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Top Nightlife Experiences in Boston

Top Nightlife Experiences in Boston

Boston’s nightlife scene is an interesting mix of old-fashioned pub crawls and scholarly pursuits. From ghost tours and pub crawls to dinner cruises and a night at a museum, here’s how to spend the evening in Boston.

Bar Crawls and Wine Tastings

Boston’s historic bars—which include Green Dragon Tavern, the Bell in Hand Tavern, and the Warren Tavern—allow you to get a taste of the past while sipping a pint. If you’re new to the city, book a pub crawl to sample local brews and discover Boston’s history. Alternately, discover Boston’s burgeoning wine scene on a tasting tour with a sommelier.

Ghost Tours

From the Boston Strangler to the Boston Massacre, the capital of Massachusettshas a lot of skeletons in its closet. Listen to spooky stories on a “frightseeing” tour that takes you through burying grounds and cemeteries.

Night Cruises

Experience the illuminated sights of Boston Harbor on an evening cruise. Sail past the Old North Church, Independence Wharf, the USS Constitution, and New England Aquarium as you relax with a cocktail. Plus, some packages include an on-board dinner buffet.

Museum Visits

Beat the daytime crowds by visiting Boston’s museums at night. On designated weeknights, explore the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, or the Institute of Contemporary Art. The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum even hosts a colonial tavern night, where you can eat and drink with historical characters from the revolution.

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Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise
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Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

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Take an evening cruise on Boston Harbor to watch the sunset from the water. Glide out to the Old North Church and Historic Site, the Charlestown Navy Yard, Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, and the USS Cassin Young. As a bonus, listen to the cannon fire of the USS Constitution, which marks the sunset each night.
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  • 2 hours
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Boston Guided Brewery Tour with Tastings & Lunch or Dinner
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Boston Guided Brewery Tour with Tastings & Lunch or Dinner

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Learn about Boston’s thriving craft beer scene and sample a variety of libations on this morning or evening brewery tour. Get an inside look at how beer is made and learn about their operations as you visit breweries, cider houses, and distilleries. Visit brewpubs that may include the well-known Samuel Adams or gastropub Meadhall. Round-trip transportation in downtown Boston by air-conditioned van is included.
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Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

Boston Ghosts & Gravestones Night-Time Trolley Tour

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Discover some of Boston’s deepest, darkest secrets on a “frightseeing” tour aboard the Trolley of the Doomed, which roams around the haunted streets and burial grounds of Boston. Your costumed host provides illuminating insights into the history of the city's spookiest sights such as Copp's Hill Burying Ground.
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Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet
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Boston Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

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Try a unique alternative to a typical night out in downtown Boston on an exciting dinner cruise along the city’s waterfront. This expedition on Boston Harbor features an all-you-can-eat buffet meal with live entertainment and dancing. Watch the sunset, then take a stroll under the stars and enjoy the view of the illuminated Boston skyline at night or head to the dance floor for music and fun inside the ship’s nightclub. Bring that special someone or a whole group of friends for a night to remember.
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