Boston is definitely one of those cities where surprises just keep on coming, and there is always something great to look forward to when you visit. If you haven’t explored Boston recently, know that there are always awesome ways to make the most out of your trip to this eclectic and well-loved city. Your best and most memorable trip to Boston begins with our rundown of the top five fun things to do near the Boston Harbor.
The Boston Harbor Islands
Nothing spells magic than riding a ferry to either the Georges Island or Spectacle Island. Georges Island boasts of a Civil War-era fort (the real thing) and is often the place for great concerts and performances. Spectacle Island on the other hand, offers a nice beach with a lifeguard, plus special hiking trails for nature lovers and fitness buffs. Walking, nature trekking, hiking and biking are all common activities in Boston, and how else can you drink the special sights of the Boston Harbor than by maximizing your time here?
Located conveniently at the Charlestown Navy Yard, the USS Constitution is a recognized hero icon of the War of 1812. There is also an adjacent museum, the USS Constitution Museum, which features historic memorabilia and other neat things to study while you’re in the area. If you are naturally curious and a budding history buff too, visiting historic sites in any city you visit is a tremendously good idea. The museum offers multiple exhibits, including “Old Ironsides War of 1812.”
New Balance Hubway
Wonderfully close to the Lewis Wharf, the New England Aquarium, and the Fan Per is the New Balance Hubway, where you can rent bikes that you can then use to explore the rest of the city. You have the option of getting a 72-hour pass, a 24-hour pass, or a monthly membership so you can take your time (if you happen to be staying longer in the city). There are also walking tours and urban bike tours of Boston, so make sure you check those out if you are itching to discover what this great city has to offer.
Christopher Columbus Park
The Christopher Columbus Park is one of the oldest public parks in the city, and is also one of the best parks for family fun. If you are looking for a great place for a picnic, the Christopher Columbus Park has plenty of spaces under the wisteria, and there’s also a large spray fountain where the kids can play. Overall a relaxing sanctuary in the city, it’s not a bad place to spend a few hours of your day before heading back to the hotel.
The Boston Children’s Museum
The Boston Children’s Museum has a ton of activities for both kids and their adult guardians. From art activities to interesting science activities, to robotic exhibits and presentations from both established and up and coming companies, the Boston’s Children’s Museum is one of the few places in the city where you can jump from one exhibit to another and really have a ton of fun with your kids.
Every great vacation starts with the right hotel. The Envoy Hotel is conveniently located at the Boston Harbor and is in the heart of the Innovation District. With wonderful views, modern architecture and truly comfortable rooms, it’s only logical that you’ll like to book a room with us today!