An economic and cultural anchor of New England, Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in the United States. The site of several key events of the American Revolution, Boston is now a modern hub for health care, biotechnology, technology, and academia, layered on top of a rich literary history. With a population of nearly 700,000 living in 23 official neighborhoods, Boston is the state’s largest city, situated roughly between Massachusetts Bay on the east, the Charles River to the north, and numerous suburban communities fanning out to the south and west.
Boston is a nexus for world-class medical care and research. About 20 hospitals and medical centers lie within the city limits. That, along with its high concentration of colleges and universities – 30 within the city limits and 118 in the greater Boston area, if you’re counting – contribute to Boston’s status as the number-one city receiving NIH funding for 24 consecutive years.
Explore such Revolutionary-era sites as the Freedom Trail, 2.5-mile red-brick walking path through Boston’s historic neighborhoods that tells the story of the American Revolution. Starting at Boston Common, the trail continues to such sites as Old Corner Bookstore, Old South Meeting House site of Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere House, the Boston Massacre site, USS Constitution, Bunker Hill monument, and Faneuil Hall – known as the Cradle of Liberty for its centrality in nurturing participatory democracy. Today, the historic site adjoins Faneuil Hall Marketplace, home of Quincy Market, dating from the early 19th century and now home to a lively assortment of shops, restaurants, and exhibitions – as well the go-to place for street performers in nice weather. While there, check out the nearby Haymarket, a centuries-old outdoor produce market and cultural cornerstone of the city (but, for the uninitiated, be sure to follow the unofficial rules).
See more history! Head on over to the Black Heritage Trail, a 1.6-mile walking tour exploring the history of Boston’s 19th century African American community, or the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum to see a reenactment.
Take advantage of Boston’s vibrant and varied music scene — which includes the world-famous Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall — and such cultural offerings as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Gardner Museum, New England Aquarium, and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.
Weather-permitting, enjoy some outdoor time on the Charles River Esplanade, which stretches for three miles along the Charles River on the Boston side, between the Museum of Science and the Boston University Bridge. Or stroll a portion of the Boston HarborWalk, a 40-mile walkway winding through the city’s waterfront neighborhoods, passing through Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park and numerous wharfs before curving along the harbor into the vibrant Seaport District, where the THT 2023 is taking place.
Boston likes to preserve its landmarks. So don’t forget to check out a tour of the oldest active U.S. ballpark Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Prefer architectural history? The South End Historic District is the largest surviving contiguous Victorian-era neighborhood in the United States.
Boston Time and Weather
During the meeting local time will be four hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC −4). Boston is in the U.S. Eastern Time zone, and U.S. Daylight Saving Time is observed March 12 through November 5, 2023.
Even though the first day of THT 2023 is the first day of spring, Boston will still be cold. Average high/low in March is 46°F/31°F. Check today’s weather in Boston.
Your Guide to a Healthy On-Site Experience
Protecting the health and safety of all attendees remains our top priority. To promote the safety of everyone at the conference, CRF will follow all CDC guidelines, state and local requirements for in-person gatherings, and any additional restrictions in place at the venue at the time of the event. To learn more about current guidelines and requirements, please visit the following websites:
You must not attend the conference (or must immediately leave the conference) if you have recently been exposed to COVID-19 or experience symptoms of COVID-19 during or within 10 days of the start of the conference. Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
If you need a COVID-19 test to travel back to your home state or country, please find relevant information here:
For registered participants who require housing, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation has reserved a block of rooms at the Westin Boston Seaport District at a preferred group rate (subject to availability).
To book your hotel, you must be registered for THT 2023.
Not yet registered to attend THT 2023? You must be registered before you can book your hotel. Register now, then check your email for your registration confirmation, which includes details on booking your stay at the preferred group rate (subject to availability).
Already registered to attend THT 2023? Book your hotel now! Check your email for your registration confirmation. It tells you how to book the THT 2023 hotel at the preferred group rate (subject to availability).
Book your room by February 27, 2023, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC −5). After that date, rooms at the preferred group rate will be subject to availability.
If you need to cancel, do so at least 72 hours in advance of the date of your scheduled arrival. If you cancel less than 72 hours beforehand, your credit card will be charged for a one-night stay plus applicable taxes and fees.
Watch out for booking scams! Fraudulent websites can pose as official websites of CRF and THT 2023. See our booking alert.
Air Travel and Ground Transportation
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is just three miles across the harbor from the Westin Boston Seaport District, the official THT 2023 hotel and the site of the meeting. Metered and flat-rate taxis, Uber, Lyft, and car rentals are readily available.
If you prefer public transportation, the Silver Line SL1 bus from every terminal at Logan Airport is a free, seven-minute ride to the World Trade Center Avenue stop, close to the hotel.
Read more about ground transportation from Logan Airport.
Traveling here from outside the United States?
At this time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not require air passengers traveling into the United States from abroad to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19. If U.S. COVID-19 policy changes, we will provide an update here. Please see full details of current U.S. policy.
Please view our International Travel page for more information about entry requirements if you are traveling from abroad.
Public Transportation in Boston
Boston is easy to navigate via MBTA public transportation, which includes the “T” (subway), bus, commuter rail, trolley, and ferry. South Station — a major transportation hub for the T, buses, commuter rail and Amtrak — is a 10- to 15-minute walk to the Westin Boston Seaport District.
On-site parking is available at the Westin Boston Seaport District.
Self-park: $44 per day
Valet: $54 per day
Electric charging stations: Available.