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Boston – New England’s historic capital



Posted on: 24 Apr 2015

Boston is New England’s historic capital, situated in Massachusetts on the northeast coast of the United States. Enjoying all four seasons from hot summers, snowy winters, vivid autumns and blossoming springs, Boston is perfect for a holiday at any time of the year. Whether you’re looking for an exciting experience in one of North America’s oldest cities or simply want to take in cosmopolitan urban life, Boston’s unique culture, patriotic pride and landmarks like the Samuel Adams Brewery and Mission Hill will enthral you.

In the heart of downtown Boston, visit iconic sites like Faneuil Hall Marketplace, located along the Freedom Trail – a trail of historical sites around the city. Other points of interest include the Boston Public Garden, the oldest botanical garden in the US and Boston Common. Near Copley Square Park in the Back Bay district you will find famous landmarks including the Hancock Tower, Old South Church, Boston Public Library and the Trinity Church.If you are looking for activities for children, why not check out Fenway Park on your Boston holiday and watch World Series Champions the Boston Red Sox play baseball. Or if you feel like relaxing by the water, head to the picturesque harbour, the heart of where the American Revolution began and the stage of spectacular events like the Tall Ships Festival. Take a sunset cruise and enjoy views of the city or visit the New England Aquarium for family fun.

Take a trip across the Charles River to nearby Cambridge and visit two of the most prestigious universities in the world, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). With a great variety of shops, restaurants and architecture, the area attracts a mix of students, locals and tourists.

For a delicious meal of traditional Irish cuisine, head to Southie where most of Boston’s Irish community resides, also the site of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre. Boston’s other areas, like the African-American Roxbury area, the Latin American Eastie area and the predominantly LGBT South End are also worth a visit!

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