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Things to do at the Charles Hotel

bar enza inside the charles hotel, boston ma

If you find yourself staying at the Charles Hotel while you’re visiting Boston, you’ve come to the right spot to learn about all that it has to offer. Between the fare, history, and liveliness of the neighborhood, please continue reading to learn more.

The Local Scene: Cambridge & Harvard Square

There is a unique charm to Harvard Square that you can experience through our front doors. It is known for its bookstores, the Ivy League lifestyle, sidewalk cafes, and eclectic shops. It's all just steps away, so pick your pleasure. MIT's funky architecture and Harvard University's soaring spires at one end, the Charles River flowing alongside the tree-lined bank, all surround you with inspired experiences in all directions.

Museum Of Science

Experience a 65-million-year-old Triceratops fossil up close, witness an indoor lightning storm at the Theatre of Electricity, walk among butterflies, or travel inside the human body! Visit the Charles Hayden Planetarium or the Mugar Omni Theater, home to New England's only IMAX® Dome, to explore the galaxies or see an immersive and inspiring film. This museum has something for everyone, including 700 interactive exhibits, exciting exhibitions, daily presentations, hands-on activities, and live animals!

New England Aquarium

Experience 360-degree views of the spectacular four-story Caribbean coral reef filled with sea turtles, sharks, moray eels, and tropical fish before beginning your journey with the Aquarium's charming penguin colony. Learn about the vital role that coral reefs play in the lives of many ocean animals by meeting the colorful residents of an Indo-Pacific coral reef. Our blue planet will be explored without leaving downtown Boston, from jellyfish to sea lions. At the Simons IMAX® Theatre, you can also watch a movie on New England's biggest screen.

The Iconic Bar Enza

Here at Bar Enza, Michelin Star Chef Mark Ladner prepares delicious dishes. The Neo-Trattoria at Charles Square offers a zesty dining experience focused on responsibly sourced local ingredients and exceptional imported Italian products. The iconic Charles Hotel in Harvard Square is home to Bar Enza. Chef Ladner's Italian dishes will be innovative and sophisticated, pairing perfectly with a wine list that emphasizes Italian flavors. Guests can dine on the outdoor patio, in two spacious dining rooms, or in two private dining rooms here at Bar Enza.

Contact Bar Enza to Reserve Your Dining Reservation Today

For a delicious meal that you can enjoy only a floor or two away from your room, make your reservation at Bar Enza today. We are more than happy to accommodate you and your party while you’re visiting Boston and Cambridge! To get started, please give us a call at 617-661-5050 or fill out a contact form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!