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George Washington Statue in Boston Public Garden

Urban Outsiders

OUTDOOR EXCURSIONS IN BOSTON

See the city sights

Don’t let Boston’s urbanity fool you. There is plenty to do in the fresh, open air. For example, if you like your history lesson with a side of breezes and living, breathing tour guides, don’t miss the Freedom Trail. Appreciate aquatic views? Wander the waterfront. Think we’re short on green space? Visit Boston Common and Boston Public Garden. We even have one of the country’s oldest cemeteries and a ship (Old Ironsides) that are worth a closer look. Peek at all the possibilities below.

Freedom Trail

Follow the red line that weaves a rich tale of the American Revolution and beyond — all guided by costumed guides who truly know their stuff.

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Granary Burying Ground

See the final resting place of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Boston Massacre victims and others, along with artistic tombstones expressing beliefs about the afterlife.

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Boston Public Garden

America’s first public botanical garden flaunts an artful variety of showy plants, fountains, a lagoon and of course the charming Swan Boats

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Boston Common

Community cows and Redcoats are no longer encamped here. Now America’s oldest urban park invites you to enjoy 50 acres of willow and elm trees, historic monuments, a pond, a colorful carousel.

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Boston Waterfront

Wander by foot or by bike along 40+ miles of the Boston Harborwalk, which connects you to public parks, beaches, harbor cruises, the New England Aquarium and more.

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USS Constitution

From the Quasi-War with France to a modern-day restoration, come aboard and discover why “Old Ironsides” was never defeated in battle.

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