Sightseeing in Massachusetts

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

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

$20 $10

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

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

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Forest Park

$42 $19

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

Cambridge Haunts Historical Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Harvard Square Ghost Tour

Harvard Square

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of Harvard Square, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

$42 for a Round-Trip Ferry Ride to Martha's Vineyard from Seastreak ($70 Value)

Seastreak

New Bedford

$70 $42

An hour-long ferry ride takes passengers to Martha's Vineyard

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

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton

$16 $10

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

Tour of New England Reptile Distributors for Two or Four from Zoo Creatures (Up to 53% Off)

Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

$16 $8

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

Admission for Two to Ghoulie Manor (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Ghoulie Manor

Silver City Galleria Mall

$38 $19

Wander through the haunted manor's creepy rooms, including a bedroom filled with dead-eyed dolls, an abandoned library, and a family crypt

Perseid Meteor Shower or Explore the Stars Boat Cruise for Two or Four from Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 65% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Plymouth

$300 $109

High-powered laser pointer showcases planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy boat tour

Scary Stories Walking Tour for Two or Four at Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

Downtown Salem

$60 $36

The PG-13 Scary Stories of Salem walking tour terrifies participants with ghostly tales of evil spirits and otherworldly creatures

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

$300 $125

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

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

Blue Hill Helicopters

Norwood

$150 $79

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

$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

$420 $225

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

In-Depth Tour for Two or Four at Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center (50% Off)

Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center

Milton

$16 $8

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

Admission for Two or Family Membership to Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum

Provincetown

$24 $15

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Visitors can explore a monument that's the tallest US structure made of granite, as well as exhibits celebrating the area's important past

Haunted Hayride and Halloween Scream Park for Two or Four at Witch’s Woods (Up to 41% Off)

Witch’s Woods

Westford

$66 $39

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Halloween carnival with a spooky hayride, three haunted houses, rides, games, and galleries of jack-o’-lanterns and horror-movie characters

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

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

$28 $14

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

Museum Visit for Four or "Dickinsons in Love" Event for Two at Emily Dickinson Museum (Up to 40% Off)

Emily Dickinson Museum

Amherst Center

$48 $29

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Tour Emily Dickinson's estate to learn about her life and works, or attend a wine-and-cheese reception exploring 19th-century romance

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

$34 $12

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

90-Minute or 3-Hour Historic Bike Tour of Newburyport for Two or Four from Plum Island Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Plum Island Fitness

Newburyport

$96 $39

Explore downtown Newburyport’s historic sites as well as Plum island during informative bike tours

Ghost or Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Walking Tour for Two or Four from Gatepost Tours (50% Off)

Gatepost Tours

Concord

$50 $25

Licensed Concord tour guide show the darker untold side of Concord, with visits to Sleepy Hollow and other haunted locales

$12 to Visit Heritage Museums & Gardens ($18 Value)

Heritage Museums & Gardens

Sandwich

$18 $12

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One hundred acres of surprises, including beautiful gardens, a working 1908 carousel, vintage cars and a children's outdoor discovery area

Cape Cod Maritime Museum Visit for Two, Four, Six, or 10 (Up to 64% Off)

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Barnstable Town

$10 $4

Museum honors seafaring history with colonial-era artifacts, historical exhibits, and a 28-foot boat for kids to climb on

Haunted House Admission for Two or Four on October 3-4 or October 10-12 to Fear Town (50% Off)

Fear Town

Seekonk

$28 $14

Zombies, ghouls, and other nightmarish beings terrify visitors on an outdoor trail that winds through rundown buildings in the woods

$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

$75 $37

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

Sunset Harbor Cruise for Two from Boston Green Cruises (Up to 50% Off). Morning and Afternoon Also Available.

Boston Green Cruises

Boston

$56 $28

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

$58 for a Chocolate, Brews & Views Trolley Tour from Boston Super Tours ($78 Value)

Boston Super Tours

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$78 $58

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Upper Deck Trolley takes passengers to three locations to taste wine, beer, and chocolate

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

$10 $5

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

Fast-Ferry Round Trip for One or Two Adults from Provincetown Fast Ferry (Up to 41% Off)

Provincetown Fast Ferry

Plymouth

$48 $29

Ferry brings travelers across the bay from Plymouth to Provincetown during trips that take just more than an hour

17th Century Salem Experience for 2 or Up To 5 at The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House (Up to 51% Off)

The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House

Salem

$28.50 $15

Home that housed the Corwin family, who were heavily involved in the Salem Witch Trials; Pioneer Village recreates colonial life

Admission for Two at The Butterfly Place (42% Off)

The Butterfly Place

Westford

$24 $14

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Get up-close views of colorful butterflies as they flutter and sip nectar from the vibrant plants growing throughout the indoor atrium

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

$900 $299

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

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

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Mashpee

$16 $10

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

Two or Four Shoreline Excursion Tickets to Board a Vintage Train on the Cape Cod Central Railroad (Up to 39% Off)

Cape Cod Central Railroad

Hyannis Depot

$40 $25

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

Boston TV- and Movie-Site Tour for One, Two, Three, or Four from On Location Tours (49% Off)

On Location Tours

Boston Common

$41 $21

Explore Boston's neighborhoods on tours that point out filming locations of famous films and TV shows such as Ted and American Hustle

Charles River Tour or Sunset Cruise for One or Two from Charles Riverboat Company (Up to 41% Off)

Charles Riverboat Company

Cambridge

$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

Paranormal Investigation Tour for Two or Four from The Plymouth Night Tour (Up to 54% Off)

The Plymouth Night Tour

Plymouth

$24 $12

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Tour haunted and historical sites across Plymouth while outfitted with professional paranormal investigation equipment

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

The Museum of Old Newbury

Newburyport

$30 $19

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

Grave Undertakings Walking Tour for Two or Four from Boston By Foot (50% Off)

Boston By Foot

King's Chapel Cemetery

$30 $15

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Narrated tours trek through three of the city's burying grounds to explain the death customs and symbolism of Puritan New England

Public Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Cambridge Historical Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Cambridge Historical Tours

Visitor Information kiosk at the Harvard Square T-stop

$30 $15

In hushed tones, guides tell stories of local hauntings as they lead groups across Harvard Square in search of scholarly specters

Museum Visit and Walking Tour for Two or Four at The Jenney Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Jenney Museum

Plymouth

$36 $18

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Local historian and guide leads walking tour that includes views of Plymouth Rock and the historical town square

One- or Two-Hour Historic Harbor Boat Tour for Up to Six from Captain Mike's Boston Coastal (Up to 55% Off)

Captain Mike's Boston Coastal Yacht Charters

Boston Harbor Hotel

$250 $125

Captain Mike takes sightseers on a one- or two-hour ride along Boston's scenic skyline on a comfortable, fully-equipped 30-foot sailboat

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

$21.90 $13

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

Plymouth Ghost & Legends Lantern Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Colonial Lantern Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Colonial Lantern Tours

John Carver Inn

$24 $12

Uncover the secret macabre history of Plymouth during a 90-minute guided nighttime tour

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

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

$20 $12

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

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

Trademark Tours

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

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

Cityview Trolley Tours

Boston

$38 $20

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

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

Cityview Trolley Tours

Boston

$38 $20

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

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

Go Go U.S. Tour

Boston

$70 $29

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

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

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

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

Histrionic Academy

Downtown

$29.90 $14.95

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

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

Bully Boy Distillery

Boston

$40 $20

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

Two-Hour Cupcake Walking Tour with Five Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 67% Off)

Great Food Tours

Boston

$50 $20

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

Boston Ghost Walk for One, Two, or Four from The Celebrity Planet (Up to 64% Off)

Boston Ghost Walk

Edge of Boston Common

$35 $17

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

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

$95 $59

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

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

$95 $59

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

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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.


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206 Washington St.
Boston,
Massachusetts
US

Boating in Boston drops anchor at seven area locations?including local lakes, ponds, and Boston Harbor?helping visitors to undertake watery adventures with a fleet of more than 200 canoes, kayaks, sailboats, pedal boats, and paddleboards. Whether navigating the gentle eddies of Stoneham's Spot Pond or searching for the feral water-polo team rumored to inhabit Wakefield's Lake Quannapowitt, visitors can hit the water untrained or gain new proficiency with solo or group lessons. The crew of instructors also instills a love of boating in the littlest buccaneers with youth summer camps that teach basic skills and safety.

100 William T Morrissey Blvd
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

Celebrating more than 100 years of basketball history, the halls and exhibits of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honor the players, coaches, referees, and others who helped the game grow to an internationally beloved sport. There are shrines dedicated to more than 300 Hall of Famers, and the 40,000-square-foot basketball megaplex also houses more than 70 interactive exhibits with audio and video components, limited-run tributes to standout teams and players, and special events. The Hall of Fame provides an outlet for freshly inspired visitors to emulate the giants of the sport: a full-size center court, where they can practice alley-oops and half-court slam dunks or attend clinics taught by players and coaches. On the way back to the car, many guests pause for a photograph next to the towering silver sphere that punctuates the buildings' exterior.

Named for James A. Naismith, the inventor of the sport, the Hall of Fame stands just "a midrange jump shot" from the site of the original game. Played on December 21, 1891, the first contest tallied a final score of one basket to zero, prompting Dr. Naismith to remove the bee's nests from the backboards.

1000 Hall of Fame Avenue
Springfield,
MA
US

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.

18 Brattle St
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