A Sky Full of Fireworks
The Fourth of July fireworks flash over the Charles River; Boston greets the New Year with First Night pyrotechnics that flare above the Common in the early evening and the Inner Harbor at midnight.
A Ride on a Duck
Board a reconditioned amphibious World War II landing craft (on Huntington Ave. near the Prudential Center, at the Museum of Science, or near the New England Aquarium) for a sightseeing ride that includes a dip in the river -- for the Duck boat, not for you.
An Afternoon Red Sox Game
Since 1912, baseball fans have made pilgrimages to Fenway Park, the "lyric little bandbox of a ball park" (in John Updike's words) off Kenmore Square. Soak up the atmosphere and bask in the sun.
A Walk Around the North End
Boston's Little Italy (but don't call it that!) has an old-world flavor you won't want to miss. Explore the shops on Salem Street, and be sure to stop for coffee and a pastry at a Hanover Street cafè.
A Visit to Beacon Hill
The quintessential Boston neighborhood comes complete with Federal-style homes lining cobblestone streets and overlooking stately parks. Wear good walking shoes, and let your imagination run wild.
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