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Hard Rock Café Boston

The Hard Rock Café Boston has been providing good food and music in Boston’s Faneuil Hall entertainment district since its debut in 2003. Faneuil Hall is Boston’s premier entertainment district, close to popular sites such as Paul Revere’s house, the New England Holocaust Museum, and the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Be sure to enjoy the Hard Rock’s signature food offerings, found at cafes around the globe. The cafes feature classic American fare, for which prix-fixe options are also available.

The Hard Rock Café in Boston has over 16,000-square feet of space, with 514 seats in the restaurant area. The Cavern Club features live music and holds special events.

Like other Hard Rock Cafes around the world, the Hard Rock Café Boston features music memorabilia on the walls. Be sure to tour the restaurant and see the unique guitars, platinum records, and more.

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Cape Cod Canal

Designed to connect Cape Cod Bay with Buzzards Bay, the Cape Cod Canal is a 7-mile-long (11-kilometer) artificial waterway built in 1914. Visitors and locals use it for both commercial and recreational boating and fishing, as well as walking and cycling along scenic paths on both sides.

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Salem Wax Museum

As a city perhaps best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a dark history that dates back centuries. Visitors can unpack stories of this colonial era at the Salem Wax Museum. Encounter wax figures from Salem's past in this quaint museum, and check out a small exhibit on the history of Salem, its witch hunt, and maritime industry.

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Cornelia Carey Sanctuary (The Knob)

The Cornelia Carey Sanctuary—known to locals as The Knob—is a salt pond and bird sanctuary tucked away on a quiet peninsula on the coast of Massachusetts’ Quissett Harbor. This picturesque land preserve offers travelers the perfect escape from crowds typical of the Cape, thanks to a scenic network of hiking trails and walking paths. Visitors can wander through marshlands, forests and rocky shorelines where dozens of species of birds perch among the trees.

Locals suggest packing a swimsuit (in addition to the requisite camera) since the calm waters that greet travelers at the end of winding hiking trails are perfect for taking a dip. Scenic viewpoints and quiet overlooks offer ideal stops for relaxing picnic lunches and quiet sunsets, making Cornelia Carey Sanctuary the perfect place to spend a day at the Cape.

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Simons IMAX Theatre at New England Aquarium
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Enjoy IMAX films about the natural world on New England’s largest screen, with 12,000 watts of digital sound, at Simons IMAX Theatre at the New England Aquarium. Put yourself in the heart of the action, and come face to face with creatures and habitats that are too small, too large, or too endangered to view in an aquarium.

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