Saturday, November 15, 2014

We found Nemo at the Boston Waterfront

We enjoyed meeting Myrtle, the giant turtle and we found Nemo at the New England Aquarium (‏@NEAQ). They even have dragons! (Sea-dragon, to be precise) But the penguins were the cutest to watch.


Make sure that you spend time researching to check out ticket pricing discounts, because the cost is a bit steep. We paid about $100 for 3 adults and a 3 year old. It is located at 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA.

We stayed at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. They have a nice fireplace in the foyer lounge that was nice to step into from the freezing cold outside. Unfortunately, they did not have the warm fireplace on the next morning. It would have been pleasant to feel comforted from the frigid weather. Can’t imagine why they don’t use it if they have it, considering that it is easy to switch on the fake fire. I had the feeling that the hotel concentrates all their efforts on Weddings. The noisy wedding, the previous night resulted in a grumpy me after not getting enough beauty sleep. The Breakfast buffet is good but a bit pricey. $40 per person. Marriott Reward Platinum Elite members get a Continental breakfast for free but we had guests and had to pay for the full breakfast. It is the first hotel of their brands that enforced the Continental Breakfast rule. Most of the other hotels just let Elite members have the full buffet,since it is usually “self service.WP_20141101_22_36_17_Pro

The Aquarium is at Central Wharf, and their website stated that they are next to the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel and near Faneuil Hall/ Quincy Market, but the walk from Faneuil Hall seemed very long in the freezing rain. We decided to take an Uber car to return to our parked car at Faneuil Hall. The Aquarium can be accessed by MBTA/subway and boat, on a good day but we had miserable weather. The only way to exit the Aquarium is through the gift shop. This is not so easily done with a child grabbing at all the Disney fish toys, though it was a delight to watch the little Angels face as she discovered all the amazing sea creatures.

1 comment:

  1. the New England Aquarium is a great place to take kids in any weather (its indoors)