Area Attractions

Save the date! A change in latitude, Grady Life attitude: Grady Fest V is coming to the Boston area August 19-20, 2016!

Grady Fest V is coming to Hingham Shipyard Marinas near Boston! Registration is available now! All of us at Grady-White are looking forward to all the fun, fellowship and activity at the greatest gathering of Grady owners and enthusiasts in the world!

Registration is $50 per person

Children 12 and under are FREE. The $50 Registration Fee covers a Commemorative Tote Bag, Hat, T-Shirt, and entry into the afternoon Clambake. Children 12 and under receive a Commemorative T-Shirt and entry into the afternoon Clambake.

What is Grady Fest V?

Only the greatest gathering of Grady-White owners, ever! Grady Fest is an incredible snapshot of The Grady Life at its finest. A change in latitude, but with the same attitude. The birthplace of this fabulous event was Punta Gorda, Florida, sponsored in 2008 by the Tarpon Coast Grady-White Club and Ingman Marine. FishTale Sales & Service along their Grady owners’ club hosted Grady Fest II, III and IV in Fort Myers, Florida. This year, Grady Fest V will take place at the historic Hingham Shipyard Marina, Hingham, Massachusetts, in partnership by Baert Marine, Cataumet Boats, Bayside Marine, and all the northeastern Grady-White clubs! The main event is held Saturday, August 20, but please join us for a Docktails party beginning 6 P.M., Friday, August 19. Featuring local fare, music, and a cash bar, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know new faces! Saturday events begin at 9 A.M. and run throughout the day with educational seminars and demonstrations, plus featured vendors for all your boating needs. Lunch is a New England style clambake. There’ll be live music on the Marlin Midway, and more! We encourage everyone to take advantage of the sites in Hingham and the Boston Bay area, before and after Grady Fest.

Charitable proceeds from this year’s Grady Fest benefit the Spirit of America Foundation. Spirit of America students collectively spend more than 61,000 hours on the water annually, and over 10,000 students have graduated from the programs to date. These programs seamlessly blend the fun of safe boating with educational opportunities for young participants to mature and gain self-esteem. For more information on Spirit of America Youth Boating Education, visit their website at




Hingham Shipyard Marinas

Located a mere three nautical miles to the open ocean and within easy reach of metropolitan Boston, Hingham Shipyard Marinas is the quintessential New England setting to make the most of life on the water. When contacting Hingham Shipyard Marinas be sure to mention Grady Fest!


Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel **Featured Hotel**

296 State St, Boston, MA 02109

Click here to reserve your room at the discounted rate of $325.00 from August 19-21, 2016 at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. The deadline to reserve a room at the discounted rate is July 28th (or until the room block is full). You are also welcome to reserve a room by calling Marriott Central Reservations at (877) 901-2078 and reference the Grady Fest Room Block.

Grady Fest Rate (Until July 28th) $325 per night
Direct access to ferry

The Boston Marriott Long Wharf welcomes you with sophisticated design and intuitive service, paving the way for a truly memorable hotel experience. Business travelers and vacationing families will love our convenient location along Boston's historic Long Wharf pier, just steps from the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and a host of other exciting attractions. The city's financial district is close by as well. Our beautifully appointed hotel rooms and suites are filled with superior amenities, including plush bedding, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, and well-lit workspaces with high-speed Internet access. Ask about our allergy-friendly rooms, and enjoy additional comfort for your Boston visit. Waterline, our on-site restaurant, features fresh New England dining and terrific waterfront views; our breathtaking harborside ballroom venues feature state-of-the-art technology, complemented by our expert planning services. We look forward to making you feel at home here at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf.

Seaport Hotel:
1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210
Rates beginning at $260 per night
Direct access to ferry

Located in the bustling Seaport District, one of Boston's most popular neighborhoods, the award-winning Seaport Hotel is an oasis in the heart of the city. Overlooking Boston Harbor and featuring dazzling city and water views, Seaport is the ideal location for business or pleasure with easy access to Logan Airport, the financial district and all major Boston attractions. The hotel's residential style décor will make you feel right at home, and amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi and complimentary access to one of the city's finest health clubs will enhance your stay even more.  We're also one of the greenest hotels in North America.

Boston Marriott Quincy:
1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, MA 02169
Standard rates $169 per night
Marina: 21 Minute Drive

Elegant, contemporary, and environmentally friendly, the Boston Marriott Quincy provides a home away from home for business travelers and vacationing families. Our picture-perfect hotel location in central Quincy places the best of the city at your doorstep and enables easy access to Boston, Plymouth, Cape Cod, and other nearby areas.Keep connected with high-speed or enhanced Internet access. Additional hotel amenities include on-site dining at Hancock's and Kilroy's Irish Pub.

Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree:
50 Forbes Road, Braintree MA
Starting at $209
Marina: 20 Minute Drive

Located within South Shore Place, Hyatt Place Boston / Braintree is designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Enjoy around-the-clock access to amenities like our 24-hour StayFit™ Gym and made-to-order foods from our 24/7 Gallery Menu. Enjoy one of our spacious, contemporary styled rooms fitted with the modern travel amenities you need to really feel at home. Our rooms and suites feature a Hyatt Grand Bed®, KenetMD™ bath amenities and a Cozy Corner Sofa Sleeper. As a guest of our hotel Braintree, MA, you’ll also enjoy free Wi-Fi everywhere and a business center. Wake up to freshly prepared skillets and multigrain breads with our free a.m. Kitchen Skillet™ served daily.

Holiday Inn Express Braintree:
190 Wood Road, Braintree MA 02184
Standard room $169
Marina: 21 Minute Drive

Less than 15 miles south of downtown Boston and Boston - Logan International Airport (BOS), the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel Braintree enables convenient access to the country's historical epicenter. This location in Braintree places the hotel's patrons just off Route 93, near some of the nation's most famous attractions and prominent businesses. Guests find it easy to work on site thanks to free hotel-wide Wi-Fi access and a well-equipped Business Center with print and copy services. Boston highlights like Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium are also within a short distance of the hotel, so guests can plan to see the NFL's Patriots and MLB's Red Sox in action. The hotel's location in Braintree, Massachusetts is also close to historic sites like the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum and family favorites like Adams National Historic Park.

Double Tree Hilton Bayside:
240 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02125
Starting at $199
Marina: 35 Minute Drive

Relax in an updated guest room decorated in tranquil earth tones. Spacious suites on the 6th floor offer views of Boston Harbor, and sofa beds in the parlors offer ideal options for families. Stay connected in your guest room and the hotel lobby with WiFi access.

Marriot Vacation Club Pulse @ Custom House, Boston:
3 McKinley Square, Boston, MA 02109
$455 Standard
$407 Marriot Rewards Members
Rowes Wharf: 7 Min Walking

Towering above Boston Harbor in timeless grandeur and historic elegance, Marriott Vacation Club Pulse℠ at Custom House, Boston offers both luxury and convenience for your next vacation. Our waterfront suite rentals can accommodate up to four guests, and offer separate living areas, well-equipped kitchenettes, and pillow top mattresses. Free Wi-Fi throughout the property keeps you connected, and pullout sofa beds in every suite add flexibility to your Boston vacation. Sip refreshments in the Counting Room Lounge, or visit the property's 26th floor open-air observation deck for spectacular sights of the Boston waterfront. Visit our modern fitness center and challenge yourself to a workout, or discover the many world-famous landmarks just outside our door, from Boston Common to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. The splendors of downtown Boston await you here at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse℠ at Custom House, Boston. We look forward to welcoming you to the waterfront!

Hilton Boston Downtown/ Faneuil Hall:
89 Broad Street, Boston, MA 021109
Rates beginning at $359 per night
Rowes Wharf: 4 Min Walking

Restored 1920s hotel with an upscale restaurant & bar, plus afitness center & meeting space.

The Langham, Boston:
250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110
Rates beginning at $269 per night
Rowes Wharf: 6 Min Walking

Refined rooms in a retrofitted Federal Reserve Bank, plus a swanky lounge & chocolate brunch buffet.

Boston Harbor Hotel:
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston MA 02110
Rates starting at $440 per night
Rowes Wharf: 1 Min Walking

A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts LEGEND Collection, Boston’s only Forbes Five-Star waterfront hotel welcomes guests arriving by land or sea. Located on the historic Rowes Wharf, the Boston Harbor Hotel’s inviting ambiance and unparalleled service provide the ideal home away from home for travelers. Newly renovated luxurious accommodations with sweeping views of Boston’s cityscape or breathtaking waterfront, a contemporary spa and fitness center, world-class dining and a 34-slip marina make the Boston Harbor Hotel a destination Beyond Compare.  

Habourside Inn:
185 State Street, Boston, MA 02109
Rooms beginning at $269 per night
Rowes Wharf: 6 Min Walking

Originally built in 1846 as a mercantile shipping warehouse on the Boston harbor, the Harborside Inn has been completely renovated to create a European style boutique hotel which features a hip cocktail lounge. All 116 guest rooms at The Harborside Inn are uniquely styled by renowned designer Dennis Duffy to provide the ultimate combination of luxury, comfort, and functionality. From custom made furniture and Teak woodwork to imported Italian tile and nautical lighting fixtures, each room presents a soft modern motif with a residential feel. State-of-the-art amenities include free wireless internet with free 24 hour 1-800 technical support, stereo systems, DVD/CD players, LCD televisions, voicemail, a movie library, individual climate control, and other custom appointments.  

Club Quarters Hotel in Boston:
161 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02110
Rates beginning at $228 per night
Rowes Wharf: 10 Min Walking

Casually sophisticated rooms & apartments, plus a traditional English pub, a gym, and a guest lounge. 

The Envoy Hotel, Autograph Collection:
70 Sleeper Street, Boston, MA 02210
Beginning at $367 per night

A pioneer in a newly emerging city, The Envoy Hotel's bold interiors and easy style are set in contrast to the city’s New England traditions, yet right at home in its wunderkind neighborhood. Rooms and suites are oriented to the water, and have a quintessentially urban view, providing a uniquely efficient and comfortable roost with carefully considered custom details, bits of surprise and pops of color. Our on-site OUTLOOK Kitchen + Bar American at it's roots, inspiration for cuisine will be drawn from the unique Boston landscape but tempered by seasonal variations, locally sourced food, all resulting in a "one of a kind" approach to our food and drink.The bar highlights hand made craft cocktails and micro brews including a special beer brewed specifically for OUTLOOK Kitchen + Bar, small batch bourbons, single malt scotches an interesting, carefully selected wine program, fresh juices and mixers and house made sodas.

Rennaisance Boston Waterfront Hotel:
606 Congress Street Boston
Beginning at $241 per night

Experience the charm of Boston's storied Seaport District at the acclaimed Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Our luxury hotel offers guests upscale, modern accommodations with breathtaking views of the Boston Harbor and the city. Our nautically-inspired guest rooms feature deluxe amenities like marble bathrooms, designer bedding, and flat-screen TVs. While nearby activities abound, travelers can easily spend a day enjoying our state-of-the-art fitness center or relaxing in our indoor pool and sauna. Enjoy casual dining at our Italian restaurant, Sapóre Ristorante & Bar, or savor a local craft brew at our Capiz Bar.

Things to do in Boston, MA 

Boston Harbor

"With deep channels and sheltering bays and islands, it’s no wonder the Puritans chose Boston Harbor as the place to build their “city on a hill” in the 1630s. Two hundred years later, Oliver Wendell Holmes, one of their Yankee descendents, dubbed the city the “hub of the solar system,” and Boston has been called The Hub ever since." See the article about Boston Harbor.


Newbury Street Shopping: Is a short 0.8 miles away from the Park Plaza, either a 13 minute walk or 10 minute cab ride through the the busy streets of Boston. Newbury St. is Boston's shopping destination with hundreds of designer stores, boutiques, night life, salons, and fabulous restaurants. For a list of stores and directions please visit:

Prudential Center: What Bostonians call, "The Pru," is one of the city's largest and most popular shopping centers. This is where you will find the easiest view of Boston, just take the elevator to the top of the Pru for the view! For a list of stores, restaurants, and directions please visit:

Hingham Launch: Now home to many retail stores, restaurants and businesses, the Hingham Launch has brought new life to the historic Hingham Shipyard. Visitors can enjoy guided walking WWII history tours as well as scenic views, shopping and dining. For more information on the Hingham Launch, please visit:

Near the Boston Financial District

Faneuil Hall: Located in downtown Boston, steps away from the waterfront, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is as alive today as it was in 1742 when our nation's fathers proclaimed it "The Cradle of Liberty." Over 70 retailers and 40 office tenants occupy the 200,000 square feet of retail and 160,000 square feet of space in Boston's iconic mixed use festival marketplace. Customers enjoy unique, locally loved, and nationally recognized shops while indulging in the international cuisine at our restaurants and pubs located in the world-famous Quincy Market Colonnade. The cobblestone promenades are filled with the music and jaw-dropping routines of world-renowned street performers and musicians. For a list of stores, restaurants and directions please visit:

New England Aquarium: The New England Aquarium, which opened in 1969, is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource. The recently opened octopus exhibit here is fascinating and worth the trip! For more information about the New England Aquarium please visit:

Other Boston Attractions

Copley Square: Located in the heart of Boston, Copley Square has everything! It is full of art, history, dining options, shopping, The Charles River, and much more. Visit: for more information.

Beacon Hill: Is a 19th-century downtown Boston residential neighborhood situated directly north of the Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden. It is known for its beautiful doors and door surrounds, brass door knockers, decorative iron work, brick sidewalks, perpetually-burning gas lights, flowering pear trees, window boxes, and hidden gardens. Charles Street is Beacon Hill's commercial street. Charles Street is known for 40 antique shops, home decorating shops, delectable food shops and several good restaurants. The antiquing on Charles Street is stellar and not to be missed. (Beacon Hill is 0.6 miles, about a 10 minute walk from the Park Plaza Hotel).

The North End: Home of Boston's Historic Italian neighborhood, is 1.6 miles from the Park Plaza. The North End has hundreds of back to back restaurants from fine dining to the famous Mike's Pastries, there is something for every time of the day. You are bound to find something delicious, no matter where you go in The North End. Stop for cappuccino and a cannoli.


Shear Madness: The flagship Shear Madness Comedy Play opened in Boston back in January 1980, and is still going strong! Having been performed over 12,000 times. Shear Madness the best comedy play holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running play in the history of the American Theatre. Set today in a hairstyling salon that becomes the scene of a zany crime, the play is filled with up-to-the minute, spontaneous humor and is delightfully different every time you see it.

Blue man group: At The Charles Playhouse Theater. Visit for tickets and show times.


Museum of Science: This interactive museum is sure to be fun for everyone! From hands-on exhibits to the planetarium, there is an endless amount of learning and fun to be had.

Boston Aquarium: New England Aquarium, including IMAX Theatre, Whale Watch departures and more!

Walk the Freedom Trail: The Freedom Trail Foundation continues to work to preserve this perfect introduction to Colonial Revolutionary Boston. The Trail takes the visitor to 16 historical sites in the course of two or three hours and covers two and a half centuries of America's most significant past. A red brick or painted line connects the sites on the Trail and serves as a guide.

Climb Bunker Hill Monument: Climb the 294 steps to the top of the Monument for great views of Boston. Hours: 9AM-5PM. Monument closes to climbing at 4:30PM. Admission: Free

For more information on what to do in Boston, MA visit:

Grady Fest IV - March 21-23, 2014
© Erik Kellar Photography

Grady Fest IV - March 21-23, 2014
Video by the Naples Studio
Drew Townsend

Grady Fest III - March 23-24, 2012
View our 2012 video recap for a look back at the songs,
laughs, good eats and great camaraderie that made
the event such a Grady life highlight.

Grady Fest II - March 19-21, 2010

Grady Fest I - 2009

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