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Boston Tours For Every Type

With fall edging closer to beginning, there are certain cities in the United States that reek classic American autumn.

Throughout cobble stone streets and red brick buildings, Boston comes alive for fall as the colors on the trees start to turn the perfect shade of pumpkin.

Those who snatch up cheap flights to Boston can take advantage not just of seeing this city in the fall, but also of its variety of tours.

There is something for every one in the bunch in this classic American city.

For The History Buff—Those who can appreciate colonial revolutionary Boston will find most of the sights they are looking for on the Freedom Trail Tour. The Freedom Trail can be a self-guided tour. Travelers can also go on a number of different tour types with a guide on the Freedom Trail. If you do go on the self-guided tour, you pass through 16 historical sites along the trail. You can linger at certain spots longer than others as you cover over two and half centuries of America’s past. Just follow the red brick, painted line.

For The TV and Movie Aficionado—Boston has been the setting for a number of films and television shows over the years, especially recently. On Location Tours takes TV and movie aficionados on a tour of some of Boston’s most famous small and big screen sights. The Boston TV and Movie Sites Tour features locations seen in Good Will Hunting, the Departed, The Town and Mystic River, just to name a few.

For the Aquatic—The original and world famous Boston Duck tour takes you through the city in a World War II style amphibious landing vehicle, able to travel on both land and sea. The tour cruises through some of the most popular sights in Boston, from Bunker Hill to Newbury Street. It makes a big splash into the Charles River, affording good views of Boston and the Cambridge skylines. If you don’t want to look like a typical tourist, this tour is probably not for you. You are traveling around on a giant duck after all.

For the Spook Seekers—Boston offers a number of tours that are downright spooky. The Haunted Boston Tour takes visitors on a tour of the city by lantern light. While exploring the darker side to Boston, the tour weaves in elements of used on paranormal investigations. The guides are known for their storytelling. More on the hokey side is the Ghosts and Gravestones Boston Frightseeing Tour. While a much bigger company, the tour does take you by most of the supposed haunted sights in the city.

 For the Baseball Fan—Constructed in 1912, Fenway Park remains one of the most striking ballparks in the United States. To see a part of baseball history, a tour of Fenway Park is a must for every fan of the game. After touching the Green Monster and experiencing the backdoor thrill of Red Sox Nation, the 50-minute historic walking tour of the ballpark might make anyone a baseball fan. An official tour guide leads you around, pointing out the history of Fenway and its importance to the city.

For the Beer Lover—After all of that baseball talk, it might be time for a nice cold brew. Boston offers a few brewery tours but the most popular is easily the Samuel Adams Brewery Tour. The entire brewing experience is detailed as samples of the award winning brews are handed out. Tickets for a Samuel Adams Brewery Tour are on a first come first serve basis so arrive early or you might not score a spot. Harpoon Brewery in Boston also offers tours on the weekends where Harpoon is brewed and processed.

 

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Suzy Guese

Suzy Guese is a travel writer from Denver, Colorado. She caught the travel bug after taking her very first flight at just three months old—she was headed for Disney World—and has been a total travel junkie ever since. From family car trips across North America to stints abroad in Europe, Suzy travels the globe with her redheaded temperament in search of sarcasm, stories, and travel tips to share with anyone willing to listen. She blogs about her travels at http://suzyguese.com.

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