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Afternoon Tour of Boston

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Hopefully this guide will help find some cool things to do while in the city for the day and help you see what Boston is all about.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Boston Common

Parks

Freedom Trail

Historic Walking Areas

North End

Neighbourhoods

Old North Church & Historic Site

Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals, Historic Sites

The Paul Revere House

Historic Sites, History Museums

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Shopping Malls, Points of Interest & Landmarks

James Hook & Company

Restaurants

Boston Duck Tours

Duck Tours

Newbury Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Fenway Park

Arenas & Stadiums

Kevin R's City Tips

  • Don't be afraid o ask questions, I don't know who ever said Bostonians aren't nice, they must have been here too long.
  • Keep a sweatshirt handy... The weather could change with a blink of an eye.
  • Wear some comfortable shoes!
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    Boston Common
    Parks
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    Kevin R Says:

    Check out the Historic Boston Commons. The Swan boats are a neat little ride. Other than that, the scenery and statues are cool to check out.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check out during the day for sure.
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 413 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Start your Freedom trail here 26/05/2018
    • This adjoins Boston Public Park... 25/05/2018
    • Boston Common
    Address:
    139 Tremont St
    Boston, MA 02111-1318
    Phone:
    +1 617-635-4505
    Other:
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    Freedom Trail
    Historic Walking Areas
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    Kevin R Says:

    One of the best ways to see some good 'le American History. May overlap with some of the other places on this guide, but will give you a comprehensive view of the city, and where it came from.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Wear your walking sneakers and enjoy the atmosphere.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 413 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Recommend for the Entire Family 25/05/2018
    • A Must Do in Boston 25/05/2018
    • Freedom Trail
    Phone:
    +1 617-357-8300
    Other:
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    North End
    Neighbourhoods
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    Kevin R Says:

    One of the coolest neighborhoods in Boston. The rich history is present here. The food is great! Whether you're looking for a slice (Regina's), pastries (Bova's... Mike's if you want to be the tourist), or any other Italian food, this is the spot to head to. You can't miss. However, if you hate crowded streets, avoid Hanover St (especially if driving!)

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Watch out for the cobblestones!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 413 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great area for pubs and Italian eats 25/05/2018
    • Resembles European Streets 25/05/2018
    • North End
    Other:
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    Old North Church & Historic Site
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals, Historic Sites
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    Kevin R Says:

    The British are coming! The British are coming! Check out the look out for the British ships. It's a stop on the Freedom Trail, but a cool building and story to visit.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Don't be afraid to grab a slice or some other Italian food/ desserts while in the neighborhood.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 413 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Church With Great History 24/05/2018
    • super cool 22/05/2018
    • Old North Church & Historic Site
    Address:
    193 Salem St
    Boston, MA 02113-1123
    Phone:
    +1 617-858-8231
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 18:00
    Mon - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    The Paul Revere House
    Historic Sites, History Museums
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    Kevin R Says:

    Nice little area that has been preserved for hundreds of years. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the neighborhood.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #81 of 413 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Quick Tour through a Small House 11/05/2018
    • Average and “quick” 10/05/2018
    • The Paul Revere House
    Address:
    19 North Sq
    Boston, MA 02113-2405
    Phone:
    +1 617-523-2338
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Hours:
    Tue - Fri
    09:30 - 16:15
    Sat - Mon
    09:30 - 17:15
    Other:
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    Faneuil Hall Marketplace
    Shopping Malls, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Kevin R Says:

    This place has everything. Food, check. Bars, check. Shopping, check. There is history all around as well. Definitely worth going to for a while.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Cobblestones are everywhere.
    • Avoid lunch time if you don't like crowds.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 413 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bustling and busy market place.... 25/05/2018
    • Tourist trap 24/05/2018
    • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
    Address:
    1 Faneuil Hall Sq
    Quincy Market
    Boston, MA 02109-1604
    Phone:
    +1 617-523-1300
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    James Hook & Company
    Restaurants (American, Seafood, Soups)
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    Kevin R Says:

    There Lobster roll is claimed to be one of the best in the city.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 2,314 restaurants in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious lobster roll 20/05/2018
    • Good seafood for a fair price 19/05/2018
    • James Hook & Company
    Address:
    440 Atlantic Ave
    Boston, MA 02110
    Phone:
    +1 617-423-5501
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 15:00
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 - 17:00
    Fri
    10:00 - 18:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Boston Duck Tours
    Duck Tours
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    Kevin R Says:

    A unique way to check out the city if you are looking for a tour that isn't walking. Careful, you might get splashed in the Charles!

    Good for
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 43 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So much quakin' fun! 22/05/2018
    • Fun and a First 22/05/2018
    • Boston Duck Tours
    Address:
    53 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA 02199-7658
    Phone:
    +1 617-267-3825
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Newbury Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Kevin R Says:

    Near the common, you can find almost all your shopping here. There are also restaurants and bars all around. worth a stroll to see a "trendier" part of the city.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Can be crowded at times, be patient!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 413 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pretty street 23/05/2018
    • So good! 19/05/2018
    • Newbury Street
    Address:
    Back Bay
    Boston, MA 02105
    Other:
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    Fenway Park
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    Kevin R Says:

    No better place than to check out a game. They also have tours if you're in town on an off night

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Wear your Sox cap and get a sausage with some Peppahs and Onions!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 413 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Must visit for baseball fans 25/05/2018
    • Boston Red Sox Game 25/05/2018
    • Fenway Park
    Address:
    4 Yawkey Way
    Boston, MA 02215-3409
    Phone:
    +1 617-267-1700
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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