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Fifty Under $50 article – including Cape Cod, outskirts of Boston, etc. Don’t miss the Cape – visit the Pilgrim Monument, Nauset Light, etc.

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Tours

Boston Duck Tours

Boston Walking Tours – ‘Boston By Foot

Trolley Tours

Harbor Cruises – AWESOME. I have been on lunch and sunset cruises.

North End Market Food Tours

Freedom Trail – grab a map and either walk with a guide or grab a map for yourself on this site; or use ‘Boston by Foot’ for example.

Sam Adam’s Brewery

Boston brewery tours

Chocolate tours

Taza Chocolate tours

Massachusetts tourism website

Charles Riverboat Company

 

Museums & Free Things

City of Boston website – list of Museums

List of Museums website

Free Museum Day website

Museum of Science

Isabella Stuart Gardner museum

21 Free things to do in Boston list

National Geographic list

City of Boston free things to do website list

Boston on a Budget website

Fifty Under $50 article – including Cape Cod, outskirts of Boston, etc. Don’t miss the Cape – visit the Pilgrim Monument, Nauset Light, etc.

Boston Tours

Self-Guided

Summer Walking Tours

 

“Both”

Old Town Trolley

Lobstaback was the driver. I suppose all drivers were awesome, but he had to have been the best. And for the last thirty minutes or so, which is what it took to go back to the Marriott/Aquarium area where headquarters is, I was the only person on the trolley so I got to learn a whole lot about Boston and the best restaurants and places to go. Granted, sadly, I took the trolley tour for an hour and a half on my last day in Boston, but it was great to hear of all the things I should go back and do.

Guided

Acorn Tours of Boston

I had never taken a ‘private’ guided tour before, so I was a bit nervous, I looked at a lot of companies websites and even asked the tourism bureau there for advice. When I came across Acorn Tours, and I saw that the person had a biography and was from Belfast (a place I had been, and felt at home) I immediately contacted Una.

I took a tour with Una and she is a very gracious host, wonderful driver and incredible person to have as a road-trip friend and tour guide. I “hired” for a custom tour so that I could take in the JFK sites and other places that I would have had to drive, or take many subway trips, to in Boston, such as the JFK birthplace, and to Hyannis to see the JFK museum and other sites there. I had mentioned that I was coming to take in the Kennedy-related sights, but was interested in the Boston that both normal tourists, history-buffs as I am sort of one, and her as a person who lives there sees. I left it up to her on to what she would take me to. We went to many places and stopped at a few places along the way to Hyannis, such as Plymouth Rock, the JFK Memorial in Cape Cod looking out on Lewis Bay, Sandwich, historical sites and more. Back in Boston we traveled around and took a driving tour by movie sights, historical buildings, museums, and even went to the Top of the Hub and took pictures in the evening of the skyline and Red Sox baseball. I very much enjoyed my one evening and one day sightseeing adventure with Una, and I would recommend her in a heartbeat for anyone visiting the area.

Old Town Trolley Tours

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– Been on the Boston tour with “Lobstaback”. Incredible time! I did not hop on or off as there was only about an hour and a half left by the time I started the tour. I am looking forward to St. Augustine and Savannah someday.

Boston: Best Place to Stay

One of the best places to stay, whether you are single traveler or a business person, is the Harborside Inn in Boston’s waterfront / aquarium area. It’s a quaint and quiet hotel. The service at the desk is first class – lovely front desk clerks who enjoy questions and offering maps and such. Around the corner there is a Old Town Trolley office as well, with maps and brochures. You are in a VERY short walking distance to Quincy Market, historical sites, and the Black Rose, an Irish bar/restaurant where I got take-out one day for lunch, and another day for supper.

Harborside Inn

It’s a more quiet hotel, and I wouldn’t recommend families staying there as it is quiet, no pool, etc – I would recommend the Marriott across the street for families. I didn’t see any families staying here, just couples – of all ages -and business travelers. The rooms are spacious, very clean, the brick and clean lines make you feel at home, and I totally would have taken home the shower if I could have. I enjoy places with great mattresses and brilliant water pressure. Plus, that blue tile – amazing.

Rowes Wharf Water Transport

Take the Rowes Wharf water shuttle and walk a bit to the hotel. It’s a great adventure to have a hotel shuttle bus drop you off, and then a river ride – you are welcomed into the city skyline! It’s only a short walk to the hotel after, just a few blocks. It’s also cheaper and faster to ride water transport than to take a taxi through the city.

Nearby the Harborside

The Black Rose

New England Aquarium

Boston Harbor Cruises

Old Town Trolley Tour