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Explore Boston By Land and Sea

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boston is one of the great destinations for boaters, providing a diverse range of options for day trips. The city’s many marinas offer the perfect starting point for exploring Boston. There are plenty of marinas to choose from, including The Boston Harbor and Shipyard Marina, Constitution Marina, Boston Waterboat Marina, Boston Yacht Haven, Boston Bay Marina, Marina Bay, and The Marina at Rowes Wharf.

quincy marketThere are dozens of historical sites to visit in Boston and the best way to experience the highlights is to follow the famous Freedom Trail.  It is a two-and-a- half mile route that includes 16 historically significant sites, including museums, meeting houses, and churches. The Freedom Trail Foundation offers a daily schedule of public walking tours featuring several sites along the Freedom Trail.

If you prefer to explore on your own, the city offers everything from quiet parks to bustling cafes. An ideal place to start your day is at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which includes Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Market and South Market. The historic marketplace is centered on a cobblestone promenade featuring street performers, farmer’s markets, shops and restaurants.  Faneuil Hall Marketplace, once called “The Cradle of Liberty,” has been a focal point of Boston life since 1742. Also nearby is the famous Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States.

After walking around, spend the afternoon eating and shopping. Head to Newberry Street, featuring eight blocks of galleries, boutiques, and some of the city’s best restaurants.

If laid-back exploration isn’t for you and you are looking for an outdoor voyage, take Boston’s famous Duck Tours. Sightseeing will never be any more fun than on board a six-wheel-drive amphibious DUKW ‒ known as a “Duck.” These modified two-ton military vehicles will immerse you in Boston history on land and in the water.

For a completely different experience, wander across the Charles River to Harvard Square, and grab a seat in one of the many eclectic cafes. Cambridge is a great place to explore. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll around Harvard Square, browse the shelves in real bookstores, binge at one-of-a-kind shops, and tour Harvard’s impressive campus.

There is plenty to do and see in Boston, and there’s a good chance that one day in the city will just whet your appetite for more.

By Gregory Sandler

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