Boston Travel Tips
The Cradle of Liberty. The Hub of the Universe. The Athens of America. These are big words for a mid-sized city, but Boston more than lives up to them. With its rich history, grand architecture and world-renowned academic and cultural institutions, the city radiates the glory it has garnered over the last four centuries.
Disastrous urban renewal projects in the 1950s provoked such a furious backlash that Boston now has some of the best preserved historic buildings in the US. Walkable, historic and clean, the city blends old-world beauty and modern convenience.
Freedom’s the word in Boston. From the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre to the beginning of the American Revolution, this city’s steeped in history and lucky for you, it’s one of the few ...
The Boston Harbor has had its share of drama since its discovery by John Smith in 1614 (Boston Tea Party, anyone?), but these days, it’s smooth sailing when you include a boat cruise in your Boston ...
Long gone are the days when the Puritans and Pilgrims walked the cobbled streets of the small peninsula of what is now bustling Boston. Today, however, the knowledgeable amateur historian need not ...
People have their escapes. Many say Hawaii or the Caribbean is for them. But for New Englanders, nothing is closer to the heart or the home, then their Cape Cod. A little slice of peace and ...
In addition to Boston’s rich history in establishing the US, the city is also known for the variety of festivals it hosts. On the Fourth of July visitors and residents with interest in maritime revel ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, May 2012
With New England-style boulevards, historical parks, and a thriving student population, it’s no wonder Boston
is so often thought of as one of the nation’s most walkable cities.
Also, since many ...
Shady Apple. Concrete Handbag.
Yes, some of it may not make literal sense (at least not to the ‘artless masses’), but whether you’re after an alternative spot for a cocktail, a venture into the ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, July 2011
Enjoy shopping for indie-made crafts and antiques? Need a fresh loaf of bread or stalk of celery? Get all of it done at once at the SoWa Open Market, happening every Sunday from May 1st to October ...
Music fans, take note. In September, Boston hosts one of the country’s premier jazz events. The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festiva l centers on a daylong street party along Columbus Avenue in Boston’s ...
Written by Jessica F, February 2013
Boston offers myriad options in terms of after-work drinks and interesting bars. In fact, it can be difficult to choose where to go for a night out or a mid-afternoon draft. For those looking for a ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, February 2012
It's common to hear Bostonians boast about Fenway Park , home of the Red Sox and arguably one of the coolest baseball stadiums in the country. But what exactly makes it so great?
Firstly, it's ...
OpenTable called it "the most romantic restaurant in Boston ".
When you go to The Wine Cellar, be careful not to get too bogged down
with the wine list (you have hundreds to choose from), ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, December 2012
For those who love to celebrate national holidays, Boston is the place to be. Whether it’s Christmas or July 4th ,
this New England hub of festivities has something for everyone. You can
Written by Hudson, USA, August 2012
The northeast is known for many things—one of them being a place of good
times both indoors and out. If good times for you include sipping on
some choice beers, then Boston
has also got you ...
Written by Jessica F, March 2013
Boston is well-known as being one of the top destinations in the United States to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The main event of the festivities is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade which welcomes over ...
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