We know, we know. There’s going to be so much action happening within the walls of the Westin Boston Waterfront May 2-4—at the Content Marketing Conference, of course—but what if you want to check out what’s on offer outside of the hotel? We’ve prepared a mini travelers guide for you here, in case you need some inspiration in between sessions.

Located within walking, trolley, or Uber distance from many of Boston’s most illustrious and storied attractions, landmarks, and eateries, the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel is truly a gem of the Seaport District. While it boasts its own cool features (Vertical garden! Indoor pool! Fitness studio!) and mouth-watering dining options, why not step outside to explore the nearby…


Spirit of Boston Cruise – Take an 8-minute walk, board a ship, and enjoy a leisurely cruise around Boston Harbor.

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum – This “revolutionary experience” has been voted #1 “Best Patriotic Attraction” by USA Today.

Boston Fire Museum – The Congress Street Fire Station, which houses the museum, was built in 1891 and is now in the National Register of Historic Places, making it a must-see for history buffs and fans of first responders alike.

The Institute of Contemporary Art – Aside from treating visitors to spectacular Boston Harbor views, the museum’s current exhibitions include Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today and Wangechi Mutu’s A Promise to Communicate…both sound perfect for content marketers, no?

New England Aquarium – The choice destination for conference-goers who want to learn about the sea life unique to the region.

Babbo Pizzeria – We dare you to look at the wood-burning brick oven pizza on Babbo’s homepage and not head straight over there.

Bastille Kitchen – This rustic eatery offers inspired French cuisine. Magnifique!

Blue Dragon – Tapas style Asian fusion and specialty cocktails? Table for 2, pronto.

Flour Bakery & Café – Fortunately for those of us with a sweet tooth, there are several Flour locations around the Boston area.

Granary Tavern – This 250-seat restaurant and “gastropub” is housed in a building dating back to 1816, making it a feast for the eyes and the belly.

Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall – Your go-to destination for pretzels that go down really smoothly with a (very wide) variety of microbrews.


Needless to say, there’s way more to do, see, and eat around Boston. This should get you started. See you at #CMC 18!