Saturday, the sixth day of our honeymoon, featured two trips into Boston, lots of time on the water and a great opportunity to see the city, both by land and by sea! It was another incredibly hot day which did put a little bit of a damper on our outdoor plans, but in the end, everything worked out just fine.
After breakfast at our hotel in Burlington, we started off Saturday with a drive into Boston for our Duck Boat Tour. I pre-purchased tickets (as is best to do) and we parked right at the Museum of Science, which was where our boat departed from. As an aside, I don’t think I’d park there again; parking charges in general around the city were absolutely atrocious. We parked in the museum garage for about 3.5 hours and paid $38!
At any rate, the duck boat tour was awesome. I’ve actually done duck boats in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia before, and I think they’re a neat way to get around a city – especially one you don’t know – and see a lot without having to drive. Also, if you’re driving on your own, you miss a lot, whereas your duck boat guide knows all the historic points that you otherwise might not catch! It was a great tour, just again, very hot. Of course, the best part is when the boat goes in the water! Seeing the city from the Charles River was just an added bonus.
Following the tour, we had lunch at the Riverview Cafe in the Museum. Easy enough, though I will say, they need to add more seating! We also stopped at the gift shop, where I picked up a bunch of neat things (including a shirt that says “When I was a kid, Pluto was a planet”) and then we headed back to Burlington. We elected to do dinner there at Del Frisco’s Grille, which was slightly more upscale than I would’ve expected. It was really delicious food though.
Our Saturday night was capped off with a moonlight cruise out of the Boston harbor. It
ended being an absolutely perfect night; there was originally a 70 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms, but the sky was clear, the temperature perfect and everything else fantastic. The cruise lasted about 90 minutes out of Massachusetts Bay Lines. The company also offers day cruises as well as sunset cruises, so if you get the chance — take one! You won’t regret it.
If nothing else… the views are breathtaking.