Boston, capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is one of the largest cities in the USA. As there are many universities and colleges in Boston, it is also one of the major educational centers in the world. Following are some destinations you would not want to miss when vacationing here.
The Boston Duck Tour
The Boston Duck Tour is a major attraction for kids and adults. The 'Duck' is a special vehicle that can travel on land like a bus and in water like a boat. It is really fascinating to tour the city, visit the historical sites in the bus, and then enjoy a cruise trip when the Duck transforms into a boat. There is also a guide cum conductor (known as the conDUCKtor) on board to guide the visitors. The entire tour lasts for around 90 minutes. The Boston Duck Tour is a great option for entertaining the entire family or a large group.
The New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium is a must-see destination in Boston. With hundreds of exhibits and aquatic animals, this is one of the largest aquariums in the country. There are galleries, hands-on pools where you can touch aquatic animals, watch penguins, turtles, whales, etc. The aquarium also hosts various events throughout the year. Kids can also explore aquatic life at the Curious George Discovery Corner. You would also not want to miss the fascinating Simons IMAX 3D movie theater here.
Boston Common Frog Pond
In winter, you can go ice skating at the Boston Common Frog Pond. Skates can be rented here. Apart from ice skating, there are picnic tables, wading pools for kids, etc. A visit to this place can also be a family activity as the entire family can enjoy ice skating. The Spray Pool & Fountain here are also very popular.
Beacon Hill Area
The Beacon Hill Area and the Charles Street is a romantic and uncrowded place in the city. You can take a walk together, window-shop, explore boutiques, relish a meal at restaurants, etc. You can even try out bed and breakfast inns at Charles Street, head to the Harvard Square where you can enjoy a walk, or have a scrumptious meal at any of the many multi-cuisine restaurants there. You can even try sculling or rowing on the Charles river.
You can head with your family to the Boston Children's Museum or to the Franklin Park Zoo. A visit to the Museum of Science with its numerous exhibits, planetarium, and hands-on activities will really be a fascinating experience for kids.
You can also have a great time in one of the many bars, lounges, and roof-top restaurants. You would really not want to miss the Aqua, Venu, or The Tavern if you wish to explore the best nightlife in Boston.
Other things include a self-guided walking tour along the Freedom Trail to view and marvel at the historical places like the Park Street Church, King's Chapel and Burying Ground, Old State House, Paul Revere House, Massachusetts State House, and many more. A visit to the Arnold Arboretum of the Harvard University will also be a memorable experience.
With so many things to do and see, a visit to the Boston city will definitely be a memorable experience. All you need to do is plan out, inquire for group bookings, and head along to have a rocking time!