Visiting Boston

(Boston, Massachusetts - MA, USA)

Boston is one of the most popular cities in the whole of New England and those visiting Boston will quickly discover why the city is so popular.

With a mixture of historic buildings and modern structures, together with a vast harborfront, regular whale watch cruises, world-class seafood restaurants, a famous 'Freedom Trail' and a truly cosmopolitan atmosphere, the city of Boston has something for everyone.

Visiting Boston: Places to Visit

  • Boston Duck tours, providing an unusual way to sightsee around the city, with amphibian vehicles which travel on land and along the Charles River
  • Boston Trolley Tours, small buses that resemble trams, taking in many of the city's most acclaimed sights and featuring tickets valid for the whole day
  • New England Aquarium, offering thousands of colorful fish and marine mammals, including giant turtles, sharks, stingrays, penguins and a popular gift shop
  • The USS Constitution, a famous ship over 200 years old and once part of the US Navy, known locally in the Boston area as 'Old Ironsides'
  • Boston Public Library, a grand building dating back to the middle of the 19th century and now listed on the National Register
  • Bull and Finch Pub, a pub known throughout USA for being the exterior view of the 'Cheers' pub in the popular American sitcom
  • Franklin Park Zoo, full of animals from all over the world, including gorillas, large cats, exotic birds and many family attractions for all ages
  • Paul Revere House, an important landmark located on Boston's North Square, from where local silversmith Paul Revere once made a famous midnight journey in 1775
  • John Hancock Tower, a glass-clad skyscraper which is one of the tallest structures in the whole of New England, towering high above Boston's Copley Square and offering an observatory area
  • Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum, located alongside the Congress Street Bridge and remembering a historic revolt in the 1770s, with reenactments, gallery areas and regular films
  • New State House, completed in 1795 and standing on Beacon Hill and best known for its enormous and extremely valuable dome, which is covered in gold leaf, overlooking the nearby Boston Common area
  • Bunker Hill Monument, a tall granite tower commemorating the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill, with almost 300 steps to the top and panoramic views of the Charlestown area of Boston

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