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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:
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.
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.
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).
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).