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Trip List by Spike1958

Summer in Boston

May 12, 2006  Lifelong Boston resident who has been there and done that and always goes back for more.
4.0 of 5 stars based on 19 votes

When the weather gets hot, Boston is at its' best. How to see the sights and beat the heat in the birthplace of America.

  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Sports buffs
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Summer
  • 1. The Freedom Trail
    http://www.thefreedomtrail.org

    The best way to enjoy the walkable City of Boston while taking in some of the most signifigant historical sites in America. Start at the Boston Common visitor's center on Tremont St. and pick up your map. The beauty of the Freedom Trail is that you can go at your own pace and decide how much time you spend at each of the different sites. The red line, Boston's yellow brick road, will lead you from The Boston Common through the heart of Boston to the North End and Charlestown.

  • 2. Boston Duck Tours
    http://www.bostonducktours.com

    If walking is not your cup of tea then the Boston Duck Tours is a unique way to get around historic Boston. Starting at either the Prudential Center in Boston' Back Bay or the Museum of Science the Duck Tours get you a view of Boston from both land and water. One of Boston's most popular tours.

  • 3. The Warren Tavern
    http://www.warrentavern.com

    As you make your way along the Freedom Trail you will find yourself in historic Charlestown, home of the Bunker Hill Monument and the U.S.S. Constitution. You will also find the Warren Tavern, one of the first buildings erected after the British razed Charlestown following the battle of Bunker Hill. A great place to quench one's thirst just as Revolutionary Patriots did. Living history at its' best. Cheers.

  • 4. The Historic North End
    http://www.northendboston.com

    Home to the Old North Church and Paul Revere's House, you will also find some of the best Italian cuisine outside of Italy. From fine dining to casual cafe's there is something for everyone in the North End. Bakeries serving canolis, coffeehouses serving expresso and during the summer months street festivals celebrating the Italian heritage that is the North End.

  • 5. New England Sports Museum
    http://www.sportsmuseum.org

    Just a short walk from the North End on Causeway St. is the TD Banknorth Garden which in addition to being the home of the NHL Boston Bruins and the NBA Boston Celtics is home to the New England Sports Museum. Featuring some of the most beloved atheletes of Boston and New England. From hockey legend Bobby Orr to Basketball legends Bill Russell and Larry Bird, Olympians and collegians. A great spot to take a break from the heat or escape the rain for sports fans from anywhere.

  • 6. America's Most Beloved Ballpark
    http://www.bostonredsox.com

    A must see for any baseball fan who treasures our Nation's pasttime. Take a tour of Fenway Park, home to the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox. Get up close and personal with the famous "Green Monster" and get an insiders look at Fenway. Tours are run daily.

  • 7. Cool summer breezes, hot fishing spot.
    http://www.strikecharters.com

    Take time to enjoy the cool breezes of Boston Harbor and enjoy fishing by taking a charter from the Charlestown Navy Yard. Captain Jim Brennan is experienced in finding some of Boston Harbor's hottest fishing spots. A great way to spend a few afternoon hours soaking up the sun and cool ocean breezes.

  • 8. Boston hidden Jewels
    http://www.bostonharborislands.com

    Boston from a whole different perspective, the Boston Harbor Islands offer recreational opportunities just a short ferry ride from downtown. From kayaking and fishing to a picinic lunch, the Boston Harbor Islands are a hidden jewel.

  • 9. Boston Harbor Cruises
    http://www.bostonharborcruises.com

    A great way to beat the heat, a Boston Harbor Cruise is just what the doctor ordered. Cruise the inner harbor, venture to the Harbor Islands or take in a whale watch. After walking the Freedom Trail the cool ocean breezes of a Boston Harbor cruise will refresh you.

  • 10. 360 Degree View
    http://www.Prudentialcenter.com

    In Boston's Back Bay you will find the Prudential Center which in addition to shopping and dining offers a 360 view from 50 stories up at the Skywalk Observation deck. See Boston from a sky eye view while staying cool in air conditioned comfort.