You probably want to do a little bit of everything when visiting Boston. The city’s extensive history combined with its current cultural diversity, commitment to education and flourishing social scene can be overwhelming if you’re not used to a big city lifestyle, but tours take the pain out of being a tourist, allowing you to sit back, relax and let a Boston expert show you the ropes.
An afternoon spent patrolling the streets on an iconic Duck Tour will give you a glimpse of all the sights. You’ll cruise past some of the most important historical sites of the Revolutionary War in the entire nation, impressive architecture from the colonial era and beyond, and parks that showcase Boston’s esthetic prowess with meticulously cared for gardens and statues of war heroes from long ago. And, to top it off, a cruise down the Charles River gives Duck tourists a primo view of the skyline.
If you’re like the earliest Bostonians, meaning you want a little more freedom, the Old Town Trolley is a must. You can spend the whole day trolley hopping, sneaking in shopping at one stop, a meal at the next and taking in plenty of historical sites and attractions along the way.
But, it’s not all tea parties and towering buildings on the streets of Boston. An hour spent at Fenway Park is somehow both relaxing and invigorating at the same time. Take a game day tour and watch the Red Sox warm up before taking on their rivals. After the game, you’re only steps away from Lansdowne Street, where you can spend the evening dancing the night away at the House of Blues.
Maybe you want to get off the streets altogether, and spend some time with some of the Atlantic Ocean’s most sought out species. Head to the New England Aquarium to get your feet wet on a whale watch before dining on some of the best New England clam chowder and lobster rolls in one of the many seafood restaurants that specialize in local faire in the Seaport neighborhood.
While walking from attraction to attraction can easily be done throughout most of Boston, and there are tours like PhotoWalks that allow you to do it with guidance, a vehicular tour will help you get the lay of the land in a comfortable setting.
Boston area tours are a great way to ensure you don’t miss out on a spectacular site while visiting the city. They also allow you to see all the attractions in a short amount of time, leaving you plenty of vacation hours to play with.