3 Ways to Get Adventurous in Boston

I don’t think I will ever cross over from New Yorker to Bostonian, but I sure did enjoy exploring the historic New England City when I called it home for a few months. I learned that there are so many things to do in Boston: shopping and eating, historical walks and sightseeing, beer drinking, and baseball watching.

One of the things I love about Boston is its prime location, which gives you access to tons of activities. If you want to throw some action into your exploration of the city, there are many ways to do it: Kayaking, biking, and even exotic eating! Here are three adventurous experiences to look out for in Boston.

Paddle Your Way Down the Charles River

Boston, MA

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The Charles River runs through Boston, and traveling down it gives you a unique view of the city. Check out the Museum of Science, the Esplanade, the famous Citgo Sign, and an occasional passing Duck Tour as you paddle your way down the river. There are various tour companies that rent kayaks and canoes by the hour or offer guided tours. I recommend Charles River Canoe and Kayak for a whole bunch of options.

Thrill Yourself With an Urban Biking Experience

Boston, MA

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Boston’s bicycling scene has expanded tremendously over the last few years. The city strives to make biking accessible and a viable option for getting around. With over 90 miles of bike lanes, 3600 bike parking spaces, and a major vision for the future, biking in Boston is a fun, safe and healthy way to see the city!

Many businesses around the city have daily and weekly bike rentals, but if you are looking for an exciting way to see the city and learn at the same time, I would recommend joining a bike tour. Urban Adventours offers many ways to see the city on a bike, including Highlights of Boston Tour, and a Night Biking Tour. This urban cycling guide is a great resource for riding your bike in Boston and any city.

Taste the Food that Makes Boston Special

Seafood in Boston, MA

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Who says all adventures have to involve heart-pumping action? This adventure involves your taste buds and your stomach. A Boston Food Tour will open your eyes to the diverse neighborhoods and cuisines that make up the city. I was able to get adventurous on the ‘Boston Seafood and Chowda Tour’ with Yummy Tours and tasted some delicious clam chowder and fish sliders while learning about the history of the Boston seaport neighborhood.

Getting active and eating delicious food are the ways I like to explore a city. Whether you are visiting for the day, staying at one of many Boston hotels, or are contemplating a move here, there are so many ways to see the city. With Boston’s history, sweet scene, and unique vibe, getting adventurous is easy!

Though, if you are really looking for a thrill, head to Fenway Park in full Yankees garb!

What are some adventurous experiences you have had in Boston?  

This post is part of the Hipmunk #Citylove Campaign.