Touring Boston with the CityPASS

One of the best things I decided to do was to purchase the Boston CityPASS for our day of exploring on Saturday over Memorial Weekend. For $56 the CityPASS includes admission to:

Considering the Harbor Cruise costs about $30 for an adult and the Aquarium is $28, I thought it was a great deal plus it allows you to skip many of the ticket lines at these attractions. The pass lasts for 9 consecutive days but we managed to fit mostly everything into one day although we never made it to the Museum of Science.

New England Aquarium

We started off at the Aquarium which we tried to zip through since it was so crowded. I think this is a great attraction for kids but not so much for adults. We did enjoy watching the penguins, turtles, and sea lions otherwise I wasn't impressed probably because we're a little spoiled living in Florida surrounded by natural ocean life. Nevertheless, I'm happy we got to check out the Aquarium.

Next we went on the Historic Sightseeing Cruise which was probably my favorite of all the attractions. It's a 90 minute fully narrated cruise around Boston's inner and outer harbor with lots of information and history about the landmarks that surround the harbor.

Check back tomorrow for full details about the cruise. All the landmarks, the history, and the cruise itself were all so fun not to share in further detail and look at that view of beautiful Boston!

We wanted to make it up to Boston's Skywalk before the sun went down so we decided to skip the Museum of Science and walked over to the Prudential Center after getting of the harbor cruise.

From 50 stories up we took in the views of the city, the skyline, and different monumental buildings. I explored the Dreams of Freedom Museum, which exhibits the role that immigration played in shaping this beautiful city of Boston.


I definitely recommend investing in the Boston CityPASS if you're planning a trip to Boston. It'll save you 45% off admission to some of the city's main attractions and allow you to skip most ticket lines.

The CityPASS booklet also comes with a bunch of information about Boston and includes a few coupons.


  1. What a great idea, smart move lady. Looks like such a wonderful time.

  2. what a cool option for sightseeing! i have heard of the city pass but you're totally right, it is a great deal to see a bunch of things. that cruise sounds awesome!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  3. We did a trolley tour because it was basically a blizzard, but it was similar with it being such a good deal to see so many different attractions/museums! Aquariums are always so expensive, so it's awesome that was included in the citypass!

  4. I will remember this for when I visit, it is high on my list of places to go! That harbor tour sounds right up my alley, cannot wait for that recap!

  5. That pass is such a great deal! I've always loved the aquarium there, and joke that I'm going to steal one of those penguins. They're just too cute <3
    Green Fashionista

  6. Ohhhh I will have to look for city passes when we travel because I love the idea of getting to see multiple things at a discounted rate. Aquariums are always my favorite to visit!

  7. Oh how cool! I will need to do this the next time I go to Boston! Looks so neat to see a little bit of everything!

    Lisa @ Showered With Design

  8. I like getting the CityPass! We missed doing a harbor cruise in Boston last time, so it's definitely on my list. The views from the SkyWalk are super pretty too!

  9. You did so many great Boston things, and I love that you can get to them all with the CityPass! I remember doing a harbor tour as a senior cruise in college and loved it.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven