There’s no better time to visit Boston than during the summer, and with a one-day T pass, you’ll have no shortage of places to visit. Explore the five top sightseeing spots accessible with a day pass for just $11 for adults and free for children younger than 11. Lace up your favorite walking shoes, grab your camera, and enjoy a daylong adventure that will introduce you to the best sites that Boston has to offer.
Where To Go
Near Copley Square T Station
206 Clarendon St
Boston, MA 02116
Price: $7/$5 seniors
One of the most popular spots in Boston, Copley Square is teeming with city life, offering a blend of historical and popular hot spots. Don’t miss out on Trinity Church, a highlight consecrated in 1877, Trinity Church is a design wonder introducing a new architectural style and redefining the art of stained glass. Stop in for a guided tour with one of the church docents, or hit up a lecture or choir performance on site.
Near the Park St T Station
Boston, MA 02108
The Boston Common, America’s oldest public park, inspires the name of the Park Street T Station. The Common contains wide, green spaces, offering views of the State House and access to the Freedom Trail and Frog Pond, a great place to dip your feet after a long stroll. The Common was built by the sons of the Frederick Law Olmsted (who designed Central Park) and their eye for beauty truly comes through. It also offers an arboretum and public garden perfect for an afternoon stroll or picnic spot.
Near the Government Center T Station
1 Faneuil Hall Square
Boston, MA 02109
Faneuil Hall has always been a gathering place, and today, it’s home to many shops, restaurants and bars — a perfect spot for taking a break and people watching. During the summer, catch performances from street artists such as break dancers, acrobats and musicians. The hall hosts a summer concert series so check its calendar to catch great live music while window shopping or grabbing dinner from one of the many nearby restaurants.
Rose Kennedy Greenway
Near the Aquarium T Station
North End: cross and Hanover streets to South Station
Boston, MA 02210
Stretching 1.5 miles from the North End to the Financial District, the Rose Kennedy Greenway offers the perfect respite from the pace of city life. Head to the intersection of State Street and Atlantic Avenue to view the jumping fountains. The Greenway also features a carousel and scavenger hunts for both kids and adults. It runs right into the Freedom Trail, so you may pass through the Greenway into that as well.
Fort Point Channel
Near South Station T Station
Bound by Seaport Boulevard and Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
This harbor-side area is home to the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Boston Children’s Museum and the new Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, making it the perfect area to have little ones in tow. The Fort Point Community store offers a taste of what the neighborhood artists have to offer. If you left you kids at home for this excursion, there are plenty of bars and upscale restaurants to provide the perfect end to a day of exploring Boston.
Cristy is a city dwelling enthusiast, an arts, culture, and technology lover, and an all around curious person. As an examiner, she covers all things Boston. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.