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Recreation
Recreation

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Activities are everywhere in Boston: families playing Wiffle ball in Christopher Columbus Park, friends biking through the streets of the North End, and sweethearts sailing on the Boston harbor. Even if you're not into intensive physical activity, there are many laid back things to do, such as bird watching, exploring the Boston Harbor Islands, or a horse drawn carriage ride through Back Bay. Try a scenic walking tour of the Freedom Trail, an exhilarating whale-watching trip on the harbor, or a leisurely round of golf on one of the nation's top rated courses. Boston will keep you busy all day (and night!) long.

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Biking
  • Biking
  • Boston is world-famous for its marathon runners and public transportation, but not really known for its bicyclists—yet. Due to recent efforts by Mayor Menino, the city's cyclists are gaining more ground through projects and the consistent growth of the biking community.
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Boating
  • Boating
  • Sometimes the best way to see a city is upside-down, reflected on the rippling surface of a river or ocean.
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Duck Tours
  • Duck Tours
  • A Boston Duck Tour is far from your average sightseeing trip. These WWII-style land and water "ducks" whisk you away to the best attractions in the city.
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Explore The Boston Harbor Islands
  • Explore The Boston Harbor Islands
  • Does all the water surrounding the city of Boston lure you to the seashore? Without traveling far or long, you can experience the sea up close, find a place to lace up your hiking boots, and maybe...
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Golfing
  • Golfing
  • With so much history in Boston, it's no wonder that the city is home to some of the oldest golf courses in America. Golf season in Boston lasts from May through October, and golfing in the windiest city on the east coast makes for some difficult pars.
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Hiking
  • Hiking
  • Few cities offer such unique opportunities for inner-city hiking. In Boston you can lace up your boots and embark on the two and a half mile long Freedom Trail, challenging yourself with absorbing historic facts and conquering a few minor hills along the way.
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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • There is something romantic about the sound of a jingling harness and iron-shod hooves on asphalt, harkening back to a different time. While any city environment may seem impersonal at times, it's no wonder horse drawn carriage rides have maintained their appeal in Boston.
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New England Aquarium Whale Watch
  • New England Aquarium Whale Watch
  • The New England Aquarium Whale Watch affords you the opportunity to see whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea birds, and other aquatic life in their natural habitat, all from the comfort of a high-speed catamaran.
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Running
  • Running
  • One of the best walking cities in the United States, Boston also has an abundance of opportunities for runners. No matter what time of day you run, listen for the drum of other enthusiasts cruising over the pavement.
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Spend a day at Revere Beach
  • Spend a day at Revere Beach
  • As you walk down Revere Beach Boulevard, ready for a delicious lunch after sunning and splashing all morning, expect misty ocean air and Ford Mustang convertibles cranking their pop music up high for all beach-goers to hear.
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Swan Boats
  • Swan Boats
  • Everyone who has grown up in or around Boston has a fond memory of the Swan Boats, whether it was taking a leisurely ride on a warm spring afternoon or watching them peacefully glide across the waters.
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Walk the Freedom Trail
  • Walk the Freedom Trail
  • Boston visitors can experience some of the most treasured, historical sites of the American Revolution by walking the Freedom Trail, a red-brick 2.5 mile path that leads to 16 nationally recognized historical markers.
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Yoga
  • Yoga
  • Leave the bustling city behind for a moment and enter Shavasana. Lie flat on the floor and just breathe… After a day on the Freedom Trail, or yet another busy week at work, a visit to the yoga studio might have the highest appeal.
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