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Boston, MA Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 92
Total Sleeping Rooms 22,353
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 1,220
Committable Meeting Rooms* 119
Convention Center Space 2,700,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Exhibit Space 817,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 184,000 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $287
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $69
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $254
*Maximum for a single hotel

Boston, MA Key Stats for Meeting Planners

Time Zone: Eastern Time (ET)
Convention Center(s):
Hotel at Convention Center? Yes
Sleeping Rooms 1 Mile from Convention Center: 6,751
Airport(s): Destination Type(s):
  • Smoke-free Restaurants
  • Historic Destination
  • Special Event Venues
  • 137
  • Population
  • 667,137
  • Restaurants
  • 275
  • Country Code
  • 1
  • Sales Tax
  • 6.25%
  • Currency
  • U.S. Dollar
  • Standard Tipping Practice
  • 10-20%
  • Electricity
  • 120V / 60Hz
  • Official Languages
  • English
Credit Cards and Travelers Cheques widely accepted? Yes

All average costs based on U.S. Government Per Diem rates as published by the U.S. General Services Administration.

Boston, MA Area Destinations

Population Meeting Hotels Hotel Rooms Special Event Venues
Boston South Shore, MA 400,000 40 2,800 45
Faneuil Hall Boston, MA - 5 - 5
Boston North Shore, MA 750,000 45 2,000 60
Back Bay, MA - 16 4,779 5
Brookline Boston, MA 58,732 4 443 7
Boston Logan, MA - 8 1,586 5
Boston Seaport, MA - 5 189 5

Cities Near Boston, MA

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Providence, RI 51 mi 57 min n/a N/A
Worchester, MA 48 mi 52 min n/a N/A
Hartford, CT 101 mi 1 hr 36 min 3 hr 8 min USD $312+
New York, NY 215 mi 4 hr 4 min 1 hr 10 min USD $128+
Philadelphia, PA 309 mi 5 hr 23 min 1 hr 25 min USD $225+
Washington, DC 439 mi 7 hr 21 min 1 hr 30 min USD $108+

Boston, MA Climate Information

JanFeb MarApr MayJun JulAug SepOct NovDec
Avg. High (°F) 36 38 45 56 67 77 82 80 73 63 52 41
Avg. Low (°F) 22 23 31 40 50 59 65 64 57 47 38 27
Rec. High (°F) 72 70 85 94 95 100 102 102 100 90 83 73
Rec. Low (°F) -12 -4 1 16 34 45 50 47 37 28 15 -7
Rainfall (in) 3.8 3.5 4.0 3.7 3.4 3.0 2.8 3.6 3.3 3.3 4.4 4.2

Boston weather varies greatly, sometimes causing vast temperature swings over the course of only a few days. Summers are typically hot and humid, filled with sunshine and temperatures averaging around 82°F during the warmest month of July. Winters are cold with temperatures averaging 37°F during the coldest month of January.

Boston receives about 42 inches of snow a year, most of which is the result of north-easterly storms. January and March see the highest amount of average precipitation at 3.9 inches. Guests should visit the city during late spring or early fall, when pleasant temperatures and low precipitation allow them to get outside and enjoy the foliage transition from one season to the next.

 
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