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For the Boston Marathon, Plan on a Big Weekend

Boston is once again gearing up for its world-famous marathon. Join the excitement in April and run in the race, or cheer on participants from the sidelines. Whichever way you enjoy the Boston Marathon, make sure you stick around and check out things to do in Boston, too.

Boston Events Before, During, and After Marathon Monday

Plan on a whole weekend in Boston leading up to the marathon.


On the Friday before the marathon, pick up your race number at John B. Hynes Convention Center in the morning, then leave the rest of the weekend to sight-see.
Boston is a storied city. Just a few of the historical sights and places of note you can visit include the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, the Paul Revere House, the Freedom Trail, and the Old South Meeting House, where the American Revolution was born.

Marathon Monday

Monday, April 17 is the big day. Lace up your running shoes and pin on your number; waves of runners will begin at 8:50 and continue until 11:15.

Other Boston Attractions

The city is more than just historic. Other things to do in Boston are fun for the whole family. Pay a visit to the New England Aquarium, or hop aboard one of the Swan Boats of Boston. Go whale watching, see a baseball game at Fenway, or head to the famous Boston Children’s Museum.

If you’re staying in Boston over the weekend, consider choosing us here at Marriott Burlington. Our Advance Purchase Special lets you save big when you book seven days in advance for a weekday trip, or three days in advance for a weekend stay. You’ll also enjoy an included breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids under 12.