Cruise on Over to Attractions close to Boston's Cruise Port

Boston's cruise port within walking distance of many of Boston's prime attractions. Departing a cruise ship in Boston leaves you amidst one of the fastest growing sections this city has to offer. From the cruise port you can easily make your way on foot to some of the more popular Boston attractions. Within a mile of the cruise port you'll encounter glorious spots for outdoor recreation that play host to special events and activities throughout the year, museums, and tours. 

Whether you choose to guide yourself though Boston's cruise port attractions, or prefer to find someone to guide you, 10best provides you with options that are walkable, or a simple short cab ride from the cruise port as well as exciting "must see spots" for any Boston visitor. Stroll the HarborWalk where you'll enjoy spectacular views, artwork, and be able to stop along the way to enjoy art at the ICA. Explore Fort Point Channel and make a stop for the hour long tour of the Tea Party Ships and Museum. Get some beach time at Castle Island Park where you can take a tour of the fort, play in the playground or walk the path along the beach when you tire of sitting on the sand.  Or spend some time in the North End where you can check Old North Church.

Castle Island Park
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Castle Island is a twenty two acre urban park located along the waterfront and home to Fort Independence. With many paths for walking, biking or running as well as a playground and beaches, Castle Island allows visitors to see a Boston...  Read More



The Old North Church holds a spot in American history as the location where on April 18, 1775 Robert Newman used two of Paul Revere's lanterns to signal Cambridge residents of the British approach by sea. An active Episcopal church, Old North...  Read More



Laugh Boston is a 300 seat, state-of-the-art spot for comedy. Featuring both national and local acts wednesday-Saturday, you'll find the comedians you want to see on the stage at Laugh Boston. Offering a full bar and a quick serve menu...  Read More



Board a WWII-style amphibious landing vehicle, and get ready for a thrilling ride that's sure to make a splash. Children of all ages will love learning about Beantown from a knowledgeable "ConDUCKtor" who makes history quite comical with the...  Read More



Head to the New England Aquarium for marine themed fun. Here you and your children will enjoy exploring the oceanic wonders that await at every turn. The 2013 renovation of the Giant Ocean Tank has made room for more ocean life to wow you. The...  Read More

Paul Revere House


Situated along the Freedom Trail, this two-and-a-half-story wooden house in Boston's North End served as the home of Paul Revere when he set out on April 18, 1775 for that famous ride toward Lexington. Built around 1680, and now recognized as a...  Read More

Boston Children's Museum
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The Boston Children's Museum is a local favorite. Exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts, and all encourage kids to interact (via touch). Many amazing adventures await at the Children's...  Read More

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
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It was not just one night that led Patriots to take matters into their own hands to begin a fight for freedom, it was the continued lack of freedoms and representation that brought about the Tea Party and led to a full scale war. A visit to the...  Read More



Harpoon Brewery was started in 1986 by beer lovers who wanted to create something special in Boston. They had no experience brewing and sought help from third party brewers before honing their craft. Now producing one of the leading IPA's among...  Read More



Roam the galleries or watch a show in a waterfront building that is as beautiful as what is housed inside. The modern art is an eclectic mix of what may sometimes seem to be mayhem. Funky fun displays rule the roost at this cutting edge art...  Read More


Meet Jessica Polizzotti

Born and raised in Boston, Jessica knows her city like the back of her hand.  Always looking to uncover something new, Jessica keeps up on the latest and greatest Boston offerings. 

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