Boston is the ultimate urban playground in New England. Every summer, Bostonians love to get out and experience their beautiful and historic city. The city has so much to offer its visitors in regard to exceptional outdoor adventures and experiences. Plan to visit this vibrant metropolis and engage in the best outdoor activities in Boston this summer.
The Best Outdoor Activities in Boston
Discover Red Sox History on the Fenway Park Tour
The summer is the season for baseball. Boston tourists can learn the history of the city’s beloved Red Sox and even catch a game at Fenway Park. On the field, walk on the same field that baseball legends Ted Williams and Jim Rice played. When attending a home game, you will feel the passion the Boston fans have for their team. The tickets for the Fenway Park Tour are available on a first come first serve basis and are only valid for one day.
See the City Across Land and Water on Boston Duck Tours
An awesome way to see the landmarks of Boston is from the land and water on Boston Duck Tours. On this tour on the land and water you will see the top attractions in Boston including the Boston Common, Hancock Tower, Trinity Church, and even the Cheers bar. The tours depart from three locations in the city including the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium and the Prudential Center. The Boston Duck Tours are one of the most fun ways to experience Boston.
Ride a Swan Boat at Boston Public Garden
Spend some time relaxing and absorbing the beauty at Boston Public Garden. This garden, established in 1837, is the first public garden in America. The Public Garden has a lagoon and many monuments and fountains that give the garden a romantic aura. Currently, over 80 species of plants are cultivated in this Victorian era garden. For a special treat, take a ride on one of the famous Swan Boats.
See the Top Boston Sites on The Freedom Walking Trail
Learn about the American Revolution and see sites of historical significance on the Freedom Walking Trail. The trail is a 2.5 mile line of red brick that acts as your guide to all the sites. Along the way, take the time to read the markers that contain historical information about each spot. This trail begins at Boston Common, and can easily be done on your own or with a hired guide that will relay the information about the 16 significant sites. The highlights on the walking trail include Faneuil Hall, Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution, Paul Revere House, The Old North Church, plus much more.
See the Spectacular Boston Skyline on a Harbor Cruise
Spend some romantic time with your significant other on a wonderful Boston Harbor cruise. Couples can enjoy a tasty brunch or a wonderful sunset cruise in Boston Harbor. Other cruises hosted by Boston Harbor City Cruises include harbor islands, whale watching, historic harbor cruises and even rides on Codzilla, a speedboat with 2,800 horsepower.
Journey Along the Charles River Esplanade
You can spend some time relaxing, walking and watching the sailboats on the three mile stretch of the Charles River Esplanade. The esplanade is a bustle of activity in the summer and is one of the best places to walk in Boston. The Charles River is also a great place to rent a canoe or kayak or paddleboard for a river journey. During the months of July and August, the site has ‘Friday Flicks’, a free, family friendly movie showing every Friday evening.
Spend a Sunday at SoWa Open Market
In the summer, Sundays are when the markets, festivals and other activities happen in Boston. The market sells goods in three sections: craft stands, produce and gourmet food stands. The SoWa Open Market also has a beer garden for guest enjoyment. There are also several food trucks from popular local eateries that serve patrons at the market but get there as early as possible to avoid waiting in a long line.
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