With history, beauty and fun, Boston vacations are popular for many reasons. The attractions are in a compact area that you can visit on foot or via the good public transportation system. See historic landmarks, shop the stores on Newbury Street, and enjoy the waterfront. Take a Boston vacation before or after your cruise.
A harbor cruise or dinner cruise is a fine way to begin your Boston vacaton. It's a relaxing way to get an introduction to the city.
Follow the red line on the sidewalk along the Freedom Trail. This 3-mile walking tour of Revolutionary sites starts at the Boston Common and ends at the Bunker Hill Monument. 16 attractions along the Trail include Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and the USS Constitution. Every Boston vacation should include walking the Freedom Trail.
Boston Public Garden is a Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for Swan Boats. See the "Make Way for Ducklings" sculpture and wander through the beautiful scenery.
Bad weather? Go to the New England Aquarium. It's expensive, but you'll get to see the 4-story giant ocean tank, seals, penguins, sea dragons, and other watery stuff.
Another indoor attraction is the Museum of Fine Arts. Highlights of the collection include Egyptian artifacts, French impressionist paintings, Japanese pottery, and American art by masters like John Singer Sargent.
Any sports fan will want to include a tour of Fenway Park in their itinerary. It is often called a "shrine" for baseball fans.
Learn more about the best of Boston vacations. It's my favorite American city -- full of life and energy. Watch this video for a quick introduction to Boston.