Brook­lyn Boul­ders

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Whether you’re new to the sport, or a sea­soned pro, this spe­cial­ized fit­ness cen­ter is the place to get your climb on. From boul­der­ing and auto be­lay to top rop­ing and lead climb­ing, all lev­els and a va­ri­ety of wall heights make this recre­ational pur­suit one for work-hard, play-hard types—per­fect for Har­vard fac­ulty and stu­dents since it’s not far from the uni­ver­sity’s cam­pus. The fa­cil­ity also in­cludes ex­ten­sive fit­ness equip­ment, daily yoga classes and fur­nished workspaces with free wifi. Best of all, you don’t need to be a mem­ber to have fun. A day pass only costs you 25 bucks. 12A Tyler St., Somerville, 617.623.6700. from here daily. Tours are free, but tick­ets are lim­ited. Open daily 9 am-6 pm. Fa­neuil Hall, 617.242.5642. THE SHAT­TUCK EMER­ALD NECK­LACE VIS­I­TOR CEN­TER— The Old Stony Brook Gate­house in the Back Bay Fens is the stop for in­for­ma­tion about Bos­ton’s Emer­ald Neck­lace chain of parks cre­ated by Fred­er­ick Law Olm­sted dur­ing the 19th cen­tury. Get maps, in­for­ma­tive pam­phlets and di­rec­tions to the parks. Open M-F 9 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-4 pm. www.emer­ald­neck­ 125 The Fen­way, 617.522.2700. “Rein­vent­ing Bos­ton: A City En­gi­neered” and “Dark Side of Bos­ton.” Tours de­part multiple times daily, and sched­ule varies. Ask about dog-friendly walk­ing tours. Tick­ets: $10-20.­by­ 617.367.2345. BOS­TON CIVIL WAR TOURS— This city was one of the first to abol­ish slav­ery, welcome free Blacks and side with the Union. Learn about key fig­ures such as John Wilkes Booth, Jef­fer­son Davis and Fred­er­ick Dou­glass and see key his­tor­i­cal sites such as the Robert Gould Shaw Me­mo­rial on this 90-minute walk­ing tour. De­parts by pri­vate tour only.­civil­war­ Massachusetts State House front steps, 24 Bea­con St., 617.413.6998. BOS­TON DUCK TOURS— Bos­ton’s orig­i­nal 80-minute am­phibi­ous tour is nar­rated by “conDUCK­tors” well versed in lo­cal lore and com­bines a land tour with a splash in the Charles River. Tours de­part Pru and Mu­seum of Science ev­ery 30 min­utes daily from 9 am to one hour be­fore sun­set, and New Eng­land Aquar­ium daily from noon, all run­ning un­til one hour be­fore sun­set. Tours of­fered in 10 lan­guages, from English to Korean, Can­tonese, Ger­man, Ital­ian and Brazil­ian Por­tugeuse. Tick­ets: $10.50-37.50.­duck­ The Shops at Pru­den­tial Cen­ter, 53 Hunt­ing­ton Ave. Mu­seum of Science, Science Park. 617.267.3825. CITY VIEW TROL­LEY TOURS— Charm­ing, open-air

sil­ver trol­ley cars let vis­i­tors ex­plore Bos­ton. Hop

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