Five Great Adventures Boston Has To Offer

October 4, 2012 3:07 PM

(Photo Credit: Boston Harbor Cruises)

Many people don’t realize just how much adventure and excitement Boston has to offer. Whether you want to get goose bumps on an exhilarating ride, peddle around the cobble stone streets, or paddle through the Charles River, Boston can give you all of that and so much more. Here are five great adventures the city has to offer.
-By Tommy Boudreau
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(Photo Credit: Boston Harbor Cruises)


1 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02210

Picture this: A scenic boat tour of the Boston Harbor and Seaport district, seagulls flying overhead, the sun’s rays on your face, and a nice warm breeze. Then, WAM! The driver slams on the throttle and you’re whipping through the harbor at 40 mph with Led Zepplin blaring into your ears. Quick turns and sudden 360’s is what this ride on Codzilla is all about. This adventure is surely one any adrenaline junkie can appreciate but is also great for a group or family.

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Photo Credit: F1 Racing Boston

F1 Boston

290 Wood Road
Braintree, MA 02184

Looking for the ultimate competitive adventure with your friends? F1 Boston is an indoor and outdoor Go-Kart racing track located just outside of Boston in Braintree. You’ll put on a full protective body suit and watch a video on race track etiquette. Then, its time to race! Plop into your Honda go-kart, which sits just inches off the ground, and packs some serious horsepower! Zip, wind, and throttle around intense corners and wide straightaways as you battle your friends for 1st place.

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Spectacle Island (credit: The Boston Harbor Association)

Boston Harbor Islands

408 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 228
Boston, MA 02210

Ever wonder about those islands just off the coast of Boston? Well Boston Harbor Cruises can take you to any of them. There are 12 islands that you can visit and a small ferry out of Long Wharf can take you there, for cheap! Spectacle Island is one of the bigger and more popular islands. People flock there for its history exhibits and great hiking, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and boating. The island even hosts a clam bake at sunset every few weeks as well as a variety of activities including kite flying, island yoga, birding, and jazz concerts. If you’re looking for a more low-key day at the islands visit Georges Island where you can visit the historic Fort Warren Civil War fort or grill up some food and take a relaxing walk by the water.

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Urban Aventours

103 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

Urban Adventours is based out of Boston’s historic North End and offers scenic bike ride tours of the city. Pedal your way around the city while learning and experiencing Boston and its history. The people at Urban Adventours are fun and enthusiastic about the city’s heritage and encourage you to get out and get active. There are four different tours you can take, The City View Tour, Tour De Boston, Bikes @ Night and the Fall Foliage Tour.

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Charles River Canoe and Kayak

2401 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02466

Charles River Canoe and Kayak makes it easy for anyone in the Boston area to get out onto the water. Rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and enjoy the scenery of one of the most beautiful urban river ways in the United States. With the Esplanade and several Universities close by to one of the rental company’s five locations, there are plenty of places to rest and have lunch during your adventure. Once a week the Allston/Brighton location hosts a BBQ after their tour, so plan your adventure carefully! You can also get private lessons, participate in races, or explore the river on your own.

Tommy Boudreau is a Suffolk University student interning with the CBS Boston Digital media team.