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November 11, 2020
Harvard University Walking Tour

This post covers how to tour Harvard University and the surrounding Cambridge area, including our pay-what-you-wish tour and our audio tour (which you can take anytime. There is also a tour guided by students, as well as a self-guided option. Harvard University is the oldest college in the United States (1636). Eight U.S. presidents attended […]

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November 9, 2020
Self Guided Boston Walking Tours

This post lists 4 self-guided walking tours of Boston, 3 of which are also available as audio tours. All were produced by our guides here at Free Tours by Foot Boston. And if you are considering taking a guided tour, you've also come to the right place. THE FREEDOM TRAIL The Freedom Trail at the […]

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November 8, 2020
Whale Watching in Boston and Gloucester

This post is about whale watching excursions from both Boston and nearby Gloucester. We include an analysis of online reviews, tips on how to dress, and what to expect. What to Expect Trips from Boston Gloucester Excursions Deals and Discounts Other Boston Activities TIPS FOR PLANNING A WHALE WATCHING TRIP When Is Whale Watching Season? […]

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November 3, 2020
Boston Christmas Lights Tour

Nothing is more special than Holiday time in New England. Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, stars shine brighter in the sky, chestnuts roast on an open fire, bell ringers herald the season and nothing tastes better than a hot chocolate. Though this tour is self-guided, we offer a variety of guided tours in […]

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October 26, 2020
Where Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams Are Buried

This post is about Boston's historic Granary Burying Ground. We include a short history, who's buried here, how to get here, and a short self-guided tour.  What Is It? How to Get Here Self-Guided Tour Tourist Discounts Things to Do in Boston Free Tours by Foot WHAT IS THE GRANARY BURYING GROUND? For history buffs […]

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October 23, 2020
Logan Airport to Downtown Boston

This post provides the best ways to reach downtown Boston from Logan International Airport, including public transportation, and taxis. Subway Shuttles Shared Vans Taxi (Uber/Lyft) Water Taxi/Ferry Things to Do in Boston TRAVELING BETWEEN LOGAN AIRPORT AND BOSTON  Logan International Airport is located on the east side of Boston and it is the busiest airport […]

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October 20, 2020
Little Italy Boston | 10 Places to Visit

Boston’s Little Italy neighborhood is famous for its delicious food as well as its colorful history. And we have put together a quick, self-guided walking tour of Little Italy and the North End and some of its most interesting sites and bites.   Click the map to enlarge or to download to a smartphone. Be […]

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September 12, 2020
What to Do in Boston for Free

There are a lot of great things to see and do in Boston that won’t cost you a dime. This post will cover some of the most interesting and fun activities you can enjoy for free, and a few cheap things to do. 

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August 12, 2020
The T: Boston's Subway

This post covers the Boston subway system (known as the T), including a subway map, tips on choosing the right train line, fares, and travel cards. Stations are conveniently located throughout the city (we even start most of our free walking tours at a station).

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August 9, 2020
Bunker Hill Monument & Museum

The following post will cover details about where to find the Bunker Hill Monument, when you can visit the museum, and how to climb the structure. It is free to visit and is one of the best things to do in Boston for free!

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August 5, 2020
Visiting the USS Constitution

This post covers how to see the USS Constitution, where it’s located, the history of the ship and how to take a tour of Old Ironsides. It is free to visit and is one of the best things to do in Boston for free!

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July 22, 2020
Where is the Cheers Bar in Boston?

This post is about Cheers, the famous Boston bar, its background, where to find it (there are 2 locations), and some tips on what to eat. BACKGROUND The bar, which opened in 1969 and was originally named the Bull and Finch, had been a quiet, low-profile, local watering hole.  That was until it was discovered by […]

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March 29, 2020
Top 27 Things to Do in Boston in June

This post is about the best things to do in Boston in June, including family-friendly, free, as well as nighttime activities and attractions, all updated for 2022. Be sure to check out our master guide on things to do in Boston at any time of the year.

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March 10, 2020
Fenway Park Tours

This post will provide useful information about Fenway Park tours, including reviews and tour highlights. We also provide tips on discount tickets and the best way to reach Fenway. Tour Tickets Discounts Game Tickets Plan Your Visit Stadium Highlights Things to Do in Boston Disclosure: While our recommendations are always unbiased, we may receive a small […]

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March 6, 2020
Top 5 Things to Do in Boston on St. Patrick's Day | March 17, 2020

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and many people in Boston are Irish every day, so there is a big St. Paddy’s Day celebration in the Hub.  If you’re not sure what to do or where to go, we’ve got you covered!  Just watch out for Leprechauns and don’t drink too much Guinness. Things […]

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February 25, 2020
Things to Do in Boston in May

This post lists top things to do in Boston in May, updated for 2022, including free, nighttime, as well as family-friendly activities and events.  Top 10 Nighttime Activities Free Things to Do Family-Friendly How's the Weather? Free Tours by Foot Disclosure: While our recommendations are always unbiased, we may receive a small share of sales through […]

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