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This is a good way to spend a few hours in the Boston Harbor. The ranger tour is interesting and gives you an overview of the history, wildlife and vegetation there. For really young kids, they have an activity booklet that they can do as...More
We spent a lovely day on this island although I guess which ever of the Harbour Islands you visit it would be enjoyable. The ferry ride out and back was very pleasant, around 30mins each way with a great crew and the visitor centre on...More
It's nice island for picnic with kids. Can spend here 2-3 hours.boston views are nice. The water was cold to swim in. There is only one cafe on the island and it was running short of everything tight from drinks to chips!I did find it...More
This review is very different from any review I have ever written. My family went to free ferry day and all that was available was Spectacle which was fine as we had never been there. Lots of sea glass and other cool items, a café...More
An ideal location for swimming, hiking or relaxation, the island is just 20 minutes away on boat from Boston Harbour. From the highest point on the island one can see the beautiful skyline of Boston city.
A nice escape from Boston just a short ferry ride away. There’s not a lot to do on Spectacle Island - walk around, enjoy the beach... but worth a visit at least once.
In the summer they offer free yoga a few times. Ferry tickets...More
What a nice experience,a 30 minute ferry ride from Boston to the island,the weather was beautiful and the island very hikeable with great views from the summits.Lots of places to enjoy a picnic,beach has a roped off swimming area. Worth a visit for sure!!
For those of you from out of town, please note that the Boston Harbor Islands are magical, and loaded with history, for example, pirate lore and haunted places. (If you are truly interested, read Edward Rowe Snow's excellent book "The Islands of Boston Harbor.") I...More
Just a short ferry ride away from Boston, Spectacle Island is a great bit of nature. The walking trails are well groomed and there are some beautiful views of the Boston skyline from the high point of the island. The island has some interesting history...More
We took the ferry boat and had only a few hours on this exquisite little island--about 5 miles to walk around the whole island. We spent a long time in the story-laden visitor center learning that the island was "created" by dumping lots of the...More
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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They have a workshop on sea glass during the summer, but we did not walk the beach so we cannot confirm that there is sea glass. We walked on the trails on the island. I believe the ferry stops running to Spectacle Island by... More
They have a workshop on sea glass during the summer, but we did not walk the beach so we cannot confirm that there is sea glass. We walked on the trails on the island. I believe the ferry stops running to Spectacle Island by the end of October