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What’s new for teens in Boston?

CODZILLA

Q. We love taking the kids to Boston, but we’ve done everything — all the major museums and attractions. Our kids are ages 14 and 18. Is there anything out of the ordinary you can recommend?

Ellen Gansler

Shrewsbury

A. You can knock the B word (for boring!) right out of their vocabulary with a high-speed ride on Codzilla (617-227-4321, www.bostonharborcruises.com/codzilla, adults $27, children ages 3-11 $23) departing from Boston Harbor. The wet and wild ride on a state-of-the-art jet boat takes you up to speeds of 40 miles per hour as it turns and spins over ocean waves. The music blares and the crew tells a tale of adventure along the way.

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Equally thrilling, in a different way, is the Ghosts & Gravestones of Boston tour (617-269-3626, www.ghostsandgravestones.com, adults $39.90, ages 6-12 $25.20, seven nights a week, June-Oct.). Hop aboard a black trolley for a 1½-hour twisted tour to graveyards, unmarked burying grounds, haunted hotels, and chilling murder sites. The funny and spooky guides are really entertaining, and the tour is actually informative — a great way to learn of some of the city’s spine-tingling past. It’s not recommended for kids under 13.

DIANE BAIR

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PAMELA WRIGHT

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