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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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Boston Ferries

For a city struck out into the Atlantic on a peninsular of land, it's not surprising to find Boston has ferry services to shuttle people from one place to another. The ferry services form part of the MBTA system that includes buses and underground trains. They operate across Boston harbour and offer great views of the city for just the price of a ticket. They are even free if you bought a travel pass for that day.

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antistar
May 26, 2013

Why Pay For An Expensive Cruise

An economical way to see Boston by water is to take the MBTA harbor ferry from the Aquarium (Long Wharf) to the Charlestown Navy Yard and back. The Ferry runs every 15 minutes, so there is little wait. It costs $1.50 each way, and gives you a great view of the city.

How can you beat $3 for a round trip Boston harbor cruise.

CanadianJaybird
Apr 04, 2011

Ferry to Charlestown

A good way to get to the USS Constitution in Charlestown is to take the water shuttle. Operated by the 'T' it leaves from Long Wharf every half hour. It's a short trip, taking less than 10 minutes to cross Boston Harbor. But it is a very scenic ride, with good views of the Boston Skyline and The Old North Church in the North End. Be aware though that the shuttle docks on a different wharf from the USS Constitution, and it's about a 10 minute walk through the Historic Charlestown Navy Yard to get to Old Ironsides.

Long Wharf is located at the Aquarium 'T' Station on the Blue Line. The shuttle is a bit hard to find amongst all the tour boats.

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jasperdo
Jun 15, 2006

The Water is the Way!

When flying into Boston, take the appropriate shuttle to the "Water Docks" . Normally there are boats waiting but sometimes they are not there and if that happens to panic. There is a small box that has a button, just push it! They are never longer than Five minutes and its a great ride! If this is your first time to this Tea Town, try the Water Taxi, Its a view to remember! Be sure to check the operating times before you go!

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Melissa510
Nov 16, 2004
 
 
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Water Shuttles

Many people prefer water-shuttles & ferries to get to & from Logan Airport or to & from the North & South Shores. See http://tdc-www.harvard.edu/massbike/info/ferries.htm for a list & additional links for water transportation.

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diver-x
Oct 21, 2002

Okay, this is more of an...

Okay, this is more of an activity than a transportation tip, but if you go to the Public Garden next to Boston Common, you'll see a pond in which you can take a ride on a pedal-powered swan boat. The kids will love this activity. The swan boat company is a Boston tradition and has been operating since 1877.

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acemj
Aug 25, 2002

We took a ferry from...

We took a ferry from Charlestown (the end of the Freedom Trail), back to downtown Boston. It cost $1.25 one way which wasn't bad at all. The ride itself was less than 10 minutes.
Photo: You can't tell, but it was very windy on the ferry! You can sort of see Boston's downtown skyline in the background.

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Carmanah
Aug 24, 2002

Getting from the Airport in style

If you arrive at Logan airport, the nicest way to go to downtown Boston is to take the waterbus: at $10, it's more expensive than a subway but much cheaper than the taxi and so much more agreeable!

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Apr 20, 2003
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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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There are many modes of...

There are many modes of transportation to get to Boston. For instance you can fly into Boston's Logan airport, you take a bus, you can drive, or you can even take a boat like one of these.

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Aug 25, 2002

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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