The US city of Boston is the Massachusetts state capital, yet the city has a distinctly European influence too. Towering skyscrapers brush shoulders with old, colonial buildings, resulting in a successful combination of old and new. This city is brimming with history, yet also has its eye firmly on the future.
One of the most famous sights associated with the Boston region is the brightly coloured display of leaves on the trees each autumn, making the American fall season a great time to visit. The place is liberally endowed with parks, making this an incredibly welcoming and liveable city. It’s also home to numerous colleges, giving it a cosy, collegiate feel, and Harvard University is located close by in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
One all-American experience not to be missed is to see the Boston Red Sox play, if you can. If not, at least visit Fenway Park, where you can see the stadium and learn about baseball history. Sporting pursuits in general are big news in Boston, thanks in part to the sizeable student population. Combined with the parks, this makes Boston a city that loves to work, rest and play outdoors whenever possible.
Wandering the streets of Boston is to see movie sets come to life. You have cobblestones, typically American brownstone houses and an abundance of beautiful colonial buildings. Just to live among Bostonians is one of the pleasures of a visit to this city, as well as charming sights and experiences that are yours to discover around every corner.
If you like to party by night, then genteel Boston does have a wild side too. If you prefer a sophisticated restaurant or cocktail bar for your evening’s entertainment, there are plenty of both too, as well as lively bars packed with all sorts of people. While in Boston, you must try a lobster roll - a local dish that’s nothing short of legendary.
Accommodation in Boston comprises just about every option you can imagine. Some of the city’s historic houses are now 5-star hotels, but the city caters to everyone, with even cheap hotels in Boston located in some of the most modern buildings in Massachusetts. Stay centrally and you’re within walking distance of the city sights, or opt for trendy Back Bay, where there’s plenty of shops, eateries and nightlife close by.
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