Tours, trials and trails in Boston!
If you spot a license plate with "576" you might be in this Massachusetts city. The first mayor to own a car here, James Michael Curly, used this number for his plate, denoting the number of letters in his name. It is still used by the mayor today! With historic spots from the Revolutionary War, a century's worth of baseball games and more, Boston has something for every member of the family.
What an exciting day it was on Sept. 25, 1911, when ground was broken on Fenway Park. The neighborhood was up-and-coming and the Red Sox were sure to grow along with it! On the scheduled first official season game day in April 1912, the weather didn't cooperate.
The game was rained out and the Titanic hit an iceberg, capturing America's attention. Two rainy days later the team finally hit the field with 27,000 fans cheering them on to an extra innings 7-6 win over the New York Highlanders, or as they're known today, the Yankees.
Grab a baseball hat and your mitt and drive your Boston rental car to catch a Red Sox game - and maybe even a baseball!
Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse
Looking for some comedic fun for the over 13 set? Drive your discount rental car to the Charles Playhouse. Set in a Boston hair salon, this criminal comedy involves the audience in the solving of Isabel Czerny's murder. Over 10.6 million people have seen this partly improvised play worldwide. This production takes place in what was once a:
- Night club
Big names like Al Pacino and Jane Alexander have performed on this building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Shear Madness holds such an influence on the area that the street outside, Warrenton Street was renamed "Shear Madness Alley." Bring your amateur detective teenagers for a fun night of comedic murder and mayhem.
The Freedom Trail
Fans of the American Revolution find this tour to be their own little form of Heaven. Don some tennis shoes for this 2.5-mile walking tour covering 16 historically important sites. Kids will love the period costumes and seeing their history books come to life.
From museums and churches to burial grounds and meeting house, every step along the way will take you closer to the American Revolution. There's even a pub crawl where attendees follow a costumed guide along Blackstone Block, where four Boston pubs offer tastings of various Sam Adams brews.