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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!
  • 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 #32 of 361 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Walks 17/11/2018
    • Start of the trail 15/11/2018
    • Boston Common
    Address:
    139 Tremont St
    Boston, MA 02111-1318
    Phone:
    +1 617-635-4505
    Other:
  • 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 361 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pre-revolutionary history 17/11/2018
    • History Lovers 16/11/2018
    • Freedom Trail
    Phone:
    +1 617-357-8300
    Other:
  • 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 361 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The nicest area of Boston 17/11/2018
    • So much to do, see and eat here! 17/11/2018
    • North End
    Other:
  • 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 #21 of 361 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Got tickets reserved online for the behind the scenes tour! 17/11/2018
    • Enjoyed visiting the church 17/11/2018
    • Old North Church & Historic Site
    Address:
    193 Salem St
    Boston, MA 02113-1123
    Phone:
    +1 617-858-8231
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • 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 #65 of 361 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great little historic house! 16/11/2018
    • Yes must do 15/11/2018
    • The Paul Revere House
    Address:
    19 North Sq
    Boston, MA 02113-2405
    Phone:
    +1 617-523-2338
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
    Other:
  • 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 #50 of 361 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Always love this place 17/11/2018
    • Definitely worth a visit; plenty to see 17/11/2018
    • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
    Address:
    1 Faneuil Hall Sq
    Quincy Market
    Boston, MA 02109-1604
    Phone:
    +1 617-523-1300
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • 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 #15 of 2,402 restaurants in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Clam Chowder and Sea Air 14/11/2018
    • Great little shack 11/11/2018
    • 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 AM - 3:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • 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 #5 of 43 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Better than I thought 13/11/2018
    • Great idea here 11/11/2018
    • Boston Duck Tours
    Address:
    53 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA 02199-7658
    Phone:
    +1 617-267-3825
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • 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 #29 of 361 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • High end shopping 14/11/2018
    • Great place to walk and look at beautiful boutiques 12/11/2018
    • Newbury Street
    Address:
    Back Bay
    Boston, MA 02105
    Other:
  • 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 361 things to do in Boston
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Old time Ball Park - still one of the best 17/11/2018
    • Historic Ballpark 17/11/2018
    • Fenway Park
    Address:
    4 Yawkey Way
    Boston, MA 02215-3409
    Phone:
    +1 617-267-1700
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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