Essential Boston

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.

Recommended Experiences in Boston

  • 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

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Boston’s Best New Places for Waterfront Dining in 2023

Full of historic architecture and fantastic ocean views, Boston Harbor and the Boston waterfront are among the Massachusetts capital’s best places to explore. After going on a walking tour of

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How to Choose a Venue in Boston for Your Next Private Party

If you’re looking to host a memorable event, you can’t go wrong in Boston. The Massachusetts capital has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to terrific venues, for everything

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7 lovely places for Mother’s Day brunch in Boston

We celebrate our mothers every day of the year, but on Mother’s Day we go all out to show our moms just how much we appreciate their place in our

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Unique Ways to Celebrate a Birthday in Boston

Whether you’re approaching a milestone birthday or just another turn around the sun, Boston is the perfect city to have a great time on your big day in a memorable

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9 Surprising Facts about Boston’s Freedom Trail

As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is the perfect place to explore and discover early American history. One of the best ways to do so

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These are the Best Spots for Lunch Near Boston’s Long Wharf

If you’re in Beantown looking for the best lunch, Long Wharf, Boston, is the place to go. Jutting out into Boston Harbor, not only is this historic 1700s pier one

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These Are the Best Spots for Lunch in Boston’s Seaport Neighborhood

Located along the South Boston waterfront, the Seaport District holds the title of being Beantown’s most happening, trendy neighborhood. Revitalized and reimagined from a former industrial district, this sleek, modern

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Boston Whale Watching: Naturalist Notes – 11/7/22 to 11/19/22

Whale Sightings 11/7/22 to 11/19/22 Please find the Naturalist Notes for the week of 11/7/22 to 11/19/22 from the onboard team of naturalists for our New England Whale Watching tour in

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10 Romantic, Affordable Restaurants in Boston

Beantown is full of romantic restaurants that are sure to impress your main squeeze, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or another special occasion. If you’re looking for a romantic dining experience

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Boston Whale Watching: Naturalist Notes – 10/31/22 to 11/06/22

Whale Sightings 10/31/22 to 11/06/22 Please find the Naturalist Notes for the week of 10/31/22 to 11/06/22 from the onboard team of naturalists for our New England Whale Watching tour in

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