Boston Family Staycations for the Winter

November 4, 2011 2:02 AM

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(Photo Credit: Seaport Hotel)

(Photo Credit: Seaport Hotel)

- By Jodi Grundig

Do you want to get away for a weekend family vacation, but don’t have the budget or time to leave the area? Many local Boston hotels offer some fun family-friendly vacation packages – here are a few that are going on now!

CBS Boston Insider Tip: Most prices listed Do NOT include gratuities and taxes.

marriot Boston Family Staycations for the Winter

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Great Cookie Caper

The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
606 Congress Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
1.886.576.5550
Price: Starting at $169 per night
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With the Great Cookie Caper package at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, parents and kids receive tickets to the Boston Children’s Museum, a do-it-yourself cookie decorating kit, and a free in-room kid’s movie per night. You’ll also receive complimentary use of the health club and indoor pool, making it a great winter getaway.

seaport Boston Family Staycations for the Winter

(Photo Credit: Seaport Hotel)

SeaKids Pirates Package

Seaport Hotel Boston
One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
1.886.784.4000
Price: Starting at $219 per night
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Well, shiver me timbers. With the SeaKids Pirates Package at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, you’ll get overnight accommodations for a family of four, a goodie bag with amenities for the kids upon check-in, two adult and two children’s tickets to the Boston Children’s Museum and cookies and milk for the kids. In addition, the kids will be invited to select a special toy from the Seaport Treasure Chest. You’ll also receive access the Wave Fitness Center, which includes a lap pool.

Family Fun Weekends

Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston
40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02142
617.806.4200
Price: Starts at $219 per night
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The Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston offers a great year-round family package, which includes includes four passes to the Museum of Science, a plate of cookies and milk at bedtime, and complimentary use of the indoor/outdoor atrium-style swimming pool. The Sonesta is located near the CambridgeSide Galleria – perfect for some holiday shopping!

commonwealth Boston Family Staycations for the Winter

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Fenway Family Fun

Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
617.933.5000
Price: Starts at $319
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If your kids are fans of Fenway Park, they’ll love the Hotel Commonwealth’s Fenway Family Fun package. It includes four tickets to a behind-the-scenes tour of Fenway Park, a Red-Sox inspired baseball amenity, and access to the hotel’s board game and DVD selections.

4 seasons Boston Family Staycations for the Winter

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Kid-Kation Package

Four Seasons Boston
200 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617.338.4400
Price: $445 per night
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Want to explore one of Boston’s finest luxury hotels? With the Kid-Kation package, you’ll get a $30 breakfast credit, the chance to make-your-own-sundaes with the Ice Cream Man, access to the swimming pool, bathrobes and slippers for the whole family, choice of toys for the kids and much more. Stay on a Saturday, and kids aged 4-11 can participate in the very popular kids’ cookie-making class in the pastry shop.

Jodi Grundig is editor and publisher of Family-Friendly Boston, Family Travel Magazine, and Mom’s Favorite Stuff

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