Sightseeing in Massachusetts

Worcester Historical Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight (50% Off)

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

Library with 7,000 titles and exhibits with items such as Civil War–era diaries and colonial weapons highlight Worcester history

$20 $10

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Visit for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Forest Park

40,000-sq.-ft. basketball haven houses shrines to more than 300 Hall of Famers, 70+ interactive exhibits, and a full-size court for practice

$42 $19

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Harvard Walking Tour for Two or Four with Option for Harvard Museum Tour from The Hahvahd Tour (Up to 43% Off)

The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

$21.90 $13

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General Admission for 2, 4, 6, or 10 to The New Bedford Museum of Glass (Up to 60% Off)

The New Bedford Museum of Glass

New Bedford

Permanent collections and rotating exhibits showcase around 7,000 pieces of glass art spanning more than 3,000 years of worldwide history

$10 $5

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Fuller Craft Museum Visit for Two, Guided Tour for Four, or Annual Membership for One (Up to 50% Off)

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton

Rotating, eclectic exhibits of drawing, sculpture, and other art and functional craft forms; membership with workshop discounts

$16 $10

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Tour of New England Reptile Distributors for Two or Four from Zoo Creatures (Up to 56% Off)

Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

Get cozy with a pink and purple python or alligator during this reptile tour

$16 $7

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Custom Walking Tour of Salem for Two or Four from Witch City Walking Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Witch City Walking Tours

Salem

A licensed and certified historian leads groups on foot through historic Salem, the site of witchcraft hysteria in 1692

$30 $15

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Sightseeing and Shopping Bus Tour of New York City for One, Two, or Four from D and S Tours (Up to 60% Off)

D and S Tours

Mary Rowlandson Elementary School

A climate-controlled motor coach with plush, padded seats travels from Lancaster to New York City, where passengers explore at their leisure

$300 $125

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$29 for One Adult Ticket to Any Whale-Watching Cruise from Cape Ann Whale Watch (Up to $48Value)

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115 ft. boat, Hurricane II; valid for all trips.

$48 $29

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Flight-Simulator Experience or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Up to Three at Blue Hill Helicopters (Up to 47% Off)

Blue Hill Helicopters

Norwood

Flight simulator with virtual cityscape and realistic controls; tour takes guests over sights such as Fenway Park and Charles River

$150 $79

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$225 for a One-Hour Scenic Tour for Up to Three People from Eagle East Aviation Tours ($420 Value)

Eagle East Aviation Tours

North Andover

Enjoy a scenic tour from the air as a pilot flies you and up to three guests around; includes a flash drive and first flight certificate

$420 $225

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In-Depth Tour for Two or Four at Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center (56% Off)

Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center

Milton

Tour the weather observatory, the home of the oldest climate record in the country, and see historical weather instruments still used today

$16 $7

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Visit for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership at Cape Cod Museum of Art (Up to 50% Off)

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Dennis

Galleries highlight art from Cape Cod and the islands, from pastel-colored impressionist landscapes to bold abstract expressionist canvases

$18 $11

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Four Full-Day Admissions or Annual Membership for Two at Griffin Photography Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

$28 $14

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Wine Tasting with Cheese, Wineglasses, and 25% off Wine for Two, Four, or Six at Sweet Baby Vineyard (Up to 56% Off)

Sweet Baby Vineyard

Sweet Baby Vineyard

Sip six samples of wine while snacking on cheese plates; take home souvenir wineglasses and wine purchased with a discount

$34 $15

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Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner in a Lighthouse for Up to 4 from The Lighthouse Preservation Society (Up to 67% Off)

The Lighthouse Preservation Society

Newburyport

Prix fixe meal at a private table with harbor views from the top of the historic Newburyport Lighthouse

$900 $299

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Admission for Two or Four to Cape Cod Children's Museum (38% Off)

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Mashpee

More than 20 interactive exhibits include a tree house, music room, and pirate ship

$16 $10

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Visit for Two or Four to the Ice Castle (42% Off)

Ice Castles

Sun Bowl Lodge, Stratton Mountain Resort

Castle built by hand with 100,000+ icicles gleams in the sun or glows at night with embedded lights synchronized with music

$25.90 $15

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$37 for One-Year Membership for Two Children to Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum ($75 Value)

Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum

Cohasset

Kids ages 1 to 6 explore educationally-themed playsets and touchable exhibits

$75 $37

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Admission for One or Family of Four at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (Up to $ Off)

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Downtown

The Boston Tea Party comes to life with immersive exhibits, tea-ship replicas, and one of the original tea chests from December 16, 1773

$25 $13

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Visit for Adults and Children to Four Springfield Museums (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Springfield Museums

Springfield Museums

One ticket gets you admission into four museums, including art, history, and science museums

$36 $20

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Harvard Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Trademark Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Trademark Tours

Harvard Square

Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

$40 $19

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Individual or Family Membership to The Museum of Old Newbury (Up to 42% Off)

The Museum of Old Newbury

Newburyport

Use your membership to visit the Museum grounds and library, and get discounts on gifts and special programming

$30 $19

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Admission for Two or Four to the The Mapparium (Up to 50% Off)

The Mapparium

The Mary Baker Eddy Library

the three-story stained-glass globe hosts a musical presentation inside the sphere, complete with LED lights

$24 $12

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Newbury Street or South End Art Tour for One, Two, or Four from Art Tours Boston (Up to 58% Off)

Art Tours Boston

Multiple Locations

See high-end galleries tucked between shops and historic sites on Newbury Street or explore studios in a former mill in South End

$45 $29

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Newbury Street or South End Art Tour for One, Two, or Four from Art Tours Boston (Up to 58% Off)

Art Tours Boston

Multiple Locations

See high-end galleries tucked between shops and historic sites on Newbury Street or explore studios in a former mill in South End

$45 $29

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Super Duck Tour from Super Tours (Up to 47% Off)

Super Tours

Boston

See the city by land and sea during an amphibious Duck tour

$33.33 $17.50

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Super Duck Tour from Super Tours (Up to 47% Off)

Super Tours

Boston

See the city by land and sea during an amphibious Duck tour

$33.33 $17.50

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$19.99 for Admission for Two at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ($30 Value)

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Boston

Explore a unique art collection spanning thousands of years inside a building that resembles a palace; new wing by architect Renzo Piano

$30 $19.99

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Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise for One, Two, or Four from CityView Trolley Tours (Up to 55% Off)

Cityview Trolley Tours

Boston

Historical sites headline a trolley tour and a 45-minute harbor cruise affords sweeping views of the city

$38 $20

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Two or Four Tickets to Tour of The Freedom Trail: The Path to Independence from Histrionic Academy (Up to 58% Off)

Histrionic Academy

Downtown

Costume-clad tour guides lead visitors along the Freedom Trail passing by historic landmarks and imparting facts about revolutionary figures

$29.90 $14.95

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Distillery Tour for Two or Four of Bully Boy Distillers (Up to 56% Off)

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

$40 $20

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Two-Hour Cupcake Walking Tour with Five Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Great Food Tours

Boston

Sample 5 designer cupcakes & desserts while walking around historic Back Bay; cupcakeries include Georgetown Cupcake, Sweet, & Robin’s Candy

$50 $25

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Boston Ghost Walk for One, Two, or Four from The Celebrity Planet (Up to 66% Off)

Boston Ghost Walk

Edge of Boston Common

Spooky tour visits Omni Parker House, the site of the Boston Massacre, and two cemeteries in search of eerie apparitions

$35 $16

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Personalized Pedicab Tour for up to Three Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids from Boston Pedicab (Up to 38% Off)

Boston Pedicab

South End

Riders pick a route that matches their interests and passes historic sites, local art, and other notable destinations

$95 $59

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Personalized Pedicab Tour for up to Three Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids from Boston Pedicab (Up to 38% Off)

Boston Pedicab

South End

Riders pick a route that matches their interests and passes historic sites, local art, and other notable destinations

$95 $59

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General Admission and Wildlife Tour for Two or Four at Animal Adventures (Up to 54% Off)

Animal Adventures

Bolton

Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with visitors during tours led by wildlife experts

$24 $12

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Visit to Exotic Animal Rescue Center and Wildlife Tour for Two or Four at Animal Adventures (Up to54% Off)

Animal Adventures

Bolton

Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with visitors during tours led by wildlife experts

$24 $12

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Admission or Membership to The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum (70% Off)

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

$20 $12

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One, Two, Four, or Ten Admissions to a Boston Bar Crawl from Barcrawlin.com (Up to 80% Off)

Barcrawlin.com

Scollay Square

Drink craft beer and cocktails at four to five bars while dressed according to a playful theme

$49 $19

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Boston-to–New York Tour for One, Two, or Four from Go Go U.S. Tour ($70 Value)

Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

All-day tour takes groups around some of NYC’s most famous sites including Times Square and Rockefeller Center

$70 $35

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Boston-to–New York Tour for One, Two, or Four from Go Go U.S. Tour ($70 Value)

Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

All-day tour takes groups around some of NYC's most famous sites including Times Square and Rockefeller Center

$70 $35

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Between launching city-centric websites like Cambridge Uncommon and Salem Uncommon and teaching journalism classes at Cambridge Community TV, freelance journalist Sam Baltrusis wrote his book Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub. In its pages he reveals 300 years of city history and ghost stories. He details unexplained sounds and hovering objects seen inside the Hub?s dorm rooms, apparitions witnessed on the Boston Common, and a colonial British solider glimpsed on the tracks at the Boylston station. His deft pen has also led him to become a regional stringer for The New York Times and his second book, Ghosts of Cambridge: Haunts of Harvard Square and Beyond hit shelves in September 2013.

Not content with relegating his words to the page, Sam also brings them to life through seasonal walking tours. Guides lit by handheld lanterns lead guests through the shadowy streets of downtown Boston. They divulge stories of murder and recall Cambridge's ominous history. They also answer questions such as which Harvard hall is the most haunted, which area church is home to the ghost of a British redcoat soldier, and which famously mustachioed ghosts are just wearing fake mustaches. The founder's literary background shows through on the tours, too, which are peppered with the lore of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, and Edgar Allen Poe. When he's not guiding in-person guests, Sam doubles as a paranormal expert on the Biography Channel's, "Haunted Encounters" and on Ryan Buell's Paranormal Insider Radio.

4 South Market Street
Boston,
MA
US

Boating in Boston drops oars in seven locations?including local lakes, ponds, the Charles River, and Boston Harbor?sending visitors on watery adventures with a fleet of canoes, kayaks, sailboats, pedal boats, paddleboards, and festive and essential lifejackets. Whether navigating the peaceful waters of Stoneham's Spot Pond?the pond that, in 2002, started it all?or campus-adjacent eddies of UMass Boston's Fox Point Landing, visitors can hit the water untrained or sharpen skills with solo or group lessons. The crew of instructors also instills a love of boating in the littlest landlubbers with youth summer camps that teach basic skills and safety.

100 William T Morrissey Boulevard
Boston,
MA
US

The Worcester Historical Museum showcases local history with a library of 7,000 titles and exhibits full of artifacts such as Civil War?era diaries, colonial weapons, and antique textiles. The museum also hosts a number of temporary exhibitions, which have included students' artwork honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and stories from industry innovators, workers, and investors throughout Worcester's history.

30 Elm St
Worcester,
MA
US

Springfield Museums showcases a sculpture garden honoring Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), who was raised in Springfield. All four buildings are centrally located around the scenic view of a quadrangle.

Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

  • Most nostalgic images: the Currier & Ives prints at the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the only museum with a permanent gallery dedicated to their lithographs
  • Artists featured in the French Impressionist exhibit: Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Gauguin
  • The setting: The museum is housed in an Art Deco?style estate and opened in 1934

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum

  • Best way to try on armor without traveling back in time: the Asian-themed Art Discovery Center for kids
  • Why even the windows are masterpieces: Not all the museum's art is framed or behind velvet ropes; some of it is incorporated right into the building's design. The Tiffany Glass Company specially designed intricate windows for the museum, and they're the only museum-specific Tiffany windows to survive today.
  • Most unusual feature: The ashes of George Smith and his wife are interred on the second floor.

Springfield Science Museum

  • Two big scientific events of 1859: Springfield Museums received its first exhibit donations and Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species
  • Kids will love: the full-size T-rex replica in the dinosaur exhibit
  • The next best thing to being an astronaut: touching the outer-space rocks in Astronomy Hall

Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History

  • Founded: 2009?it's the newest of all the museums
  • What you'll see: items from Springfield in the 19th and 20th centuries, including a Rolls-Royces and Indian motorcycles manufactured in Springfield.
  • What you won't see: proof that this is the Springfield in The Simpsons
  • Museum within a museum: The exhibits of the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum have been moved here.
21 Edwards St.
Springfield,
MA
US

In the early ?70s, Boston-area resident Mike Farny dreamed of creating affordable outdoor recreational activities for his community to enjoy. In May of 1973, Mike set up shop in the MDC Norumbega Police Substation of Newton/Auburndale and began realizing his dream. The location?directly next to the historic Totem Pole Ballroom?perfectly enabled the environmentally friendly practice of canoeing and kayaking. Mike's vision blossomed over the years to include four other locations, each offering rentals, tours, and instruction.

Today, on-staff guides lead tours of the Charles River and Boston Harbor to educate participants in ecosystem conservation, view the skyline and sunset, or explore historic structures. Select trips also include lunch to fuel participants as they navigate difficult waterways and jump through flaming hoops. To prepare customers entering the water for the first time, instructors coach riders of all levels in private or group lessons at the paddling school, which draws on more than 30 years of instructional tradition. Staffers can also equip boaters in the shop?where P&H and Bor?al kayaks hang alongside Tahoe paddleboards and Wenonah canoes, dreaming of one day being the inspiration for a traditional sea chantey. Crew members help clients choose their ride and accessories from these selections and others through free daily demonstrations.

500 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge,
MA
US

It would take months of sea travel, extensive scuba certifications, and fluency in several crustacean dialects to find—let alone interact with—all the creatures found in Ocean Explorium's interactive exhibits. The science center emphasizes environmental stewardship and scientific literacy through several educational habitats such as touch tanks of local aquatic wildlife—including New Bedford's world-famous scallops and schools of rays and sharks. The Living Laboratory exhibit brings visitors face to face with sea creatures such as baby sharks, shark egg cases, coral farm, and moon jellies. Beyond the up-close encounters with denizens of the deep, Ocean Explorium also enlightens patrons with a variety of non-living displays. The Explorer's Zone presents scientific experiments that reveal the workings of the natural world through hands-on exhibits themed around different weekly topics, and Discovery Bay enthralls children aged eight or younger with games, puzzles, and a sand and water table. Advanced computers construct a three-dimensional image of our home planet as it appears from outer space in the Science on a Sphere exhibit, displaying global weather patterns in real time or replaying natural phenomena from history, such as the time it rained men.

174 Union St
New Bedford,
MA
US