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Home to Harvard and the MET, Boston is a city of learning and exploration – but living here means we often take that for granted. Rekindle your love for Beantown with a sightseeing tour – and find out more about this great city. Save money with our discounts for major Boston attractions, including scavenger hunts and river cruises. Get your loved ones together and embark on a memorable adventure in Boston today.

Boston Tours Reviews

Fun outing with a group of kids during Spring Break! They enjoyed taking lead on the challenges and learned some interesting facts about their city.

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My colleague and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The guide was knowledgeable, funny, and engaging. It was good to see places and monuments of the birthplace of The American Revolution!

Cityview Trolley Tours

Loved this sunset cruise! The views were amazing, and the ride was relaxing. Would go again!

Massachusetts Bay Lines


 

Pro Tip: When sightseeing in Boston, keep an eye out for the Keytar Bear. This legendary busker has become the city’s unofficial mascot and is loved by locals and tourists alike. He’s usually found on public transport with his trusty Keytar and range of 1980s and 90s covers.


 


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Discount Boston Attractions: Frequently Asked Questions

From the Freedom Trail to Boston Harbor, it's impossible to soak in all Beantown has to offer in a single day of sightseeing. Read our answers to your commonly asked questions below for some top tips on how to tour the city. For all other questions, check the Groupon Manual.

How do I spend a day in Boston?

Whether you'd like a stroll through history or something a little more modern, Boston has plenty of attractions for a fun day out. Here are some local activities our customers love:

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  • Freedom trail – reserve your place on a historical walking tour from Wicked Good Tours and discover the history of the Freedom Trail.
  • Scavenger hunt – what better way to explore the city than with a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt? Follow the clues around Boston and complete challenges with ZeeTours – you might just learn something new.
  • Art class – sign up to Rubini Art and enjoy an afternoon of painting and Italian food.

What should I see in Boston?

From its ample green spaces to your pick of museums, there's so much to see in Boston. Here are a few of our favorite sites:

  • Boston Public Garden – New York may have Central Park, but we have Boston Public Garden. Come here for the boat rides, seasonal flowers, and cute ducklings.
  • Museum of Science – with 30 exhibits, a planetarium, cinema, and live presentations, Boston's Museum of Science has something for all ages.
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If you're looking to save money on your day out, we have great deals on Go City passes. Grab a Boston Explorer Pass to enjoy up to five Boston attractions for one set price.

What are the best sightseeing tours in Boston?

There are plenty of ways to explore Boston: on land, along the river, or even in the skies. Here's a few of the most popular sightseeing tours in Boston:

  • Massachusetts Bay Lines – embark on a Boston sightseeing sunset cruise on this relaxing boat ride and take in the best views of Boston's skyline.
  • Cityview Trolley Tours – one of many Boston sightseeing buses, guests can hop on and off the trolley tour at any time.
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For more fun in the city, check out our guide to the seven unmissable Boston tours.

What's famous in Boston?

Boston is known as a city of firsts in the United States, boasting the nation's first public park and the first newspaper. As such, the city has many things to celebrate including:

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  • Baked beans – we didn't get the nickname Beantown for nothing; our baked beans are the stuff of legend. Why not carry on the tradition by signing up for a cooking class?
  • Boston Common – the oldest city park in the US, this site also played an important role in the American Revolution.
  • Fenway Park – home to the Boston Red Sox. Follow in the footsteps of Ted Williams by keeping active with sports activities in Boston.

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