Boston's historic Swan Boats sail the lagoon in the Public Garden (©Paul Gelsobello)
Located on the lagoon in the center of Boston’s idyllic Public Garden, the historic Swan Boats are a legendary local tradition. Owned by the Paget family since 1877, the elegant, pedal-powered vessels feature scenic, 15-minute rides past weeping willows, gardens in bloom and mallard duck families. Weather permitting. April 15-June 20, open daily 10 am-4 pm. June 21-Sept. 4, open daily 10 am- 5 pm. Sept. 5-20, open M-F noon-4 pm, Sa-Su 10 am-4 pm. Tickets: $2-3.50.