Things to do in Boston

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One thing is certain about Boston -- no matter how long you stay in "The Hub" you will always find something new to do. Your Boston vacation will take you on a trip back in time via visits to world-renowned museums and some of the nation's most historic sites. Even a seemingly simple subway ride offers a history lesson or two. Boston happens to be home of America's very first subway. And when you're finished exploring the many museums and historic landmarks, you may want to spend some time outdoors. Boston also offers tons of great places to golf, bike, picnic, swim or sail. The list of Boston activities is virtually endless!

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston 's Back Bay is among the most exquisite museums in the country. Styled as a 15th-century palace, its three floors surround a courtyard filled with light and flowers. Named after its creator, the museum is home to a vast collection of paintings by such artists as Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Manet, Degas, and Whistler. There are more than 2,500 paintings, sculptures and tapestries in the collection.  In addition, the museum hosts many concerts open to the public. A visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is one of the favorite of Boston activities.

 

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AM's Free Boston Tours

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Free guided walking tours of historic Boston covering the main Downtown sites plus some additional sites in Beacon Hill and the West End. These tours, which last between 1.5 and 2 hours, are supported only by voluntary tips (gratuities). They are a budget-friendly way for everyone to see the sites and provide for an excellent introduction to the city. Please visit our web site for more details.

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Pinehills Golf Club

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Located roughly a 45-minute drive from Boston in nearby Plymouth MA, the Pinehills Golf Club is a must for golf lovers interested in a challenging course and spectacular scenery. Rated "Number 1 Public Course in Massachusetts " by GolfWeek (2007), the Jack Nicklaus course sits on more than 300 acres of pristine rolling hills. The upscale Pinehills Community surrounds the prestigious 18-hole golf course. Rates and tee times fluctuate seasonally, so contact the Pinehills Golf Club for further details.

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tel:566-855-GOLF; 508-209-3000
url:www.pinehillsgolf.com
address:54 Clubhouse Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360

Boston Public Garden

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What's better than riding around a lagoon in a paddleboat? Riding around a lagoon in a giant swan paddleboat! The official name of the swan boats is "The Swan Boats of Boston" and each "vessel" can hold up to 18 adults comfortably. Matt Damon, Kurt Russell, Princess Grace of Monaco, Barbara Walters, Melissa Ethridge, and Kirsty Alley are just a few of the famous faces that have been spotted in the swan boats. A visit to Boston Public Garden offers this and an opportunity to take a stroll around America's more..

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tel:617-522-1966
url:www.swanboats.com
address:Adjacent to Boston Common

Boston Common

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Boston Common is one of the oldest parks in the country and it is the starting point for the freedom trail, www.thefreedomtrail.org. Boston Common is roughly 50 acres in size and amenities include an ice-skating rink during the winter months and concerts in the summer as well as skating, jogging, and walking paths. Boston Common is bound by Tremont, Beacon, Charles, and Boylston streets.

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address:Tremont, Beacon, Charles, and Boylston streets.

Boston Biking

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Biking in Boston is probably one of the most popular outdoor activities for locals and visitors alike. The city offers dozens of scenic bike paths and trails such as the Boston Harborwalk, Boston Harbor Path, South Bay Harbortrail, Emerald Necklace Greenway, the Charles River Path, and Neponset River Greenway, to name a few. Visitors can go it alone or take a guided bike tour. For m ore information about biking in Boston, information about bike tours and how to book, and listings for paths, trails, and scenic routes, visit the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) website more..

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tel:617-542-BIKE
url:www.massbike.org
address:171 Milk Street, Suite 33

Carson Beach

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Located in South Boston, Carson Beach is considered one of the best swimming beaches in Boston. Carson Beach features excellent views of the harbor, gorgeous landscaping, scenic walkways, and plenty of shade shelters during Boston's sunny summer season. On site, you will also find a fishing pier, a picnic area, and the Edward J. McCormack Bathhouse where guests can change and shower as well as play chess or play bocce. To get to Carson Beach, take the subway red line to JFK/UMass. If you prefer the bus, take MBTA route 5, 8, 11, 16 or 14. Driving? Free public parking is available.

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address:The Boston Harbor Association, 374 Congress Street, Suite 307
email:mail@tbha.org

Boston Marathon

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The 26-mile Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest and arguably the world’s most prestigious road racing event. Thousands of spectators line route to watch the runner’s speed by. The route runs from rural Hopkinton, MA to Boston. The marathon takes place in April of each year – on the third Monday of the month. One thing to keep in mind – the majority of businesses around the city shut down for the day as this is the Boston’s biggest event of the year. Info: Boston Athletic Association, 40 Trinity Place, 4th Floor, Boston MA, 02116, Ph: 617-236-1652, more..

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tel:617-236-1652
url:www.bostonmarathon.org
address:40 Trinity Place, 4th Floor
email:info@baa.org

The Blue Hills Trail

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The Blue Hills Trail is an historic Massachusetts trail featuring 125 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails that are part of a 7,000-acre state reservation. Owned and operated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the Blue Hills Trail and the hills can be found in Boston, Braintree, Canton, Dedham, Milton, Quincy, and Randolph. Other attractions here include the observation tower at Great Blue Hill, which offers views of the mountains, the surrounding islands, and the Boston skyline; Blue Hills Trailside Museum, and rare reptiles such as more..

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tel:617-698-1802
url:www.mass.gov
address:Blue Hills Reservation, 695 Hillside Street, Milton MA, 02186

On Location Tours: Boston

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On Location Tours Inc., a one-of-a kind sightseeing company specializing in TV and movie location tours, brings fans closer to their favorite on-screen characters.  The bus tour of Boston TV & Movie Sites visits more than 40 locations via bus including sites from The Town, Good Will Hunting, Boston Legal, Cheers. The Boston Movie Mile walking tour around Boston Commons visits more than 25 locations from movies and TV shows such as Good Will Hunting, The Departed, Blown Away, more..

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tel:212-209-3370
url:www.screentours.com
email:office@onlocationtours.com

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