A Day in Boston, Massachusetts
Boston is perhaps the most historic city in the United Sates. The place where the American Revolution ensued. Subsequently, the significant Bunker Hill between the Patriots and the British erupted, which ultimately inflicted much damage on the British and led to their evacuation. Presently, Boston is considered the intellectual and educational center of the nation. Several highly sought after educational institutions are scattered across the city. Additionally, Boston boasts passionate sporting fans vivaciously supporting teams representing all four major sports. With such varied facets intermingled in one port city, there are plenty of attractions for a visitor to absorb.
The Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail comprises of 16 historical sights. It connects these locations along a 2.5-mile trail. Many of the most significant American Revolution sites lay along this path. The Boston Common, Paul Revere’s House, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Old State House, Old South Meeting House, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Faneuil Hall are some of the attractions on the trail.
Boston Tea Party
Move over to the Congress Street Bridge to tour one of the most unique museums in Boston. Within the doors of this museum you can become a part of the events that took place more than 230 years ago. For example, the re-enactment of colonists who marched to the harbor and threw tea overboard. You’ll also walk aboard the authentically restored Tea Ships and experience multi-sensory, holographic technology and see one of only two tea chests still in existence.
Beacon Hill is one of the city’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Stroll along the cobblestone streets and experience a journey back in time as you view gas streetlamps, federal style row houses, and a collection of magnificent architecture.
Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and is widely considered one of the world's leading academic centers. Go to the Harvard Information Center to take a lively and entertaining free walking tour of the campus guided by a student who will share the history and Harvard facts including the number of Nobel laureates and former presidents who graced these lawns. Harvard Yard sits right in Harvard Square, a lively hub for students, "townies," and visitors, filled with shops and bookstores.
One of the most historic and second oldest baseball parks, Fenway Park is worth a visit. If it’s baseball season, you may want to consider seeing a game. They offer daily tours year round that take about an hour. With it’s unique design and Green Monster, Fenway is deemed to be America’s Most Beloved Ballpark (it certainly is my favorite and yes I am a fan, so I am biased).
End your day at Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Faneuil Hall was erected around 1742 and is one of the most popular sites to see while in Boston. Legend has it that many Patriots conspired against the Brits at this very location. Secretly summoning supporters and distributing strategies. Afterward, make your way to the Quincy Market, home to more than 150 different shops, restaurantsand merchant carts. Grab a bite to eat and perhaps a souvenir or two of your cherished stay in Beantown.