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Things to Do in Boston This Spring

Things to Do in Boston This Spring

With warmer temperatures and the calm that precedes summer, spring is the ideal season to discover Boston. As the days lengthen, there’s plenty to do and see, from whale-watching cruises and historical city tours to discovering the picture-postcard New England coast. Here are some tips for enjoying Boston this spring.

  • Check out Boston’s top sights on a hop-on hop-off tour by vintage-style trolley.
  • Head out to sea to spot migrating humpbacks and other species of whales on a whale-watching boat trip.
  • Retrace the footsteps of Boston’s 18th-century American revolutionaries on a walk along the Freedom Trail.
  • Discover Boston Common, Quincy Market, and Cambridge’s Harvard University and Harvard Square on an in-depth Boston day tour.
  • Enjoy the spring air and views of Boston’s historic USS Constitution tall ship on a harbor dinner cruise.
  • Brave an evening ghost tour to experience some of Boston’s spookiest places and legends.
  • Soak in the springtime scenery and rugged capes north of Boston on a coach tour of New England’s coast.
  • Dig into a lobster roll and more of Boston’s classic seafood and Italian fare on a food tour of Boston’s cobbled North End.
  • Explore the strange events surrounding 1692’s witch trials and executions on a day trip to Salem, Massachusetts.
  • Reenact the 1773 dumping of chests of British tea into Boston Harbor at the Tea Party Ships and Museum.
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour. If you upgrade to the Gold or Platinum Pass, you will be given your (seasonal) Harbor Cruise ticket when you check in for the Trolley Tour. These seasonal cruises depart periodically throughout the day close to Stop 1.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran
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Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran

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Experience the best of New England’s marine wildlife on this guided whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Hop on a high-speed catamaran that gets to and from the whales in the least amount of time possible. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins with the help of a naturalist guide. The on-board galley offers food and beverages for purchase during the trip.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission

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Relive the most important event leading up to the American Revolution on this self-guided tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Take a journey back in time to the famous Boston Tea Party, an incident that changed the course of American history. It’s more than a stroll through historic artifacts, though. It’s truly one of the top-rated museums in the city of Boston. Explore authentically restored tea ships and throw the fated tea into Boston Harbor.
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  • 1 hour
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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay
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Walking Tour: Downtown Freedom Trail plus Beacon Hill to Copley Square/Back Bay

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Travel back in time through the early years of American history during this guided walking tour of Boston’s famous Freedom Trail and its most iconic landmarks. Relive the events of the American Revolution as you pass Faneuil Hall, see the Old and New State Houses, and visit the setting of the infamous Boston Massacre. Then head downtown past Boston Common and the modern John Hancock Tower, finishing in Copley Square. A professional guide joins your trip to help add context.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston's North End Secret Food Walking Tour w/ Private Tour Option

Boston's North End Secret Food Walking Tour w/ Private Tour Option

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Get to know Boston through its food on this small-group walking tour limited to 12 people. With a guide, you sample seafood, Italian dishes, and other fare as you explore the city's North End neighborhood. Along the way, learn about the history of the area.
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  • 3 hours
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Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

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Discover some of Boston’s deepest, darkest secrets on a “frightseeing” tour aboard the Trolley of the Doomed, which roams around the haunted streets and burial grounds of Boston. Your costumed host provides illuminating insights into the history of the city's spookiest sights such as Copp's Hill Burying Ground.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Try a unique alternative to a typical night out in downtown Boston on an exciting dinner cruise along the city’s waterfront. This expedition on Boston Harbor features an all-you-can-eat buffet meal with live entertainment and dancing. Watch the sunset, then take a stroll under the stars and enjoy the view of the illuminated Boston skyline at night or head to the dance floor for music and fun inside the ship’s nightclub. Bring that special someone or a whole group of friends for a night to remember.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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