• 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. Some 7,000 marine and land creatures reside here in interactive exhibits showcasing their natural environment, including doe-eyed harbor seals, giant Pacific octopus, Atlantic rays and some 90 penguins, plus exotic Amazon flora and fauna. Take the 1.5-hour whale-watching cruise (April to October) and watch a 3-D show at the IMAX theater, too, at one of the country’s most popular aquariums.

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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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the freedom trail emblem on the ground

The Freedom Trail

Tenth grade social studies a little foggy? Or perhaps you’re a bona fide history buff. Regardless, you’ll delight in a trip down The Freedom Trail.
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boston public gardens with skyline in the background

Boston Public Garden

Large and leafy, this beloved community space dates to 1837 as the first public botanical garden in the U.S.