What to Do In Boston
Freedom Trail: Follow the red brick trail for 2.5 miles through Boston stopping at 125 sites regarding the Revolutionary War. Either walk it alone or sign up for a guided tour. Stops include Faneuil Hall Market Place and Paul Revere’s House in Boston’s North End.
Duck Tours/Super Duck Tours: A family favorite. Take a 60 or 90 minute tour of Boston in replicas of WWII amphibious vehicles. Each tour is different depending on your guides’ character and therefore always an adventure. You can zip through the streets of Boston, quack at pedestrians on Boylston St. and take a cruise down the Charles River.
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Trolley Tours: Hop on and off all day and explore the city on your own time.
Boston Botanical Gardens and Boston Common: Stroll through the park and see over 100 different types of trees. Take a ride on the famous swan boats or simply sit on the grass and enjoy Boston in the spring.
Newbury Street: Known for its eight city blocks of fancy boutiques and dozens of restaurants, Newbury Street is the place to be on a weekend in Boston. Stores start near Mass Ave and gradually become higher in price as you walk down the streets in reverse alphabetical order to Arlington.
Charles River Esplanade: If you want to keep those legs ready, head out for a jog (or perhaps a stroll instead) down the Charles River and watch the sailboats and rowers on the water.
Fenway Park: Home of the Boston Red Sox! Catch a game in the oldest ballpark in MLB, take a tour, or simply walk down Yawkey Way to get a feel for the famous Fenway Park. If you’re lucky, you will see the famous “Green Monstah” as it is known in Boston.
New England Aquarium: Walk down a spiral staircase next to the Ocean Tank full of sharks, barracudas, sea turtles and much more. Watch the penguins in their exhibit or touch the creatures in the tide pool. The New England Aquarium offers all of this plus much more. Purchase your tickets ahead of time and avoid the line!
Museum Of Science: Home to hundreds of permanent, interactive exhibits and a dozen rotating exhibits, the Museum of Science is a fun and informative adventure for every age. With an IMAX Theater and planetarium shows, there is something for everyone.
Museum of Fine Arts: As one of the largest museums in the US, the Museum of Fine Arts has a comprehensive collection of works of arts from John Singer Sargent to the Samurai exhibit. We recommend you purchase your tickets ahead of time to avoid the line! Children under 6 are free.
For other exciting things to do in and around Boston, please visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/visitors/thingstodo.asp .