Boston Skyline as seen from Memorial Drive in Cambridge

We have put together a list of some fun activities for your weekend in Boston, from walking tours to duckboat tours to escaping the heat in a museum or mall.  We hope you have a great time checking out the city.

Tours , Parks and Historic Sites

Duck Boat Tours An amphibious and fun way to see and learn more about Boston.  The tours leave from the Museum of Science (Cambridge), the Prudential Center Mall (Boston), and the New England Aquarium (Boston)

http://www.bostonducktours.com/

Public Garden Boston (in between Beacon Hill and the Newbury Street Area): A gorgeous and well kept space full of all kinds of plant life and plenty of space for relaxing

Take the Green Line “T” to the Arlington Street stop

http://www.cityofboston.gov/Parks/emerald/public_garden.asp

Fenway Park Tours– Boston: A fifty minute tour of the beautiful and historic ball park.  Tours leave every hour on the hour between 9am and 4pm seven days a week!  Get there early!  EDIT: Sorry everyone, we just found out that there will be no tours this weekend, due to an Aerosmith concert at Fenway.

4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA

Take the Green Line “T” to the Kenmore stop

http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/tour.jsp

The Freedom Trail– Boston: The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 historic sites.

Take a Green Line or Red Line “T” to the Park Street Stop, exit the subway and go to the Visitor Information Center to begin the walk.

http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/

Esplanade– Boston: Gorgeous green space in Boston proper and that runs next to the Charles River

Take the Red Line “T” to the Charles/ MGH stop

http://www.esplanadeassociation.org/

Boston Common– Boston: A large green space for lounging, relaxing and people watching

Take a Green Line or Red Line “T” to the Park Street stop

http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/bostoncommon.asp/

Faneuil Hall Marketplace/ Quincy Market

– Boston: This 250 year old marketplace offers history, shopping dining and strolling to the North End, the Old State House, Paul Revere’s House, the Freedom Trail, and other sites

Take a Green Line “T” to the Government Center stop

http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/

Museums

Museum of Science-Boston: Awesome and fun museum full of scienc-y things and an IMAX theatre

1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

617-589-0300

Take the Green Line “T” to the Science Park stop

http://www.mos.org/

Museum of Fine Arts– Boston: Superb museum and a must see!
465 Huntington Avenue, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA
617-267-9300

Take a Green Line E train to the Museum of Fine Arts stop

http://www.mfa.org/

Museum of African American History– Boston: This museum is dedicated to preserving and sharing the contributions of Black Americans in New England from the colonial times through the 19th centur

Ste 719, 14 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
617-725-0022

http://www.afroammuseum.org/

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum– Boston: A small and beautiful museum that holds a wonderful collection of art, primarily from Mrs. Gardner’s private collection

280 Fenway, Boston, MA
617-566-1401

Take a Green Line E train to the Museum of Fine Arts stop

http://www.gardnermuseum.org/

Shopping and Recreation

Newbury Street Area– Boston: Tons of shopping and dinging options

Take the Green line “T” to Hynes Convention Center

Prudential Center Mall– Boston: A centrally located mall with tons of great shops

Take the Green Line E train to the Prudential stop

http://www.prudentialcenter.com/

The Cambridgeside Galleria Mall– Cambridge: Standard mall with typical mall-ish shops and dining

100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge MA

Take the Green Line “T” to the Lechmere stop

http://www.cambridgesidegalleria.com/