Sightseeing in Massachusetts

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – Up to 58% Off

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Springfield

$42 $19

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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

Charles Riverboat Company - Up to 41% Off

Charles Riverboat Company

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$17 $11

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Captain and crew lead river tour or sunset cruise past Harvard, Fenway Park, and historic sights along Charles River

36% Off a Helicopter-Flying Lesson

New England Helicopter Academy

Plymouth

$250 $159

Introductory flight lesson begins with a 20-minute briefing before student and instructor take off on a 30-minute helicopter flight

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch – Up to 49% Off Excursions

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $28

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A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch – Up to 49% Off Excursions

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $28

(65)

A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

Up to 40% Off a Cape Ann Whale Watch Cruise

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $29

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

Up to 40% Off a Cape Ann Whale Watch Cruise

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $29

(272)

View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115-ft. boat Hurricane II; valid all season long

Up to 49% Off Whale-Watching Trip

7 Seas Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $25

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Featured on Discovery Channel and in National Geographic, boat tours offer the chance to spot whales and also seals and dolphins

Up to 49% Off Whale-Watching Trip

7 Seas Whale Watch

Gloucester

$48 $25

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Featured on Discovery Channel and in National Geographic, boat tours offer the chance to spot whales and also seals and dolphins

Up to 55% Off Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise

Cityview Trolley Tours

Boston

$38 $20

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

Up to 55% Off Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise

Cityview Trolley Tours

Boston

$38 $20

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

50% Off New York Tour from Go Go U.S. Tour

Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

$70 $35

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

50% Off New York Tour from Go Go U.S. Tour

Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

$70 $35

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

Up to 43% Off Newburyport Whale Watch Tour

Newburyport Whale Watch

Newburyport

$48 $29

Passengers head out to sea aboard a custom whale-watching craft to enjoy the majestic mammals, aided by an onboard naturalist

57% Off from Karma Crew Yacht Charters

Karma Crew Yacht Charters

Fan Pier

$90 $39

Yacht cruise to Spectacle Island, where you'll break for a yoga class at sea with a meal; or a coffee cruise with Australian pies

Up to 50% Off Sunset Harbor Cruise

Boston Green Cruises

Boston

$56 $28

A low-emission covered boat glides quietly past famed Boston landmarks during one-hour cruises

Up to 50% Off Sunset Harbor Cruise

Boston Green Cruises

Boston

$56 $28

A low-emission covered boat glides quietly past famed Boston landmarks during one-hour cruises

Up to 60% Off Chocolate Tasting Tour of Boston

Great Food Tours

Boston

$50 $25

Sample champagne-flavored truffles, chocolatey French pastries, and chcolate fudge during a two-hour chocolate tour of Back Bay

Cape Cod Central Railroad – Up to 39% Off

Cape Cod Central Railroad

Hyannis Depot

$40 $25

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Hop aboard a vintage train to take in views of woodlands, bogs, and the Cape Cod Canal outside the gently rocking cars

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Saba Alhadi, a former travel agent, began building a photographic portfolio as she turned her lens on Boston and developed photography walking tours through historic neighborhoods in order to share her knowledge of Boston's history and inspire others to become better photographers by capturing the beauty that surrounds them.

On a given tour, she reveals historic details about Boston's hidden houses, the swamp that become a French-inspired neighborhood and public garden, and the famous patriots of the American Revolution. Meanwhile, she interlaces the history with creative photography tips on how to understand camera settings, how light strikes different buildings, and how a reflection in a window can become a composition. She also devises scavenger hunts throughout Boston, sending participants scattering to decode cryptic clues that draw on notable local facts.


Groupon Celebrates Women in Business

In honor of Women’s History Month, Groupon is celebrating an inspiring group of women: business leaders whose companies and brands enrich their communities. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of these leaders, local communities across the country are stronger and more diverse.

Shop the Women in Business collection.


206 Washington St.
Boston,
Massachusetts
US

City Wine Tours is a premium wine experience. We aspire to educate, entertain and explore through fun Boston wine outings. Our wine tours highlight wine destinations in select neighborhoods. Our tours are lead by certified sommeliers with decades of experience teaching and educating the public on viticulture.

1 Mifflin Pl
Cambridge,
MA
US

Unless they’re drinking copious amounts of his namesake beer, tour goers along the Freedom Trail won’t likely catch a glimpse of famous revolutionary Sam Adams. But they will hear tales about his struggle for freedom from the British—the kind of struggle that made Boston a hotbed of revolutionary activity in the 1800s. Led by costume-clad tour guides, The Path to Independence tour takes visitors along the red brick path toward famed landmarks such as Boston Common, Old Granary Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, and Old North Church. At each spot, they’ll learn about the site’s role in colonial Boston, from its founding years in the 1630s to the fight for American independence and the key players in the fight, including Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock.

Essex St
Salem,
MA
US

As many as 15 species of whales populate the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. The mission of 7 Seas Whale Watch is to bring passengers within eyeshot of these enormous sea creatures as they thrash about, breaking the water's surface with their enormous heft and diving gracefully back below.

Seven of the species that populate the area are defined as great whales, which means they reach 30-feet at full growth. So while the tours spend 90 minutes in the whales' feeding area, customers might spot humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales, and even Atlantic white-sided dolphins. As the whales appear, grandiose and graceful, an on-staff naturalist describes the different species and their behaviors. Though whale sightings are never guaranteed—the whales are wild and act entirely on their own whims, much like tenured philosophy professors—7 Seas boasts a 99% success rate for spotting whales, and they offer free rain checks if whales don't appear.

Customers scan the seas from the sun decks or heated cabins of The Privateer IV, a Coast Guard–certified boat with modern accommodations. The boat was built to accommodate 300 passengers, though 7 Seas' trips top out at 149 passengers to ensure space, comfort, and a good view.

63 Rogers Street
Gloucester,
MA
US

At the age of 16, Matthew "Matty" Hughes became the youngest-ever licensed captain in the port of Boston. Funneling his passion into a career, he founded Boston Harbor Cruises in 1926 to lead tours up the Charles River. What began as a two-man, one-boat operation has grown tremendously throughout its more than 90-year history, now encompassing a 21-boat fleet and more than 250 employees who transport more than 2 million passengers.

The Boston Harbor Cruises's staff handles all things nautical, from whale watching and speedboat tours to wedding receptions and celebrations for special occasions. Because dolphins are hard to saddle and refuse to obey verbal commands, Boston Harbor Cruises also navigates the waters with ferries and harbor cruises that explore the historic and romantic sights of Boston.

Though the leadership has changed, Matty's grandchildren Rick and Chris Nolan still perpetuate the traditions of Boston Harbor Cruises, furthering one man's obsession with the harbor and inspiring future generations to create their own memories on its calm waters.

309 Commercial Street
Provincetown,
MA
US

Beantown Pub Crawls commemorates the joy of the holidays with a few good beers and some celebratory strolls through Boston. Bringing revelers to some of the city's most beloved watering holes, Beantown's organized crawls ensure that holidays—including Valentine's Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Christmas—can be celebrated on more than just one day. The Ugly Sweater Crawl encourages participants to don tastelessly festive threads as they help raise money for Toys for Tots, and previous events, such as Halloween's Costume Crawl, have involved significantly more outlandish duds.

14 Lexington
Stoneham,
MA
US