10 Cool Activities to Do in Boston

Boston's Best Sports and Activities

    Baseball games at Fenway Park, vigorous city walks and winter ice-skating are among the top 10 sport and activity things to do in Boston. Book a Boston hotel to enjoy the full Boston experience.

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    Freedom Trail walk

    Follow the two-and-a-half mile Freedom Trail that commemorates Boston’s Revolutionary War sites. Start your tour where British Forces were once encamped, Boston Common, and march briskly to the Bunker Hill Monument, then on to the U.S. Navy’s oldest warship, the USS Constitution, in Charlestown's Navy Yard.

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    Baseball fever

    Root for the home team, the Red Sox. Join sports-mad locals at the nation’s most famous ballpark, Fenway, west of downtown Boston, easily one of the top 10 sport and activity things to do in Boston. If you can’t see a game, book a Fenway Park tour to learn about legendary players and victories.

    Location: Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, 02215 Boston, USA

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    Ice-skating on the Frog Pond

    Experience winter wonderland magic with a spin on the icy Frog Pond. Open from mid-November to mid-March, the Frog Pond Skating Rink might seem to whirl around you as you dance, twirl (or fall) on the ice.

    Location: Boston Common, bound by Tremont, Beacon, Charles and Boylston Streets, Boston

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    Doing the HarborWalk

    Discover Boston’s waterfront district along the HarborWalk, a winding pathway along Boston Harbor that extends from East Boston through Charlestown and North End, then on toward South Boston’s beaches and Dorchester. Rent a bicycle for energetic waterside explorations before resting up at your Boston hotel.

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    Boston on land and by sea

    See Boston from a unique perspective by traveling through the city in a World War II amphibious landing vehicle. Hear about Boston’s history as you pass by the gold-domed State House and Quincy Market before splashing into the Charles River for sweeping Boston views.

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    Sea kayaking in the harbour

    Take to the sea around the Boston Harbor Islands with experienced park rangers on an ecofriendly kayak tour from Grape Island. Glide among the islands, see aquatic bird life and stop for picnics en route.

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    City cycle tours

    See Boston on two wheels during an urban cycle tour. For Boston night views, book the bikes@night tour, taking in the Boston sunset and harbor views from Black Falcon Pier, ending in the lively North End, just in time for a post-cycle cocktail.

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    Basketball at TD Garden

    Support the Boston Celtics basketball team with sports-crazy Boston fans at the TD Garden arena, in downtown Boston near the North End. Enjoy fever-pitch games against traditional rivals like the L.A. Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers. TD Garden also hosts the Boston Bruins ice-hockey team.

    Location: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, 02114 Boston, USA

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    Swan boat rides in the Public Garden

    As spring arrives, the Swan Boats make their debut in the Boston Public Garden, the nation’s first botanical garden. Hop aboard these unique vessels and enjoy a gentle trip around the Public Garden Lagoon, gliding past flowering scenery and open-air sculptures.

    Location: Boston Public Garden, Boston Common 02139, USA

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    Snow adventures

    With time on your side, sneak in a day’s skiing on Loon Mountain in nearby New Hampshire, a two-hour drive away. Enjoy the variety of runs at this family-friendly resort, which also has cross-country trails and a terrain park for snowboarders.

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