Things to do in Boston Massachusetts

Here are some fun and educational things to do in Boston Massachusetts on vacation.

Boston is rich in American history and entertainment just waiting for you to visit.

You can walk the red brick line of the Freedom Trail and see 16 historically significant sites. I have walked the Freedom trail and really enjoyed it.

Visit the New England Aquarium, go on a Mass Bay Lines Whale Watch, or take a trip to the Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II.

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Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor

Boston Freedom Trail
This walking tour is all about fun and education. You can walk by yourself or take a guided tour. The 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail leads you to 16 historically significant sites. You will see the Paul Revere House, the Bunker Hill Monument, site of the Boston Massacre, the USS Constitution, the Boston Common and more.

The New England Aquarium
There are African Penguins, Sand Tiger Sharks, Giant Pacific Octopus, Northern Fur Seals, Green Sea Turtles, Green Anacondas, Lion fish and more. There are programs, classes and lectures, as well as student resources. You can connect with the aquarium with Blogs, Web-cams and Videos.

Mass Bay Lines Whale Watch
Massachusetts Bay Lines has a four hour tour for whale watching. There are multiple decks for excellent viewing. Seeing these huge and majestic creatures in the wild is a five Goose Bump experience.

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Boston Duck Tours
Boston Duck Tours use a WWII style amphibious landing vehicle for this different sort of adventure. These guided tours take you to places like the State House, Bunker Hill, Boston Common and more. Then, you will go into the Charles River for a wonderful view of Boston and Cambridge skylines.

Plimoth Plantation & Mayflower II
At the Plimoth Plantation you will see a re-creation of a small farming town built by English Colonists in 1627. There are costumed role players who will tell their unique story to you on how they lived and worked. You will also learn about their religious beliefs, relations and the gossip of the day.

Afterward, see the Mayflower II (it is a re-creation of the original Mayflower). You will be able to explore the cramped quarters, and see where the food, furniture & tools were stored in the lower level. The staff will tell you about the original Mayflower voyage of 1620 and about the Mayflower II.

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