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Experience the best of Boston with City Experiences! Take a sightseeing or dining cruise on the Boston Harbor, get out on the water for a whale watching tour, explore the city with a walking tour, take speed boat thrill ride on Codzilla, enjoy package deals and more.

  • Dining Cruises

    Dining on the water onboard Odyssey and Spirit of Boston
  • Sightseeing Cruises

    Whale Watches, Codzilla, Harbor Tours, Provincetown, Salem and Harbor Islands
  • Walks

    Beautifully designed tours in cities around the world
  • Transportation

Featured Experiences

Recommended Experiences in Boston

Boston Whale Watching: Naturalist Notes – 9/12/22 to 9/18/22

Whale Sightings 9/12/22 to 9/18/22 Please find the Naturalist Notes for the week of 9/12/22 to 9/18/22 from the onboard team of naturalists for our New England Whale Watching tour in

The Most Walkable Neighborhoods in Boston

With its compact neighborhoods tightly packed together on the promontories and peninsulas of Boston Harbor, Boston‘s city center is a great place to explore on foot. It’s occasionally even called

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner on the Water

A wedding rehearsal dinner is almost as important as your wedding day. During your rehearsal, you’ll be practicing the events for your wedding, ensuring your special day occurs without any

Boston Whale Watching: Naturalist Notes – 8/29/22 to 9/6/22

Whale Sightings 8/29/22 to 9/6/22 Please find the Naturalist Notes for the week of 8/29/22 to 9/6/22 from the onboard team of naturalists for our New England Whale Watching tour in

12 Things You Must Know Before a Boston Whale-Watching Tour

Did you know that you can see whales in Boston? Yes! Just a short boat ride from this dynamic East Coast city, you can catch glimpses of several species of

These are the Best Spots for Brunch in Boston’s Seaport Neighborhood

Wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey! And French toast, lobster rolls, crab cake Benedict, seafood chowder, Greek yogurt pancakes, foie gras waffles, and Boston chops to boot! Not to mention perfect

Boston Whale Watching: Naturalist Notes – 7/19/22 to 7/24/22

Whale Sightings 7/19/22 to 7/24/22 Please find the Naturalist Notes for the week of 7/19/22 to 7/24/22 from the onboard team of naturalists for our New England Whale Watching tour in

Boston Whale Watching: Naturalist Notes – 7/11/22 to 7/18/22

Whale Sightings 7/11/22 to 7/18/22 Please find the Naturalist Notes for the week of 7/11/22 to 7/18/22from the onboard team of naturalists for our New England Whale Watching tour in partnership

Boston Whale Watching: Naturalist Notes – 7/5/22 to 7/10/22

Whale Sightings 7/5/22 to 7/10/22 Please find the Naturalist Notes for the week of 7/5/22 to 7/10/22 from the onboard team of naturalists for our New England Whale Watching tour in

These Are the Best Places For Brunch Near Boston’s Long Wharf

The old adage has it that the early bird gets the worm, but on the weekend at least, we’d beg to differ. Morning schmorning—midday brunch is an institution we can

Frequently Asked Questions

Top things to do in Boston

There are plenty of fun things to do in Boston! For instance, you can explore the city’s many museums and historical sites, enjoy its diverse food and drink scene, or take part in one of its many annual festivals. Of course, Boston is also home to a variety of sports teams and outdoor activities, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant city. You can also take boat cruises down the river to take in the sights of Boston from a different perspective. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Boston!

What do I need to know before visiting Boston?

Boston is a historic and vibrant city with something to offer everyone.

  • When visiting Boston, be sure to check out the Freedom Trail. This trail is a 2.5-mile (4 km) path that leads you to 16 different historic sites.
  • Some other popular tourist destinations include Fenway Park, Quincy Market, and the New England Aquarium.
  • Be aware that traffic can be very heavy in Boston, so plan your route accordingly. Parking can also be difficult to find, so it is recommended to use public transportation whenever possible.
  • If you are visiting during the summer months, be sure to pack sunscreen and insect repellent as there can be a lot of bugs around.
  • Also be sure to experience a Boston Harbor Tour or Whale Watching