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Boston is a great city to be in for work, with history around every corner. It’s difficult to imagine how different Boston must have been two hundred years ago! While many Boston tours available are during the day, there are still a variety of tourist activities you can do in Boston after work.

Boston Duck Tour

The Boston Duck Tours cover a variety of Boston sites, with a tour guide to fill you in on all the unique details about the city. The tour concludes with the vehicle driving right into the Charles River to view the city skyline. Tickets are $37.50 with a 5% Convention Center fee and a $2 ticket convenience fee when booking online. Purchasing a ticket also gives you free tours at a variety of other (many closed) sites. Tours depart and return to the Prudential Center & Museum of Science, or the New England Aquarium. The latest tours leave at 5:30 pm which might be pushing it, but depending on your client location it could be a trip you can make.

The Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center

For a 360 degree view of the city 50 stories high, take the elevator up to the Skywalk Observatory and get to know Boston. At the top includes a audio tour, a museum, and a multimedia movie theater celebrating Boston over time. The Skywalk Observatory & Exhibit is open until 8:00 pm in the winter and until 10:00 pm in the summer with tickets costing $18.00.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

On Wednesdays through Friday, the Museum of Fine Arts is open until 10:00 pm with tickets costing $25 each. There are free guided tours and gallery talks available to cover the variety of collections available.

Harpoon Brewery

Visit The Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall, where you can enjoy a beer and take a brewery tour. The Beer Hall is opened until 7:00 pm Monday through Wednesday, and until 11:00 pm Thursdays and Fridays. The Brewery tours cost $5 and include a beer tasting. The last tour Monday through Wednesday leaves at 5:00 pm which might be hard to make, but on Thursday the last tour is offered at 6:00 pm which could be a fun event with your coworkers before dinner.

Salem Witch Museum

The Salem Witch Museum looks at the witch trials of 1692, with a presentation and exhibit highlighting the drama of the trials and the changing perceptions of witches over time. The museum usually closes before 5:00 pm, but has hours extended until 7:00 pm in July and August and even more extended hour options in October. Tickets cost $11.00.


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Boston After Five | Sights to see in Boston after your work conference

Michelle Maraj is a consultant who frequently gets the opportunity to travel for work. Michelle loves pretending she knows how to use a camera, seeing new cities, and visiting touristy attractions. Michelle currently runs www.travelafterfive.com.

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