Fun Things to Do in Boston. A Guide for Newbury Guest House Guests

Updated June 3, 2024

When you find yourself in the historic city of Boston, staying at the Newbury Guest House opens the door to a plethora of exciting activities and experiences. This unique boutique hotel's central location makes it convenient for guests to explore the best that Boston has to offer. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or an adventure seeker, there's something for everyone in this vibrant city. Here's a curated list of fun things to do during your stay at the Newbury Guest House.

Boston Helicopter Tours

Explore Boston, from a perspective on a helicopter tour that showcases the citys’ beauty and charm. Whether you prefer daytime, sunset or nighttime flights these private tours offer an intimate experience for couples, families or groups seeking an adventure.

Boston Duck Tour - People are Quacking!

Embark on a fun filled Boston Duck Tour to kickstart your visit to the city. Conveniently located at the Museum of Science Prudential Center and New England Aquarium these tours are easily accessible by transportation or just a short walk away.

Tea Party Ships & Museum 

Immerse yourself in history at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum where you can relive the Boston Tea Party through live performances, interactive displays and authentic replicas of 18th century ships. It's a journey through time that appeals to all your senses.

Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with Harbor Cruise Option

Embark on a 1 or 2-day adventure with the Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour that allows you to explore Boston's key attractions at your own pace. Opt for the Harbor Cruise option to enjoy breathtaking views of the city from the water.

Boston Small-group Walking Food Tour with Tastings

Indulge your taste buds in a culinary journey through Boston's neighborhoods. This walking food tour offers a chance to savor local flavors while learning about the city's rich culinary history.

Harvard University Campus Guided Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the prestigious Harvard University campus with a guided walking tour. Learn about the university's history, architecture, and notable alumni as you explore one of the world's most renowned educational institutions.

Tour of Historic Fenway Park

Sports enthusiasts will appreciate a guided tour of Fenway Park, one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the country. Discover the history of the Boston Red Sox and experience the charm of this iconic ballpark.

Boston Private City Tour

For a personalized experience, consider a private city tour. Tailored to your interests, this tour allows you to explore Boston's neighborhoods, landmarks, and hidden gems with a knowledgeable guide.

Black Heritage Trail®

Discover the stories of Boston’s community along the enlightening Black Heritage Trail®, a 1.5 mile path that traces significant sites, on Beacon Hill from the late 1700s to the 1800s. Witness their struggles and triumphs in a journey that sheds light on a part of Bostons past.

Explore the option of embarking on a tour by yourself or joining a guided tour led by a ranger during the summer and fall seasons.

Boston Symphony Hall. Concert

Dive, into the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra through a guided tour of Symphony Hall. Led by members of the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers you will discover insights about the orchestras talented musicians, renowned conductors and the iconic venue itself. These tours usually span from one to one and a half hours.

Discover Local Flavors at Farmers’ Markets

Immerse yourself in Boston’s culture by visiting one of its many farmers markets scattered across the city. Indulge in produce and goods sourced directly from Massachusetts farmers at markets like Haymarket, Charles River Farmers Market, Chinatown Farmers Market, Central Square Farmers Market and the Boston Public Market situated on the Greenway.

Samuel Adams Brewery

Beer lovers, rejoice! Take a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery to learn about the beer-making process and, of course, enjoy some tastings of their renowned craft brews.

Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour

If you're into spooky tales and haunted history, the Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour is a must. Explore Boston's dark side as you visit haunted sites and hear chilling stories from the city's past.

Martha's Vineyard Daytrip from Boston

Escape the city for a day and take a day trip to Martha's Vineyard. With a round-trip ferry and island tour option, you can experience the charm and beauty of this idyllic island just off the coast of Massachusetts.

Experience Nostalgia at Hidden Speakeasies

Uncover Boston’s nightlife scene at speakeasies inspired by the Prohibition era. These covert bars seamlessly blend allure with mixology for an unforgettable evening out. Venture to establishments such as Next Door, Bar Pallino, Hecate and The Gallery at Yvonne’s for a night filled with charm.

Art Appreciation at Museum of Fine Arts

Delve into a world of wonders at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston showcasing a collection exceeding 500,000 pieces ranging from ancient relics, to cutting edge masterworks. The wide range of artifacts shares the narratives of life providing something, for each guest.

With an array of activities and attractions, staying at the Newbury Guest House provides you with the perfect base to explore the best of Boston. Whether you're interested in history, culinary delights, or thrilling adventures, this city has it all. Contact our staff for more options and information to ensure you make the most of your time in Boston. Stay with us and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of experiences that this vibrant city has to offer.