Hynes Convention Center – Things To Do With Your Team

Have some fun in downtown Boston during your trip to the Hynes Convention Center! Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the facility is a remarkable place to be for a tournament.

You and your team can enjoy 193,000 square feet of exhibit halls that can house up to four events simultaneously. The staff at Hynes is great at what they do, and you can count on the tournament running smoothly. Thrilling nearby attractions can keep your team entertained when you aren’t busy competing.


Things to Do

Boston Duck Tours

Boston is a city rich in history, dating back all the way to a time when the United States didn’t even exist yet. There are so many interesting facts about Boston and awesome places to see, but you won’t be able to experience all of it on your own.

That’s where Boston Duck Tours comes in. Since one of their tour pickup spots is at the Prudential Center, only a five minute walk from the Hynes Convention Center, you have an incredibly informative and amusing activity to enjoy with your team right around the block.

Your comically-named ConDUCKtor will drive you around in a World War II-style amphibious vehicle and show you Boston’s landmarks. From Bunker Hill to Copley Square and more, plan on your 80-minute tour to be packed with historic sights and fascinating tidbits of Boston’s past. Probably the most memorable part of the tour, the ConDUCKtor will pilot the vehicle off the road, right on into the Charles River. From the river you can see spectacular views of Boston and Cambridge.

Boston Duck Tours are held from the end of March to the end of November and depart every half hour. Don’t miss out on sightseeing like never before and take a ride on the Duck Tour. 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199


Fenway Park

Don’t pass up the chance to take a guided tour of major league baseball’s oldest ballpark during your team’s visit to the Hynes Convention Center. Home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park has been an integral part of the city since 1912.

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During the one hour tour, you and your team will see the famous Green Monster. This 37-foot wall in left field is a baseball legend in its own right. Bring your cameras and enjoy views of Fenway that most people never get to see. While you walk around the stadium, your knowledgeable tour guide will educate you on the history of past and present players, teams, and the ball club in general.

If you want to experience Fenway but are pressed for time, you’re in luck. The ballpark offers a quick tour called “Fenway in Fifteen” where they give you a brief overview of the stadium and show you a few of the sights of the full tour.

Tours are held year round. To qualify for a group discount, you must have 12 or more people. 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215


Kings Dining & Entertainment

There’s so much to do in Boston, but sometimes you just want to hunker down in one spot and have some fun. Right around the corner from Hynes Convention Center, Kings Dining & Entertainment awaits to show you a good time. This modern bowling alley has more than enough lanes for your team. You won’t need to worry about waiting.

The Kings experience wouldn’t be complete without spending some time in the arcade. Compete against up to three other people at their four-player air hockey. Show off your skills at billiards, darts, and ping pong too. Classics like Skee-Ball and Pac-Man can also be found at Kings’ arcade.

Another benefit of going to Kings is the delicious food. You won’t have to stop the fun around lunchtime and can play straight through the afternoon. Between dishes like loaded sweet potato waffle fries, buffalo chicken wontons, wings, pizza, sandwiches, tacos, and burgers, your team won’t leave hungry; Kings will make sure of that. 50 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115


Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Catch your breath and get some fresh air at Commonwealth Avenue Mall. This destination is a park, not a mall, and it’s the perfect place to relax. Established in the second half of the 19th century, the park consists of 32-acres for you to explore.

Besides a ton of trees and benches, Commonwealth Avenue Mall is a popular spot among local artists and you can bet on encountering some public art displays during your stroll. Your walk through the park will be full of old, beautifully-kept brownstone houses on either side as well as some other remarkable buildings. Stop by Commonwealth Avenue Mall in your spare time for a different side of Boston that isn’t as fast-paced. 484 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116


Skywalk Observatory

Check out the Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center for a bird’s-eye view of Boston. Gaze at and appreciate a 360-degree view of the entire city. An audio guide is available that points out many of the historic and cultural landmarks visible from the observation deck. Groups of 20 or larger are eligible for group rates and for every 20 paying customers, one gets in free. 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199


Places to Eat

Boston Burger Company

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There’s nothing like a tasty, freshly grilled burger. If the craving for a hamburger gets to be too much to handle while you’re at the Hynes Convention Center, rest assured that you won’t have far to go to satisfy your hunger.

Boston Burger Company’s menu is stocked with all kinds of burger options; 31 to be exact. Deciding which one to get might be too tall a task for some, but fortunately, you can build your own if you’re looking for something a little different.

You can’t enjoy a hamburger without French fries. The folks at Boston Burger Company provide 13 fry recipes to accompany your juicy burger. Boneless wings and sandwiches are a few other options your team has the luxury to pick from. No meal is complete without dessert. Order one of the giant Freak Frappes, full of ice cream, cookie morsels, fruit, and more. 1100 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215


Luke’s Lobster

One of the many reasons why Boston is such a beloved city is the high-quality, freshly-caught seafood. It’s practically a requirement to get some during your stay.

Treat your stomach and taste buds to some fantastic sandwiches at Luke’s Lobster. You may find a small menu at this restaurant, but because the food is so good, you don’t need a lot of choices to be content.

The three stars of the show are Luke’s lobster roll, crab roll, and shrimp roll. All three of these sandwiches are stuffed with fresh fish and are guaranteed to please. A couple honorable mentions to consider at Luke’s are the lobster and corn and clam chowders. 75 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116


Pho Basil

Notorious for its frigid winters, Boston’s cold weather is nothing to joke about. Visiting during the colder months will definitely limit the attractions available to you, but you can count on Pho Basil’s hot noodle soups year round to warm you up.

This Vietnamese restaurant specializes in pho noodle soups full of vegetables, meats, and spices. You can’t go wrong ordering stir-fry, chicken, beef, or a duck entrée either. 177 Massachusetts Ave A, Boston, MA 02115


Zest Mediterranean Grille

A casual Mediterranean dining spot near Hynes Convention Center, Zest Mediterranean Grille cooks up great food quick and for cheap prices.

Whether you like your meats and vegetables skewered on kebabs, resting on a plate, rolled up, or in a salad, Zest aims to please. Any fans of hummus or falafel will be pleased with Zest Mediterranean Grill’s authentic take on the two ever-popular dishes. 1076 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215


Many of Boston’s famous landmarks and exciting attractions are not far from the Hynes Convention Center. Set aside some time to discover the city during your stay. You and the team will have a trip full of amusement, excellent food, and a lot of laughs.