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Boston Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins in Boston Common and will take you on a journey among historic landmarks and along key sections of the Freedom Trail. Experience the history of old cemeteries and famous meeting halls with the sights and smells of the Italian North E' you choose your own pace. You can start when you want and take breaks to discover the city; perhaps stop for lunch along the Freedom Trail or grab an Italian pastry in the North End.The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking with several stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard!Please note: Pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One vouche"""Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Using your smart phone to guide you make your way through Boston among well-known and overlooked gems of the city solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Great for families
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour
"Pick the perfect day to explore the streets of Boston. At 10am meet your professional guide outside of 28 State Street located across from the Old State House. Follow your guide and begin your 2-hour walking tour of Boston.Start your tour on the Freedom Trail visiting Faneuil Hall the Old and New State Houses and the Boston Massacre Site. See both the Old and New City Halls along with Old Corner Bookstore and King's Chapel. Stroll through downtown on your way to Boston Common and the Public Garden. Admire the stunning swan boats as they sail under the world's smallest suspension bridge. Continue on to the John Hanco
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston
"Choose when to explore Boston at either 10am or 6pm. Arrive at 28 State Street across from the Old State House. Meet your professional guide and then begin your 70-minute walking tour of the Freedom Trail. Start your tour at the Old State House and then compare it with the New State House. See Faneuil Hall a marketplace and meeting hall since 1743. Walk through the city to the Boston Massacre Site and learn the history behind the memorial. Admire the architecture of Park Street Church and King's Chapel. Then make your way to the Old South Meeting House. Walk through the Old Granary Cemetery and visit Old City Hall. Pass the First Schoolhouse Site and The Old Corner Bookstore which was a meeting place for famous authors including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Dickens. Stroll through the beautiful Boston Common to end your Freedom Trail walking tour. Explore the quirky streets and charming atmosphere of Boston on this 70-minute walking tour."
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Walking Tips (10)

Walking, the best way to explore

Walking is our preferred way to exploring a city. I do love to walk and exploring a city by foot as I believe its the best way to see as much or as little as we want. We can do a bit of shopping, grab a drink or something to eat, explore some history or just enjoy ourselves with no agenda in mind. We can also do some unexplored off the beaten path locations.

We always include some amount of walking when we visit any city. On our most recent trip we limited our walks to the downtown area of Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, but duirng our previous trips we did do a bit more walking....we did our own walking tour starting from our hotel Downtown and making our way to Fenueil Hall/Quincy Market, across to the waterfont and off to North End for some much needed lunch.

My travel partners will agree that I'm relentless when it comes to walking...it's just the way I like to explore a city!!

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Gypsystravels
Jun 17, 2015

Walking Boston

The main downtown area of Boston where most of the attractions and shopping areas is not that widely spread out. You can walk from the North End Little Italy to the Newbury Street area in about a half hour or so. It's mainly flat as well, aside from the Beacon hill area. For further flung areas, the Subway system, The T, is pretty good and has stops near or at pretty much anywhere you might want to go.

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tvor
May 22, 2003

MAYBE THE BEST WAY NOT TO MISS ANYTHING

When I lived in Boston I walked just about everywhere I went, especially during the warm months. This is how I got to know this city that I love so much. Perhaps I love walking this city so much because its the best way to run into some of those little mom and pop shops that give Boston so much of its charm and it's the best way not to miss those little eateries that have made Boston so famous. During our latest trip here, Richie and the boys had a most fabulous time checking out the many, many statues along the freedom trail. This is a must do walking tour.

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moiraistyx
Jan 18, 2010

Inaccessible Boston

If you or anyone in your traveling party is in a wheelchair, has walking difficulties, or uses a stroller, be advised that Boston can be a very difficult city to maneuver. This was our first trip with our infant daughter, so we took her stroller. Finding ramps and elevators was nearly impossible and we had to carry the stroller up and down hundreds of steps in the two days we were there. The "T" only has elevators at some locations, and not all of them are in working order. Most shops and restaurants aren't at street level, either, with steps going either up or down for entry. For instance, we tried to go to Trader Joe's grocery in the Back Bay area and couldn't get their "elevator" to work (one of those open-air wheelchair lowering devices) to go down, so we gave up. The CVS/pharmacy nearby had a few steps up, and once we were inside, the cashier told us that there was a ramp back down out a side entrance, which we wouldn't have known from the street.

If you're doing the Freedom Trail, stop by the information building at Boston Common and ask for the wheelchair accessible guidebook - it will let you know if/where ramps are located to get into some sites.

Maybe this is a problem in all large cities - Boston was our first time trying to sightsee this way.

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cruisingbug
Mar 30, 2006
 
 
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Walking

Being a relatively small city, once you have used the T to get to your general position, Boston is a very easy city to walk around (and certainly preferable to any other attempts above ground - the redevelopment of the roads along the waterfront - known as The Big Dig - is not scheduled to finish until 2005 and causes traffic mayhem).

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leffe3
Oct 24, 2002

Exploring Boston On Foot

Most cities I find are best explored on foot; Boston in particular. The drivers here are terrible so I prefer not to drive around the city. The bonus to walking is discovering new areas, sights and restaurants one would not get to see in a car.

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cjg1
Jan 21, 2010

Walk Walk walk

Its best to walk around Boston as its not that large a place.
I used the subway to arrive and leave not to get around.
Perhaps travel on the 'T' subway out and walk back but YOU DO NOT NEED A DAILY OR WEEKLY PASS.

Boston is a cool city.

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EdinburghRoc
Oct 18, 2005

Walking around.

We got there by car and it was real easy to park. I must say we visited it on a sunday and got there early morning so it wasn't crowded with all the traffic.
After parking the car we walked around. Followed the Freedom Trail which takes you to all the sightseeing things and famous places.

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Dec 25, 2002
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"BOSTON KALEIDOSCOPE AND ITS CAST OF COLORS…"
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"IF HOME IS WHERE YOUR HEART IS-THEN I LIVE HERE"
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"Boston in a Nutshell"
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"The Perfect Weekend Away City"
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"Boston Features the Old and New"
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Walking and Guided Walking Tours

Yes, plan to walk in Boston. See the Swan Boats, and walk the street of the city. There are a series of great walking tours setup in the city. Check the Boston Globe's Thurday Calendar. The Globe is one of the city's newspaper.

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sbrookes
Sep 02, 2002

Unique transportation

When it was too late for the "T" and the car was in the parking lot, the only available transport Tamir could find was Chris ;-))
Well... that's what friends are for

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Nathalie_B
Apr 04, 2011

Things to Do Near Boston

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King's Chapel

The King's Chapel is one of the many protestant Unitarian Denominational Churches in New England and is part of the Freedom Trail, you can check this area and Chapel too as it lies just in Tremont...
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City Hall

The New Boston City hall is just a stone's throw away from the old City Hall Building that was built in 1968 and on the famous brutalist style which was popular during those times (brutalist design...
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Granary Burying Ground

I enjoy visiting cemeteries. I think they are beautiful and hold spiritual tranquility. I look at the crypts and headstones and wonder if the deceased have families that live on. I enjoy the beauty of...
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Black Heritage Trail

This is a shorter trail than the freedom trail and takes you mainly around the Beacon Hill area which is lovely in itself. There are beautiful mansion houses and millionaire's squares. Excellent and...
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Old State House

What a great idea! To use a landmark as also a metro station is genius! The Old State House is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States, built in 1712-1713. It's one of the landmarks...
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Old South Meeting House

A den of traitors. Or at least that's how the British would have seen it. This was the dry tinder box for the American Revolution. The locals would meet here for heated debates about the future of the...
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