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Let Us Drive you to Boston

Published: August 07, 2018

Spending a day in Boston is one of the best ways to relax. With its busting streets and diverse population, it is not hard to see why it is Massachusetts' capital. Founded in 1630, this city is one of the oldest in the country, but visitors will find that the old meets the new at every turn. It is only about 70 miles from Rhode Island, but who says the trip has to be boring? With some planning, you can have an unforgettable time.

Transportation

Taking a car, bus, subway or cab to the city is possible, but it can quickly become a nightmare. From changed schedules and traffic backups to crowded terminals and maneuvering through downtown, a commute into Beantown can become long, expensive and stressful. As an alternative to taking typical transportation methods, rent an executive coach for the day. When travelling by executive coach, you have enough room to take your friends along for the ride and the flexibility to plan exactly what you want to do and when. Your day trip is less stressful because you do not have to drive, just sit back and relax in style.

What to Do in Boston

Whether you are a culture fanatic or a sports enthusiast, the City on a Hill offers it all. See our recommendations below.

Sightseeing

Since one day gives you limited time to explore, prioritizing your must-see attractions is essential. Ask your friends what they want to do, and try to make a plan to visit at least one thing on everyone's mental "must-visit" list.

Animal lovers will be interested in the New England Aquarium. There are animals such as fish, penguins, sea lions, Great Harbor Seals, and a giant Green Turtle. It is right by the water as well, so if you come during a warmer month, go on a whale watch trip. Rest your feet in the IMAX Theater and visit the reef exhibit before heading to your next destination.

If seeing green space is a priority, stroll through the Public Garden, which is right near the Common. This area is not only a sight to be seen. It is also America's first public botanical garden. Walk past the plants and flowers, and take in this tranquil oasis in the city. Do not miss a ride in the famous Swan Boats. The driver takes passengers for a leisurely ride in a swan-shaped boat around a lagoon. After, get your picture by the Make Way for Ducklings statue, which is based on the children's picture book.

Have a history buff in your group? Stop at a couple places on the 16-stop, 2.5 mile Freedom Trail. These historically significant places related to the American Revolution include the Charles Street Meeting House, Paul Revere House, State House, Smith Court Residences and the Common. A luxury of travelling via executive coach is that you can see more sights in less time than you would if you were walking.

If you are travelling on a hot day, cool off inside the Museum of Science. A planetarium, films and numerous displays capture visitors' interest. Exhibits relate to New England animals, transportation, light, sound and discovery. You can feel like you are in the International Space Station, go inside your brain and see life as a bird, all in the same hour.

The Central Library in Copley Square is a branch of the city's public library system. Visiting a library on a sightseeing day might sound a little strange, but step into this one and you might think you are in a museum. Visit the Main Reading Room for awe-inspiring views, sit in the courtyard and people watch and marvel at the statues and artwork inside. Or, take a little while to relax with a good book while your friends grab lunch nearby.

Entertainment

A visit to TD Garden is in order if you want to catch a game or a show. Attend an NHL or NBA game and cheer on the Bruins or the Celtics. Big-name concerts also play at the venue, so you could end the night dancing to your favorite songs.

Theater fans can check out what is playing at the Opera House, Charles Playhouse and Colonial Theater. Recent touring shows have included West Side Story, Wicked, Aladdin and Billy Elliot. Upcoming shows include Hamilton, A Bronx Tale and Dear Evan Hansen.

Shopping

Shop until you drop on your day off. Those who want a charming shopping experience should check out Newbury Street. This 8-block shopping district is lined with brownstones. Similar stores are grouped together. Luxury retailers are located near the Common, while more mid-priced retailers are by the T stops. Find everything from Uniqulo, Nordstrom Rack and Brandy Melville to Chanel, Versace and Alice and Olivia. Your own private coach means no lugging your purchases everywhere.

For a more traditional shopping experience, the Prudential Center is the way to go. The mall is fully enclosed. The Prudential Tower offers views of the city, and shoppers can find stores such as Aritzia, Barnes and Noble, Loft, Lululemon and Canada Goose.

Dining

Groups made up of eaters with various food preferences might have luck at The Cheesecake Factory, located in the Prudential Center. Hundreds of menu options include salads, fried seafood, American classics, pasta, breakfast items, and, obviously, decadent cheesecakes.

Chowing down on classic B-Town foods is a must. For Parker House Rolls and Boston cream pie, swing by the Omni Parker House's restaurant, the original place where they were served. Pastries are abundant at Mike's Pastry in the North End. Cupcakes, cannoli, and other sweet treats are always served in their trademark white containers. Those wanting to try local New England clam chowder or a lobster roll can get their fix at The Barking Crab, an open-air crab house with views of the Harbor. Get a lobster roll with mayonnaise, celery and lemon, or get one plain with butter. The choice is yours.

Remember, no matter what you do in Boston, Sentinel Limo can provide the perfect transportation for a party of two or a crowd of thirty. Call us today!