New England Cruises from Boston

Before cruising out of Boston, take in the sights. Meander the streets to find historic wonders and modern neighborhoods; stores and restaurants with old-time character; and gracious green spaces as well as a beautiful waterfront. Take a trip back to the American Revolution—explore the Freedom Trail and see legendary figures come alive at building and attractions, including the Paul Revere House and Old South Meeting House, and in Lexington and Concord just outside Boston. Each Boston neighborhood has its own personality. Catch street performers in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, do a food tour of the North End’s Little Italy, and then admire the 19-century architecture of Beacon Hill. All before your cruise from Boston.

Things to do in Boston

So many things to do in Boston, so little time. Explore these top picks.

Public Garden

Established in 1837, the Public Garden is the first public botanical garden in the United States. Ride around the lagoon in one of the park’s famous swan boats. Admire monuments, fountains, and unusual plants, all maintained in Victorian style.

Beacon Hill

Amble down the warmly lit cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, a 19th-century residential neighborhood lined with historic brick rowhouses. There are plenty of shops, eateries, and photo-taking opportunities on these quaint city streets. Make it to the top of the hill to see the Massachusetts State House and its magnificent gold dome.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Before your cruise from Boston, tour the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the world’s most comprehensive art museums. It houses close to 500,000 works, from ancient to contemporary pieces. Expansions include the four-level Art of the Americas Wing, the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, and improved and new galleries for European, Asian and African art. The museum originally opened in Copley Square in 1876 and moved to its current Beaux-Arts building in 1909.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Steps from the waterfront, the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace has a festive, lively atmosphere with street performances and special events all year. An excellent place to find souvenirs or classic New England fare, this market features more than 100 stores and specialty pushcarts, plus restaurants, pubs and international food vendors in the Quincy Market Colonnade.

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Visitors can walk the Freedom Trail and visit the Public Garden in Boston, or Mount Royal Park in Montréal.

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