The City of Boston hosts over 12 million visitors per year and as well as being a vibrant, thriving city is renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, champion sports franchises, as well as its place at the very forefront of American history.
Tourism is one of New England’s largest industries and here a Make a Bucket List we can explain to you some of the reasons why you should add this beautiful city to your list.
History is one of the main attractions to Boston visitors with many following the freedom trail or visiting the USS Constitution. Due to it’s size Boston is very easy to walk around and take in the sights, but for those of you who are feeling a little lazier then you can always hop on one of the tour buses and learn about the cities past from expert tour guides.
Many of the historical buildings and sites are open to visitors including the Old State House (below) which is the scene of the Boston Massacre and houses two floors of interactive exhibits.
Once you’ve enveloped yourself in enough of Bostons history you may feel like a bit of sporting culture; if so theres only one place to go..Fenway Park!
Home to the Boston Red Sox and the oldest and most beloved baseball park, soak up the history and get a behind the scenes look into the locker and media rooms. You’ll discover about the legendary Green Monster and the Lone Red seat! This is a treat for fans of baseball but dont be put off if you’re not, as the tour is an intersting look into a part of Boston history.
When exploring Boston, one of the most visited and iconic areas is Boston Common which is Americas oldest park. Within the park is the Boston swan boats which have been residents since the 1870’s, and are a delightful way to while away a bit of time on a sunny day.
For those of you with an interest in Cambridge and Harvard; althought the tour buses don’t go as far as Harvard you can always jump on the metro which is cheap and extremely easy to use.
With the MIT museum which houses many high-tech artifacts, prototypes, intriguing scientific instruments, underwater robotics, amazing holograms, ingenious kinetic sculptures and more. You can wonder around and witness some of the worlds geniuses at work with many passing by on peddle carts they have created.
Harvard is a beautifully lush campus and again a delight to walk around and witness students relaxing between lectures. Tours are conducted within the grounds and it is close to shops and restaurants if you fancy a drink or bite to eat.
Finally a few tips from Make a Bucket List is the Samuel Adams Brewery tour which is on the outskirts of the centre of Boston and is the home to one of Americas most popular beers. Also Salem is about 30 minutes away by train or boat and is interesting to visit, not only for its witchey history but also for those wishing to see a quaint Massachusetts town, this is the ideal mixture of old and new.
This article is only a slice of what Boston has to offer and if youre interested in finding out more we can suggest ‘City of Bostons’ page (click here for site) and for information on attractions the ‘Go Boston’ card with Smart Destinations (click here for site).