You may think you know Boston, the city where America
began. However, history books only scratch the surface of Boston’s people,
whose diverse ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds inject life into its
businesses and neighborhoods. Come
see where real Bostonians live, work and play!
Boston is a key North American
gateway and boasts of not only some of the shortest transatlantic flight times,
but also one of the shortest airport-to-downtown distances in the U.S. Bordered by Boston Harbor on the east, The Charles River separates Boston on
the north from neighboring Cambridge, home to Harvard University, MIT and a
variety great hotels, shops, restaurants, and music venues. For
postcard-perfect views of the Boston skyline form the Cambridge side, splash
down in the Charles River with Boston Duck Tours or explore Boston by bike or
on foot along the lush Charles River Esplanade park.
Boston is home to one-of-a-kind historic attractions and iconic American
experiences: visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and
America’s oldest ballpark, Fenway Park, home of the championship Boston Red Sox
and an impressive lineup of concerts and events. Take a guided walking tour of
the Freedom Trail and Boston’s Black Heritage Trail. Families will love Boston’s many first-class museums
and attractions, such as the Boston Children’s Museum, New England Aquarium,
Museum of Science, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Legoland Discovery
Center, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and more.
Boston’s location on the water makes it an excellent launching off point
for all kinds of outdoor adventure including whale watching expeditions, hiking
and sea kayaking in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park, historic harbor
and sunset cruises year-round, the Codzilla high-speed Harbor thrill ride, and
seasonal sailing excursions and ferry rides to Salem and Cape Cod.
Shopping is always an
adventure in Boston. With no sales tax on clothing valued under $175 and only a
6.25% sales tax on everything else, shopping in Boston offers great value. Eat and drink your way through Faneuil Hall Market Place, historic Union
Street pubs and restaurants, the Boston Public Market and the restaurants,
bakeries and cafes of the adjoining North End and Chinatown. Experience 5-star dining, nightlife and gaming at the Encore Boston Harbor, and
for dozens of suggestions to plan the perfect itinerary, visit www.bostonusa.com/things-to-do.
Boston will surprise you