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.