With over 170 designer outlets and two of the nation's most prestigious universities, Boston is a weekender's hotspot. Take in the significance of Boston Harbor, Freedom Trail, Bunker Hill, and Boston Common. With historical importance and modern relevance living side-by-side, Boston is a charming must-see.
Discover thousands of marine animals at the New England Aquarium! Meet green sea turtles and blue penguins, touch sharks and stingrays, observe eels and jellyfish, and watch seals and sea lions at play. See the new 200,000 gallon Giant Ocean Tank with a vibrant Caribbean coral reef teeming with hundreds of tropical fish. You can also catch an IMAX film on the largest screen in New England!
See the Blue Man Group, one of Boston's longest running shows, at The Charles Playhouse in the heart of Boston's Theater District. The phenomenon that has visited cities around the globe showcases music, art, special effects and comedy to keep the whole family entertained!
Journey back in time and see how life was for the Pilgrims and Wampanoag American Indians in the 1600s on a day tour to the Plimoth Plantation, a living museum south of Boston in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Interact with costumed actors who reenact the Pilgrims' daily tasks in the English colony and check out a Wampanoag home site that has been recreated alongside the colony. Board the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the pilgrims to the New World, to complete your trip into colonial America.
Take a guided coach tour of the Boston sites you know and love from your favorite TV shows and movies! On a must-do tour, perfect for film buffs, your entertaining and in-the-know guide will take you to over 40 instantly recognizable locations from TV and film. A local actor will be your live guide on the coach, providing a unique sightseeing tour with an entertaining twist!
Experience Boston's dynamic wine culture as you sip wine and sample food at several award-winning restaurants! A walking tour can take you at a leisurely pace through one of Boston's historical neighborhoods - Harvard Square, South End, North End or Back Bay - where you'll gain insight about each location between tastings. Learn about wine from an expert guide, who will share tips about wine selection, food pairings and Boston's acclaimed culinary scene.
Spend a scenic, relaxing evening on the water on a Boston sightseeing cruise, the best way to see the waterfront sights. Travel back in time as you board a classic, elegant tall ship and sail smoothly along Boston Harbor past the Boston Fish Pier, Waterfront Park, the New England Aquarium, the Inner Harbor Islands, Charleston Navy Yard and more. With a drink in hand, watch a beautiful sunset or see the city lights sparkle against the night sky on your 1.5-hour or 2-hour sunset or city lights cruise.
A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit the United States. The passport should be valid for at least the expected duration of stay in the country. For all other nationalities, consult your consulate or tourist board for details. You can also visit http://www.voyage.gc.ca/ for up-to-date information.
Most shops are open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday to Friday and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.
The official currency is the US Dollar.
Banks are generally open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri. Some banks open on Saturdays with reduced hours of operation. There are several major chains and branches of all banks and ATM's are available throughout the city. Major credit cards are very widely accepted.
Most hotel and restaurant bills include a service charge. Make sure you check the bill to avoid tipping twice. Where a service charge is not included in a restaurant, or for a taxi driver, tour guide or other service provider, it is customary to leave a tip of 10%-15% of the bill.
110V, same as Canada