NU Bucket List – #17

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NU Bucket List – #17

Boston duck tours

You’ve probably seen them trundling around the Prudential Center and causing traffic jams around Copley Square. The amphibious, Boston Duck Tours vehicles, half van half boat, are large, unwieldy, and a well known touristy eyesore. They’re also wicked fun.

Spend an afternoon riding around Beantown in a WWII-style Duck boat, conveniently hitting dozens of local landmarks all from the relative comfort of your *very bumpy* seat. In a mere 80 minutes of Ducky fun, you’ll see roughly 36 famous sites around the city. Mid-way through the tour, your driver will run you right into the Charles for a spectacular view of the Boston skyline.

It’s the perfect activity for relatives visiting for graduation who would actually benefit from a tour of the city, but is also plenty of good ol’ cheesy fun even if you’ve lived in Boston for years.

boston duck tour 2

Tours leave every half-hour from the Museum of Science, the Aquarium, and most conveniently, from the Prudential Center. You can buy tickets at the booth above the Cheesecake Factory in the Pru right on Huntington Ave, which is where the Ducky Tours depart. Tickets are $31 for students, but if you book a morning tour in advance online, they’re only $21.50! Tours begin at 9am and run until an hour before sunset.

Spots you’ll see:

  1. Prudential Tower
  2. Christian Science Church
  3. Copley Place/ Arts Square
  4. New Old South Church
  5. Arlington Street Church
  6. Boston Common/ Public Gardens
  7. Swan Boats
  8. Beacon Hill
  9. State House
  10. Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
  11. Mary Dyer
  12. Old Scollay Square/ Government Center
  13. Old West Church
  14. West End
  15. TD Garden
  16. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge
  17. Museum of Science
  18. Charles River
  19. Esplanade
  20. Longfellow Bridge
  21. Hatch Shell
  22. Bunker Hill
  23. Main Street, Charlestown
  24. Old North Church/North End
  25. Rose Kennedy Greenway/North End Parks
  26. Holocaust Memorial
  27. Faneuil Hall/ Quincy Market
  28. Old State House
  29. King’s Chapel
  30. Granary Burying Ground
  31. Make Way for Ducklings
  32. Cheers
  33. Newbury Street
  34. Trinity Church
  35. Hancock Tower
  36. Boston Public Library


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