Scoring a ticket to a Red Sox game over Marathon weekend can be difficult, if not impossible. And the friendly confines of Fenway Park leave fans little room to stretch their legs. Not ideal for runners pre- or post-race. But the 50-minute, history-filled ballpark tour lets visitors into the park for a baseball fix. The tour features stops at the Green Monster, the press box, and the famous red Ted Williams seat. (It marks the longest measurable home run hit inside Fenway a 502-foot blast by Williams.) Fans are going to walk away with more knowledge about the Red Sox and the history of the ballpark than when they came in, said Marcita Thompson, assistant director of Fenway Enterprises. Tours depart every hour on the hour and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
4 Yawkey Way, 617-226-6666, www.redsox.com/tours, adults $12, seniors $11, 3-15 $10