Boston – Things to do with your Team

Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in the U.S. It was founded in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It’s rich, colorful history brings in millions of visitors each year, and the city offers endless attractions to make even a short trip enjoyable. If you’re heading to Massachusetts and looking for some awesome team building activities, Boston has many options to consider!


Boston Duck Tour

Perhaps the best and most unique way to see Boston is on the Boston Duck Tour.  This one of a kind tour takes place on a WWII-style amphibious landing vehicle. You’ll roll around the city viewing historical sites while your knowledgeable “conDUCKtor” offers entertaining historical facts and insights. The real fun begins when the vehicle rolls right on into the Charles River. There, the tour continues from this unique vantage point that offers stunning views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. The round-trip tours last about 80 minutes and start at the Museum of Science, Prudential Center, or the New England Aquarium. 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114; 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199; 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110


Franklin Park Zoo

Located on the Emerald Necklace, the green space that circles Boston, the Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acre space teeming with wildlife, from African lions to Zebra longwing butterflies and everything in between. A 10,000 square-foot playground is inspired by the zoo’s animal residents, and the Aussie Aviary houses hundreds of budgerigars, colorful birds that you can hand-feed with a seed stick. You can go for a camel ride, a train ride, or a safari Jeep ride, and don’t miss a spin on the classic carousel. 1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121


New England Aquarium

Get a close-up view of thousands of aquatic creatures at the New England Aquarium, home to two giant Pacific octopuses, fearsome lion fish, green sea turtles, little blue penguins, and North Atlantic right whale, among scores of other marine wildlife. The first thing you’ll see is the gigantic outdoor seal tank at the entrance, which features deep water and rocky outcroppings that mirror the seals’ natural habitat. You can watch them frolic till your heart’s content before you head in to buy your ticket. The aquarium is also home to New England’s largest IMAX screen, featuring exciting 3D movies like Great White Shark and Humpback Whales. 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110


Museum of Science

Science is fun on its own, but when it meets interactive exhibits, it’s a blast. The Museum of Science is a beloved jewel in Boston and features scores of fascinating displays that include hands-on activities for curious minds. In addition to exciting temporary exhibits, the museum has a variety of thrilling and interactive permanent exhibits, such as Take a Closer Look, which is all about our perceptions and senses; To the Moon, which features life-size models of the Apollo and Mercury capsules; The Light House, which explores light and color; and Seeing is Deceiving, a mind-bending interactive exhibit all about optical illusions. 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114


Tour Fenway Park

Boston - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsMajor League Baseball’s oldest ballpark, Fenway Park has been the home of the Red Socks since 1912, and it’s about as All-American as you can get. Learn about Fenway’s fascinating history and the stellar players that have graced the field through the ages on an hour long tour that includes visiting the dugout, sitting atop the famous Green Monster, and seeing Pesky’s Pole up close and in person. 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215


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Tea Party Ships & Museum

The Boston Tea Party is one of the most famous events in American history, and you can get a front-row seat to a stellar reenactment of that fateful night in 1773 at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. This floating museum features live actors, high-tech exhibits, and interactive experiences that culminate with dumping tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did nearly 150 years ago. View a multi-sensory documentary about the Boston Tea Party, and end your tour with a cuppa at Abigail’s Tea Room and Terrace. This fascinating stop brings America’s colorful history alive for your team. 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210


Whale Watching

Boston Harbor Cruises offers a whale watching excursion that brings you face-to-face with several species of large whales, including humpbacks and finbacks, along with dolphins, sea birds, and other marine creatures. Naturalists on board the 400-passenger catamaran share stories and information about what you’re seeing, and they explain the practices that can preserve endangered ocean species. The boats are incredibly stable and feature outside viewing decks as well as a climate-controlled cabin with comfy seating and a snack bar in case your crew gets hungry. Group rates are available, and you can even get combination admission for the whale watching tour and the New England Aquarium. 1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110


Ride on a Swan Boat

You can’t go to Boston and miss a ride on a swan boat. Since 1877, residents and visitors have enjoyed leisurely excursions on the Public Garden Lagoon in the most unique boats in the world. Swan boats are constructed on pontoons, each about 30 feet long and weighing 800 pounds, and feature large fiberglass swans in back, hence the name. The driver sits on a tractor seat up front and pedals the boat through the lagoon. Swan boat rides run April 15 through September 10, and they operate every day. You won’t have to wait more than 10 minutes to hop on a boat, and the ride lasts about 15 minutes. 4 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116


USS Constitution

Boston - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsStep aboard the USS Constitution–the world’s oldest warship that’s still in commission – and get a fascinating history lesson from our men and women in uniform. The 44-gun ship, nicknamed “Old Ironsides,” is a favorite destination for history buffs and ship lovers alike. As you explore this working ship, active-duty U.S Navy sailors will tell stories about the USS Constitution’s history and answer questions about living and working on the ship. After your tour, head over to the USS Constitution Museum, located right next door, for more fascinating history and tons of interesting historical artifacts. Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA 02129


Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Welcome to Boston, the birthplace of the American Revolution and a city steeped in rich history. Your amazing scavenger hunt adventure will begin at Boston Common, the oldest park in the country, and will take you on a journey among historic landmarks and along key sections of the Freedom Trail. Experience the history of old cemeteries and famous meeting halls with the sights and smells of the Italian North End. So show your independence and grab a group of revolutionary friends as you discover one of the best things to do in Boston. Play the game, see the sights, and experience Boston in a whole new way! 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111


There’s a whole lot to do and see in Boston, a city with deep historical roots and a seemingly endless parade of entertaining museums and galleries celebrating its rich history. No matter what fun things you find to do in Boston, you’ll want to schedule a return trip with your team to take in everything you missed the first time around.