Common Park is the oldest park in the city of Boston, established in 1634, and is a perfect place to relax, play sports or sunbath, as you can see in the picture. It is in the heart of town, bordering on its east side Boston Charles. There is a shipping and fishing tradition in the river, there are many who practice sailing in their waters.
Quincy Market is now the quintessential tourist spot and one of the most visited places by tourists and even the Bostonians .... It's a totally "bright and vibrant" place, full of colourful street performers, places to eat what you dare, to walk around or to sit .... Full-art business clothes are "advanced" .... Especially for young people. Traveling the QUINCY MARKET and sniffing at each corner, is a refreshing and very interesting experience that you are sure never to forget.
I'll tell you a secret to getting the most beautiful views of Boston Harbor without paying for a trip on a boat. You have to cross an old iron bridge to the restaurant "Barking Crab" (perfect place to eat lobster), take a walk to the left and there you will see the views.
You don't have to like baseball to enjoy a game, what makes it special is visiting Fenway Park especially if you have seen the movie Fever Pitch that was filmed there. Fenway Park is an institution in Boston, it was opened in 1912 and is still the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. It is such an amazing feeling experiencing the atmosphere of all the die hard Red Sox supporters at a game. If you're in Boston during baseball season be sure to book a ticket for a home game well in advance. It's indeed an experience of a lifetime even if you're not a sports fan.
Next to Boston Common is the Public Garden, which is a park with a pond that divides it into two. During the summer months you can rent a boat shaped like a swan and paddle through the water. In the park, there is a striking equestrian statue of George Washington in bronze placed on a large granite base. It is certainly one of the most famous in Boston.
This church played an important role in the American Revolution, it was here that Robert Newman climbed up the bell tower and hung two lanterns to warn the population that the English army were coming by sea on April 18, 1775. The church was built in 1723 and is very simple inside and out. Behind is a beautiful courtyard with several monuments and statues.
Paul Revere is one of the most historical figures of the United States. He was a silversmith who was also hired by the city of Boston as a messenger and, on April 18 1775, he was riding from home to Lexington to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming to arrest them. It is said that he was screaming, "The British are coming!" to alert people. His house has been preserved as a museum.
While not the best aquarium I've visited (it is light years behind the Lisbon Oceanarium, for example), the New England Aquarium is one of the most visited places in Boston. There are long lines, and costs about 15 dollars and it has strange species. If you're in Boston it is a must.
Boston is very clean and tidy, the homes are beautiful, there is lots of green and everything is taken care of. Even at night you'll be surprised by the quality of its buildings. I did not have as much time to visit the city at night as I would have liked to. We only had a short time and spent the day sightseeing so we were quite tired at the end of the day.
The Tour of the Charles River is really relaxing. The buildings around it are fantastic. Green spaces abound everywhere and everything is so neat and tidy. The river itself is wide and quiet, with still water and is very heavenly. It really is a worthwhile walk.
Charles Street is one of the main streets in the heart of Boston. The houses and buildings are beautiful and when one thinks of Boston this his it. Charles Street is also where the Cheers bar can be found and the Capitol of Massachusetts. The Boston Common is on the edge of Charles Street and there are many quaint restaurants and shops for visitors to go to.
Boston Public Library, built in 1887, is the largest public library in the entire United States of America with a total of 15 million volumes. It was also the first public-access library to offer a book lending service. I took a stroll through the library and sat down to read my travel brochures. I went away because I was embarrassed to be seen with "what to see, what to do in Boston". The man with the hat in the photo is the librarian. He was a very friendly and happy to tell stories about his job at the library.
The city of Boston has a historical tour that you can find marked on the ground: a red line will take you around the city following the history of Boston, the most important city in the story of the United States' independence. Along the way you'll find old buildings, small museums, and important historical sites. Depending on how many you enter, you could take 2 hours or you could take all day following the Freedom Trail.
The Zakim Bridge or Bunker Hill Bridge, as it is famously called by locals, and the connecting tunnel were built as part of the "Big Dig", the largest highway construction project in the United States. The stylish modern design of the bridge made it a State icon from the beginning. At night it is mesmerizing and definitely worth a visit for it's design structure where it becomes more prominent in the moonlight.
Even if you are not an art fan, the majestic beauty that is the MFA should be visited. The many permanent art exhibitions and temporary ones too makes for the perfect day indoors (especially with crappy weather outside) to explore, learn and get lost in all that the MFA has to offer. Even tea at the Café people watching is an adventure. Be sure to plan a day in your schedule to visit the beloved MFA.
The State House is one of the landmark buildings in Boston and the state of Massachusetts as it is the seat of government. It was built in 1798 with the purpose of replacing the old State House, which is located a few blocks away. It is a stunning building, and its majestic atmosphere is enhanced by its location. It sits on the top of the hill overlooking Boston Common, in the upper-class neighborhood of Beacon Hill. The golden dome, which reflects the sun when the weather is good, makes it instantly recognizable. This monument is part of the Freedom Trail, and can be visited by tourists as part of a free guided tour that takes about 45 minutes. The tour begins in the Doric Hall, named because of the white pine columns, and continues through the Hall of Nurses, where a statue pays tribute to all the army nurses who served during the War of Independence, before finally visiting the most important rooms in the building: the Chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives. The latter is known for the Sacred Cod, a wooden sculpture hanging from the ceiling that was a gift from a Boston merchant to remember the importance of the fishing industry. It's a funny touch in such a serious place!
One of the most popular attractions in Boston is the Freedom Trail. Over the 4 kilometers of red bricks that make up the route, you'll find some of the best things to do in Boston, like the Boston Common, the oldest urban park in the United States and the Bunker Hill Monument, which commemorates one of the major battles between the English and the American revolutionaries. The route will also lead to other Boston attractions, like Faneuil Hall, and Newbury Street, the city's main shopping street.
As the main cultural center of New England, museums are among the top places to visit in Boston. Do not miss the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a visit to which is one of the most intimate and special of Boston activities. Set in a mansion, Fenway Court houses an extensive collection of over 2,500 works of European, American and Asian art.
Along with museums, universities are another of the most important things to see in Boston. In the nearby town of Cambridge is Harvard University, one of the most important universities in the world, and the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). And if you've had enough of the city, take a ferry and check out the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, one of the best places to see in Boston for nature lovers.
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