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How do you turn an awesome Boston family vacation into a "wicked" awesome one? The answer may be "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," a deal running through September 10 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
Starting at $259, the deal includes a room for four with a standard king or two-double beds, as well as four tickets (a $48 value) to the Boston Children’s Museum, where you're encouraged to see The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibit, a traveling show that, like the package, is only around town through September 10.
The deal celebrates the 70th anniversary of the “Wizard of Oz,” which premiered on August 15, 1939. If you've already done the math, you’ll realize that this year we're actually skipping toward the 72nd anniversary of the film’s release. No matter. In the spirit of the museum’s explanation that its Oz exhibit helps to “continue the celebration” of the 70th anniversary, what’s a year here or there, especially when there's a deal involved?
Beyond the room rate and museum tickets, the hotel has added sweeteners. Up to four kids younger than 12 accompanied by two paying adults will eat free at the hotel's casual American restaurant, 606 Congress. The meal deal is valid for breakfast, lunch, or dinner however many times you dine in the restaurant during your stay, though the kids will have to order off the children’s menu.
The deal, bookable online through promo code “FML” or by calling 800-HOTELS1 and requesting the Rainbow package, also includes use of the hotel’s health club and 70-foot lap pool, though it does not include parking or tax. And before returning home – because, after all, there’s no place like it – the hotel will gift your family with a DVD copy of the Wizard of Oz.