You can now glimpse Boston thirty feet above the ground along a 220-foot zipline. Known as “The Z,” Boston’s zipline was constructed earlier this year and is one of the most popular new attractions in the city–over 6,000 rides were had just in the first few days of opening. On your next visit, be sure to check out this fun and unique way to see the city.
You Can Ride Any Day Of The Week
The zipline begins at the Armenian Heritage Park and runs to the the North End parks of the Greenway. Rides began in June and will run through the fall. Ride are available every day of the week; tickets are $8 per person and run from 11 am to 7 pm. The Z is comprised of two chords running side by side, so you can ride the zipline with a friend right next to you the whole time.
Enjoy Special Group Rates
If you want to bring a larger group and ride the Z together, special discounts are available for groups of over ten ($7 per person). It’s a perfect group summer outing or a great birthday party activity. Groups of over 50 can even reserve the Z and have it all to themselves for an hour. See the website for full details.
Visit One Of the City’s Best Areas
The zipline is just over a ten-minute walk from the Boxer. The ride affords great views of the Boston waterfront and one of the most popular areas of the city. It begins on the corner of Clinton Street and Surface Road.
Enjoy Other Activities Nearby
After your ride, there are plenty of fun activities to do in the area; take a stroll around the North End and grab some gelato, have lunch by the waterfront or take your kids for a ride on the carousel, where there are other family-friend activities like tetherball. The Z is also just a few minutes away from Faneuil Hall, where you can eat, shop–Urban Outfitters, Uniqlo, The Loft, American Eagle, Gap and more–and watch the famous live street performers. For more information about directions and parking, click here.
Tickets Benefit The Park
All the proceeds from the tickets will go to the Greenway Conservancy and maintaining the park—so not only is riding the zipline a blast, but you’re also supporting the city’s public spaces.If you’re not sure what an incredible service that is, come visit the conservancy during your next vacation to Boston.
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy. 85 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA. (617) 292-0020