There are tons of top tours from New York to Boston that provide an easy way to travel between the two cities. Not only do these tours cater to your transportation needs, but they also stop at all of the must-see attractions on the way to and within Boston.
You’ll get the chance to fully immerse yourself in the culture of northeastern US by visiting prestigious universities, historical sites, and natural wonders. No matter which tour company you sign up for, the itinerary generally stays the same. Be sure that your tour provider includes these 5 main attractions when you travel from New York to Boston.
As one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Harvard attracts from around the globe. During your tour through Boston, touring the Harvard grounds should definitely be on your itinerary. The pristine landscape of Harvard can be explored on your own, or you can opt for a guided tour to learn about university hotspots.
We also recommend making a stop at Yale University. It isn’t extremely necessary to see both universities during your tour. But if you’re an education guru and love learning about Ivy League Schools, visiting both is completely worth it.
Boston Common is considered to be the oldest park in the United States. It has been around since the 1600’s when it was used as a pasture for grazing cattle. The residents of Boston quickly realized that the overgrazing was a problem, so the land was converted into a camp for British soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
After the war, the area was used for public gatherings and soon turned into a public park. To be honest, there’s not much to do within the Common grounds, but it is the perfect place to come for an afternoon picnic or let the kids run around. You can take them to the Tadpole Playground or the Frog Pond when the weather is warm enough.
Maybe if you’re not a sports lover, you’re planning on skipping Boston’s Fenway Park. Even if sports aren’t your thing though, try to squeeze Fenway into your itinerary. You can either stop in for a Red Sox game or take a private tour of the facilities. A tour will give you an in-depth history of the ballpark’s architecture and teach you about the “Curse of the Great Bambino.”
New England Aquarium
This is another great spot to take the kids if you’re bringing them along for the tour. The New England Aquarium might not be the largest in the world, but it is impressive nonetheless. This the ultimate stop if you’re stuck in Boston on a rainy day and can’t explore the outdoor parks and historical landmarks. You and the family will get a chance to be a part of the underwater world for the day.
We’ve already talked about one of the stops along the Freedom Trail – Boston Common – but there is so much more to do along this 2.5 mile stretch. The Freedom Trail is the ideal place to explore if you’re hoping to learn about the history of the city. It includes historical sites like the Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and Old North Church.