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Visiting Boston

Founded by Puritan colonists in 1630, Boston boasts a fascinating history, great sightseeing and world-class museums, making it a popular tourist destination for history buffs and families alike. At the heart of Boston's history is the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile brick pathway winding from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument. Highlights of the 16 historical sites along the way include the Old North Church, Paul Revere's House and the famous Faneuil Hall Marketplace. More modern history remains alive at Fenway Park. The oldest major league baseball stadium in current use, Fenway has sold out every Red Sox home game since May, 2003. The museum offerings in Boston are top-notch, from the massive collection at the Museum of Fine Arts to the interactive exhibits at the popular Museum of Science. The ... Read More Founded by Puritan colonists in 1630, Boston boasts a fascinating history, great sightseeing and world-class museums, making it a popular tourist destination for history buffs and families alike. At the heart of Boston's history is the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile brick pathway winding from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument. Highlights of the 16 historical sites along the way include the Old North Church, Paul Revere's House and the famous Faneuil Hall Marketplace. More modern history remains alive at Fenway Park. The oldest major league baseball stadium in current use, Fenway has sold out every Red Sox home game since May, 2003. The museum offerings in Boston are top-notch, from the massive collection at the Museum of Fine Arts to the interactive exhibits at the popular Museum of Science. The New England Aquarium is a family-friendly Boston highlight, boasting a 200,000 gallon tank simulating a full Caribbean coral reef among its other exhibits of sea lions and penguins. And retail mavens need not despair, as the historic Newbury Street provides some of the best high-end shopping in New England. So once you've booked your flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers to the "Capital of New England."    Close

Stories and Tips Boston

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4th of July in the Navy Yard

Written by notso62 on 11 Jul, 2010

It is hard to explain the feeling that comes over Boston every time the fourth of July comes around. There is an energy in the air that is fed by the thousands of tourists and historical re-enactments and displays that pepper the town. Nowhere is…Read More


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Shopping in Cambridge

Written by zabelle on 14 Dec, 2009

I love shopping in Boston and Cambridge is no exception. Especially in the area around Harvard Square, there are some unique and very interested places to poke around in.Tis-Tik54 Church StreetI fell in love with this store as soon as I saw it. It is…Read More


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US Youth Soccer National Championships

Written by MilwVon on 24 Jul, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009Every year tens of thousands of youth soccer players participate at their State Championships with one goal in mind . . . to represent their state at one of four regional championships that will lead them to competing in July at the…Read More


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Beantown Trolley Tour

Written by zabelle on 21 Nov, 2007

Let me begin by saying that there are several choices of hop on hop off trolley tours in Boston. Our hotel recommended Old Town Trolley and I am familiar with them having taken their tour in Savannah. The reason we chose Beantown Trolley was that…Read More


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A Sunday Morning Walk Through Beacon Hill

Written by ssullivan on 01 Mar, 2005

On the last morning of my weekend in Boston, my friend and I had about 2.5 hours between finishing breakfast at our hotel and the time we needed to be back at the hotel to check out and head for Logan Airport to catch our…Read More


Hahvahd Squayah

Written by friskycelery on 27 Mar, 2002

Boston, like any big city, is made up of neighborhoods, and Harvard Square (pronounced Hahvahd Squayah) is a fun neighborhood to explore. Getting There Be forewarned: Boston is undergoing a major construction project called "The Big Dig". (You can get details of this project at their website: bigdig.)…Read More


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City of Dreams

Written by Idler on 05 Sep, 2002

"He reports the American joke correctly," Mark Twain begins in his essay, "What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us." "In Boston they ask, How much does he know? in New York, How much is he worth? in Philadelphia, Who…Read More


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The 'Big Fills' and the 'Big Dig'

Written by Idler on 03 Sep, 2002

This was my third trip to Boston in the past several years and, as always, I was struck by the massive construction projects everywhere. Most of this involves the Big Dig (more on that later), but it seems the entire city is continually either…Read More


Disney or History? - The Freedom Trail - Part 1

Written by actonsteve on 27 Dec, 2000

The idea of the Freedom trail is a fantastic one. A single red line weaving it's way through the city leading to all the historical sights and sides of the city a tourist normally wouldn't see. It is very popular, and deservedly so - and…Read More


Faneuil Hall & Area

Written by Beth on 20 Sep, 2000

Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market is touted as one of the most, if not the most, popular tourist site in the United States. This area combines culture, history, dining and local ambiance for visitors and Bostonians. If you want to fit in, be sure to say 'Quin-zee.' Every…Read More


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