New England has seen a bitterly cold 2018 so far, and with winter in full swing, many are counting down to spring. Luckily, when you visit Royal Sonesta Boston both Boston and Cambridge are at your doorstep, and indoor activities abound. The hotel’s location is perfect for a shopping getaway, college visits to MIT, browsing museums, taking in live shows, and more. What are some top suggestions for when you visit Royal Sonesta Boston?

Museum of Science

Boston’s renowned Museum of Science is less than a five minute walk from Royal Sonesta Boston and features some fascinating exhibits, a planetarium, great views, and opportunities for learning around every corner. Foodies will love their Gastropod events, which focus on food and feature a three course meal, food science, experiments, interactive tasting, and more. The next Gastropod event is February 7.

Be sure to check out the Little Scientists hotel package, which features Museum of Science tickets and milk and cookies!


Just across the street from Royal Sonesta Boston, you’ll find the newly renovated Cambridgeside , which is home to over 100 shops and restaurants, all indoors, with toasty warm space for walking around and getting some steps in. Whether you need to pick up something you forgot at home, or need a new outfit for dinner out in Boston, Cambridgeside has a wide selection of stores for every taste, housed in a fresh and inviting new space. Cambridgeside offers a shuttle to Kendall Square, which is also walking distance from the hotel, if you don’t mind spending just a bit of time in the cold!

TD Garden

Bruins and Celtics games and world class entertainment all happen at TD Garden, a short walk from Royal Sonesta Boston. This historic Boston landmark is a special place to spend an afternoon or evening enjoying sports or musical entertainment.

The Garment District

If you’re interested in a completely different shopping experience, The Garment District, a short walk or ride from Royal Sonesta Boston, is a must-visit. Here you will find an abundance of new and secondhand clothing items, costumes, accessories, funky decor, and clothing by the pound! Fashionistas, lovers of eras gone by, and budget shoppers should be sure to visit.

MIT Museum

You don’t have to be an MIT student to soak up the knowledge that this famous campus is known for. The MIT Museum is open daily from 10-5 and offers collections on science and technology, holography, architecture and design, and more. Current exhibitions include Robots and Beyond, Big Bang Data, and Hart Nautical Gallery. The Museum is even more fun for kids on Saturdays from 12-4 during its hands on Idea Hub program.

Staying fit in the winter isn’t a problem when you #StaySonesta at Royal Sonesta Boston!Learn about indoor and outdoor fitness options here.