Are you planning a trip to Boston? There is something special about “Beantown” that has a charming effect on the tourists of this city. This may be the reason an estimated 20 million people will visit Boston this year.
This travel guide will familiarize you with this world-class city.
If you are visiting Boston or the surrounding area, you have plenty of options for lodging. Whether you prefer to stay at a budget hotel, a luxurious downtown hotel, or an intimate boutique hotel, Boston has the perfect place for your night’s rest. There are also rental homes and Bed and Breakfasts available.
The Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail is one of Boston’s most popular attractions. This 2.5-mile red line guides tourists to some of the city’s most historic sites. There are officially 16 stops on the trail. Among the most noteworthy places on the Freedom Trail are the Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill Monument, Old North Church, Faneuil Hall, and King’s Chapel.
Visiting Fenway Park to catch a Red Sox game is a perfect way to spend a day in Boston. If you are there during the off-season, you can still take a tour of the stadium. The park was built in 1912 and named after “The Fens” area on which it is built.
Boston Public Library
The magnificent architecture at the Boston Public Library is worth taking the tour to see. Located in Copley Square, this structure is more like a museum than a library. Among the majestic architecture, there are also a series of beautiful murals featured.
Massachusetts State House
Built over John Hancock’s former cow pasture is the Massachusetts State House. This gold-domed building was originally completed in 1798. It was in 1795 that Samuel Adams laid the cornerstone. The gold dome was originally a copper dome installed by Paul Revere. It is safe to say that this is a well-preserved American treasure.
Looking to do some shopping while you’re in town? Back Bay is eight blocks saturated with trendy shops, upscale boutiques, and cafes. Even if you are not looking to do a lot of shopping, the experience and atmosphere alone are worth the trip. There are also some amazing Boston houses for sale not far away.
New England Aquarium
As one of Boston’s premier attractions, the New England Aquarium is a place the whole family can enjoy. From penguin feeding and live mammal presentations to giant ocean divers and New England-specific fish, this aquarium provides entertainment for 1.3 million visitors annually.
The Emerald Necklace got its name because it features six individual green parks that are strung together. This seven-mile stretch of park space includes Back Bay Fens, Olmsted Park, the Riverway, Franklin Park, Jamaica Pond, and Arnold Arboretum Park.
Boston’s charm is sure to provide lasting memories for your next trip. If you want to emerge yourself in the rich history and beauty of Boston, you will learn that there is a lot more than beans to Beantown.
The culture, diversity, and rich history of this enchanting city will surely warm your heart.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll visit again real soon . . . . Janice B