Founded as early as 1630, the city of Boston isn’t only the capital and the largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts but it also represents the center of a much bigger area called Greater Boston, with the population of more than 8 million people.
History of the Boston City:
Historically this area is most famously known for the events that took place during the American Revolution, such as the Boston Tea Party, as well as the Siege of Boston and Boston Massacre. But through the years the city became well known for being the first city that opened a public school, public park, and, much later, first subway system. Nowadays, as it represents a home to many world famous prestigious universities, it is considered a pioneer when it comes to leadership, education and innovation. It comes as a no surprise that it also has the highest rate of philanthropy in the United States.
What you should visit in Boston:
If you were ever to visit this beautiful place, there are a few things that you cannot miss. Starting with the obvious, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology deserve a tour even if you have no academic aspirations. In addition to admiring the architecture and the cradle of some of the most incredible minds in history, you will also get a chance to visit the museums and various collections only available there. One of them being the 3.000 models of flowers and plants made entirely out of glass.
If you are a fan of museums, this has plenty to offer, and we recommend that you don’t miss Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, as well as Isabella Stewart Garden Museum. While in that mode, you can also pay a visit to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Alongside this sights, make sure to check the Freedom trail as well, as it will take you to see as many as 16 important landmarks in only 3 miles.
And if you happen to be a fan of the outdoors don’t miss the park at the beginning of the trail and take your time to enjoy Swan Boats that will take you across the lake. While you are there pay a visit to the Boston Harbor as well and you will get a chance to see a replica of The Boston Tea Party Ship. If you are in the mood for more dynamic activities, Boston is home to the “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” and the home of the Boston’s Red Sox.
The beauty of the Fenway Park lies in the fact that it looks pretty much the same as it did when it was built back in 1912. We hope you will have enough strength after this to pay a visit to the New England Aquarium, home to more than 20,000 creatures.