If you’re in Boston, you are at the epicenter of American history. There are so many activities and attractions in this city, including educational points of interest and others that are just plain fun. Since it’s summer, you’re probably on the lookout for things to do that are cool during the heat of the day.
Get MORE out of your summer in Boston aboard the iconic Old Town Trolley and see the best first!
There’s no better way to see all the best of Boston than on a tour. One of the most well liked tours in the city is the Old Town Trolley Tour. We’ve been transporting visitors to 100 different points of interest for more than 30 years. The tour is fully narrated by a local historian who shares amusing anecdotes and interesting facts about Boston. If you want to see Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s house, the Boston Massacre Site, and any of the other famous Boston sights, the Trolley takes you there. You can enjoy each stop for as long as you want because we have trolleys coming and going all day. It’s convenient, easy and a great way to stay out of the crowded parking lots.
There are many Boston museums that are well suited for all ages and offer an air-conditioned retreat on a warm summer day. Some of the most popular are the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Harvard Museum of Natural History, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, Boston Children’s Museum and the Peabody Museum at Harvard. Each of these museums offers permanent, temporary and interactive exhibitions. Many of them also have special summer events, live performances and activities for the whole family.
The New England Aquarium is an awe-inspiring experience for children and adults. This aquatic adventure gives you an up close look at hundreds of different marine species including sharks, penguins, seals, the Giant Pacific Octopus, sea turtles, sea lions, rays and even the North Atlantic Right Whale. Exhibits include the Amazon Rainforest, Atlantic Harbor Seals, the Gulf of Maine and many more. The Giant Ocean Tank holds 200,000 gallons of salt water and is home to the green sea turtle, blacknose sharks, dozens of tropical fish species, moray eels, stingrays and more. You’ll also love the Shark and Ray touch tank and the Edge of the Sea touch tank, where you can pet a sea star, touch a shark or hold a horseshoe crab. It’s a day well spent any day of the year and certainly in the summer months!
As with many of the historic cities in the United States, Boston has its share of ancient churches. A visit to the city isn’t complete without a stop into at least one of them and of course each offers sanctuary from the sun. The Cathedral of the Holy Cross, the Old North Church, Trinity Church, Old South Church, Park Street Church (open summer time only) and Kings Chapel and Burying Ground are the most popular churches. The magnificent architecture of these buildings and their fascinating history will undoubtedly astound you.
Make summer in Boston a cool good time anytime of the year. Boston’s a cool place to visit. So if you’re in town during the summer, there are numerous museums, churches, attractions and tours that make it easy to visit the city’s famous sights while staying cool.