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Boston Day Trips from Cape Cod

Millions of couples who visit Cape Cod also take the opportunity of proximity to plan one or two Boston day trips as part of their vacation. It's only about an hour's drive from the Cape Cod Canal, or a short ferry ride across Cape Cod Bay from Provincetown during the summer months, so it really is worth doing if you've travelled long distance and don't get many chances to visit New England.

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Boston is a terrific city to visit pretty much any time of year, effortlessly combining its historical legacy with all the trappings of a world class 21st century metropolis. It has a thriving theater district, art galleries, great restaurants, world class shopping, and three of the most storied sports teams in the nation, so there is certainly no shortage of things to do.

And history buffs will, of course, relish Boston's place as the birthplace of the American Revolution. A stroll along the Freedom Trail or a visit to any of the dozens of museums will give you a direct link to the city's illustrious past.

In this part of the site we'll help you plan a Boston day trip as part of your Cape Cod vacation, point out some of the top Boston tourist attractions you want to be sure not to miss, and we may even be able to help you score some money saving Boston travel deals.

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Insider Tip

If you plan on seeing some of these attractions, you can save on admissions with a Go Boston Card.

A card is good for discounts of up to 55% fo 70 attractions throughout the Boston area, including The Museum of Fine Arts, New England Aquarium and the Boston Duck Tour.

Check out our Boston tourist attractions page to see exactly how the program works and how much you can save with a little bit of planning ahead.

Boston's Theater District, while not exactly Broadway, certainly has a number of beautiful theaters and top productions that visiting couples might want to plan to see on a visit.

The Museum of Fine Arts on Huntington Avenue is just one of several world class museums, and houses almost 450,000 works of art. The spectacular new wing for the Art of the Americas really is something to see. The museum is open from 10:00am to 4:45pm daily except Wednesday thursdays and Fridays, when it stays open until 9:45pm. Admission is $20.00 for Adults (free with a Go Boston Card).

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is one of the top five orchestras in the country and plays most of its concerts, except during the summer, at Boston's Symphony Hall. During the summer months, the Boston Pops Orchestra takes over Symphony Hall for a season of popular music in a casual setting, and also performs outdoors at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, most notably for the July 4th concert and firewoorks (a real Boston tradition).

The world renowned Museum of Science is one of the top science museums in the country and is a Boston institution where you caneasily while away an entire day without running out of things to see. Hours and 9:00am to 5:00pm, except Fridays when they stay open until 9:00pm. Admission is $20.00 (free with your Go Boston Card).

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