Great way to see the city in good weather
If you’re lucky enough to have good weather, getting out on the water is a great way to see the city. Boston Harbor Cruises offers a variety of boat tours. The historic sightseeing option is my personal favorite as it covers all things Boston, from the Revolutionary War to the modern day effort to clean the Charles River. This is a great option for before the marathon, as all boats have seating so you can save your legs for the race. Be aware that even a beautiful day in Boston can become quite cold on the water and as the sun sets, so you’ll need adequate layers.