2014 Boston Marathon Tourism

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In its 118th year, the Boston Marathon is back with more tenacity than ever before. On Monday, April 21st, the community of Boston will come together to prove their strength and rally behind the incredible 36,000 athletes who will give their all to make it to the finish of the 26.2-mile legendary Boston course. Whether you’re participating as a runner, a runner’s family member, a Bostonian, or a spectator from across the globe, you’re part of the strength, determination, community, and shared conviction that make the Marathon such an important event. For Spectators: The Quick Facts This year’s marathon is anticipated to draw more spectators than ever before—perhaps over one million. Many of the quintessential Marathon traditions remain unchanged, while new safety measures and alerts provide improved security and peace of mind.   The Course As always, runners will … [Read more...]

Top Boston Tourist Attractions

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You know it’s springtime in New England when it’s barely 40 degrees Fahrenheit outside and yet everyone is happily dancing about in shorts and flip flops. We endure long winters here, and we waste no time with this in-between weather—Bostonians are an all or nothing type of people. Just as Boston’s people can be seen out and about celebrating the end of winter, outdoor Boston attractions also start to open up this time of year. You’ll frequently spot Boston Duck Tours full of camera-happy tourists and Red Sox fans making their way to Fenway Park. If you’re traveling to Boston, now is the time to do it! You’ll want to be here when spring breathes life back into the city after a long (but quaint) winter slumber. Wondering what Boston attractions are “must-sees” this time of year? Well, that depends on your interests. Luckily, a Boston attractions pass features free … [Read more...]

Summer Happenings at the Boston Children’s Museum

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Recently, we gave you the lowdown on Spring happenings at the Boston Children’s Museum. However, the fun doesn’t stop when spring comes to an end: The Boston Children’s Museum also has a full line-up of summer programming to entertain and educate kids and their families through the summer months. When the days are too hot for outside activity, or you’re looking for some mind-stimulating fun for your little ones on school vacation, Boston Children’s Museum discount tickets will do the trick. Check out what’s happening at one of the most acclaimed Boston attractions this summer: Upcoming Exhibits Sneaker Museum Presents: Art for Your Feet May 3, 2014 – June 22, 2014 The Museum’s permanent collection of rare Air Jordan Kicks is the inspiration for this unique Gallery exhibit. While examining the heritage of sneaker culture through an up-close look at this collection, … [Read more...]

Spring Happenings at Boston Children’s Museum

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Now in its 101st year of inspiring discovery and wonder in Bostonians and visiting families, the Boston Children’s Museum welcomes spring with great enthusiasm. Starting in April, the Museum kicks off a whole calendar full of spring programming, including ongoing deals and one-time special events. The Children’s Museum is not only one of the most highly acclaimed Boston attractions—It was also the 2013 winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Science. While the programming is always kid-centric, adults and families will also have a fun time learning and exploring with their kids in these comprehensive, hands-on exhibitions While Boston Children’s Museum tickets are available with many other Boston attractions at discounted rates with a Boston attractions pass, you can also take advantage of Target $1 admission every Friday night from 5 PM – 9PM. Two cool new … [Read more...]

Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014

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Whether they’re actually of Irish heritage or not, Bostonians love St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the one day of the year where everyone can get away with a “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” t-shirt, flashy shamrock pendants, and multiple pints of green beer. Still, no neighborhood celebrates St. Patty’s Day as whole-heartedly as “Southie,” Boston’s notoriously Irish-American working-class neighborhood—one of the oldest and most historic communities in the nation. It’s no coincidence that the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade marches through Southie streets, where every other porch proudly dons an Irish flag. When is the 2014 parade? This year’s parade is on Sunday, March 16th and starts at 1:00 PM. The parade typically continues for about two-and-a-half hours. However, because of the crowds, you can expect to be in Southie for quite a bit longer. What is the … [Read more...]

Boston Attractions List

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In a dynamic city like Boston, there are so many landmarks and attractions that it’s almost hard to keep track of them all. Of course, we’re not complaining—that just means more history to explore, sporting events to watch, technology to discover, art to survey, and entertainment to see. You can tour all of Boston’s unique neighborhoods, from the North End to Southie, with a  Go Boston Card attractions pass and discover new wonders wherever you turn. Looking for Fenway Park tour discount tickets? This is for you! New England Aquarium Discount Tickets? Your pass gets you those, too. When you use a Go Boston Card, the city is yours to discover via 51 attractions and tours.       Boston Attractions Boston Trolley Tour New England Aquarium Museum of Science Fenway Park Tour Old State House USS Constitution Cruise Museum of Fine … [Read more...]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Boston

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Whether you’re celebrating with a sweetheart or single with friends, Valentines Day is an opportunity to show the most important figures in our lives just how much we value them. For an ultimate romantic setting, consider Boston this holiday – the snow-dusted Boston Public Gardens, charming window displays on Newbury Street, and a bevy of world-class restaurants to dazzle your date.   For the animal enthusiast: OUR PICK – NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM Take your animal-crazed date to the New England Aquarium for an engaging, educational, and enjoyable time! You’ll see the brand new Caribbean coral reef that hosts more than 2,000 animals; experience the engrossing personalities of sea lions and penguins; marvel at the recently renovated Giant Ocean Tank, sporting crystal-clear views of stingrays, sharks, sea turtles, a variety of fishes, and more aquatic critters! It’s an … [Read more...]

Boston Tourism Discounts

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Boston, Massachusetts is a lot of things to a lot of people. To sports fans, Boston is the city from which the Red Sox, the Celtics, and the Bruins hail. To history buffs, Boston is the birthplace of the Revolution, where the Freedom Trail and the Paul Revere House reside. Academics revel in Boston’s scientific, technological, and cultural achievements, from MIT to “Hahvahd Yahd”—and yes, both are technically in Cambridge. Students from all over the world flock to “the Bean” to embark on degrees ranging from engineering to poetry. While world-class comedians reel in guests at the Wilbur Theater, up-and-coming improv artists elicit big laughs from smaller stages. Italian-Americans still reign in the North End, where famous Italian pastry shops and gourmet dining establishments flood the neighborhood. Meanwhile, at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in “Southie” … [Read more...]

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Boston

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Chances are if you are going to be in the Boston area to watch the Super Bowl, you won’t find a lot of people rooting for Peyton Manning and the Broncos considering that Denver knocked the New England Patriots out the playoffs in the AFC Championship game a couple weeks back. What you probably will find, in addition to a number of Boston Attractions, are bunch of people who are ready to root for Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. In addition to all of the great Boston Attractions that are available in the Hub, the city boasts a number of great spots to watch the game on Super Sunday as well. Home of “Southie's Original Sunday Funday,” the Boston Beer Garden at 732 East Broadway is definitely an option for football enthusiasts looking to grab a pint and watch the game on Sunday. With a number of draught beers including … [Read more...]

Top Boston Winter Attractions

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With the holidays behind us, it’s hard to believe that winter is just getting underway in New England. For some, probably the skiers and snowboarders among us, this may be cause for joy. For others, two more months of winter seems like a cruel joke. Regardless, winter is here to stay, and all of us should make the most of it! No matter which camp you fall in to, Boston attractions have something to offer you and your family this winter. Embrace the Season Get your coats, hats, scarves, and mittens out for a bundled up spin around the rink at the Boston Common Frog Pond, right in the middle of the historic Boston Common. The rink and corresponding café are open daily, offering affordable skating and skate rentals. It’s easily the best place to skate outdoors in Boston, and the romantic atmosphere in the city center is a great spot for a quaint Bostonian night out! After ice … [Read more...]