Things to Do – Hull, MA
There are a wealth of things to do in the Nantasket Beach and Hull area. Below is a partial list along with a list of suggested restaurants. The blue text provides links to learn more about each activity and restaurant. Enjoy!
Nantasket Beach – Swim, fish, walk, jog, collect seashells or whatever else you like to do on the beach. Nantasket Beach has been a popular summer destination for city dwellers since the middle of the 19th century. The historic Paragon Carousel evokes memories of the area’s amusement park history. Open year-round, dawn to dusk. Lifeguards on duty from late June to early September.
Paragon Carousel – The Carousel has been operating along the shores of beautiful Nantasket Beach Reservation for more than 80 years. Built in 1928 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, it boasts four rows of 66 intricately carved horses and two rare Roman chariots. It is decorated with 35 original paintings, 36 cherubs and 18 goddesses who look down while a Wurlitzer Band Organ fills the air with music. The Paragon Carousel is the last remaining attraction from the beloved Paragon Park amusement park on Nantasket Beach that closed in 1985. The antique amusement is a lasting reminder of the “Golden Age” of Hull, MA, when the town was teeming with thousands of visitors each day in the summer for decades. The Carousel now attracts upwards of 100,000 visitors each summer.
Fort Revere Park – During the American Revolution, Fort Independence was constructed as a star shaped earthen work fort to protect Boston Harbor from a British invasion. It was garrisoned by both American and later French troops. In the nineteenth century, Boston merchants used Telegraph Hill as a signal station to announce the arrival of ships into Boston Harbor. At the turn of the century, Telegraph Hill was once more fortified and renamed Fort Revere, this time by the United States Army as part of the Coastal Artillery Defense System. Fort Revere remained garrisoned during both World Wars. Many thousands of service personnel passed through the gates of this institution over a fifty-year period. Following the end of World War II, Fort Revere was decommissioned as it was no longer needed for defense purposes.
Hull Lifesaving Museum – Located in the historic Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station, the Hull Lifesaving Museum tells the story of Captain Joshua James and his intrepid crew of lifesavers, who saved more than 500 lives from shipwreck in Boston Harbor. Hull Lifesaving Museum is so much more than a museum. It’s an essential part of the community, providing not only crucial lessons from our heritage, but life changing, and life-saving, experiences.
World’s End – Rolling hills and rocky shorelines offer sweeping views of the Boston skyline, while tree-lined carriage paths designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted make delightful walking trails. The 251-acre coastscape includes rocky shores, broad hillsides, and open fields bracketed by pockets of woodlands. The property is ideal for walking, picnicking, jogging, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, or simply enjoying nature and the outdoors.
Day Trip to Boston – Boston is just a short Ferry trip or train ride away from Hull. Over 19 million domestic and over 1.7 overseas visitors come to the city annually, making it a leading tourist destination. Come find out for yourself why Boston Massachusetts is one of the world’s favorite cities. Each of the city’s neighborhoods has a remarkably different style and tone. From the Back Bay’s cosmopolitan streets and ornate Victorian town houses to the aromas spilling into the narrow and jumbled 17-century streets of Boston’s North End to the spirited and funky neighborhood squares of Cambridge – all within easy distance from one another.
Boating & Fishing – Hull features some great marinas and piers to catch the big one! Rent fishing rods across the street from the hotel and try your luck at stiped bass, blue fish, flounder, cod and more….Or launch your boat just down the street and enjoy the gateway to Boston Harbor.
Golf & Bowling – The South Shore Country Club in Hingham is only a 3 mile drive from our hotel. Featuring a full 18-hole public course with virtual indoor golf, full bowling alley and a restaurant with banquet facilities.
Catch a Boat, Train or Bus
Catch a boat to Boston or Logan Airport from Hull, Hingham, or Quincy. There are also Commuter Trains that run from Nantasket Junction in Hingham (just a three minute drive) to South Station in Boston.