- BOSTON HARBOR CRUISES
- MIT (MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
- DUCK TOUR
- MARINE LIFE
- BEAUTIFUL CITY
Hey everyone, we are Hoomies back with the next part of our Boston trip. In the previous post, we mentioned some of the beautiful locations and places to visit in the city. Here we will be talking more about such places you can visit in Boston.
One of them is the Boston Harbor where you can enjoy a beautiful cruise ride and experience whale watching. The next day we started fresh with a nice breakfast and headed over the harbor to catch a cruise.
1.BOSTON HARBOR CRUISES
Lots of options are available for you to enjoy and sail for the whale watch experience of a lifetime. You get to enjoy watching various marine creatures like whales, dolphins, and sea birds.
These cruises are one of the largest and fastest in the country. These cruises begin at Long Wharf just a walking distance from the New England Aquarium, The North end, Faneuil Hall, and some of the other popular landmarks.
They take around 400 passengers at a speed of 37.5 mph at the comfort of outside viewing decks.
They run throughout the week
starting from around 10:00 AM in the mornings.
The prices vary for adults, children, and toddlers.
These need to be booked in advance at the official website or can be purchased at the booths.
Better to pre-book them as limited time slots are available.
It is advised to arrive 30 minutes before the time of departure for easy boarding.
Food options are available at the cruise itself. Better to carry some cash as sometimes card transactions are not possible.
The entire trip lasts for around 3-4 hours.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
The best time to visit is from March to November.
These Harbor cruises are pet-friendly.
These Whale sightings are fully guaranteed and you receive a free ticket for a future trip if there are no whale sightings.
2. MIT (MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
The next day we decided to go on a trip to MIT. As I told you guys before my brother was an intern student back then. So, looking around the campus was a must for us. It was kind of a dream Institute for us. We were stunned by the beauty of the campus. Such beautiful amazing institutes. This is the world’s top Institute of Engineering.
We walked through the campus, through the corridors. Such a beautiful and proud feeling it was.
This is located on the banks of the Charles River. The campus has many modern buildings designed beautifully by famous architects. This is worth exploring in Boston. This is a private research university with around a 168-acre urban campus. This was established back in the 1860s.
In case you are interested, they run Campus tours. But due to Covid-19, it’s currently closed. Various virtual tours are available in case you are curious.
The campus tour begins with Infinite Corridor, the spinal cord of MIT as they call it or its heart. Most of the departments, labs, classrooms radiate here. In the center here is the Killian court which is a picturesque ceremonial space.
The next is the East Campus which has labs, residence halls and is full of greens. Then is Kendall Square which is an important stop on your MIT journey.
Next is the West Campus. Most of the residents stay here and literally live and enjoy it here.
3. DUCK TOUR
Just outside the Aquarium entrance are various booths that offer you various other city tours and even duck tours are available at a little higher price. They take you around the city and give you a close look at the very famous places of the city.
There are 3 departure locations for this tour:
- The Museum of Science
- Prudential Centre
- New England Aquarium
All these places are within walking distance from the main city. You can even get certain special discounts for combo tickets and also in case you are traveling in groups.
These tours are basically historic tours of Boston in a DUCK. This is a special type of amphibious landing vehicle that can travel on land and water. They take you around the city and covers a lot of amazing places. When you feel it’s about to get over the vehicle changes itself and goes right into the Charles River for an amazing and breathtaking view of this city and Cambridge skylines.
Tour departs 7 days a week and it’s an 80 minutes tour on whole. Prices vary according to your age group. These can be booked at the booth outside these departure locations or can be pre-booked in advance from the official websites. Sometimes you don’t get the tickets at the Booth so better to plan.
The tour runs in various languages like German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, etc. these tours depart every hour starting at 10:00 AM until one hour before sunset.
Things to carry:
- Comfortable clothes
- Comfy shoes
- Light winter jackets, at it, might get windy
4. The other places to explore here include:
- Fenway Park
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Museum of Science
- Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
- Boston Public Garden
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library
- Comfy clothes
- Comfy shoes
- Winter clothes/jackets (gets a bit windy later in the evenings)
Hope you guys had fun reading this. Thanks for reading me. We will be back with the next part very soon.