Massachusetts October 14, 2017
9 Unforgettable Tours Everyone In Massachusetts Should Take At Least Once
Going on a great tour can turn the everyday into the extraordinary. Whether you want to wander around and eat delicious food, see magical scenery by boat or be spooked within an inch of you life, these fantastic tours all across the state guarantee a memorable and thrilling experience.
1. Berkshire Canoe Tours, Lenox
See the beautiful natural landscape of the Berkshires from the water on this guided canoe tour. The tours are held throughout the day from spring to fall are a perfect way to see the area bloom with flowers or vibrant fall foliage. Reservations are required.
2. Bites of Boston Food Tour, Boston
If you love to eat, this is the tour for you. Bites of Boston offers unique walking adventures in some of Boston's most lively and delicious neighborhoods. Tours include tastings from 5-6 restaurants and eateries and plenty of interesting neighborhood commentary from locals and chefs. There are Bites tours offered in Allston and the South End.
3. Hilltown Wilderness Adventures, West Chesterfield
Hilltown Wilderness Adventures is a sled dog racing and touring kennel in Western Massachusetts that offers sled dog tours with 22 Alaskan huskies. In the warm weather, you can take dry land rides with the dogs, learn how to bike or run with your dog or take a scenic fall foliage ride. In the winter, stop by for a fun day sledding with the pups.
4. Salem Night Tour, Salem
This accurate and family-friendly tour will lead you through the haunted and historic areas of downtown Salem. You’ll hear spooky stories that will give you the shivers and amazing tales of Salem’s past. It’s a great tour for all ages and the guides are all actual historians and folklorists. Tickets are $15 each.
5. Taza Chocolate Factory, Somerville
Who wouldn’t want to live out their Willy Wonka dreams in real life? This chocolate factory in Somerville produces high-quality, delicious stone-ground chocolate and offers tours to the public. Be prepared for free samples and up-close views of gooey chocolate.
6. Cambridge Historical Tours, Cambridge
This great tour will take you back in time through the rich history of Cambridge. Depending on the tour you choose, your costumed guide will teach you all about the Freedom Trail, Harvard & MIT, the literary history of Cambridge and even the architecture. They also offer private and public ghost tours if you feel like getting spooked.
7. Misty River Ballooning, Florence
There’s no better way to admire the beauty of rural Massachusetts than one of the spectacular balloon tours at Misty River Ballooning. The 1-hour hot air balloon ride is perfect for leaf-peeping or just relaxing with that special someone. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll remember for years to come.
8. Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory, Hyannis
Everyone loves crispy, salty, crunch potato chips! This free self-guided tour will take you through the factory where these legendary Massachusetts chips are made. At the end, you’ll receive a free bag of chips and the opportunity to peruse the quirky gift shop filled with gift items and tasty chip flavors.
9. Art’s Dune Tours, Provincetown
Explore the gorgeous dunes at the tip of Cape Cod on this one-of-a-kind tour. The sand dunes of Provincetown are unlike any other landscape in the state and best explored on one of Art’s Suburbans. Book a tour for up to eight passengers and have fun cruising the landscape and learning about the natural and cultural history of Provincetown.
For more incredible day trip inspiration in Massachusetts,
check out our list of 10 charming waterfront towns in Massachusetts that are perfect for a day trip.