Things to do in BOSTON
If you're thinking of shipping out to Boston early to explore the city, you may want to consider a "Go Boston Card” that can gets you admission into over 70 of the top Boston attractions (saving you up to 55% of the cost on buying admission tickets separately. All you need to decide is how many days you want the card to last, then start the venture! The card of course comes with a guidebook. For a complete listing of available attractions, click here Go Boston Card !
Boston Public Library -- Many argue it's one of the gems of Boston you won't regret taking the time to see! Free tours (or wandering) of the nation's first public library.
Boston Duck Tours --Sure duck tour sounds a bit juvenile and for tourists only. But these comical tours around Boston are actually enjoyed by both those local and visiting. It's a 55 minute tour (by land and water) showing you each of the key places around the city of Boston. (December tours on weekends)
Faneuil hall - "It's the seat of American history and the site of one of America's most famous shopping and dining experiences, Faneuil Hall Marketplace.”
Fenway Park – What is a trip to Boston without a trip to the oldest and most historical ball park (in use) in the nation? Get a quick tour of the stadium and experience one of the hearts of Boston.
Frog Pond – Each winter, the well known frog pond in Boston is used as a publicskating rink right in the middle of the Boston Common! Come ice skate in the middle of the city (ice skates included)!
Freedom Trail- What's a trip to Boston without walking the 2.5 mile red brick road to explore the American Revolution. The trail stops at 16 important historical sites from Faneuil hall, Paul Revere's house, Bunker Hill Monument, to the Boston Common, Boston Massacre Site, and USS Constitution and Navy Yard. Bundle up and have some fun! Guided walking tours, trolly tours and self-guided tours are all available.
The Institute of Contemporary Art - A new and incredible museum directly on the water whose architecture, performance studio, and constantly changing art pieces that challenge and inspire!
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – A memorable and gorgeous courtyard and art collection including works by Rembrandt, Titian, Raphael, Botticelli, Degas, and Sargent. It's a must if your name is Isabella, because they waive your small admission fee!
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum— Overlooking the ocean, this inspiring museum walks you through the legacy of President John F. Kennedy.
Museum of Fine Arts--This large art museum has such a wide variety of exhibits, it is sure to awe and inspire every visitor! In addition to seeing art and artifacts from around the world, you might even be able to stop by for a quick art workshop or performance!
Museum of Science – This very large and interactive museum has so many ever changing exhibits, you're bound to get lost in the world of science all day long!
New England Aquarium – Come explore the ocean and marine conservation. You might be interested in seeing seals, and penguins- but don't forget to walk all around and look down into the giant ocean tank (23 feet deep and 40 feet wide) filled with turtles, sharks, barracuda and many other creatures.
Sports Museum of New England- Inside the TD Banknorth Garden, you'll find a small museum showcasing the New England sports history!
USS Constitution Museum – Visit the museum gallery of the Constitution history and what it was like for those onboard. You can also tour the Ship (free unless you want to see more gated off areas).