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With an important place in the history of modern America, Boston will always be associated with American Freedom thanks to the city’s key role in the American Revolution.
The Boston of today remains an influential part of the East Coast, primarily thanks to its position as a higher seat of learning and reputation as one of America’s most upscale and progressive cities.
Famed for their non-rhotic accents, Bostonians are proud of their Revolutionary past and role in freeing America from British rule. With defining events such as the Boston Tea Party and Boston Massacre taking place in and around the city, it is no surprise that history still plays an important role today.
To this end, the city has a Freedom Trail – a 2.5 mile walk from the elegant to Boston Common Park to Charlestown. Marked entirely in red brick, the trail takes in 16 important sites related to America’s struggle. Including such places as Paul Revere House and the Old South Meeting House, the self-guided tour concludes at the USS Constitution – the world’s oldest military ship still afloat.
Boston is famed throughout the world as the home of Harvard University. Whilst few receive the chance to study at this prestigious school, the magnificent buildings are well worth visiting – not least to view the university’s public areas such as the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Whilst not as high in status as Harvard, Boston is home to many other esteemed seats of learning also worth visiting including Tufts University and Boston College.
As you might expect for a city famed for its intellectual prowess, museums and cultural activities are abound. Ranging from grand museums like the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Science, Boston is also home to more down to earth institutions such as Boston Children’s Museum, the New England Aquarium and Franklin Park Zoo – all perfect for family fun with an educational slant.
As a city, Boston is also renowned for its fine theatres and performing arts organisations. Based in superbly ornate theatres such as the Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston Opera House and Orpheum Theatre, visitors to the city can enjoy performances from celebrated companies such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Ballet – the perfect way to relax and drink in the culture and history of one of America’s most impressive cities.
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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.
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Lose yourself in the charming streetscapes, historic buildings and village-like atmosphere of Boston’s oldest and wealthiest suburbs.
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The ample dining options and captivating waterfront views are top of the list for many visitors to North End. A stop by Old North Church or Paul Revere House might round out your trip.
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Spend some time visiting places like John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum while getting to know Dorchester, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Fields Corner Station or Shawmut Station to see more of the area.
Reviewed on 15 Dec 2019
Reviewed on 14 Dec 2019
Catch a game or take a tour at one of America’s most historic and beloved ballparks.
The oldest public park in the United States has been the stage for centuries of drama. These days it’s the perfect place to unwind.
With a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a popular shopping spot in Boston, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Amble around this vibrant area's university campus or experience its fascinating museums.
Explore treasures from ancient times to the masterpieces of tomorrow at this eclectic museum.
With a visit to Harvard Square, a popular shopping spot in Cambridge, you can browse for souvenirs. Experience the acclaimed art galleries or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.
With a visit to Copley Place, a popular shopping spot in Boston, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home. Experience the fascinating museums or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.
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.
Explore Beantown with a hilarious ConDUCKtor® in a newly built amphibious vehicle. Ride the DUCK by downtown landmarks like Faneuil Hall and the Freedom Trail, and then ease into the water for a scenic cruise along the waterfront of the Charles River.
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.
With this private day trip you'll enjoy the luxury of your own personal driver and car. Start your full day with pickup at your hotel or local accommodations and head for the highway out of Boston in your choice of vehicle, from standard sedan to luxury Rolls Royce Ghost.
Verified travelerNov 9, 2019
Loved Boston for the history and how easy it is to walk around.
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