5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerJan 9, 2020
Fantastic city. Good for just about anything. Good bars, eateries, history, shopping, walking.
Boston shines as Massachusetts’ revolutionary capital, from Harvard to the Freedom Trail.
Home to more than 6 million people, Boston dates back to 1630 and is one of the United States’ oldest cities. Boston has a very interesting history, and a number of important battles were fought here during the American Revolution. Although big, the city has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with many traditional Irish pubs, international restaurants and enough art and culture to keep visitors coming back for more.
In total, there are 21 neighbourhoods in Boston, each with its own unique personality and style. The skyscraper-filled Financial District is also home to the impressive New England Aquarium. Many young professionals and families live in South Boston, while the city’s richest residents live in wealthy Beacon Hill. Jamaica Plain is probably the most fashionable and stylish neighbourhood, and in elegant Back Bay, you can enjoy the classic Brownstone buildings that the city is famous for. The area of Fenway is where you will find Fenway Park, the stadium of the Red Sox baseball team. Boston Common dates back to 1634 and is the oldest city park in the USA. It is the perfect place to take a walk, ride the famous swan boat, or perhaps visit the graves of soldiers from the American Revolution.
Boston’s layout is different to that of other American cities. Where many US cities use an easy-to-navigate grid system (like in New York for example), the streets of Boston are more European in style, with plenty of narrow and winding alleys. This makes it a really enjoyable city to walk around, as you never know what you may find round the next corner! It’s great fun to go for a long walk on Boston Common, especially along the 4-kilometre long Freedom Trail. This walk takes you past many different sites that are important to the American Revolution (such as the USS Constitution Museum and the Paul Revere House) and finally finishes up at Faneuil Hall marketplace. The marketplace is vibrant and colourful and filled with plenty of shops, restaurants, galleries and street performance artists who spend their days entertaining the crowds.
You can enjoy many different types of food as you dive into Boston’s great restaurant scene. There are many diverse cuisines thanks to the influence of the ethnic groups that have made Boston their home over the last century. These include authentic Italian, Chinese, Indian, Brazilian, Japanese and Guatemalan cuisine among others.
Boston is such a great city to visit because so many of its top sights and attractions are within easy walking distance. For journeys further afield, visitors can use the efficient public transport system, which includes the bus and the subway, also known as the T.
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The heart of America’s revolutionary history lies in the center of this city. Uncover the story of the nation and enjoy excellent arts and dining venues.
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Parisian boulevards and elegant brownstones conjure a truly romantic atmosphere, perfect for strolling and window shopping.
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Join excited crowds enjoying harbor-side views, Revolutionary War-era landmarks, as well as superb restaurants and museums along this thriving waterfront.
5/5Exceptional!(3 area reviews)
Take a walk through the charming streets, historic buildings and small-town atmosphere of Boston’s oldest and wealthiest suburbs.
4/5Very Good!(8 area reviews)
From Broadway musicals to the ballet to the Blue Man Group, you have a wide selection of performances at your fingertips in Boston’s premier cultural district.
3.5/5Good!(36 area reviews)
First a shipbuilding hub and now home of Logan Airport, Boston’s easternmost neighborhood is a multicultural area with great ethnic restaurants and historic sites.
Reviewed on 27 Jan,2020
Reviewed on 28 Jan,2020
Catch a game or take a tour at one of America’s most historic and beloved ballparks.
Walk in the footsteps of presidents and Nobel laureates at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States.
The oldest public park in the United States, Boston Common is the ideal place to relax, unwind and soak up some history.
Explore treasures from ancient times to the masterpieces of tomorrow at this eclectic museum.
From sea lions to sharks, this modern aquarium on Boston’s waterfront brings the ocean world to your fingertips.
Let your inner-geek run wild amid the hundreds of innovative, hands-on exhibits at this Boston museum.
Get around town on a hop-on hop-off trolley tour, visit Boston favourite New England Aquarium, or explore a haunted past at the Salem Witch Museum. Access over 40 of Boston-area's must-see attractions and save on admission with your Go Boston All-Inclusive pass.
Explore Boston's colonial past and thriving modern side with a hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Take advantage of discounted admission at area attractions, see the city at your own pace with unlimited rides, and enjoy a flexible route that features 18 stops throughout town.
Immerse yourself in the marine world at the New England Aquarium. Explore more than 70 exhibits, including the Science of Sharks, Penguin Colony, and Giant Ocean Tank. Spot color-changing cuttlefish, leisurely sea turtles, and mustachioed fur seals.
Live it up Boston-style and journey back to the one of the most significant turning points in American history. Visit restored ships and throw tea into the Boston Harbor at this historic and awe-inspiring attraction.
As you cruise along the Inner Harbor and out into the greater Boston Harbor, take in the city skyline and closer views of both historic and modern structures. Hear tales of the Revolutionary War and anecdotes about the buildings you pass during your 90-minute cruise.
Explore the Back Bay from the back of a pedicab! A pedicab is a bicycle powered taxi and if you haven’t tried riding on one yet, you are in for a treat. Fully open-air, you get 360 degree views of the city as you whiz around through Boston’s streets.
Verified travelerJan 3, 2020
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