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 Things To Do in Boston
  
Things to do in Boston
Top 10 To Do: 
  1. The Freedom Trail: It is a 2.5 mile red-brick walking trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, every one an authentic American treasure. Today it is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond.
  2. Boston Duck Tours: The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", an authentic, renovated World War II amphibious landing vehicle. You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts.
  3. Boston Common: America's oldest park is the heart of Boston, offering recreation opportunities and a glimpse into history through numerous monuments to the past.
  4. Faneuil Hall Marketplace: There are more than 100 places to eat, shop and drink at this historic site. It has been called the "Cradle of Liberty" because of the number of revolutionaries and abolitionists who delivered important speeches here.
  5. Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory: For a breathtaking view of the city and surrounding area, take a trip to this skywalk observatory. On a clear day, visitors can see the mountains of New Hampshire. Museum-like displays offer detailed information on the history of Boston's geography.
  6. Cheers Beacon Hill: Tourists still flock to this Beacon Street bar, which was the inspiration for the Cheers television series.
  7. New England Holocaust Memorial: This haunting monument is covered with etched numbers recalling the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Six glass towers, representing the chimneys of World War II concentration camps, are designed to educate as well as commemorate this 20th-century tragedy.
  8. Charles River Esplanade: Get a feel for Boston with a stroll along 17 miles of riverside paths and parks. Watch sailboats and racing college crews.
  9. Chinatown: This neighborhood is filled with many Chinese immigrants and their businesses. There are numerous Chinese restaurants as well as bakeries and tea houses. In addition, there are Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese restaurants in the neighborhood.
  10. Massachusetts Bay Lines Whale Watch: Offers five-hour trips for whale-watching. Vessels offer many amenities for all passengers including multiple decks for maximum viewing and galley service with light snacks and refreshments.
Top 5 Things To See:
  1. Old North Church: The enduring fame of this church began on the evening of April 18, 1775, Robert Newman, climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution.
  2. USS Constitution Museum: Serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution, by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her. This museum seeks to create a positive, memorable experience for both children and adults by inspiring within them a love for the freedom that Constitution symbolizes.
  3. Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum: Relive “the single most important event leading up to the Revolutionary War” aboard the Brig Beaver II. Our storytellers will enchant the whole family. Revolt, throw tea into the sea and enjoy our fully narrated tours, displays and tax free tea.
  4. Paul Revere's House: On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston's North End and set out on a journey that would make him into a legend. Today that home is still standing at 19 North Square and has become a national historic landmark. It is downtown Boston's oldest building and one of the few remaining from an early era in the history of colonial America.
  5. Harriet Tubman House: With its collection of photographs and artifacts, this museum celebrates the life and deeds of African-American leader and abolitionist. A figure from the famous slave-liberating Underground Railroad, Tubman was born into slavery but escaped to Boston in 1849.
 
Best Time of Year to Visit:  The best time of year is September and October when you catch a warm sunny day and can spend time walking around the city. Also the Fall colors are amazing.
 
5 Things to Do With Kids:
  1. New England Aquarium: From the Giant Ocean Tank to the new Matthew and Marcia Simons IMAX; the Aquarium continues its tradition to serve as a leader in research, education and conservation.
  2. Franklin Park Zoo: Founded in 1913, is the 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park. Highlights of the zoo's collection include the African lions of the Kalahari Kingdom, Masai giraffe and Grevy’s zebra of the Giraffe Savannah, and western lowland gorillas of the Tropical Forest.
  3. Fenway Park: Catch a baseball game in this stadium which remains the oldest major league ballpark in use. Home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway Park still looks much as it did when it opened.
  4. Frog Pond: Capture the scent of wood smoke in the air. Hear the sound of metal blades skimming over smooth ice. Close your eyes and your senses return you to 1634, as you ice skate on the Frog Pond in America's oldest public park.
  5. Public Garden: This park is elegantly landscaped with flower beds, lagoons, walking paths and statues, including a notable monument of George Washington on a horse. You can also take a ride in the famous swan boats.
 
5 Great Evening Entertainment Options:
  1. Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruise: Quite simply, a Spirit dinner cruise is the perfect night out. A magical setting enhanced by dazzling city sights and harbor lights. An evening filled to the brim with wonderful cuisine, live music and dancing under a canopy of stars.
  2. Medieval Manor: Revisit the Middle Ages during this hilarious dinner theater experience. Have a feast inside a castle while "wenches" (waitresses) bring flagons of dark ale, and jesters sing and play. The comedic "Lord of the Manor" will keep you entertained with slapstick storytelling performances throughout the night. cc
  3. Boston Lyric Opera House: This state-of-the-art facility was founded in 1976. Fostering diversity in the Boston community, the Boston Lyric Opera House has featured timeless classics such as Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" and Mozart's "Don Giovanni."
  4. Boston Ballet: This is a company in the very first rank. It is said that Boston has been accustomed to having one of the great symphonies of the world. The town has now gotten itself a ballet company that meets that standard.
  5. Boston Symphony Orchestra: One of the world's most highly regarded concert halls, was inaugurated on October 15, 1900.
5 Great Restaurants:
  1. Anthony's Pier 4: Offers fine food prepared to Anthony's exacting standards, an award winning wine list, superb service, and a spectacular view of the city overlooking historic Boston Harbor.
  2. Legal Sea Foods: A restaurant that traces its rich history back 60 years and whose motto is "If it isn't fresh, it isn't legal".
  3. Boston Beanery Restaurant & Tavern: An old Boston restaurant and tavern atmosphere are the specialty of this restaurant which is open daily for lunch and dinner and features items such as appetizers, soups, salads, steaks, seafood, pasts, sandwiches, burgers, and desserts on their menu.
  4. L'Espalier: This elegant French restaurant, set in a circa-1873 townhouse, promises ambiance as classy as the food.
  5. Blue Ginger: Eastern and Western cuisines are magnificently combined by celebrity chef Ming Tsai. The house specialty is Chilean Sea Bass with Vegetarian Soba Noodle Sushi.
See Also Links:
  1. Wikipedia on Boston
  2. Boston Tourism
  3. Boston City Guide

 

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