The city of Boston in Massachusetts has the traditional English charm as well as an air of superiority. Uncover the history of this wonderful city by taking a tour of the famous Freedom Trail, shop from any of the premium outlets on Newbury Street, or dine in an eatery of your choice. If you are looking to spend a few days in Boston, here are some of the must see places.
The Freedom Trail will lead you into the principal historic sites and landmarks of the city. Prior to visiting the State House, you can start collecting brochures on the major tourist attractions at the Boston Common’s Visitor Center. The Trail will lead you to the Old Granary Burying Ground (the burial site of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Paul Revere), King’s Chapel Burying Ground (the burial place of two Mayflower passengers and Governor John Winthrop), Old South Meeting House, as well as the Old State House. At the end of the trail in Charlestown, you will find the frigate USS Constitution.
Located in the centre of the city is the oldest park in America, the Boston Common. The large green space, frequented by the locals throughout the year, is home to several monuments. You can also visit the adjoining botanical garden, called the Public Garden and some Victorian-style statues and monuments including George Washington’s equestrian statue. Take a ride on the historic Swan Boats to travel across the lake.
Visiting “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” is both interesting and fun even for those who do not love sports. The home ground of the Major League baseball team Boston Red Sox boasts of numerous features including the 37-foot monstrous green wall, hand-operated scoreboard, and the seating capacity of 33,871.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
As one of the leading art museums in America, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston has an impressive collection of artworks from the Middle East and Greece, Persian and Asian fine arts, Egyptian treasures, as well as Impressionist paintings.
New England Aquarium
The aquarium houses more than 550 species of aquatic animals along with a man-made coral reef that is home to a wide range of tropical fish as well as other aquatic creatures including moray eels, turtles, and sharks. You can handle invertebrates like urchins, starfish, and crabs that are found inside the touch tank. Participate in whale-watching tours and other educational programs that are sponsored by the Aquarium outside the Boston Harbor.