Boston, is the United States’ most forward thinking and barrier-breaking city. It brings together historic revolution and transformation in a blend that few other cities can boast of. Also, called as The City on the Hill, and the City of Notions; Boston is a city of sports, and is one of the most charitable cities one might ever come across. Interestingly, Boston is the best city to find eligible men in their twenties. It is known for its sea food, for its slangs and funny accents. It is a city that focuses on learning, more than it focuses on money or politics. It is the oldest city of the United States. The Boston folks love their sports and are truly passionate about them, as much as they are passionate about their cods and prawns. It is a very diverse city, with something to offer for each and everybody. Talking of the history of the city, Boston is more like one big, huge outdoors history museum, the entire history of United States; movement of freedom against Great Britain unfolded here, in its streets and lanes, in its public monuments and buildings.
When in Boston, the three mile long freedom trail is an absolute must to traverse, winding through 16 principal historic sites of the city. Faneuil Hall or the cradle of Liberty is also an interesting spot. Travel in the swan boats of the Boston Public Garden. Walk through the Beacon hill and visit the many attractions situated in this very beautiful neighborhood. Boston is home to the famous Harvard University, so do visit the art museum and the Harvard Square here. Visit the home of the Boston red Sox – Fenway Park, and attend an orchestra performance at the Boston Orchestra House.
Back Bay with its beautiful boutique hotels puts you close to a lot of museums and libraries, and is a very fashionable neighborhood to stay in. If you plan to take the Freedom Trail, then staying at the very gateway of this trail, in Boston Common or Boston Downtown is a good option. The neighborhood also puts you close to some delicious lobster rolls and Clam Chowder. Dubbed as the ‘Little Italy’, you can also choose to stay in one of Boston’s oldest neighborhoods, in the North End. If you are fond of water shuttles, you can choose to stay in the Financial District or at the Waterfront, from where the Boston airport is just a water shuttle away. And if you are here for the universities – Harvard and MIT, then Cambridge is your best bet.
Go for a cruise, you will get amazing views of the sunset when in a cruise, and you will undoubtedly, thoroughly enjoy your trip.
Boston is a walking city, so you can completely avoid renting cars here. At most, if required, you can access public transport here easily. But walking is indeed the best way to get around the city.
If you enjoy non-vegetarian foods, especially sea foods, then Boston is your heaven on earth. Indulge to your full in sea food here. It is relatively inexpensive and goes well with some amazing brews that are available here.
Boston loves its sports. So if you want to avoid crowds, steer clear of major sporting events, especially home team matches. If you are coming for a sporting event, book well, very well in advance, or you might never get in.
Fall is generally the best time to visit Boston. April to June, and September to October are peak season times here. January to March remains as the off-season. May and the fall months can be really expensive times to come to Boston. January through March and August are the best times to get the best deal.