Things to do in Boston

Come visit Boston! Expedia makes it easy to book Boston tours and find the best attractions. We have a broad selection of things to do in Boston for you to browse through and learn about all the most popular activities. It’s easy to find all the must-see Boston sights by looking though our list of all the most popular Boston attractions.

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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

$69.17
per adult

Battle Trail Tour - Cambridge, Lexington & Concord
The British are coming! Learn about Paul Revere and his impact on American history as your knowledgeable guide unfolds the events of that fateful night of April 18, 1775, when troops retreated to Boston from the battle at Old North... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$47.00
per adult

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

$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

$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

$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

$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 Duck Tours
Journey through Boston on a World War II-style amphibious vehicle and explore the famous landmarks of the "Birthplace of Freedom." Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 20 minutes

$37.65
per adult

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

$25.00
per adult

Brooklyn Army Terminal Tour
Explore a massive sprawl of industrial warehouses, piers, docks, and cranes spanning 55 acres (22 ha) of Brooklyn’s waterfront. The partially abandoned and partially restored Brooklyn Army Terminal is the perfect place to investigate New York’s prowess—past, present, and future. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$22.00
per adult

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future Tour
Investigate the past and get a glimpse of the future as you wander the grounds of the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard Center. Hear stories of the shipbuilding crews that once filled this 300-acre (121-ha) industrial complex and find out how... Read More

$30.00
per adult

Cambridge, Lexington, Concord & Boston Highlights Tour
See the top sights of Boston and Middlesex County in 1 day on this narrated sightseeing tour. This is the best way to explore the city and the areas surrounding it, from battle sites to ships in the Navy Yard... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours 30 minutes

$72.00
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
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

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

$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
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
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

$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

$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

$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

$54.00
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

$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

$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

$18.95
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

$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

$9.95
per adult

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

$39.99
per adult

On Location Tours: Movie Mile Walking Tour
Led by a local actor, this walking tour is a fun, interactive way to explore Boston's Movie Mile. Check out more than 30 memorable filming locations for movies and TV and learn fascinating stories behind them. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

$25.00
per adult

On Location Tours: TV and Movie Sites Bus Tour
Boston may be miles away from the bright lights of Hollywood, but this New England metropolis has seen its fair share of cinematic action. Visit film sets, locations, and landmarks of famed silver screen productions including _The Departed_, _Good Will... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$41.00
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

$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
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

$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

$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

$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

$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

$40.00
per adult

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

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

$51.45
per adult

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