Boston is a beautiful mix of parks, colonial architecture, historic sites, museums and modern boulevards.
And if you’re lucky enough to visit in the fall, the foliage in the region is ablaze with color. Whether you’re a student of history, a sports fan or a lover of fine arts and culture, Boston is a city that embraces the best of America’s past and present.
Picturesque City Views
Boston can be a bit overwhelming at first, but a bird’s-eye view will help you get your bearings. Take in a 360-degree view of the Boston skyline and waterfront from 50 stories high at the Skywalk Observatory. See architecture old and new, take an audio tour and watch an aerial video tour in a state-of-the-art theater. It’s more than a photo opportunity; although, you’re bound to get a few shots to keep forever.
Go from the sky to the sea on a tour with Boston Harbor Cruises. Enjoy the sea breeze and spectacular skyline and ocean views. Discover the historic and contemporary sights and nuances of the Boston Harbor on a fun, informative and fully-narrated, 90-minute boat cruise.
Incredible photo ops from the Skywalk Observatory
Once you’re ready to dig deeper at some of the city’s top attractions, you can dive right in at the New England Aquarium. See a bustling penguin colony and tanks filled with more than 1,000 aquatic animals including sharks, seals, eels, stingrays and green sea turtles. Feel immersed in the ocean at the giant ocean tank exhibit, a four-story tall exhibit that features hundreds of animals from the Caribbean reef. Pet sharks and rays at the touch tank and don’t miss the sweeping views of the Boston Harbor in the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center.
Go from sea life to science with a visit to the Museum of Science. Create, experiment and have fun in 700 interactive exhibits featuring dinosaur fossils, an indoor lightning storm and the Charles Hayden Planetarium. See nature’s beauty in the butterfly garden and get hands-on scientific experiences in the discovery center where you can touch a real fossil and put together an animal skeleton.
Spark even more curiosity about the natural world at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Located on the campus of Harvard University, its exhibits include wildlife specimens from around the world from dinosaurs to whales and hundreds more. Explore the world though life-like flowers made entirely from glass and paintings of the deep ocean that literally glow with luminescent pigments. And it’s all steps from the picturesque Harvard Yard.