With one day to see Boston from our cruise ship docked 2-1/2 miles away, along the waterfront walk, we wanted a uniquely interesting tour. This fit the bill completely. We walked the distance from our ship and it was long, but doable in good walking shoes. There are buses available from the docks and if I had to do it over again, I might do that instead of walking the whole distance both ways from the ship to the bike shop. But, we did it and it was an interesting walk. The bike trip was fabulous. We felt immediately welcomed by the very friendly guides who took us in their expert hands for our equipment, making sure everything was fitted to us properly. My husband builds bikes and was extremely impressed with the quality of the equipment and the knowledge of the guides. Once on our way from a little park nearby, we sped through the busy mid-week city streets of Boston through waterfront parks, college campuses, historical sights, Fenway Park, farmers markets, cathedrals, museums, libraries, more parks....river walks...it was fabulous. Seeing Boston this way made a physical imprint on us because it took your own physical effort to get from place to place -- hearing, seeing, inhaling everything en route. It was all good, but it was fast--paced so keep up! There were stops along the way, but not quite long enough for pictures because we covered a lot of ground. So much to see, and I felt we did a good job of seeing the city. I would highly recommend this bike tour!
Doing what: Guided Bike Tour of Boston
Go Boston card was a great money saver. We enjoyed many museums, tours and trolleys with a very positive experience. The only negatives the employee at Macy's gave us wrong information about were to take the tours and the card was not valid at Fenway that day,sowehadtocomebackatalaterdate.
Doing what: Go Boston Card
My husband and I enjoyed our trip to Boston and using our GO Boston card! The card got us in to all of the main attractions that we could squeeze into our short visit. The most difficult part about using the card was having to pick them up from Macy's. Don't drive, take public transportation!! Parking is very expensive and a big hassle! Aside from that, we enjoyed every minute of the Hop On Hop Off tour, Fenway Park tour, the Aquarium, the attractions in Salem (it was great that we were there on Halloween!) like the House of the Seven Gables and Witch Museum. We would definitely recommend the GO Boston card to anyone! We even got to see snow--an added free attraction!
Doing what: Go Boston Card
Boston is full of history and if you visit i suggest you take a tour during the first days of your visit. It's great if you plan to jump on and off. It stops at very nice shopping areas, a beautiful park where you can ride swans, and historic places like Fenway park. I do suggest if you do not like your tour guide jump off and jump on to a different trolley. :)
Doing what: Boston Beantown Trolley and Harbor Cruise
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