf course in Massachusetts.
Stow Acres Country Club
This course offers the best in public golf and the ultimate guest experience. Stow Acres Country Club has two courses, each with its own unique setting. Since 1997, GSO Magazine has recognized our pro shop as one of the top 100 golf shops. Planned events are available for groups of various sizes: ranging from 20 to 288 players.
Granite Links Golf Club
Voted one of the country's top 10 best new upscale golf courses by Golf Digest, Granite Links Golf Club is a private club that provides a limited level of public access and is conveniently located just 10 miles (16 kilometres) from the Hotel. 27 challenging holes of links-style golf offer scenic vistas including breathtaking views of Boston’s skyline to the north, the Harbor Islands to the south and east and the densely forested backdrop of the Blue Hills Reservation to the west.
Outdoor City Adventures
Charles River Esplanade
17 miles of riverside paths and parks make for the perfect morning jog, evening stroll or picnic. Watch boats and racing college crews whiz by; rent a sailboat or enjoy free music at the Hatch Memorial Shell during the summer months. One of the most beautiful spots in Boston, the Esplanade boasts beautiful city views.
For over 130 years, the Swan Boats have been an integral part of the Boston experience. During the Spring, Summer and Fall months, these world renowned boats cruise the waters of the Public Garden just across the street, providing visitors with a unique memory.
Sitting at the heart of the Boston Common, one of America's oldest public parks, Frog Pond is an ice skating rink in the cold weather months and a summer spray pool with a children's carousel in the warm weather months. There are always fun and exciting activities for residents and tourists alike, as well as a year-round cafe for fun snacks or beverages.
Tour Boston aboard an amphibious vehicle guided by your very own ConDUCKtour. Cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom, from the gold-domed State House to the Bunker Hill Monument, Newbury Street, Quincy Market and beyond. Also make a splash in the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes. Contact the Concierge for assistance purchasing advance tickets, as this is a sell-out activity.
- Children's Museum
- Community Boating on the Charles River Esplanade
- Constitution Museum
- Duck Tours (city tour)
- Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox stadium)
- Franklin Park Zoo
- Harvard Square
- John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
- Museum of Science
- New England Aquarium
- Newbury and Charles Streets
- North End, the City's oldest neighbourhood
- Paul Revere's House
- Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall