With a planetarium, an IMAX movie theater, and a two-story Van de Graaf generator capable of producing 2.5 million volts of electricity, the Museum of Science is truly impressive. Children love the interactive discovery center, live animal exhibit and the dinosaur exhibit with fossils and life-size models. These and the hundreds of other exhibits make this museum one of Boston's top attractions. This educational and entertaining museum is perfect for the whole family.
A stunning progression of pristine wetlands and marshes, the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge skims the rivers of Concord and Sudbury, covering more than 250 acres (100 hectares) of diverse habitats. The Sudbury unit of the park's is home to a visitor's center, while the Concord unit is replete with trails. A safe haven for native flora and fauna, the entire reserve is primarily known as a birdwatching destination that is home to everything from Blue-winged teals and black ducks to mallards and wood ducks. Also sheltering a number of mammals, Great Meadows bustles with red fox, cottontail rabbits, squirrels, weasels, beavers and White-tailed deer.
Discover Boston's Italian neighborhood, the North End and its fine food establishments. This three-hour tour is led by Michele or one of her personally trained guides. Follow the cobblestone streets and discover small markets that supply ingredients for the enticing menus on Hanover Street. Unravel the history of the North End before delving into different stores and learn about the food products and ingredients that are staples of authentic Italian cuisine. Awaken your senses while on the tasting sessions and come home culinary richer.
The Yirrell Beach stands as one of the most celebrated beaches in the Winthrop vicinity of the U.S. State of Massachusetts. It in fact, is the prime beach in Winthrop, and is a popular amongst tourists. This beach comes into prominence owing to the events like Winthrop's Sandcastle Festival and Old Fashioned Family Day held here.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston is the perfect attraction for children 10 and under. With thrilling rides, huge playgrounds, and fun workshops, your little ones can run wild while they explore their imaginations. There's so much to do! Try to get the highest score on the interactive Kingdom Quest Laser Ride or build a Lego tower at the Earthquake Tables and see if it will still stand when the table starts to shake. Best of all, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston is all indoors so you don't have to worry about the weather when you visit.
A downtown Boston highlight since 1994, accomplished and acclaimed chef and tour guide Michele Topor invites guests to explore the rich history of Boston's North End and Chinatown districts. Involved in food since an early age, Topor started her walking tours as an ambulatory addition to her cooking classes. On the North End tour, guests learn about Mediterranean eating customs before delving into practical food shopping, visiting salumerias, greengrocers, enotecas and a 70-year-old coffee and spice shop that still serves patrons today. The Chinatown tour is a bit different, taking travelers through the Chinatown gate to discover an authentic bakery, barbecue restaurant, herbal pharmacy and boba tea shop before sitting down for a guided dim sum tour with a knowledgeable guide. Several skilled docents and maybe even Ms. Topor herself will guide you through a mobile cooking class, showcasing the sights and smells of Boston's best. Tour sizes are very small (the North End tour has spots for 13 people while the Chinatown tour has spots for ten), so book your reservation today!
Fort Point Channel is a historic district that was owned and maintained by the Boston Wharf Company. Most of the buildings had manufacturing or storage units that manufactured and stored goods of the Boston Wharf Company. Over the period of time, industrial changes took place and eventually the area was abandoned. Artists and creative groups started using these empty lofts as art units. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and now the district featuring various landmarks, restaurants, art galleries and other establishments.
The Charles River dam completely transformed the adjoining area, and Charles River Basin Historic District is no exception to this. This district that spans across the area between Charles River Dam and the Eliot Bridge, was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978.