Boston predates most cities in the United States and may come to mind first when associating a place with the American Revolution. From the times of the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere's ride, the Boston Massacre and many more, the Boston area provides a deep sense of history that guides modern Boston today as the capital of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England.
Tourists looking for the quintessential Boston experience might start at Faneuil Hall, joining the millions of people before them who make the area one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. Originally serving as the venue for independence speeches by Samuel Adams and others, the structure has undergone many rebuildings and renovations since 1640 including its most recent version into Boston based retail shops. Find local goods and souvenirs at stores such as Greetings From Boston and the Faneuil Hall Leather Shop
featuring bags from Boston based designer David King. Right next to Faneuil Hall walk over to Quincy Market full of even more stores and many food vendors where one may find a great bowl of Boston "Chowdah" and a wide variety of international delights.
Boston's harbor and access to the Atlantic ocean likely helped the early settlers to pick its location. The ports in Boston still make up a large part of modern Boston serving and a dock to bring in fresh fish or a point of departure for cruise ships. Speaking of water and Boston, check out the lagoon at the Boston Public Garden you might remember from childhood memories of the book Make Way For Ducklings or try to watch a rowing race on the Charles River.
Those paddling up the Charles might see Boston University on one side and Harvard on the other. In fact, Boston may top the nation for the highest density of colleges and universities. This wealth of knowledge and research laid a foundation for today's Boston becoming a leading area for new technology.
For the sports fan Boston offers teams in a professional leagues, most with their own deep history. The Boston Bruins
and Boston Celtics
play at TD Garden
downtown while iconic Fenway Park
host the Boston Red Sox
a bit east. The New England Patriots
actually play about 20 miles south in Foxborough.
For a historic New England experience you must visit Boston!