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  • A Sky Full of Fireworks: The Fourth of July fireworks flash over the Charles River; Boston greets the New Year with First Night pyrotechnics that flare above the Common in the early evening and the Inner Harbor at midnight.
  • A Ride on a Duck: Board a reconditioned amphibious World War II landing craft (on Huntington Ave. near the Prudential Center, at the Museum of Science, or near the New England Aquarium) for a sightseeing ride that includes a dip in the river — for the Duck boat, not for you.
  • An Afternoon Red Sox Game: Since 1912, baseball fans have made pilgrimages to Fenway Park, the "lyric little bandbox of a ball park" (in John Updike's words) off Kenmore Square. Soak up the atmosphere and bask in the sun.
  • A Walk Around the North End: Boston's Little Italy (but don't call it that!) has an old-world flavor you won't want to miss. Explore the shops on Salem Street, and be sure to stop for coffee and a pastry at a Hanover Street caffè.
  • A Visit to Beacon Hill: The quintessential Boston neighborhood comes complete with Federal-style homes lining cobblestone streets and overlooking stately parks. Wear good walking shoes, and let your imagination run wild.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.