Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is the largest city of New England and is regarded as the economical and cultural centre of this region. It is almost like the unofficial capital of New England. With many colleges and universities in and around the area, Boston is a place for higher education and centre for medical studies.
Boston was founded very early and hence is a very compact and well planned city. It is located on the Massachusetts’s Shawmut Peninsula, at the mouths of the rivers Charles and Mystic. The river Charles separates the proper Boston city from Charlestown, Watertown and Cambridge.
The climate of Boston is moderate during April to September. You can experience snowfall in Boston during winter in the month of January. Boston has continental climate. The weather patterns keep changing from time to time. It also experiences unexpected snowfalls. Boston’s population is more than 4.5 million and it is the fourth most populous city in the United States.
Boston hosts thousands of tourists every year from all over the world. There are many places in Boston which attract tourists. The city is rich in museums, entertainment centers, shopping arcades and places which hold historic importance. It is one of the top most tourist destinations in the world. There is a lot to see and do in Boston. Some of the main tourist attractions of Boston are mentioned below.
One of the oldest arboretums in North America, Arnold Arboretum, is located in Boston. It is a park where trees and plants are grown for scientific purposes. It also the most important centre of plant studies in the world.
Boston has a beautiful harbor side, where you can get ferries that will take you to near by islands. You can do anything there like swimming, camping, fishing or just plain relaxing.
During summers, tourist should definitely visit the Boston Common and Public Garden. It is the oldest garden in the United States and it has statues, fountains and marvelous scenery.
Boston also has something called as the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a 4 km long walk which takes you through all the sixteen historical sites of Boston. The trail starts at the Boston Commons and ends at the USS Constitution. It also passes through the North end of Boston, Boston downtown as well as Charlestown. The Boston harbor walking path is also connected to the trail. The trail is marked and lined with red paint.
Samuel Adams brewery is another must visit place in Boston. As Sam Adams was one of the heroes of the American Revolution, he is the face of one of the best local brewery. One can take a guided tour of the brewery and also taste some of their 25 different varieties of beer. Another place to visit is America’s favorite baseball park, the Fenway Park.
The best places to stay in Boston would be Fifteen Beacon, Hotel Commonwealth, Nine Zero, Best Western Boston/The Inn at Longwood Medical and Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill.