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Halloween in Boston: Things to Do

Lots of Spooky and Fun things to do in the Boston area this Halloween. Check ’em out!

Rise of the Jack-o’-Lanterns

This Halloween thousands of amazing, carved pumpkins will take over the Boston Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center. The multi-day, all-ages event will take place Thursday to Sunday, October 27 to 30. Tickets are required and won’t be sold at the door. For more information, check out therise.org.

Walk the Plank Fashion Show

October 29, 2016 @ 8pm

Ten Boston designers will battle it out Project Runway style to see who can create the best Pirate costume.  Then they will have to “walk the plank” to show off their wares. At the after party DJ Estrela will spin the best in top 40, hip-hop, and electronic music for a fun party. Gather your friends, start crafting your costume, and get in the spirit of the Pirate nautical theme. Find out more.

Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

Step aboard the trolley of the doomed and join your host, a 17th-century grave digger, cursed with a sentence of eternal damnation. Hear about Boston’s most sinister characters – from the Angel of Death to the king of all killers – the Boston Strangler. Learn about all the haunts that call the “Hub” their home. But that’s not all! Step inside two of the oldest burying grounds in Boston for a walking tour you will never forget. More info.

Halloween Dance Party Cruise

Saturday, October 29 @ 7:30pm.

Call forth the spirit of the Flying Dutchman and its ghostly crew with a Halloween Haunted Ghost Ship party cruise. Put on your best costume for an unforgettable night on the water where you can celebrate the chills of the season. The ship offers stunning views of Boston Harbor and the inky-black moonlit ocean. More info.

Halloween on the Harbor party crawl

Friday, October 28, 7pm-10pm.

A $10 ticket (proceeds donated to a local non-profit – this year’s event benefits Friends of the Port Point Channel) gets you rides on a Boston Duck shuttle departing from Seaport Hotel to all the Halloween parties at The Barking Crab, Jerry Remy’s, Whiskey Priest, Atlantic Beer Garden, and more top spots along the waterfront (some bars may charge a cover).  Come in costume, and get ready to party!

Franklin Park Zoo Halloween Happenings

Zoo Howl

Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Visit the zoo during the day to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Throughout the day, guests will learn about the importance of enrichment, as they watch as many of the animals receive pumpkins. More info.

The Midnight Zoo

Thurs-Sun, through October 30, 6-10 p.m.

Under the light of the autumn moon, discover a secret corner of Franklin Park Zoo that is home to a mysterious, mystical world. The Midnight Zoo surrounds visitors with never-before-seen creatures from the farthest realms of the imagination. Wind your way through the darkness as the woods come alive in this 360-degree immersive experience. More info.

Maudslay is Haunted—Haunted Trail 2016!

Saturday and Sunday, October 22 & 23 Gates open from 2 – 4 PM
Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA 01950
Admission: $7.00; Children 3 and under free

Theater in the Open’s notorious annual haunting of Maudslay is for one weekend only.  Join a cast of all ages for a one-hour walk through eerie vignettes, spooky sketches and haunting scenes, all in the autumn grandeur of Maudslay State Park. This is a family-friendly event designed for all ages. More info.

Castle Island South Boston Magical Castle 

Castle Island Association’s 34th Annual Halloween Celebration is Saturday and Sunday October 22nd & 23rd from 12-4pm. Perfect fun and FREE family celebration!

Haunted CastleHammond Castle, Gloucester

Fridays and Saturdays, October 14 – 29, 2016   
Ages 7 & up
$15

A local tradition for over 25 years, the Haunted Castle is a surreal and unique 20-30 minute indoor and outdoor walking tour of a real medieval castle, just a few minutes north of the Haunted Happenings of Salem.

Park at Stage Fort Park for free, buy your tickets at the ticket booth, and ride the free shuttle bus to the castle (there is no parking at the castle).

Octoberfest Kids’ TrailWinslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, Norton

Fridays-Sundays, October 7-30, 2016
All ages
$10/Adult, $5/Child

If you’d like to have a little bit of spooky Halloween fun, but you’re not sure how your little one will do, you may want to try the kid-friendly haunted trail at Winslow Farm. It is designed especially for children, complete with Halloween decor and a friendly ghost or two. Bring a flashlight for the evening trail.

Halloween in Salem

Halloween in Salem Massachusetts is a month-long spree of haunted happenings, séances, ghouls, ghost stories, witches, pirates, vampires, and the macabre.  More info.

Need a Costume?

Oh, and just in case you need a costume idea, get your Boston Red Sox’s costumes here.

Staying in Boston

Are you planning a visit to Boston to check out some Halloween Happenings? Consider one of our many short-term apartment locations throughout the city of Boston. Stay just a short distance from your favorite attractions with all the comforts of home. Call now to secure a reservation. 877-795-4387

Pictures of New England Fall Colors

Check out these beautiful New England Fall Pictures

Is there anything like a New England Fall?

We thought you’d enjoy these amazing pictures of New England in the Fall as much as we do.

If they inspire to you get out and see for yourself check out Fall Colors: Top Spots in the U.S. for new-england-fall-overlookLeaf Peeping.

Also, don’t miss all the wonderful Fall Events in Boston.

Need a place to stay in Boston? Check out Maverick Empire’s short-term apartments. A great way to stay in one of New England’s most popular cities with all the comforts of home.

Enjoy!

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Bicycle path in Westport, Mass.

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Acadia National Park in Maine

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Connecticut Pumpkin Patch

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Squantz Pond State Park, Connecticut

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Antique Tractors in Connecticut

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Hay Fields in Maine

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Foot Bridge in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire’s White Mountains

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Jackson, New Hampshire (White Mountains)

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Train Bridge, New Hampshire

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Covered Bridge, Vermont

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Country Church in Vermont

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Vermont Farm

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Boston Public Gardens

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Oops! How’d that get in here? Well, Winter IS coming!

So get outside and enjoy New England Fall while you can!

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Share your New England Fall pictures! We’d love to see them!

The New England Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial: Free and Always Open

Please take the time to pay your respects at The New England Holocaust Memorial.

It is a beautifully designed outdoor structure that is always open and available to the public. It is also easily accessible in Carmen Park on Congress Street near Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.

You can embark on a self-guided tour or schedule a guided tour.

What was the Holocaust?

The Holocaust was the systematic persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

“Holocaust” is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.”

The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community. Read more.

Creation of the Holocaust Memorial

The vision for the Memorial began with Holocaust survivor, Stephan Ross, and other Boston area survivors of Nazi concentration camps. Eventually, they received support and sponsorship from more than 3,000 individuals and organizations.

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According to the website:
The Memorial is designed around six luminous glass towers, each reaching 54 feet high, and each lit internally from top to bottom. The number six has many meanings here: the millions of Jews killed in the Holocaust; the names of the six main death camps; a row of memorial candles; and the six years, 1939-1945, during which the infamous “Final Solution,” the most deadly phase of the Holocaust, took place. In addition, millions of numbers are etched in the glass, representing the infamous tattoos inflected on many of the victims’ arms. Read more.

Please visit the New England Holocaust Memorial Website for more information. Click here to donate.

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If you are planning a trip to Boston to tour The Holocaust Museum and all the rich history that Boston has to offer, consider staying in a short-term apartment rental rather than a hotel. You can experience one of Boston’s historic neighborhoods like a local and have all the conveniences of home in one of our gorgeous apartments. We have several locations spread out throughout the city to choose from. Give us a call today and start planning your next trip to historic Boston.

Fall Events in Boston

Things to do in Boston this Fall

Ahhhhh, Fall! The air is a bit cooler, the trees are turning, pumpkin spice is in the air. If you haven’t experienced a New England Autumn, now is a great time to check out our list of Fall Events in Boston and start planning!

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” ~ Albert Camus

There are several ways to enjoy the exploding Fall colors of the New England coast.
  • Cruise the Charles River.Take a- one hour tour of Boston’s historic skyline, breath in the fall air and soak up the beautiful foliage along the Charles River.
  • Rent a bike. Urban AdvenTours provides an eco-friendly way to tour the city. Daily rates include a bike, helmet, lock, and maps.
  • Walking Tours. There are many, many historic walking tours in Boston. Check ’em out.

Related: Looking for great accommodations in Boston? Check out unique and affordable short-term apartment rentals. Enjoy the city like a local with all the conveniences of home. There are several locations in many of Boston’s historic neighborhoods.

Visit Salem, MA In October

Halloween is the main attraction of all Fall Events and what better place to spend it than “spooky” Salem? The town comes to life in Fall with dozens of haunted amusements that range from entertaining to historical. The Salem Witch Museum is both entertaining and educational.

The House of Seven Gables is also an amazing tour and experience. The site is its own Fall Events Bostonnational historic district on The National Register of Historic places. Professional guides will warmly greet you for an unforgettable historical experience. Outside, spectacular seaside gardens await. Inside of The House of the Seven Gables, also known as the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, you will discover a mysterious secret staircase where you least expect it! Built in 1668, this is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England.

Brewery ToursBoston Pub Crawl

Grab some friends and experience the rich history of Boston in an entirely new way.  Spend the day with Boston Brew Tours and sample your way through the city. You will discover craft breweries, artisan beers and delicious food!

Not up for an organized tour? Plan your own Pub Crawl.

Harpoon Octoberfest

Harpoon Brewery
306 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Berklee Beantown Jazz FestivalFall Events Boston Jazz Fest

September 24, 2016 on Columbus Avenue

Also known as “Boston’s biggest block party,” the Beantown Jazz Festival is a free outdoor concert that welcomes music lovers of all ages.

Expect fun activities for adults and kids of all ages, like the quirky “instrument petting zoo.”

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October 10, 2016 in the Fenway Neighborhood

This amazing FREE artistic event gathers the best arts and culture of the Fenway neighborhood all into one place.  Enjoy gallery talks, free admission to art museums, art-making events, dance performances, walking tours, food trucks, and much much more.

Boston Book FestivalFall Events Boston Book Fest

October 15, 2016 at Copley Square

Enjoy an entire day of FREE lectures, presentations, performances, and discussions all about writing and reading books.

Plus, get books signed by participating authors at the book fair.

Head of the Charles Regatta

October 22-23, 2016 on the Charles River 

This event is FREE, however select viewing sites may charge admission fees.

The Head of the Charles Regatta is the biggest rowing event in New England,and brings people from all over the region to watch the most talented rowers compete for the big prize.

The 21st Annual Boston Veg Food FestFall Events Boston Veg Fest

October 22 – 23, 2016 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
1350 Tremont Street

This FREE Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment. It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them!

Fall Events in Boston: So much to do!

There are so many awesome things to do this Fall in and around Boston that we can’t possibly list them all. Do you have a favorite event you are going to? We want to hear about it. Tell us!

School Trips in Boston

School Trips to Boston

The school year is just around the corner and parents and teachers alike are bracing themselves for another round of class projects, homework, team sports, and of course, school trips.

Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, is one of the oldest cities in the U.S and the location of events during the American Revolution. It is such an amazing town for school trips and Home School experiences you are sure to find something to please every age group. Check ’em out!

Historical School Trips

Skywalk Observatory

The Skywalk Observatory is on the 50th floor of the Prudentialskywalk observatory back bay Tower, in the heart of the city. With 360-degree views, school groups can see the Boston Harbor Islands, Logan Airport, Fenway Park, Copley Square, Boston Common, Cambridge and the Charles River. Check out this lesson plan to make the experience  both about history and geography as well as a day of fun for students.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

Join Samuel Adams and the Sons and Daughters of Liberty as they protest the King’s unjust taxes. Students will get to play an active role in a riveting reenactment of the historic events that led to the Boston Tea Party.

John Adams Court House

Visit the hThe Freedom Trail tour guide in costumeistoric John Adams Courthouse, the headquarters of the Massachusetts judicial branch. It houses the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the Social Law Library. The John Adams Courthouse provides free educational opportunities for educators and youth group leaders, including group tours, historical theater performances, and observations of the court sessions.

American Textile History Museum (ATHM)

Explore America’s story through the art, history, and science of textiles . ATHM holds the world’s largest collection of tools, spinning wheels, hand looms, and early production machines, as well as more than five million piece of textile prints, fabric samples, and much more.

Black Heritage Trail

On the Black Heritage Trail® students will have the opportunity to learn about the remarkable men and women who, together with their allies, were leaders in the Abolition Movement, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the early struggle for equal rights and education.

Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile, red-lined route that leads to 16 historically significant sites, each of which is an authentic treasure. On the trails, students will explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds.

Recreation School Trips

Rock Climbing

Rock Spot Climbing offers a climate-controlled safe environment where students can explore the sport. All gear and instructors are provided.

Swan Boats

You’ll have to schedule this in September or wait until the Spring, but this is a great way to enjoy Boston Outdoors.

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Charles River Boat Company

Spend an hour cruising the scenic Charles River and see Boston from the water like Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, Back, Bay, Harvard, BU, and MIT.

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The Common was designated as a Boston Landmark in 1977 and declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1987. It is part of the Emerald Necklace of parks and parkways that extend throughout the Boston area. A stroll through the park will provide history (stop at the welcome center), entertainment, exercise, and fun.

Museum School Trips

There are so many Boston Museums we aren’t sure if you will find another city with as many museums per square mile as this one. Click here for a details and descriptions of 9 of the most popular museums for students and adults alike!

Staying in Boston

Short term apartment rentalIf you are planning a school trip to enjoy the rich history and educational experiences that Boston has to offer, consider staying in a short-term apartment rental rather than a hotel. This is particularly perfect for a small home school group or family. You can experience one of Boston’s historic neighborhoods like a local and have all the conveniences of home in one of our gorgeous apartments. We have several locations spread out throughout the city to choose from. Give us a call today and start planning your next trip to historic Boston.

Boston Labor Day Events

With the last whispers of summer trailing off on hot breezes, Labor Day comes slipping into Boston with cooler weather, bringing some truly amazing events that you are not going to want miss. Get out your calendar and start planning!

Staying in Boston for Labor Day

If you are having a hard time finding hotels on this busy weekend, check out short-term apartment rental options. With locations in all the popular Boston neighborhoods you won’t be far from where the action is.

Labor Day Weekend Events in Boston (September 3-5, 2016)

Hint: See the list below for 1/2 off tickets for Labor Day events.

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The show begins at 9pm on Saturday, September 3rd (to be confirmed). Experience this popular event that celebrates Labor Day and kicks of the beginning of Fall. Fireworks are launched from barges anchored off the North End and Seaport and will light up Boston Harbor.

The best viewing locations can be found:

  • Christopher Columbus Park
  • Long Wharf in the North End,
  • The South Boston Waterfront (especially around Fan Pier/Seaport)
  • The Downtown Waterfront
  • Piers Park in East Boston

Deutsche Bank Championship New England PGA Tour 2016Labor day Golf tournament

PGA Tour golfers compete for an $8.5 million purse in the Deutsche Bank Championship to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation and New England-area charities. The tournament is located in Norton, just south of Boston.

Labor Day ShoppingFaneuil Hall sign

The retail industry in the entire country uses Labor Day as a reason to have sales, and Boston’s shopping district is no exception. Deep discounts on already low prices can be found at the outlet stores at Assembly Row or Wrentham Village.

Also, don’t forget to check out Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Prudential Center.

Labor Day Weekend at The USS Constitution Museum

Discover the USS Constitution at the special Labor’s Day Weekend “Fun and Games at Sea” family event at the USS Constitution Museum in the Charlestown Navy Yard. There will be lots of hands-on activities for the entire family.  September 3-5, 9am-6pm.

Please note:  The USS Constitution is dry-docked for repairs, so free tours include only the ship’s top deck at this time.  Although the ship is usually closed on Mondays, it will be open for tours on Labor Day this year.

Boston Cruises and Tours for Labor Day Weekend

  • Boston Harbor 3-hour Dinner Cruise aboard the Odyssey – Enjoy a gourmet meal, dancing, and a romantic evening under the stars.
  • Boston Wine Tasting and Walking Tour – Sip wine at top restaurants on this walking tour around one of Boston’s historic neighborhoods.
  • Boston Harbor 2-hour Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Boston – Enjoy a buffet meal, live DJ and dance party, and sightseeing along the Boston skyline.
  • Day Trip to Martha’s Vineyard – A 35-minute ride to the island, and then either explore on your own or choose the optional mini-coach tour of the island.

Half off tickets for Labor Day Weekend

This is a big holiday weekend and many events have discount tickets, so plan ahead and pre-purchase your tickets to save money. Here is a list of things you might want to take advantage of, but don’t wait until September:

Boston Museums: So Much Culture in one City!

Boston is extremely rich in history and culture. The Boston Tea Party, the Revolutionary War and Paul Revere’s famous ride are just the beginning of the amazingly long list of things you can learn about here. There are so many Boston Museums we aren’t sure if you will find another city with as many museums per square mile as this one.

One of the things that makes Boston truly unique is not just the buildings that house interesting facts and history but numerous walking tours and interactive experiences as well.  You will definitely be smarter after visiting Boston!

The Top 4 Most Well-Known Boston Museums

The following museums are very popular destinations in Boston. Later, we will list some lesser-known, but equally interesting museums and educational spots to consider on your quest for knowledge of American history.

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world and welcomes more than one million visitors each year. Their collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art including exhibits on ancient Egypt, Art of the Americas, and European, Asian, and African art. In 1876, the Museum established the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2016, the School became part of Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences, making it the only art school in the United States that is part of a research university and also affiliated with a major art museum.

Boston Museum of Science

In 1830, six men interested in natural history established the Boston Society of Natural History, which has grown into the one of the world’s largest science centers and Boston’s most attended cultural institution. The Museum attracts approximately 1.5 million visitors a year through its vibrant programs and 700 interactive exhibits.

A few of the Museum’s main features include:Boston Museums Butterfly Garden

The Boston Science Museum is also the country’s ONLY science museum that has the National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®) .The NCTL promotes the knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and to inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists.

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

The ICA offers a robust variety of exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours, family activities, and teen programming throughout the year. It was founded in 1936 as a sister institution to New York’s MoMA, and has paved the way for other museums of “contemporary art,” artists’ spaces, and alternative venues.

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The Freedom Trail: Everything You Need to Know

The Freedom Trail in Boston is a 2.5 mile walk dotted with 16 historical sites which all tell The Freedom Trail tour guide in costumethe story in their own way of the Revolutionary War. The tours, website, events and historical information are provided by The Freedom Trail Foundation.

There are several ways you can enjoy the trail and “Walk into History”:

  • Book a tour led by 18th-century costumed Freedom Trail Players® dressed in period costumes
  • Go it on your own with a map and a friend.
  • Plan a field trip and join a School Tour
  • Get a Smart Phone App which features all 16 sites and some just off the trail.

Related: Your Next Outdoor Adventure in Boston

Sites Along the Freedom TrailThe Freedom Trail house in Boston

Sites Just Off the Freedom TrailThe Freedom Trail Boston Commons

There are many more sites to see in Boston that are just off The Freedom Trail that add to the rich telling of American History. Don’t miss these destinations as well.

Other Heritage Trails

If you feel up to more walking and more American History, you might enjoy these trails as well.

Walk to the Sea Trail

The one-mile stretch from Beacon Hill to State Street, in the Financial District, to Long Wharf, on the harbor features glass and steel panels with historic maps and stories of how the geography of eight Boston locations along the route have been changed over time. See the remarkable land transformation of this small hilly peninsula into a great modern city.

Massachusetts State House – The Black Heritage Trail

During the 19th and 20th centuries, Boston’s free African American community led the nation in the movement to end slavery and to achieve equal rights. These remarkable patriots established businesses, founded organizations and created schools. Their houses of worship, homes, schools, and Underground Railroad sites make up Boston’s Black Heritage Trail®.

Foods Along the Freedom Trail Walking Tour

The Foods of the Freedom Trail Yummy Walk will explore many of the Freedom Trail sites and taste typical New England cuisine as its been revolutionized for today’s Bostons food scene.

Historic Pub Crawl

This walk is also conducted by the The Freedom Trail Foundation. At each of the four pubs you will visit on your tour, taste contemporary Boston fare and enjoy a different sample-size Sam Adams beer. This tour is 90 minutes and is great for individuals, small groups, corporate team building, or as a date.

Staying in BostonShort term apartment rental

If you are planning a trip to Boston to enjoy The Freedom Trail and all the rich history that Boston has to offer, consider staying in a short-term apartment rental rather than a hotel. You can experience one of Boston’s historic neighborhoods like a local and have all the conveniences of home in one of our gorgeous apartments. We have several locations spread out throughout the city to choose from. Give us a call today and start planning your next trip to historic Boston.

5 Interesting Ways to Discover Boston Outdoors

Have you done all the usual touristy things in Boston? Are you ready for something unique? Check out these lesser known outdoor experiences while you are in Boston. You have the whole rest of the year to stay inside. Get out there!

Discovering Boston Outdoors

Summer isn’t over yet! We know there are tons of lists of all the touristy things you can do in Boston outdoors in the Summer, and those are all very cool (Freedom Trail, Swan Boats, catch a Red Sox Game). But we want to give you something a little more edgy and lesser known. Tell your friends about it and raise your in-the-know factor a few notches.

#1. Boston’s Best Outdoor Dining

Boston OutdoorsBoston Magazine recently published this fantastic article on THE BEST places to eat outdoors in Boston. Every journey must start with nourishment, so check out the list and pick a place to go!

#2. Explore some “secret gardens”

Well, the word “secret” just screams unconventional (or maybe we should whisper it). Either way, you will enjoy discovering these hidden gardens in some of the unlikeliest places. This is one of the best ways to experience Boston outdoors–it’s like a treasure hunt!

#3. Take a Tour of Fenway Park.

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Fenway Park, one of America’s most beloved ball parks. According to their website Ballpark tours are available daily, year-round, during rain, snow and sunshine. Online tour tickets are available and released weekly. Please continue to check this website for up to date access and online sales.fenway park boston outdoors

#4. Urban Bass Fishing Trips on the Charles River

Do you like to fish? What about URBAN fishing? Have you always wanted to try it? Boston Bass Adventures offers one of kind guided bass fishing trips on 8 miles of Boston’s Charles River, all while taking in the amazing Boston skyline. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced anglers welcome!

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#5. Magazine Beach and Swimming Pool.

FREE SWIMMING! You can’t beat FREE! At 15 acres, Magazine Beach is Cambridge’s second largest park. It features a free outdoor swimming pool, soccer and baseball fields, exercise equipment, picnic areas and plenty of parking. This is the jackpot of Boston outdoors!

What do you like to do?

We’d love to hear how you like to spend your time outdoors in Boston. If you are looking for a place to stay while visiting Boston, check out our short-term apartment rentals in every Boston neighborhood.

The Boston CityPASS: Why You Might Want One

Planning a trip to Boston?

No doubt, you are overwhelmed with all the possibilities of things to see while you are here. The Boston CityPASS allows you to pay one low price for 4 of Boston’s most popular attractions. You can save over $40 for adult and over $30 for kids 3-11 years old.

CityPASS is valid for 9 days starting with the day of first use, there’s no need to rush—so you can focus on having fun. Plus you’ll skip many ticket lines, giving you time to see and do more in this modern city with colonial roots.

Related: Summer Events in Boston

Attractions Included in Boston’s CityPASS

New England Aquarium

CityPASS includes general admission to New England’s premier aquarium offering more than 800 species of marine animals.

Museum of Science

CityPASS includes general exhibit halls admission to explore hands-on, minds-on science.

Skywalk Observatory

CityPASS includes general admission to Skywalk, including 360-degree views, audio tour, multimedia theater and Dreams of Freedom Museum.

It’s always good to have options. For your 4th option you get to pick between:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

CityPASS includes general admission to all permanent and special exhibits featuring masterpieces of art from around the world and across the ages.

Boston Harbor Cruises

CityPASS admission includes a fully-narrated 90-minute Historic Sightseeing Cruise of Boston Harbor.

Related: Best Places to Stay in Boston

Details for Boston CityPASS

You can purchase you CityPass on the the official CityPass Website. You can also find detailed information about each destination, as well as upgrades and promotions.

The Plan Your Visit section offers tips and advice to visitors for each location.

There is also a map of the city with each location highlighted.

Have a great time and enjoy everything Boston has to offer!