Only In Boston

Duck Tours

One of the many exciting things you can do in Boston is a duck tour! As you may have seen/heard the Boston Duck Tours are boats that can drive on land! First you have an extraordinary tour of the city which is followed by a quick dip in the Charles River-don't worry, all boats and drivers are nationally certified. While you're on the river kids are  allowed to drive the boat (just for a little). Passengers are also required to say a 'Quack Quack' everytime they see a passerby-on the river or land-however you are reminded that Charlestown is a 'No Quack Zone'. One of the best parts of taking a Duck Tour is that you get a great tour of the city, and you get to go on the river-there's also a 3rd part, every driver is dressed up as someone...whether it's John Lennon, Mia Hamm or even Elvis Presley! Here is some info:

  • Website: Boston Duck Tours
  • Phone: 617-267-DUCK
  • Hours: March 27 - November 26, 2006. (All DUCKS are heated.)
    Tours depart rain or shine, 7 days a week.
    Tours begin at 9:00am and the last tour leaves an hour before sunset. Tours leave every 30 or 60 minutes, depending upon the season.
    Tour Length
    Approximately 80 minutes
  • Points of Departure: Prudential Center, Museum of Science

Boston Adventures Freedom Trail Scavenger Hunt - Super-fun and educational

A fantastic way to see Boston in just a couple hours! For those interested in history, landmarks and cultural attractions, contact Boston Adventures for more details, the fun is all here! See Quincy Market , Faneuil Hall, Boston Common , The North End , Paul Revere's House , USS Constitution and a lot more. Offering Boston Common or Faneuil Hall starting locations. Park in Faneuil Hall or under the Boston Common or take public transportation to meet Boston Adventures.  

 

On Location Tours Boston

Lights, camera, Beantown! For movie buffs, TV fans and visitors looking to do something fum and different, hop on a Boston Movie Tour, which explores locations made famous by The Departed, Good Will Hunting, The Town, Legally Blonde, Cheers, Ted, The Heat and many more. Be ready for lots of TV and movie trivia as the tour is highly interactive and led by a local actor! Tours include the Boston TV & Movie Sites bus tour and the Boston Movie Mile walking tour.

Walking Tours

In what other city could you walk nearly the whole Downtown within a couple of hours?  Well, in Boston it's not only doable - it happens every day.! Boston CityWalks has a two hour walking tour that includes the Downtown Freedom Trail, Beacon Hill and Back Bay.  And not just history, but some architecture as well. 

Skywalk Observatory

This is one of the best views of Boston, apart from the top of the hub. The observatory is loaded with fascinating things, from immigration tests (for the first immigrants in America) to info. on sports rookies. It's all there. The entrance fee includes a ride up in the elevator (50 floors) and an audio tour (included, however not necessary).

Charles River

One of the most beautiful places in Boston is the Charles River, especially at sunrise or sunset! That's why you'll find so many photographers there at that time of day! Although those are the river's best viewing times, you can come there anytime! There is a long bike path, baseball field, and numerous playgrounds throughout. If you go away from Boston, towards Newton, you will also find ice-skating rinks and more baseball fields.

 The Esplanade is a park that stretches along the Charles from the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue) to the Longfellow Bridge. It is a great place to picnic, walk, jog, bike, rollerblade, and people-watch. The Hatch Shell, an outdoor concert venue, is the most festive place to watch Fourth of July fireworks (though actually getting a seat in the area usually involves arriving very early the morning of).