Boston’s Best Weekend Activities For Seniors

August 21, 2015 6:00 AM

(Photo by Carl Stevens)

Whether walking or riding, Boston has so many options for weekend activities for seniors. Many activities are geared towards family participation but also offer senior discounts. There are walking tours for those with great mobility, boat tours for those looking for a cool ride and museums and exhibits for those looking to leisurely stroll around.
(Image Credit: Boston Duck Tours)

(Image Credit: Boston Duck Tours)


Boston DUCK Tour
Boston Duck Tours
4 Copley Place, Suite 4155
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-3825
www.bostonducktours.com

The 90-minute Boston DUCK Tours are conducted on a refurbished World War II amphibious landing vehicle that travels along the streets of Boston and then floats along the Charles River. The senior population can certainly relate to the era of this vehicle. The tours leave from three popular sites including the Museum of Science, Prudential Center and the New England Aquarium. The sights and sounds of Boston surround the tour and include the Massachusetts State House, Boston Common, Beacon Hill, King’s Chapel and many more sites. There are senior discounts available for this tour and the DUCKs are wheelchair accessible.

Fenway Park on April 13, 2015 (Photo credit Doug Cope/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Fenway Park on April 13, 2015 (Photo credit Doug Cope/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)


Fenway Park Tour
4 Yawkey Way, Gate D Ticket Booth
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 226-6666
boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ballpark/tour.jsp

 “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” sits right in the heart of Boston. This 50-minute walking tour of Fenway Park is handicap accessible and offers a discount for seniors. The senior population well remembers the days of Red Sox legends Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk and Jim Rice and will enjoy the sights and memories embedded in this historic ballpark. A senior discount is offered for this first-come, first-served tour.

Boston Public Library in 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Boston Public Library in 2014. (WBZ-TV)


Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5400
www.bpl.org

The Boston Public Library is rich in history since it first opened in 1895. It is a blend of two libraries, one is research and one is a general library with a tranquil, fountained courtyard in the center. The free architectural highlight tours of the library also include some art treasures to view. The tours are conducted once each day on the weekend and will enthrall seniors from near and far with the rich history. There are free Author Talk Series and Concerts in the Courtyard, including a variety of sounds from jazz, classical and folk music, offered to the public.

Related:  Art Lover’s Walking Tour Of Boston

(Photo Credit: Museum of Fine Arts)

(Photo Credit: Museum of Fine Arts)


Museum Of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300
www.mfa.org

The Museum of Fine Arts houses almost 450,000 works of art. There is something that every senior, given his or her longevity and diverse interests, will enjoy seeing and experiencing. The exhibits at the museum include a wide range of subjects like Hokusai, Herb Ritts (a fashion icon), Yours Sincerely John S. Sargent, and Crafted Objects in Flux, to name a few. Seniors are offered a discounted admission price and the museum is handicap accessible for those who need such access.

Memoir Projects
The City of Boston, Elderly Affairs
1 City Hall Square, Room 271
Boston, MA 02201
(617) 635-4366
www.cityofboston.gov/elderly

The elders or seniors around the City of Boston have a wealth of stories to share with each other and the world around them. The Memoir Projects is a collaborative effort between the City of Boston and the Grub Street Writers, who are working to teach the senior population the art of memoir writing. This is an ongoing project that also presents read-aloud sessions by Boston seniors at several city sites including Dorchester, Beacon Hill, West End and Back Bay locations.

Related: Boston’s Best Family-Friendly Museum Exhibits

Nancy is a native Bostonian. She enjoys the sights, sounds and tastes of Boston while exploring the city by day or night. Nancy is also a school nurse at an independent middle/high school. Her work can be found on a variety of websites, including Examiner.com.

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