Last week, I took the boys on a duck tour in Boston. The “DUCK”, a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle, took us all over the city, showing us many of the highlights of the city including the golden-domed State House, Bunker Hill, the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston Common, the Public Gardens, Copley Square, Faneuil Hall, Government Center, fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market, Trinity Church, the Hancock Tower, the Prudential Tower, and much more. And if that wasn’t enough, about half way into the tour, our ConDUCKtor splashed our DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines.
Anytime you’re in the city, the Duck boats can be seen all over the place and the boys have wanted to go on one for a while now. Since we had a free day, I couldn’t think of anything more fun to do with them, so we headed into the city for a tour.
There are three different locations that you can catch the tour from: the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science and the Prudential Center. We left from the Prudential Center because I was able to buy a combo ticket that included admission to the Skywalk Observatory, which is up on the 50th floor of the Pru, and I thought the boys would love seeing the city from that high up. Plus, we didn’t have all day and I didn’t want to get sucked into going to the Museum of Science or the aquarium afterwards.
Anyhow, we had tickets for an early morning tour & here we are waiting for the duck boat to arrive:
I ended up getting roped into buying these quacking duck bills for the boys, but they ended up coming in handy because the tour guide had us quacking out loud at unsuspecting people who were on foot around the city throughout the tour. Continue reading »