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Museums & Monuments
The 2.5-mile, self-guided tour traces milestones of the American Revolution. Start at the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and pass through sites like the Black Heritage Trail, Granary Burying Ground and location of the Boston Massacre.
This museum is a child's dream. Hands on activities are fully encouraged here. Urge budding scientists to explore this interactive playground. Bond with your grandchildren during a visit to Grandparent’s Attic. Explore the Orient at Japanese House.
The world’s oldest commissioned warship, Old Ironsides is docked in Boston Harbor. Step aboard and meet the crew. Marvel at the resiliency of this ship as you hear about the numerous battles it endured. Join in one of the ship’s many special events held throughout the year.
Museum of Science
Educational programs and more than 550 hands-on exhibits encompass this institution. With an emphasis on technology and science, this museum is dedicated to advancing both fields and support those individuals interested in pursuing them.
Shopping & Galleries
Faneuil Hall / Quincy Marketplace
Dine at any of Quincy Marketplace's 40 restaurants, with cuisine ranging from American and pub food to Mexican dishes and seafood favorites. Sit at an outside café and watch street performers as you lunch. Pick up the latest styles from Faneuil Hall's 100 stores and 43 pushcart vendors.
This unique section of Boston is a microcosm of Italian life. The area is ripe with delectable Italian eateries, delicatessens and bakeries. Forget the diet and indulge in a fabulous bowl of pasta or a sinfully-rich tiramisu. Walk the streets and experience the close, family-oriented culture.
Copley Place Shopping Mall
This trendy shopping area is close to many major attractions including Trinity Church and the Institute of Contemporary Art. After visiting the sights, why not pick up a few souvenirs or the latest fashions? Copley Place Shopping Mall features 100 stores. Too hot to shop? Go to a movie at the complex’s 11-screen cinema.
The Shops at Prudential Center
The Shops at Prudential Center feature over 75 merchants and restaurants including Barnes & Noble, Legal Seafood, Sephora and Lacoste. Slip out of the office and window shop for awhile. Meet colleagues for drinks after work. Stop for coffee and a slice of cake at The Cheesecake Factory.
Nightlife & Entertainment
A three-hour cruise with departure from our back dock where you venture into historic Boston Harbor. You'll enjoy the breathtaking views of the city skyline as you sail to the Harbor Islands. There is no better way to relax or clear your senses as you ride along the gentle seas.
American Repertory Theater
This non-profit organization promotes the theater through its resident acting company and an international training conservatory. International theater artists’ performances have earned them a Tony, Pulitzer Prize and other awards. Attend a stirring adaptation of a well-known play.
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Formerly the Fleet Boston Pavilion & Bank of America Pavilion, this indoor venue attracts the hottest names in the music industry. An open amphitheater, available during summer months, offers stunning views of the skyline, pier and harbor.
BCEC Convention Center
As the largest convention center in New England, BCEC opened in 2004. Attend an industry trade show. Watch in amazement as a world-famous psychic reveals secrets about audience members.
Parks & Recreation
Beacon Hill Garden Club - Hidden Gardens Tour
Founded in 1920, the Beacon Hill Garden Club has been hosting annual walking tours for more than 75 years. The Hidden Gardens Tour is a rare opportunity to enter the exclusive gardens of Boston’s most prominent residents. Visit more than a dozen private gardens.
Like many cities, traffic can be a problem at times. Instead of sitting in a cab, hire Urban AdvenTours to lead you around the city. Bike along the area’s most picturesque routes. Choose from one of several tours. Venture into neighboring towns like Cambridge.
Boston Harbor Islands National Park
Trek over to this national park comprised of 34 islands. Take the ferry from the Boston Harbor Pier. Spend the day exploring places like Georges Island. Hop on a boat to Little Brewster Island and Boston Light, the oldest light station in the country.
Boston Public Garden
The country’s oldest public park is also one of its prettiest. Dating to 1634, it contains a botanical garden and the charming and very popular swan boat rides. Lounge on a stretch of lawn. Toss a Frisbee with friends. Take a romantic swan boat ride with your sweetheart.