"Quack quack!" your way through the city on the famous Boston Duck Tours in Back Bay
where an amphibious bus-boat drives you through Boston streets and
waterways. Or take a stroll through Boston Common along the
first-hand how "Massachusetts invented America." In spring the
is in full
bloom, adding to the romance of the legendary Swan Boats
in the park's lagoon.
Stop by Cheers
, where the
burgers are hot and "everybody knows your name." Learn the riveting
story of Massachusetts' 1783 ban on slavery as told along the
Use the Charlie Card on the MBTA
(the U.S.'s first subway system) to get around while you're here.
in the summer. Festive street performers wow you with magic,
acrobatics, and feats of balloon-twisting among lots of other
entertainment. All the incredible shopping at the adjacent Faneuil Hall Marketplace
certainly work up an appetite, although you'll have a hard time
choosing just one place to eat, as the marketplace has an
unrivalled number of delicious restaurants and cuisines from which
Try some freshly shucked shellfish at the Union Oyster House
, the oldest
continuously operating restaurant in the country. Believe it or
not, the Chart
on the harbor once served as the office of John Hancock.
In the adjacent North End, Boston's Little Italy, grab a
cappuccino, gelato, or pastry along Hanover Street.
How about spending the day on one of the
Boston Harbor Islands
? Escape the city any day of the week via
a scenic ferry ride to either Spectacle or Georges Islands. Outdoor
enthusiasts can pack a picnic, relax on a sandy beach and enjoy
hikes through the Boston Harbor Islands’ myriad of trails.
Daily ferry service will commence at 9:30am each morning, bringing
visitors to and from the islands via seven different departures
throughout the day. The last return trip of the day will arrive at
Long Wharf in downtown Boston at 5:55pm.
Across the Charles River is Cambridge, home of academic havens
. Stroll through real
Boston-ivy-covered Harvard Yard and see the famous "Statue of Three
Lies." Nearby is the Longfellow National Historical
, which served as George Washington's headquarters during
the Revolutionary War. Visit the Mount Auburn Cemetery
Bernard Malamud, Winslow Homer, and Oliver Wendell Holmes lie in
Along Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge comes alive in "squares."
Central Square is home to delicious diverse food offerings -
Indian, Mexican, Ethiopian, and Mediterranean, to name a few.
Harvard Square is home to Harvard University's comprehensive
Fogg Art Museum
shopping, and famous street performers. Porter Square, Inman
Square, and Davis Square all further illustrate Cantabrigians'
diverse culture as "Mass Ave." approaches Somerville.