Are you looking for fun things to do in Boston? You’d be pleasantly surprised for what it has to offer. Boston is one of the best vacation destinations in US, offering some great attractions and activities for both locals and tourists. You can enjoy them as a solo traveler, a couple or a family. Whether you’re planning a day trip or spend a weekend, there are quite a few fun things to do in Boston, which will keep your itinerary occupied for sure.
Fun Activities & Attractions In Boston, MA
Quincy Market Boston
The word ‘Yummy’ is the only thing that comes to mind when it comes to Quincy Market. Constructed from 1824-1826, the market is located in the heart of downtown Boston and named in honor of Mayor Josiah Quincy. It is a favorite destination for both locals and tourists alike. This is a market that combines the glories of the past and the energy of the present. Ranging over 50+ shops and restaurants to grab a bite with a comedy club, it is guaranteed to keep you here the whole day.
Whale Watching Boston
While in Boston, why not see where they keep the largest mammals? Well, the best place is the ocean of course. Boston is famous for whale watching. You can find many cruise tours where you can get the front row seats to view the ocean’s most fascinating and magnificent animals. Hear the whales sing songs while you look out into the ocean. So don’t forget your camera to capture some memorable snaps when they rise from the waters. You could also spot a few dolphins and a wide variety of seabirds. This is truly one of the fun things to do in Boston, especially for kids.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Who says that museums don’t have any fun activities to do? The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston is an elegant and impressive space filled with captivating masterpieces from around the world. When it comes to fun things to do in Boston, this is one of the best places. Kids will love it as well. The museum offers several hands-on art and drop-in programs for families and children. With nearly 450,000 works of art, it will keep you captivated for hours in the end.
Boston Opera House
The new lively and renovated Boston Opera House is located in the heart of Boston’s theater district. It has become one the best theater venues in Boston. Originally opened in 1928, it has now been renovated. Today, the Opera House hosts hit Broadway musicals, popular and alternative musicals along with the occasional Opera. Disney’s famous Lion King was the first major event performed at the new Boston Opera House.
Duck Tours Boston
Things to do in Boston list is not complete, if you don’t go for Duck Tours in Boston. Duck Tours offer a fun amphibious vehicle journey in the summer time of downtown Boston. Board a ‘DUCK’, an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. Points of interest during the tour are Bunker Hill, Fleet Center, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig and more. Ride along this amphibious vehicle is fun for both kids and adults.
There you have it, a few of the fun things to do in Boston with friends, family or solo. It sure is a getaway from the noisy city life to almost another world. Boston is old, Boston is European, but at the same time Boston is full of energy, which makes this city very distinctive from other American cities. Do you know any other fun things to do in Boston?
My trips to Boston have usually been quick weekend turnarounds to see family — I’ll have to check out a few of these the next time I’m there. Thanks, Salika!
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You’re welcome, Marcia! Hopefully you’ll get to see more next time.
I’ve wanted to go to Boston for a very long time. We actually had tickets to go, a very long time ago and had to cancel due to a death in the family, and somehow never rebooked. Definitely I will get there in the next year, as I’m told they have some very good chocolate!
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Sorry to hear that Doreen. Hopefully you’ll get to visit next year, and I get to read about Boston chocolates :)