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Head of the Charles Regatta Hotel

The Boston Marathon isn’t the only internationally renowned sporting event that the City on a Hill can lay claim to. Coming up later this month, our much-loved heartblood waterway, the Charles River, will once again host one of the world’s great rowing events: the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Here at the Liberty Hotel, we provide our guests easy access to this two-day regatta, which in 2017 celebrates its amazing 53rd run-through. The sweeping, sculling action goes down October 21 and 22, so don’t wait another moment: Lock down your room here in our snazzy hotel—the reinvented Charles River Jail, appropriately enough—and take in the HOCR spectacle firsthand!

The Basics of the Head of the Charles Regatta

More than 11,000 rowers from all around the globe—athletes from high schools, colleges, and clubs—participate in the Head of the Charles Regatta, which comprises more than 50 different race events.

The regatta will be running 8 AM to 5 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. The main spectating takes place between the Anderson and Weeks bridges along the Charles River: the halfway stretch of a curvy racecourse that begins at the Boston University Boathouse and heads upstream about three miles. On the Boston bank here, you’ll find Reunion Village, a lively visitor hub with riverside seating, a dining tent and beer garden (courtesy of Sierra Nevada Brewing), and play-by-play commentary. Entry to Reunion Village costs $10, but kids 12 and under get in free.

Take in the 2017 Head of the Charles Regatta With a Stay at the Liberty Hotel!

You couldn’t ask for better accommodations for the 53rd annual Head of the Charles Regatta than the Liberty Hotel, set as it is right in Beacon Hill along the Charles riverfront. You’ll be an easy jaunt from Reunion Village and other prime viewing vantages, and meanwhile treated to the best in Boston hospitality in a luxuriously revamped historical landmark. Round out a day at the on-the-water races with a meal at CLINK. or Scampo—then maybe recount the photo finishes and other highlights over drinks at the Liberty Bar, Alibi, or the Catwalk.

The Head of the Charles Regatta has been a happily thronged annual fixture of the Boston sporting scene since 1965, and it’s a blast to be a part of the tradition. Get in touch with us today to make your reservations at the Liberty Hotel for October 21 and 22, and you’ll be all set to experience the rowing razzle-dazzle!

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