Things to do in Boston

If you’re looking for things to do in Boston, you may have a hard time creating a short list for the Massachusetts capital. Considering the rich history and delicious food in Beantown , there is plenty to do here any time of year. People journey to this New England destination to take in a baseball game at famed Fenway Park, visit the Bunker Hill Monument, and nosh at the original Cheers™. If you’re not sure where to start, Boston tours are a good way to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time.

3-Hour Whale-Watching Cruise & New England Aquarium
Discover an enchanting world that thrives beneath the ocean's surface with a whale-watching tour and aquarium visit that brings you face-to-face with creatures of the deep. View humpback whales in their natural habitat and encounter thousands of marine animals on... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Attractions, Day Cruises & Water Activities

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$69.17
per adult

Back Bay Wine Tour with Food & Drink Tastings by City Wine Tours
With its historic townhomes and fashionable eateries, Boston’s Back Bay is a lure for visitors and locals alike. Learn why as you follow a charismatic guide—a certified viticultural expert—to 3 of the neighborhood’s finest restaurants, sampling their best bottles and... Read More
Beacon Hill Guided Photo Tour
With camera in hand, follow your guide, an expert photographer, through the picturesque neighborhood of Beacon Hill. Embrace its narrow streets and colonial sidewalks, which are lined with gas lamps and red brick homes, to look for that perfect picture. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$40.00
per adult

Beantown Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Harbor Cruise
Steeped in history and dotted with cultural gems, Boston's neighborhoods are best explored on the Beantown Trolley. Board the trolley at any of its 17 stops and exercise your hop-on hop-off privileges or enjoy the complete 90-minute guided narration of... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$35.00
per adult

Big Dig Downtown Scholar-Led Walking Tour
Learn about one of history's most ambitious urban engineering projects on this group tour along Boston's downtown streets. Your guide, an expert historian, helps you to discover and understand the dramatic structural changes that have transformed the face of Boston... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$70.00
per adult

Bike Rental
Explore Boston's finest sights on 2 wheels and enjoy the freedom to create your own itinerary. Bike to Cambridge, cycle along the banks of Charles River, or ride down one of the area's many scenic trails. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$36.75
per adult

Blue Man Group
Treat yourself to a show with the world-famous Blue Man Group and enjoy a multimedia journey that is amusing, lively, and visually stunning. Observe talented performers rocking out to experimental music and playing top-notch percussion. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Restaurants & Nightlife

2 hours

$77.50
per adult

Boston CityPASS: 4 Must-See Museums & Attractions
Combine value and accessibility as you discover Boston. With your CityPASS booklet, gain admission to famous area attractions for 9 consecutive days of exploration. Read More

Categories: Tickets & Passes

9 days

Free cancellation

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$91.90

$49.00
per adult

Boston Duck Tours
Explore Beantown with a hilarious ConDUCKtor® behind the wheel of an amphibious World War II vehicle. Ride the DUCK by downtown landmarks, then ease into the water for a scenic cruise along the waterfront of the Charles River. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 20 minutes

$37.65
per adult

Boston Harbor Brunch Cruise
Enjoy a deliciously prepared brunch while soaking in the impressive Boston skyline on a weekend brunch cruise. Voyage through inner and outer Boston Harbor to see famous landmarks like the USS Constitution, Old North Church, and Boston Light. Read More
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Live it up Boston-style and journey back to the one of the most significant turning points in American history. Visit restored ships and throw tea into the Boston Harbor at this historic and awe-inspiring attraction. Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 hour 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$25.00
per adult

Cape Cod Fast Ferry: Boston to Provincetown
Escape Boston and spend your day, or several, in Cape Cod. Get to the beach quickly while enjoying all of the comforts of this luxurious ferry. On your 90-minute voyage, choose to sit in the air-conditioned cabin or take in... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

$88.00
per adult

Cape Cod Guided Excursion
Travel to scenic Cape Cod, breathe in the salty sea air, and enjoy the sparkling beaches, lighthouses, cottages, and sailboats. Bask in the summer sun as you cruise and view the stunning Kennedy family compound. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$65.00
per adult

Charles River & Locks Tour
Cruise up Boston's inner harbor to the Charles River on your narrated journey to Cambridge. Pass Bunker Hill where the famous saying, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes," was shouted during the Revolutionary War. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$26.20
per adult

Chocolate Tour of Boston
Stroll along the beautiful Back Bay for some delectable chocolate at artisan bakeries, luxurious boutiques, and a candy-filled funhouse. Along the way, discover the landmarks of one of America's oldest cities with the aid of an expert guide. Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

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$50.00

$25.00
per adult

City Highlights Guided Bicycle Tour
Choose a bike and a helmet and pedal to the most important landmarks of Boston with a professional guide who shares fascinating history and surprising anecdotes. This comprehensive tour allows you to get to know the city's attractions and satisfy... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

$57.75
per adult

Codzilla Speedboat Thrill Ride
Get wicked thrills as you fly across Boston Harbor at speeds up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) aboard the "Codzilla" speedboat. Feel the ocean spray as you crash over the waves and perform heart-racing 360-degree turns. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

40 minutes

Free cancellation

$30.45
per adult

Cruise to USS Constitution
Embark on a cruise through Boston's inner harbor with a stop at the Charlestown Navy Yard, home to the USS Constitution. With cruises departing every hour, you can take your time exploring the historic ship and museum at your leisure.... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$20.95
per adult

Cupcake and Dessert Tour of Boston
Sample the best frostings and flavors in the historic Back Bay with this guided tour to some of Boston's favorite bakeries. With an array of local delicacies to try at 4 different specialty shops, you can be sure to delight... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

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$50.00

$25.00
per adult

Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard
Spend a day exploring the quaint fishing towns, coastal scenes, and world-class shops and eateries of Martha’s Vineyard. Hassle-free roundtrip transportation and an easy ferry ride across the water make this the perfect way to experience a day on the... Read More

$101.00
per adult

Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Boston
Climb aboard for a unique mixture of dining, dancing, entertainment, and scenic views. The Spirit of Boston cruises year-round from Boston's historic Seaport District and offers up-close views of "Old Ironsides," Castle Island, and the Harbor Islands. Read More

$88.95
per adult

Discover Salem Passport
Book this multi-use passport in advance to plan your visit to Salem. Utilize the trolley or walk around and enjoy the area's unique history, architecture, and entertainment. Read More

Categories: Tickets & Passes

3 days

Free cancellation

$55.00
per adult

EagleRider Motorcycle Rental
Harley-Davidson® is the quintessential American motorcycle. Take the opportunity to climb aboard this iconic vehicle and experience your vacation destination from an entirely new perspective. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$172.00
per adult

Elegant Dinner Cruise on the Odyssey Boston by Entertainment Cruises
Create extraordinary memories on the water while enjoying a 3-course dinner with live music and dancing. The dusk and moon-lit views of the harbor islands and the Charlestown Navy Yard are exquisite. Experience a unique and relaxing dinner while cruising... Read More
Footsteps to Freedom Guided Photo Tour
Lace up your walking shoes and walk your way back in time to the American Revolution. Your expert guide, a professional photographer, unveils the rich history of Boston and the important role Bostonians played in these events. Listen closely and... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$40.00
per adult

Ghosts & Gravestones Tour
Embark on a frightening and fun-filled tour of Boston's spookiest areas. Your 17th-century grave-digging guide tells of cursed places and gruesome events. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$38.99
per adult

Go Boston Card
Discover Boston-area attractions, landmarks, museums, and more with the Go Boston Card. Enjoy discounted admission and skip-the-line access to top points of interest throughout the city. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$54.00
per adult

Guided Excursion to Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II
Immerse yourself in 17th-century sights and sounds at a living history museum that displays the lives of Pilgrims and Native Americans. Interact with them as they reenact their daily tasks. Learn about what it was like to literally build lives... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$70.00
per adult

Guided Photo Tour of Boston Back Bay
Grab your camera, meet up with your local guide, and visit some of the most iconic areas of Boston's Back Bay. Let your photographer guide expertly show you how to look at nature, architectural details, and eclectic statues through your... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$40.00
per adult

Hahvahd Walking Tour
Discover the campus of Harvard University—founded in 1636—on this student-led walking tour. A current university student leads the way, offering a unique perspective on college life at the famed Ivy-league institution. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$9.95
per adult

Hahvahd Walking Tour with Admission to Harvard Museum of Natural History
Brush up on your Boston accent and explore the grounds of one of the most prestigious universities in the country on this student-led tour. Stroll through Harvard Yard, see Memorial Hall, and visit the Harvard Natural History Museum’s impressive collection... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$18.95
per adult

Historical Sightseeing Cruise
As you cruise along the Inner Harbor and out into the greater Boston Harbor, take in the city skyline and closer views of both historic and modern structures. Hear tales of the Revolutionary War and anecdotes about the buildings you... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$26.20
per adult

JFK Presidential Museum, City Trolley Tour & Harbor Cruise
Learn more about the influential life and times of President John F. Kennedy on this academic and cultural combination tour. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$54.00
per adult

Luxurious Newport Excursion
The seaside city of Newport, Rhode Island, has long been home to some of the most affluent families in America. Spend a day exploring the gilded homes and extravagant lifestyles of these rich and famous. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$85.00
per adult

Macy's Star Shopper Package
Macy’s is one of the foremost retailers in the United States. Experience the style, selection, and great prices that have built the Macy’s reputation over the last 150 years. With the Macy’s Star Shopping Package, enjoy exclusive savings and a... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$42.00
per adult

New England Aquarium & Simons IMAX® Theater
Immerse yourself in the magnificent marine world of the New England Aquarium. Over 70 exhibits feature thousands of species from all around the world—from sea turtles to sharks to tropical fish—plus a 7-story IMAX® screen. Read More

Categories: Attractions

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$9.95
per adult

New England Seacoast Guided Excursion
Snap postcard-worthy photos of tranquil coastal scenery as you travel Boston's North Shore. When you reach Maine, stop for a view of the iconic Nubble Light—the Cape Neddick Lighthouse. Marvel at Maine's 18th- and 19th-century architecture and sneak a peek... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$68.00
per adult

Newport, Rhode Island City & Estates Tour
Admire the expansive estates built by America’s early industrialists and stroll along the charming streets of Newport on this fascinating tour of Rhode Island’s stunning coast. Enjoy hearing colorful tales about the area and spend some free time checking out... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours

$99.00
per adult

North End Wine Tour with Food & Drink Tastings by City Wine Tours
The historic North End—Boston’s oldest neighborhood—is also home to the city’s Little Italy, making it the perfect place for a wine tour focused on Italian vintages and varietals. Sip and dine your way along the waterfront with a small group... Read More
Old Town Trolley Hop-on Hop-off City Tour by Historic Tours of America
Boston is a thriving and influential metropolis, and has been since colonial America. Discover the city’s finest sights aboard a convenient hop-on hop-off trolley. With 20 stops at top museums, attractions, and landmarks, you have the flexibility to explore at... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$39.99
per adult

Pizza & Historic Tavern Tour
Stop in for a slice and a pint at a tavern that once hosted George Washington as you tour through Boston's oldest neighborhoods. Take a ferry ride across Boston Harbor, walk to landmarks that illustrate the city's rich history, and... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$49.00
per adult

Pizza & Little Italy Tour
Stroll the quaint cobblestone streets in one of Boston's oldest neighborhoods for a taste of the city's Italian heritage. Pay a visit to iconic landmarks across the North End and delight in 3 slices from some of the city's oldest... Read More

$39.00
per adult

Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II & Plimoth Grist Mill
This journey takes you back to the 1600s, through the living history museum of Plimoth Plantation. Interact with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag, 2 starkly different cultures that came together in 1620, and learn how they were able to live... Read More

Categories: Attractions

2 hours

Free cancellation

$25.95
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Boston Logan Airport (BOS)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Boston Logan Airport (BOS) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Boston Logan Airport (BOS), the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$16.00
per adult

Shop, Explore, Taste & Play at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Right in the historic heart of Boston, Faneuil Hall Marketplace delights visitors with its lively atmosphere, street performers, specialty shops and pushcarts, and delicious ethnic food in the Quincy Market Colonnade. Shop and dine here to your heart's content with... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$45.00
per adult

Shopping Excursion to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets by Gray Line
Designer labels and killer deals await just an hour outside of downtown Boston. Stroll through this New England-style shopping village and find name-brand outlet stores, including Burberry, Coach, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Tory Burch, that offer incredible discounts... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$47.00
per adult

Small-Group Photography Tour of the North End & Little Italy
Hit the pavement in Boston's North End, snapping photos and picking up tips on composition and lighting as you tour. Learn about the past of Little Italy, see sights from the Freedom Trail, and capture great images—whether you're a pro... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$40.00
per adult

Small-Group Photography Tour of the Public Garden
The first of its kind in the United States, Boston's Public Garden is full of beautiful landscaping and natural beauty—the perfect destination for a photo enthusiast. Pick up shooting tips and techniques as you explore this historic site with a... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$40.00
per adult

Smartphone-Guided City Scavenger Hunt
Embark on an interactive tour of Boston and explore the city while following hints and completing unique challenges. See landmarks and historical locations such as Boston Common, the Paul Reverse House, and the North End as you follow clues that... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$45.00
per adult

South End Wine Tour with Food & Drink Tastings by City Wine Tours
In recent years, the South End has developed into one of Boston’s most vibrant, charming neighborhoods—think streets lined with Victorian brownstones and a thriving restaurant scene. Get a firsthand taste of this lively area as you explore 3 of its... Read More
SpaFinder Gift Card
Pamper yourself with a facial, sweat it out in hot yoga, or ease into a state of calm with a soothing massage—however you find your bliss, the Spafinder gift card can get you there. With more than 20,000 participating wellness... Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

$50.00
per adult

Sparkling Wine Tour with Food Tastings in Harvard Square by City Wine Tours
Why raise just 1 glass of bubbly when you can have 6? Sip your way through historic Harvard Square on this expert-led tour, where the focus is all about—you guessed it—sparkling wine. Sample varietals from around the world at 3... Read More
Whale-Watching Cruise
Venture through Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary for an exciting whale-watching adventure. See the world's most fascinating marine mammals on this 3-hour narrated cruise. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$51.45
per adult

Witch City Day Tour to Salem
Home to ethereal occurrences, tragic trials, and strange rumors of the supernatural for centuries, Salem's past is sure to draw you under its captivating spell. Delve into the diabolical legends of Salem's infamous, 17th-century witch hunts and soak up the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$46.00
per adult

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