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Things to do in Boston

Garden
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A meticulously maintained park in the middle of the city, Boston Public Garden features swan-ornamented pedal boats and the world's shortest
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Art Museum
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Boston's oldest cultural institution, Museum of Fine Arts is noted for its collection of French Impressionist paintings, including more works
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
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Witness the mighty humpback and fin whales on a Gloucester whale-watching tour, allowing visitors access to one of the best sighting destinat
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Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Water is no barrier for a duck, why should it be for you? A Boston Duck Tour is a wonderful way to get a great look at Boston on land and water. See all the major landmarks and hear the history of the city as you tour Boston in a renovated World War II amphibious vehicle.
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Duck Tour
Duck Tours , Boston
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Start your visit to Boston aboard a purpose-built amphibious vehicle on a guided Duck (DUKW) tour. Serving as a great introduction for first-
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Historic Walking Area
Freedom Trail , Boston
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Weave your way through the city center, the birthplace of the American Revolution, and soak up some of the country’s earliest history on Free
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Boston

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Historic Walking Areas · History Museums · Gardens
With many museums, churches, and political sites to explore, there is a versatile range of things to do in Boston. Travelers wishing to soak up some of America's earliest history can take a walk along Freedom Trail past over a dozen historical monuments. The cobbled passageways of Beacon Hill will also give you a pretty good idea of what early Boston must have been like. For a lesson in more recent history, head to John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. To take a break from the city's history-steeped streets and neighborhoods, relax among permanent plantings of meticulously maintained Boston Public Garden, or catch a baseball game at Fenway Park.

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Where to stay in Boston

To stay close to where most of Boston's tourist action is, book a room at one of the many hotels located downtown, near the center of the city and state governments, businesses, and shopping. For a more affordable option, consider a budget-friendly boutique hotel or small bed and breakfast in one of the city's diverse residential neighborhoods. If you plan to stay longer and need a real home away from home, explore Boston's short-term rental options, which include private villas, waterfront lofts, and luxury apartments scattered across the city's historical districts.
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