3 Day Boston Fun Trip
Day 1 You'll See:
- Salem Wax Museum
- Salem Witch Museum
- Bewitched After Dark Walking Tour
Day 2 You'll See:
- Boston Bowl
- Castle Island
- Balls to the Wall
- Broadway Play
Day 3 You'll See:
- Freedom Trail
- Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
- Bunker Hill Monument
- USS Constitution
Rally your troops and get ready to rumble – it’s time to “do” the Boston Mad Dash! The East Coast’s most popular scavenger hunt, heading into its 15th year, takes place in the heart of Boston, utilizing surrounding areas to bring its players the ultimate in fun, friendly competition, a rockin’ alternative to standard sightseeing and fantastic lifetime memories! Choose from a broad variety of 2 ½ hour games including special seasonal events and teambuilding options; as a special bonus, you’ll receive the photos and videos from your travel group’s Dash, ensuring endless laughs long after you’ve beat feet outta “Beantown”!
Salem Wax Museum
Your 3-Day Boston Fun Trip zooms right off the ground with a stop at one of the area’s most popular attractions; it’s just hoppin’ with eerie wax figures imported from London, all renditions of infamous characters from Salem’s dark, “witchy” past. Once inside, decide for yourself if it’s creepy, scary or just plain fun; whether chills run up and down your spine and you want to make a break for daylight, or you browse, giggle and groan ‘til it hurts, you’re going to find the Salem Wax Museum one interesting and unique opener to the rest of your entertaining East Coast itinerary! (If you’re convinced you’ll be released – eventually - you’re welcome to experience lockup in the Salem Jail!)
Salem Witch Museum
During the Witch Hysteria of 1692, twenty innocent people merely suspected of practicing witchcraft were accused, ripped from their homes and families, tried by mobs of witch hunters and sent down to the gallows. The Salem Witch Museum – the most visited attraction in all of The Witch City - transports you and your fellow travelers back to 1692. You’ll “experience” this horrifying 17th-century timeline through a careful presentation of life-size stage sets, figures, lighting and a stirring narration - during which you’ll learn about the changing interpretations of witches throughout history, the truth behind common stereotypes, modern witchcraft practice and the frightening phenomenon of witch hunting.
Bewitched After Dark Walking Tour
After an excellent day and fine evening repast, you’ll meet up with your friendly area paranormal investigator who’ll marshal your intrepid group into Salem's past and present. Bewitched Historical Tours are consistently rated as the best tour in Salem, an after-dark 2 hour treat your group will absolutely love. Happening each day, rain or shine, these outdoor walking tours will teach you about the infamous 1692 hysteria and witch trials, local ghosts, and haunted locations, Salem's colonial history, and present-day witchcraft practices. Your tour guide, Jeff if you're lucky, will tell you of the town's true history with his extensive local knowledge and give you the ins and outs of witchcraft and Wicca. See for yourself why this tour is gaining so much popularity!
Get your free snazzy bowling socks with shoe rentals at Boston Bowl - the city’s favorite round-the-clock fun venue whether you’re looking to have a few balls of fury hit the arcade, shoot some pool, tear up the batting cages or indulge in some traditional Candle Pin – this is the place! Onsite Deadwood Brewery serves up wicked cold suds in frosty pint glasses, piping hot pizzas and a menu of classic American fare ensuring your group remain properly nourished throughout their Boston Bowl extravaganza!
Castle Island is the place to go when you want to study the Tall Ships in Boston Harbor, toss a Frisbee, catch a Bluefish, order up an awesome hotdog, lick that “quintessential” ice cream cone or sink your teeth into the best Lobster Roll in town. This favorite Boston destination isn’t really an island anymore, but it’s a popular recreational refuge and home to Fort Independence, a National Historic Landmark constructed under the direction of Colonel Sylvanus Thayer between 1834 and 1851. Explore the stone Fort, head to the picnic area with something yummy from Sullivan’s, relax with a book on the clean, warm sand, stretch your legs on the Boston Harbor Walk or go for a restorative swim in the sheltered lagoon of Pleasure Bay; there’s something for everyone at Castle Island!
Balls to the Wall
Maybe you didn’t like breakfast; maybe the coffee was old, the eggs overdone and toast burnt – or, horror of horrors: your pillow was flat! An hour or two at Balls to the Wall will have the kinks in your tail hammered out in no time, as your chosen teams band together to defeat “the enemy” during an exhilarating series of indoor paintball challenges. If being battered and splattered isn’t your bag, maybe laser tag is! Zap the daylights out of your hapless opponents to the beat of a pounding “personal soundtrack” as you battle your way through a black-lit, fog-clogged labyrinth in Boston’s premier laser arena. If THAT doesn’t grab your apple, head over to Funbox Skatepark, where skaters of all ages and abilities can do what they do best rain or shine, day or night!
Broadway in Boston is the Cradle of Liberty’s leading theatrical presenter and producer of Broadway shows - for nearly thirty years they’ve been bringing the very best of the Great White Way to the city’s many historic venues. More than 6 million satisfied theater-goers can’t be wrong – why not experience the magic for yourself? Put your heads together, pick a show, settle into your seat and prepare for an enchanting evening of superb live entertainment, “off-Broadway” - style!
Be it a carefree gambol or deliberate march – a trip down this oft-traveled 2.5-mile brick-marked and the red-lined route will bring you and your fellow patriots around to 16 historically significant landmarks - the Bunker Hill Monument, Old North Church, the Boston Massacre Site and the Paul Revere House among them. Along the way, you’ll hear the fascinating true tales of the plucky Bostonians and courageous colonialists who dared challenge Britain and went on to establish the greatest republic in the world! Don’t forget your cameras - this “Walk into History” presents plenty of excellent photo ops.
Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market
After you’ve tackled the rest of the Freedom Trail, a refreshing stop by Faneuil Hall and Marketplace - a revered meeting hall and historic landmark established way back in 1742 – will nicely flesh out your Pilgrims and Patriots tour. It’s a popular gathering spot, tendering visitors a titillating diversity of entertainment, fantastic shopping at over 70 retailers and a plethora of tasty dining options; it’s also the home of the world-famous Quincy Market Colonnade and the Finch and Bull – the watering hole made famous in the long-running hit tv sitcom, “Cheers.”
Bunker Hill Monument
"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!" This legendary admonition fell into the ears of the ill-equipped American colonialists facing powerful British forces during the famous skirmish of June 17, 1775. The Battle of Bunker Hill – the first major conflict of the American Revolution - pitted a newly-formed and inexperienced colonial army against the highly trained British. Despite the colonial army's considerable shortcomings, it marched under the skillful command of such men as Colonel William Prescott, Colonel John Stark, and General Israel Putnam - men who’d amassed plenty of experience fighting alongside the British in the French and Indian War. Although the British Army ultimately prevailed in the battle, the colonialists greatly surprised the British by repelling two major assaults and inflicting great casualties. The first monument to the Battle of Bunker Hill was an 18-foot wooden pillar with a gilt urn erected in 1794 by King Solomon's Lodge of Masons in honor of fallen patriot and Mason, Dr. Joseph Warren. In 1823, a group of prominent citizens formed the Bunker Hill Monument Association to construct a more permanent, significant tribute commemorating the famous battle; the existing 221-foot granite obelisk was completed in 1842 and dedicated on June 17, 1843, in a major national ceremony. The monument is hollow and encases a spiral flight of 295 stone steps ascending to an observatory with four windows – matchless views of the city awaits those who press on to the top!
Visitors here will discover the largest assemblage of USS Constitution-related objects displayed in a single location. The collections – which encompass a wide range of artifacts spanning the 200+ year history of the Constitution - focus on Old Ironsides’ origin, her crew, her role in the early republic and her part in the present day. Through the careful showcasing of personal possessions including images, journals, and correspondence, the museum endeavors to bring the story of the oldest U.S. commissioned vessel afloat to life.