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VENUES

JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, MA

Dramatically situated on the waterfront with a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum is still considered by I.M. Pei to be his best design. This venue offers both the rare opportunity to experience the legacy of President Kennedy’s thousand days, and come away inspired by his vision that one person can make a difference.

The Library is an outstanding, educational research center focusing on the 35th President of the United States and the American system of politics and government. Guests will be invited to explore the life and administration of this beloved 20th century statesman, as portrayed in more than twenty exhibits featuring rare film and television footage, historic documents, personal family keepsakes, treasures from the White House and gifts from throughout the world.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

The mission of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

Current research and education areas include digital learning; nanotechnology; sustainable energy, the environment, climate adaptation, and global water and food security; Big Data, cybersecurity, robotics, and artificial intelligence; human health, including cancer, HIV, autism, Alzheimer’s, and dyslexia; biological engineering and CRISPR technology; poverty alleviation; advanced manufacturing; and innovation and entrepreneurship.

Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA

Symphony Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest concert halls in the world. This historic Boston venue opened on October 15, 1900 with an inaugural gala led by music director Wilhelm Gericke. The architects, McKim, Mead & White of New York, engaged Wallace Clement Sabine, a young assistant professor of physics at Harvard, as their acoustical consultant, and Symphony Hall became the first auditorium designed in accordance with scientifically derived acoustical principles.

Harvard University
Harvard Science Center
1 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA

Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and has 12 degree-granting schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate and professional students and more than 360,000 alumni around the world.

State Room
60 State Street, 33rd Floor
Boston, MA

Perched atop Sixty State Street skyscraper, the State Room is an urban event space offering unmatched views of the harbor and city.

Museum of Fine Arts
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

The original Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years, the collection and number of visitors grew exponentially, and in 1909 the Museum moved to its current home on Huntington Avenue.

Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art and welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Below are some suggestions in close proximity to The Four Seasons:

Boston Museum of Science
Distance from hotel: 10-minute taxi ride

The Boston Museum of Science boasts an extensive collection of exciting science-based exhibits, both permanent and temporary. The Museum of Science features a Butterfly Garden, IMAX films and Planetarium shows, plus more than 700 interactive permanent exhibits, live presentations and more.


Duck Tours – Boston
Distance from hotel: Less than a 10-minute taxi ride

Aboard a World War II amphibious landing craft that travels through the city streets and splashes down into the Charles River, you will see and hear all the sights and stories of Boston.


Fenway Park
Distance from hotel: 10-minute taxi ride

“Americas Most Beloved Ballpark,” Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox. Built in 1912, Fenway Park remains one of the oldest major league ballparks in history. Experience a Fenway Park tour, where visitors can see the home of the Red Sox legends and the unique view from the famous Green Monster, overlooking left field.


Institute of Contemporary Art
Distance from hotel: 10-minute taxi ride

Discover something new at the Institute of Contemporary Art, which offers a variety of film, music, dance, tours and energetic exhibitions, located on the scenic Boston Harbor.


Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Distance from hotel: 10-minute taxi ride

Modeled after a Venetian palazzo, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses one of the world’s most remarkable art collections. Opened in 1903 by Isabella Stewart Gardner, an American art collector, philanthropist and patron of the arts, the museum includes significant examples of European, Asian, and American art, from paintings and sculpture to tapestries and decorative arts.


MIT Museum
Distance from hotel: 15-minute taxi ride

The MIT Museum, located in beautiful Cambridge, consists of demonstrations, workshops and conversations inviting visitors to participate in enduring research and innovation. The MIT Museum’s purpose is to preserve objects that will benefit faculty and staff in the development of modern science and technology.


Russell Museum of Medical History & Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
Distance from hotel: 10-minute walk / 5-minute taxi ride

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation showcases Massachusetts General Hospital’s long-standing commitment to innovation. The Main Gallery, located on the first floor, houses nearly 2,000 square feet of exhibits organized around various medical themes.

PLACES TO STROLL

Boston Public Garden
Distance from hotel: Across the street

The Boston Public Garden was the country’s first public botanical garden. Take a short stroll and enjoy the rich floral arrangements & gardens, the monuments and fountains, the famous ‘Make Way for the Ducklings’ statue and even hop on one of the iconic Swan Boats for a leisurely boat ride around the lagoon.


Freedom Trail through Boston Common
Distance from hotel: 15-25-minute walk through the main part of the trail

The Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile, red-lined route leads you to 16 historically significant sites — each one an authentic treasure. Explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds and learn about the brave people who shaped our nation. Discover the rich history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, where every step tells a story.


Newbury Street
Distance from hotel: Less than a 5-minute walk

Seated in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Newbury Street is home to eight blocks of unique boutiques, salons and fantastic dining. Originally a residential neighborhood built during the 19th century, Newbury Street maintains its European architectural flair. Locals often called Boston’s most enchanting street.

WEATHER & ATTIRE

June is a spring month in Boston. Conditions are generally warm and sunny, with low humidity. The average daytime temperature is 75°F (24°C) with an average of 57°F (14°C) in the evenings. A mid-weight sweater or light coat, as well as dressing in layers, is recommended for the evenings.

Please check the weather forecast before departure for the most up-to-date information on actual weather conditions.

Suggested attire for the Global Gathering daytime events is business casual. Attire for the evening events are as follows:

  • Opening Gala: Cocktail Attire
  • Symphony Hall: Cocktail Attire
  • Finale Gala: Cocktail Attire