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Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Boston Harbor Cruises

Boston Harbor Cruises can show you all of Boston with four different sightseeing tours to choose from.  Whether you want to learn more about American history or take in a relaxing getaway, you’re sure to enjoy a day spent with Boston Harbor Cruises.

 

Chocolate Tour

Indulge your sweet tooth and enjoy a delicious afternoon sampling some of the most wonderful chocolate creations at some of Boston’s best culinary landmarks.  This fun filled tour runs January to April and is 3 hours long.  It stops at Top of The Hub Restaurant, Omni Parker House Hotel and The Langham, Boston, for some of the most amazing desserts you’ll ever encounter.

 

Duck Tours

The Boston Duck Tours is probably the most well-known tour in the area and the best way to see some of the most exciting landmarks in Boston.  Tourists will board a WWII style amphibious landing vehicle and enjoy a narrated sightseeing tour that features iconic sites such as the State House, Bunker Hill, Boston Common, Copley Square, and Quincy Market to name  a few.  Of course, your tour concludes with the famous “splashdown” into the Charles River for breathtaking skyline views. 

 

Liberty Ride

Visit some of the Boston’s most famous historical landmarks on the Liberty Ride tour.  See where the Lexington Battle took place, the Munroe Tavern, Hancock-Clareke House, Buckan Tavern and so much more.  Tours depart from the Lexington Visitors Center and run through the end of October.

 

Old Town Trolley

Old Town Trolley will transport you back to colonial times while you visit historic sites like Old North Church and the State House.  While you’re on tour you can also visit some of the areas best restaurants, pubs, shops and museums.

 

Freedom Trail

Visitors to Boston will love taking a walk down Freedom Trail to explore 16 of the city's most important historical attractions and monuments. Among these well known attractions are the Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Common, Granary Burying Ground and Copp's Hill Burial Ground.  The Freedom Trail is the perfect way to take in the rich history of the city.

 

Hanscom Field

Hanscom Field is the largest general aviation airport in New England and is also a popular training airport. This is an important part of the air transportation in New England, as it serves the region’s business and general aviation needs. The runways at the airport can accommodate jets and is also used by the Hanscom Air Force Base.

 

Historic Lexington

Lexington, Massachusetts is a city steeped in rich history. It is well known for being the site of the first shot of the American Revolutionary War in the Battle of Lexington. It has famously become known as “the shot heard around the world.” In later years it became a large farming community with a bustling downtown. Many visitors to the Boston area head to Lexington to check out the many historic landmarks, including the Hancock-Clarke House, Munroe Tavern and Buckman Tavern.

 

Historic Concord

Concord, Massachusetts has played a major role in American history. The initial conflict of the American Revolutionary War was fought here in 1775. This was the battle where Paul Revere made his famous ride to forewarn the colonists. Concord is also rich in literary history, as it was home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Bronson Alcott, and Henry David Thoreau. Today, this city remains a lively literary culture that attracts many visitors each year.

 

Louisa May Alcott House

Known as Orchard House, this historic landmark was home to Amos Bronson Alcott and his family, which included his daughter, Louisa May Alcott. This was the setting for her beloved novel, Little Women. Today Orchard House is open for public tours. Much of the interior of the house has most of the original furnishings, as well as family portraits, china and paintings. There is so much to learn and see in this historic house located on the road to Lexington.

 

Old North Bridge

The Old North Bridge is known in history as the site of the Battle of Concord. The bridge that is there today is a replica of the one that once stood on the day of the battle. It stretches over the Concord River and is .5 miles long. Today, it is part of Minute Man National Historic Park and is a very popular tourist destination.

Shopping

Shopping

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Located in Downtown Boston, Faneuil Hall Marketplace is home to over 70 retailers and 40 office tenants that share the 200,000 square feet of space.  In addition to the unique shops you’ll find, you can also indulge in some of the best cuisine at the many wonderful restaurants and pubs available.  In the warmer months, patrons will also often be entertained by world-renowned street performers and musicians.

 

Burlington Mall

Located on Middlesex Turnpike, just off Route 128 (I-95) in Burlington, Massachusetts, Burlington Mall is an upscale, climate controlled indoor shopping center anchored by Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Nordstrom, and Sears. Serving the Boston Metro area and towns like Belmont, Winchester, Lexington and Waltham, Burlington Mall features more than 185 specialty shops including Anthropologie, Burberry, BOSS Hugo Boss, lululemon athletica and Michael Kors. Our expansive Food Court has many grab and go options such as Chik-fil-A and Pizzeria Regina or you can give your feet a rest and dine-in at one of our four sit down restaurants; The Cheesecake Factory, Legal Sea Foods, Rainforest Café or Uno’s Chicago Grill. Burlington Mall has what you are looking for - from electronics to jewelry to men's and women's apparel. We hope to see you soon! -Burlington Mall Management

 

Newbury Street

Newbury Street is located in the Back Bay area of Boston and features eight blocks of 19th century brownstones filled with boutique shopping, salons and great dining. It is a very popular destination for tourists and locals. Newbury Street’s mix of shops and restaurants is quite eclectic with prices that range from affordable to exclusive.

 

Assembly Row Outlets and Restaurants

Assembly Row is just minutes from downtown Boston and is the perfect place to shop, eat and play. Locals and tourists crowd Assembly Row each year to explore all there is to offer in this fun, downtown Boston neighborhood. In addition to the great shops and eateries, you’ll also find that there are always exciting events happening here.

Golf Courses

Golf Courses

Pine Meadows Golf Club

Owned by the Town of Lexington and managed by New England Golf Corporation, Pine Meadows is a professionally maintained nine hole public golf course.  Golf lessons, a putting green and driving range are available.

 

Trull Brook Golf Course

Trull Brook Golf Course has been open to the public since 1963 and is a beautiful 18 hole golf course.  They have been voted in Golf Mamagzine as “One of the Top 100 Courses to Play in New England!”  Come enjoy the lovely scenery surrounding 125 acres of challenging fairways and greens.

 

Country Club of Billerica

This 18-hole public golf course offers a putting green and driving range.  For your convenience, you’ll also find full golf instructional programs, a repair & pro shop, and a full service lounge.  Set on over 120 acres of picturesque land, this golf course was originally part of the Mears Farm and continues to strive to provide an enjoyable and affordable venue to learn and play golf.

 

Big Sticks Golf   

Big Sticks Golf is a complete indoor golf practice, training and instructional facility.  Patrons will enjoy use of their putting green and driving range and if you’re in need of a lesson, those are provided as well.

 

Stone Meadow Golf

This beautiful nine-hole executive golf course is ideal for beginners and a great par 3 nine hole short course for experienced golfers. Stone Meadow is a United States Golf Association member facility that features, natural grass tee’s, a practice bunker an putting green, golf instruction for individuals and groups and a 75 station driving range. 

Zoos and Aquariums

Zoos and Aquariums

Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park, a partially wooded 527-acre parkland in the Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston, Massachusetts, is maintained by the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department.

 

New England Aquarium

Founded in 1969, the New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation.

Museums

Museums

Boston Children’s Museum

For 100 years, Boston Children's Museum has been a leader in Boston and within the museum community worldwide. The Museum is a private, non-profit, educational institution that is recognized internationally as a research and development center and pacesetter for children's exhibitions, educational programs and curriculum. Designed for children and families, our exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts. In addition to extensive child-centered exhibits, Museum educators develop programs and activities that address literacy, performing arts, science and math, visual arts, cultures, and health and wellness. The Museum is also one of the few children's museums in the world to maintain a collection, with more than 50,000 items.

 

National Heritage Museum

The National Heritage Museum is home to one of the country's finest collections of material and artifacts related to the history of American Freemasonry and fraternalism.  They also have extensive collections of decorative arts, documents, artifacts, photographs and fine art related to various kinds of American history.  The materials pay particular attention to Lexington around the time of the American Revolution.  For a peek into American history, take a trip to the National Heritage Museum.

 

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts opened in 1876 and is considered one of the best in the country.  Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to only 5,600 works of art. Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world and its collection is not estimated at nearly 450,000 works of art. More than one million visitors come to the museum each year to view beautiful works of art from ancient Egypt to contemporary pieces, as well as, special exhibitions.  There are also wonderful educational programs available.  The museum continues to expand with new wings and galleries opening to showcase new works.