Ever since the Boston Tea Party helped start the Revolution, Boston has been at the heart of the American Experience. Beantown is filled with history and culture. You won’t want to miss out on these top spots next time you visit.
This is a two-and-a-half mile walk along a brick path through some sixteen locations crucial to American history. Among the notable sites are the Old State House, directly in front of which occurred the Boston Massacre; Bunker Hill, site of the first major battle of the American Revolution; and the Old North Church, from which hung the lanterns warning Paul Revere of the oncoming British army: “one if by land, two if by sea.” The trail is bookended by the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest naval vessel, named by George Washington himself, and Boston Common, the oldest city park in the nation.
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The legendary home of the Boston Red Sox opened its doors over a hundred years ago and is still going strong. Some of the greatest players to ever play the game of baseball called Fenway home – including Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and Carl Yastrzemski. The park is perhaps most famous for the Green Monster, the massive green wall in left field.
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This famous bar – seen by millions weekly – was the bar in the classic TV sitcom “Cheers.” While the inside looks entirely different from the show, you can still partake in this great piece. Be sure to get you picture taken out front – like the other tourists posing in front of the famous signage.
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Established in 1837 in the heart of Boston, the park was the first public botanical garden in the United States. Along with a glorious array of roses and bulbs, a variety of trees grace the grounds, including beech, chestnut, elm, and maple. Walking through the garden, you will come upon many statutes as well, including sculptor Thomas Ball’s 1839 work, Equestrian Statue of George Washington, found at the Arlington Street gate. And no visit is complete without an excursion on the famous Swan Boats, which pedal around a four-acre lake in boats decorated with white swans.
Although many of the funky booksellers and music stores may have disappeared, Newbury Street remains the top shopping destination in Boston, featuring high-end designers like Ralph Lauren, Chanel, and Kate Spade, as well as some independent holdouts such as Raven Used Books, which specializes in arts and literature works. Hip cafes, cozy coffee shops, and fashionable restaurants also line the street, making for a lively and entertaining atmosphere.