Top 20 Things To Do In Boston, USA 2023

Top Tours and Activities In Boston, USA


Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

1072 Reviews


Discover Boston at your leisure with a one or two-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. Create your own itinerary to see the most popular sights of Boston at your own pace. Enjoy admission to the Old State House with your tour.

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Boston in One Day Sightseeing Tour

735 Reviews


Experience the very best of Boston in one day on this fully narrated sightseeing tour of the area's major sights. First, journey through the historic towns of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord to visit Cambridge Common, stand on the Lexington Battle Green, and follow the Battle Road Trail -- the route that Paul Revere took and where the Minutemen fought for freedom against the British during the American Revolutionary War. Then, a two hour motorcoach tour of Boston to see sights including Beacon Hill, the West End, the Seaport District and the site of the Boston Massacre. You’ll also spend time at Faneuil Hall Marketplace (also known as Quincy Market) and the USS 'Constitution.'

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Boston to Martha's Vineyard Daytrip with optional Island Tour

628 Reviews


Don't be fooled by copycats. We are Boston's ORIGINAL Martha's Vineyard day trip and Boston's #1 day trip service to the island since 2011. Our professional guides, approved Boston Hotel pickups and newer air-conditioned mini-coaches will help provide you with the personalized passenger experience that our guests truly deserve. Transportation to the island has never been this easy! You will also receive complimentary snacks, bottled water, island guidebooks and a discount card with some island perks! Once on the island, explore on your own or upgrade with our 3 hour fully narrated island tour. Let us help you Discover Martha's Vineyard!

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Boston Classic: Duck Boat Sightseeing Tour

492 Reviews


Water is no barrier for a duck, why should it be for you? A Boston Duck Tour is a wonderful way to get a great look at Boston on land and water. See all the major landmarks and hear the history of the city as you tour Boston in a renovated World War II amphibious vehicle.

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Boston Whale Watching Cruise

487 Reviews


Looking for a whale watch that requires less travel time, offers the most comfortable ride available and gives you more time viewing some of the world's most magnificent creatures? Look no further! Here is Boston's ONLY 3-Hour Whale Watch on a high-speed catamaran. They will get you to and from the whales in half the time, which allows you more time to watch the whales.

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New England Coastal Tour from Boston

323 Reviews


Capture the beautiful scenery of the New England coast on this luxury coach tour from Boston, affording postcard-worthy views of beaches, harbors, wetlands, rugged cliffs and lighthouses. Travel north through North Shore and along the rocky coast of Maine, stopping in the quaint town of York to visit Stonewall Kitchens and then the famous Nubble Light (the Cape Neddick Lighthouse), one of the most iconic lighthouses in the country. Next a visit to Kennebunkport for lunch and free time to walk around. View President Bush's summer home from Walker Point. Final stop at a Berry Farm for a treat to cap off the day.

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Fall Foliage Sightseeing Tour from Boston

305 Reviews


Marvel at the spectacular New England countryside on this scenic fall foliage tour from Boston. Bring your camera along for a drive east among gently rolling hills to small towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire dotted with age-old taverns, colonial churches, farms and prairies, all featuring a beautiful display of autumn’s stunning colors. Visit Willard Brook State Forest, explore a quaint New England tavern nestled among the mountains, and enjoy a guided visit of an apple orchard to see how local cider is made. Your guide will navigate fall's changing colors as you tour across Boston, making stops in quiet New England towns along the way for you to capture photos of the brilliant landscape.

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American History Tour: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Trip from Boston

286 Reviews


This fascinating historical half-day trip from Boston takes you to the famous nearby Massachusetts cities of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord. Journey along the Battle Road Trail, follow the route Paul Revere took, and visit Harvard Yard and Cambridge Common, both US National Historic Landmarks. You’ll also stand on legendary Lexington Battle Green – the site of the infamous Battle of Lexington – and pass the homes of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and visit the family home of Louisa May Alcott, "Orchard House". Your expert guide will teach you all about this area’s prominent role in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War while taking you to the cities’ most famous sights and off-the-beaten path locales.

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Salem Witch City Day Trip From Boston

202 Reviews


Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Salem Witch Trials on this sightseeing day trip from Boston. Visit Marblehead -- the birthplace of the American Navy -- to visit Abbott Hall, listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. As you then explore Salem by coach, your guide will tell you about the infamous witchcraft trials of 1692, as well as the general history of Salem, which was one of the most significant seaports in early America. See Nathaniel Hawthorne's Custom House and the House of Seven Gables, and then enjoy free time to browse kitschy Halloween shops and Wiccan boutiques, tour witch-themed attractions, and visit the Salem Witch Museum (own expense).

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Cape Cod Summer Day Trip from Boston Including Sightseeing Cruise

175 Reviews


On this New England summer adventure, escape from Boston for a day and journey to scenic Cape Cod, where sparkling beaches, lighthouses, cottages, sailboats and fishing villages await. Travel across the Cape Cod Canal and stop in Hyannis Port to visit the JFK memorial, and then enjoy a relaxing, fully narrated sightseeing cruise, offering unbeatable views of the Kennedy Compound. Stop in the town of Sandwich and the Sandwich Glass Museum & a glass blowing demonstration.  Spend the rest of your day sightseeing and shopping in charming waterfront villages along the Cape.

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Boston Super Saver: Cambridge, Lexington and Concord Tour plus Boston Trolley

167 Reviews


Experience the best of the Boston area by combining a tour of Cambridge, Lexington and Concord and a Boston trolley tour. Delve into the history of the Revolutionary War and Civil War on a tour to three nearby Massachusetts cities, where you'll journey along the Battle Road Trail, follow the route Paul Revere took, stand on Lexington Battle Green, and view Harvard Yard and Cambridge Common, both US National Historic Landmarks.

Boston Trolley Tour departs from 8 Park Plaza, Boston at 9:15am and 1:15pm.  Enjoy the 3-hour loop on this fully narrated tour with picture stops at Copley Square, Fenway, and USS Constitution.

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Go Boston Card

129 Reviews


Explore Boston your own way with the flexible Go Boston Card. Do as much or as little sightseeing as you like, at your own pace while saving precious vacation dollars. Receive free admission to popular Boston attractions, and enjoy discounts on shopping and dining around town. Enjoy direct entry to attractions. Simply save your pass (available as your 'ticket' after purchase) on your mobile device and go – no voucher redemption required!

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City View Bike Tour - Bike the Boston Neighborhoods

122 Reviews


Discover Boston’s famous sites and hidden treasures on this 2.5 to 3-hour guided bike tour – a perfect way to explore the city! Start at Little Italy in Boston’s North End and pass sites like Copley Square, Fenway Park and the Faneuil Hall marketplace. Cruise through Beacon Hill and admire the diverse neighborhoods as your knowledgeable guide provides insightful commentary on Boston’s unique history. You may also choose to do this tour on an e-bike (select e-bike option at checkout).

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Plimoth Plantation Living Museum Day Trip from Boston

113 Reviews


Journey back in time and see how life was for the Pilgrims and Wampanoag American Indians in the 1600s on this day tour to the Plimoth Plantation, a living museum south of Boston in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Interact with costumed actors who reenact the Pilgrims' daily tasks in the English colony and check out a Wampanoag home site that has been recreated alongside the colony.

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Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

103 Reviews


Join other adventure seekers and become an apprentice grave digger on an entertaining tour through the darker side of Boston. A scary, fun and informative frightseeing experience that is truly one of a kind.

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Boston Beantown Trolley Tour

100 Reviews


Celebrate Boston’s history with a sightseeing tour on the Beantown Trolley, a great way to see top Boston attractions including Beacon Hill, Boston Common, and the Freedom Trail. Enjoy the full 3 hour narrated tour on this San Francisco-style trolley car. There are 3 picture stops at Copley Square, Fenway Park, and the USS Constitution along with more than 100 points of interest along the way.

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North End Pizza Walking Tour

96 Reviews


Treat yourself to some of the best pizza in Boston on this walking food tour. Explore the city’s oldest neighborhoods and visit historic sites along the Freedom Trail like the house of Paul Revere. Your guide will bring history to life while along the walk. And you’ll enjoy some of Boston’s best slices at three pizzerias. You’ll never see pizza, or Boston, the same way after this fun, tasty and informative tour.

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Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise

94 Reviews


Ride through the streets of Boston and take in the highlights with a convenient and easy hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Discover why this city is called the Cradle of Liberty! Learn about historical events including the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Ride, the Boston Massacre, and the role Bostonians played in the American Revolution on this fully narrated tour.

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Admission to Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

81 Reviews


Step back in time and see how the Boston Tea Party changed American history! This Boston museum details the series of events leading to December 16, 1773, and then goes on to demonstrate how that fateful day kickstarted the American Revolution. At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, spend your day exploring one of the famed tall ships, sipping tea at Abigail's Tea Room, wandering the museum exhibits on your own, taking advantage of a complimentary one hour guided tour and more!

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Boston Super Saver: Whale-Watching Cruise & New England Aquarium Admission

67 Reviews


Get up close and personal to New England’s wildlife with this Boston Super Saver. With your naturalist guide, spot whales and dolphins on a scenic 3-hour whale-watching cruise around a thriving marine sanctuary. Then, explore fascinating marine exhibits at the New England Aquarium including Green Sea Turtles, a Giant Pacific Octopus, or the Bonnethead Shark, at your own pace.

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Fall on Cape Cod: Day Trip from Boston with Sightseeing Cruise

67 Reviews


Autumn is a special time on Cape Cod, so enjoy it to the fullest on this luxury coach tour and scenic sightseeing cruise, affording amazing views of New England's colorful fall foliage. From Boston, learn about the sights you see from your guide as you travel in comfort through Quincy, passing the birthplaces of two American presidents. Stop in the town of Sandwich, visit the Dexter Grist Mills, see the John F Kennedy memorial in Hyannis Port, and then relax on your narrated cruise along Lewis Bay.

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Round-Trip Transport to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets from Boston

65 Reviews


Shop for bargains on designer merchandise and leading brands –including Banana Republic, GUESS, Calvin Klein and DKNY– at Wrentham Village, one of the most popular designer malls in New England. Skip the hassle of driving and enjoy round-trip transport from downtown Boston on a luxury coach. Your high-end shopping tour includes a complimentary VIP coupon book, good for even more discounts!

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Newport Mansions Small-Group Day Trip from Boston

61 Reviews


Escape to the lovely coastal city of Newport, Rhode Island, on this day trip that includes both a guided tour and free time. Explore The Breakers mansion, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II's family, as well as the French chateau-styled mansion of The Elms. See top Newport attractions such as St Mary's Parish, Ocean Drive and the Naval War College on a narrated tour. Then discover this quaint and historic city further on your own. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a more intimate experience.

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Newport Mansions and Waterfront Sightseeing From Boston

60 Reviews


On this day trip from Boston to Rhode Island, view the gilded mansions, million-dollar yachts and gorgeous beaches of Newport, home to the famous Newport Mansions. Enjoy the beauty of this fabulous New England summer resort as you travel along Ocean Drive (10-Mile Drive), and stop to take walking tours of breathtaking Marble House and The Breakers, two grand, historic mansions once owned by the famous Vanderbilt family. Stroll along the Newport waterfront for free time to shop and dine as you please, and learn about the city's history, colonial heritage, culture and architecture from your knowledgeable guide.

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Boston Harbor Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

57 Reviews


After a busy day sightseeing or working, what could be nicer than relaxing onboard one of Boston's finest boats for a cruise on the harbor? Watch the sun setting below the horizon as you glide by the skyscrapers of the downtown. And you can't miss the booming cannons of the U.S.S. Constitution, America's oldest commissioned sailing ship!

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Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

52 Reviews


After your cruise ship docks in Boston, spend your time seeing the city's top attractions on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour! Explore Boston at your leisure with a 24-hour ticket, which allows you to create your own itinerary and see the most popular sites of Boston at your own pace. Board the trolley within a short walk from the cruise port, and enjoy a day of visiting Boston’s famous landmarks and must-see sights.

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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour

51 Reviews


Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Boston on this guided, 2-hour walking tour. Travel through Downtown Boston on the popular Freedom Trail, featuring many of the locations of historical significance to the United States including Boston Common and the State House. We will see where the Boston aristocracy lives on Beacon Hill on our way to the Public Garden and Back Bay.  See the Victorian brownstone homes and Copley Square in the Back Bay neighborhood. You'll see Cheers, Newbury Street and Commonwealth Avenue on our way to the Boston Marathon Finish Line.

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Boston CityPASS

45 Reviews


Boston CityPASS® — Discover Boston's best attractions at one great price and skip most main-entrance ticket lines. Spend less, experience more. 
Includes prepaid admission to 4 must-see attractions:
• New England Aquarium
• Museum of Science
• Skywalk Observatory
• Option Ticket: Boston Harbor Cruises OR Harvard Museum of Natural History

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New England Aquarium Admission

44 Reviews


Discover thousands of marine animals at the New England Aquarium! Meet green sea turtles and blue penguins, and watch seals and sea lions at play. See the new 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank with a vibrant Caribbean coral reef teeming with hundreds of tropical fish. You can also catch an IMAX film on the largest screen in New England!

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Tour of Historic Fenway Park, America's Most Beloved Ballpark

44 Reviews


Home to the 2018 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox! "America's Most Beloved Ballpark" is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. Fenway Park is a place where dreams are made, traditions are celebrated and baseball is forever. See the home of Red Sox Legends, Williams, Yaz, Fisk and Rice. Visit Pesky's Pole and sit atop the world famous Green Monster which stands 37 feet 2 inches high overlooking left field. Experienced tour guides will provide a thrilling, one hour, walking tour of Fenway Park. Bilingual tours are available in Spanish and Japanese with advance notice. We welcome all fans to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and the pulse of Red Sox Nation.

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Boston to Cape Cod High-Speed Ferry

40 Reviews


Situated on the Cape's northern-most tip, Provincetown is known for its art galleries, shopping, restaurants, landmarks, picturesque beaches and more. And, on this high speed catamaran, all this is just a 90 minute ride away!

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PhotoWalks Freedom Trail Tour

39 Reviews


Travel back in time on a photographic journey and immerse yourself in American history. Visit the actual sites where patriots protested against British rule and high taxes in a long struggle for independence from England.
This Freedom Trail walking tour has lots of fascinating historical commentary and uncovers the truth behind the events that ignited the American Revolution in 1775!

Discover why this is one of the 10 best Boston walking tours!

Highlights include:
■ Boston Common
■ Park Street Church
■ Granary Burial Ground
■ King’s Chapel
■ Old City Hall
■ Benjamin Franklin Statue
■ Old South Meeting House and its relation to the Boston Tea Party
■ Boston Massacre site
■ Non-Freedom Trail sites along the way that are photo-worthy!
■ Our expedition ends @ Old State House.

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Boston Codzilla High-Speed Thrill Boat Ride

34 Reviews


Codzilla has arrived. And Boston Harbor will never be the same. Now there are more thrills, more laughs and more speed than you ever imagined as you zip across the ocean at up to 40 miles per an hour.

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Boston to Salem High-Speed Ferry

32 Reviews


Make the most of your time in Boston or Salem with this high-speed ferry service. Travel in speed and style aboard a comfortable catamaran with your one-way or round-trip ticket, letting you visit two of Massachusetts’ most famous and historic stops. This swift boat ride is the best and fastest way to get you where you want to go!

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Boston Odyssey Dinner Cruise

32 Reviews


Come aboard the Odyssey Boston and enjoy an elegant three-hour dinner cruise along the famous Boston Harbor. Fine dining, delicious wines, and live musical entertainment, what more could you want? Sit back and relax as you enjoy the music, step outside onto on of observation decks, and take it all in as the city floats on by!

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Harvard Campus Walking Tour and Admission to Natural History Museum

32 Reviews


If you’re considering Harvard University, or you just want to see what student life is like at this Ivy League establishment, this one-hour ‘Hahvahd’ tour is for you! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dramatic presentation given by current Harvard students who share their insider perspective of college life in Cambridge. You’ll see historical buildings as you tour Harvard Yard and Harvard Square, hear stories about the school’s history and learn about some famous people who attended the school. You can choose to experience the Harvard tour with the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

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Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

30 Reviews


Discover Boston's rich history with this private tour of the Freedom Trail and its many historic sites throughout the city. Explore spots from downtown Boston all the way through Charlestown, MA in the luxury of your own private car with private guide. See the city in style and soak up some fascinating history along the way!

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Boston Guided Brewery Tour with Tastings, plus Lunch or Dinner

29 Reviews


Indulge in Boston's brewery scene on morning and evening tours that include upwards of 15 beer tastings, lunch or dinner. Learn about the history and mechanics of brewing beer, and visit venues that may include Sam Adams, Night Shift Brewing, and Down the Road Brewing Co. If you choose the evening tour, you'll get a chance to learn about a group of small beer-making operations that make up the greater Boston's craft brewing scene. No matter what option you select, expect to make new friends, sample a wide variety of beers and relax knowing you have a designated driver.

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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston

27 Reviews


Dive into early American history and architecture as you explore the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston. On a 70-minute walking tour, stroll down the cobbled streets, admire the architecture, and learn about the history and culture of the city as you pass attractions and landmarks like Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, and Boston Common.

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Boston Photography Tour: Freedom Trail

26 Reviews


Get your camera ready and explore Boston’s Freedom Trail on this guided walking tour. Hear some interesting commentary from your guide, a professional photographer, and learn creative photography tips as you wind your way along the trail traveled by the Patriots in their fight for independence from British rule. Through your camera lens, visualize scenes of the Patriots’ struggle and capture historic locations including the burial ground of John Hancock, Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, the site of the Boston the Massacre and the historic building where the Declaration of Independence was read in 1776.

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