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Boston Public Garden

Large and leafy, this beloved community space dates to 1837 as the first public botanical garden in the U.S. Decorative and colorful, romantic and tranquil, with Victorian-style flower bed patterns, vibrant annuals and showy greenhouse-cultivated exotics, this horticultural showpiece is a favorite for Bostonians and visitors in all seasons. Amble along the park’s bucolic pathways, take a Swan Boat out for a spin on the lagoon (a garden tradition) and snap photos by the bronze statues of the Mallard family of Make Way for Ducklings fame, thanks to the Robert McCloskey children’s reading classic.

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penguin exhibit at the New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

Watch the Caribbean lionfish, moray eels, sharks and green sea turtles glide by a cleverly recreated coral reef in the enormous, four-story spiral glass tank at this waterfront wharf aquarium, just a short drive from the hotel.
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boat tour on the water

Boston Duck Tours

See Boston from the water and the land as your amphibious WWII retrofitted bus-boat plunges in and out of the Charles River.
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Old Town Trolley Tours

Jump onto the long-running, old-time trolley for an engaging bus tour of Boston best hits. You’ll get a compelling mix of trivia, history and entertainment on the live tour of Old Town without needing to walk long distances.