Things to do in Boston
Last updated on November 26th, 2021 at 09:24 am
Boston is a city rich in American history, especially as it relates to the American Revolution in the late 1700s. There are so many sights to see and things to do in Boston that you could spend a week in Boston and still not see it all.
Before or after your cruise departing in Boston, make sure to check out these local attractions and things to do.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Enjoy an interactive experience that will recount interesting and informative history about the beginnings of the United States. You will get to check out a replica of an early ship and you might even get a chance to throw some tea in the harbor, just like the first Boston Tea Party!
Take a Trolley Tour
There are many different Boston Trolley companies that offer narrated tours of historic downtown Boston, many with a hop-on-hop-off option. It can be tricky to navigate downtown in your own car as there are many narrow, one-way streets, but with a trolley tour, you can get a good overview of Boston and then decide where you would like to get off to explore more, like the Old North Church, the Old State House or Faneuil Hall Marketplace to grab a bite to eat and do some shopping. Buy tickets online now.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Whether you are interested in art, history, or culture, Boston has plenty to offer. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has plenty of all those, and it definitely has a lot to take in. Hosting one of the oldest art collections in the United States, the museum also boasts of one of the finest collections of art in the world. Especially impressive is the Art of the Americas wing, which features 53 galleries of Pre-Columbian art as well as pieces from 20th century masters such as Monet, Manet, Renoir, and Rembrandt. Buy tickets online now.
Boston Public Garden & Boston Common
A twin treat is offered by the Boston Public Garden and adjacent Boston Common. The Public Garden is one of the first botanical gardens to have opened its gates to the public, which it did in 1837. With plenty of gorgeous plants, trees, and flowers all perfectly kept and well organized, the garden also offers lagoon cruises on the Swan Boat. Visit Boston Common, the oldest park in America, and is the beginning of the Freedom Trail.
Visit the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park, the oldest baseball stadium in the United States. Built in 1912, history abounds, including the original grandstand. It’s right downtown so its easily accessible, and the stadium is smaller so it feels like you’re right in the game, no matter where your seats are. You can also take a one-hour guided walking tour to see behind the scenes of where some of the greatest baseball players played the great American game. Buy tickets online now.
The North End
Visit Boston’s oldest neighborhood, The North End, is also the Italian neighborhood, full of history and culinary delights. Take a walking tour of the cobblestone streets and visit Paul Revere’s house or Copp’s Hill burying ground, the oldest in Boston (1659). Take a stroll along the Harborwalk, with miles of parks, seating areas, cafes and restaurants. There are so many restaurants, bakeries and cafes to choose from, but getting a cannoli is a must.
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Top Excursions in Flynn Cruiseport (Black Falcon), Boston MA
Concord, Cambridge and Lexington Tour
You will some of Colonial America's most significant sights , those which gave birth to the United States such as Cambridge Common, Harvard Yard and Lexington Green, which is where the Revolutionary War began.
Duration: 3.5 Hours
Activity Level: Low
Wheelchair Accessibility: Folding wheelchair accessible
Boston Trolley, Freedom Trail, Harbor Cruise
See Boston up close and at your leisure aboard the hop-on-hop-off trolley with 11 different stops at all the main sights. Then get a whole different view of Boston on a leisurly cruise of the harbor.
Activity Level: Low
Note: Ticket good for full day
Wheelchair Accessibility: Can accommodate folding wheelchair
Boston Walking Tour
Stroll through the most interesting parts of Boston - Back Bay, Freedom Trail and Beacon Hill - and see best best, old and new, with your knowledgeable guide.
Duration: 2 Hours
Activity Level: Medium
Note: Transport to departure location not included.
Wheelchair Accessibility: No