Be a Tourist for a Day

How many times have you passed by a landmark in Boston, only slightly aware of the full history behind it?  Have you ever been on a Duck Tour as an adult?  Even though we live and work in the city, we often over look the main attractions of Boston.  Don’t be embarrassed to be a tourist in your own town; check out some of these tourist attractions on a work break!

 

2.     New England Aquarium

Instead of passing by the outdoor tanks and sneaking a peak at the seals, stop inside the New England Aquarium and get your share of sea creatures.  With a new shark exhibit, you can conquer your childhood (and maybe even adult fear) and meet the sharks face-to-face.  You may not have been to an aquarium since you were a kid, but who doesn’t love those 100 year old sea turtles cuddly penguins?

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1.     Boston Duck Tours

Travel by land and water on an iconic duck tour around Boston.  Catch your boat-car in front of the Museum of Science, grab a duckbill whistle, and embark on one of the famously named vehicles.  You may think you know everything you need to know about Boston, but these tour guides are sure to have some surprising fun facts up their sleeves!

3.     Trillium Greenway

Don’t want to relive your childhood memories?  No worries; the Trillium Greenway is a new beer garden, sure to be an up and coming tourist site.  Located in the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Trillium Brewing Company presents the Trillium Beer Garden.  Hot days spent on the Greenway with cold beers and friends embody the essence of a Boston summer.

 

4.     Freedom Trail

Get your history lesson and exercise in for the day on the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail.  Walk on your own, or as part of a guided tour, and finally see what all those red lines painted on the Boston sidewalks lead up to.  Explore Boston Common, pay tribute at the Boston Massacre site, and discover Paul Revere’s house- all only a short walk from your office.