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Boston Cruises

Explore centuries of American history in Boston, scene of the famous Tea Party and former home of revolutionaries like Paul Revere. Home to nearly three dozen universities, there’s a youthful, intellectual vibe to the city with students from all over the globe making it their temporary residence. Enjoy the greenery of the Boston Common, shop for souvenirs on Newbury Street, or visit famous filming locations for TV shows ‘Cheers’ and films like ‘Good Will Hunting’. Admire the charming Victorian brownstones of the Back Bay or Greek Revival columns of Beacon Hill as you explore this leafy city.

Boston, USA

What You Need To Know About Boston

What are the can’t-miss sights in Boston?

Boston is perhaps best known for its Revolutionary War history, so many of its top attractions are related to this. An easy way to tick the sights off your list is strolling along the 2.5-mile ‘Freedom Trail,’ which takes you from the Boston Common through the historic Back Bay and North End stopping off at Paul Revere’s house and Mother Goose’s grave along the way. Enjoy a paddle in a Swan Boat in Public Garden, or watch street performers outside of Faneuil Hall. Just across the Charles River from Boston is Cambridge, home to hallowed universities like Harvard and MIT.

How can you reach Boston from the cruise terminal?

Located on the waterfront in South Boston, the Raymond L. Flynn Black Falcon Cruise Terminal is housed in a former military warehouse. There are three main berths you might dock at, all located in this main terminal area. To get into town, you can either take a ten-minute walk, hop on a trolley, or hire a taxi to get you into the city centre. South Station is within walking distance, offering access to the city’s subway system, the ‘T’. Your cruise ship may offer shuttle services to tourist hotspots like Faneuil Hall or Quincy Market, and buses depart from the terminal every 10 minutes or so.

Parking facilities around the cruise terminal

The Port of Boston offers onsite parking at the Marine Industrial Park garage. It’s operated by BRA-EDIC, and is across the street from the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal so you won’t have to travel far! The garage is conveniently covered for security, and is open 24 hours a day. You can pay for your parking space with cash, Visa or Mastercard. Another option is the Flynn Cruiseport Parking Lot on Congress Street, located across from Waterside Place. This is a little bit further from the main port but there’s a free shuttle service on hand to get you there and back.


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Boston is home to many impressive museums. Impressionism fans won’t want to miss the collection of Monets at the Museum of Fine Arts, while contemporary collectors will love the cutting-edge works at the Institute of Contemporary Art. And the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a great all-rounder for works both classic and modern.

Explore the city’s multicultural heritage in its unique enclaves. The city’s Chinatown is one of the country’s largest, with unique shops and dim sum restaurants to enjoy. For Italian culture and cuisine, you won’t want to miss a stroll through the charming North End with its pizzerias and cobbled streets. If we’re talking about food, seafood is a must-have in New England, so don’t leave without tasting a bowl of the local clam chowder!

Baseball is a major part of Boston’s identity, being home to the historic Fenway Park stadium. Catch a Red Sox game if you can, but if it’s off-season you can still learn more about the stadium’s history on a walking tour.

A fun way to explore both land and water in Boston is on a Duck Tour. These amphibious vehicles wheel you around the city streets and Boston Common before diving right into the Charles River to give you a different view.

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