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Sightseeing in Boston

A September 2003 trip to Boston by shaunandtrish

Copley Square Photo, Boston, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: We spent a great five days in Boston before we went touring New England. It's one of our favourites for history, sights, and a really good atmosphere.

Sightseeing in Boston

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Overview

Copley Square Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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Good things to do: 1. The Duck Tour: This is a 45 minute land/water tour of the city in an amphibious open sided vehicle. It costs about and leaves every 15 minutes from the Prudential Centre. You have to buy a ticket in advance at the booth. You get a running commentary from the driver. Good for getting your bearings. 2. Whale watch: Again for -30, but this time you go off-shore and watch whales. We saw humpbacks and fin backs (big ones). If you don't see whales they let you go again. This obviously means you very rarely miss out. There are lots of operators and prices are similar, but the 2-3 hour tours are better because you get a fa...Read More

Copley Inn

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Hotel

Copley Inn Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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This was a real find and has got to provide the best value in the city taking into consideration facilities, price, and location. It is 100 yards from the Prudential "T" stop, with small but well-equipped and clean rooms, friendly people, and rates at about $130. There are no dining facilities and stairs make it unsuitable for people with mobility restrictions. The website is here. There are kitchen facilities, including sink, cooker, and kettle, but it does not pay to be too adventurous as the ventilation is not efficient enough to disperse the fumes from anything like a steak etc. You may set off the smoke and fire alarms as I did and cause an evacuatio...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 7, 2003

Copley Inn
19 Garrison St
Boston, Massachusetts 2116
(617) 236-0300

Movenpick

Restaurant

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Its easy to spend $20 on breakfast alone in Boston if you don't know your way about, and that's OK if you really want the full works, but this place lets you get a good cup of coffee and a muffin for about $2. It gets full between 8 - 9am with people on their way to work. You can find it at the Prudential Centre near the Barnes & Noble bookstore.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 7, 2003

Movenpick
Prudential Centre
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Duck Tours

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Attraction | "Duck Tour & Whale Watch"

Boston Duck Tours Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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The Duck Tour is great fun. Like most city tours, you get a great running commentary from a driver who knows his or her stuff, and a potted history of the city. This tour is amphibious (the vehicle is a bus AND a boat, so part of your tour is actually in the river). The vehicles are open-sided, meaning that it's a great chance to get loads of photos. One of the more irritating parts of the tour is the obligation to "quack quack" at other ducks you pass, and sometimes at pedestrians. I'm a grumpy so and so. The whale watch is something else. Take care with your choice of operator. There are numerous stalls for different operators and I'm...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 25, 2003

Boston Duck Tours
3 Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
(617) 723 3825