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Boston streets. Sonquan Deng/Shutterstock
Boston streets. Sonquan Deng/Shutterstock
Boston Marathon. Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock
Boston Marathon. Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock
Public Library. Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock
Public Library. Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock
Beacon Hill, Boston. Photo Col/Shutterstock
Beacon Hill, Boston. Photo Col/Shutterstock
TD Garden. Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock
TD Garden. Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock
Fenway Park Stadium. Photo Richard Carvalleri
Fenway Park Stadium. Photo Richard Carvalleri
Massachusetts State House. Aeypix/Shutterstock
Massachusetts State House. Aeypix/Shutterstock
City Streets. Songquan Deng/Shutterstock
City Streets. Songquan Deng/Shutterstock

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is the capital city of the American state of Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in the United States founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England.

The city is well known for its historical significance in the American Revolution against Britain for key events such as the Boston Tea Party, The Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston Massacre and the Siege of Boston. The Faneuil Hall is a famous meeting hall in Boston where the first speeches by Samuel Adams and James Otis were heard encouraging the revolution that prevailed. The Hall is a great tourist attraction in Boston along with the Old State House history museum.

In Modern times, Boston is well known for its education, technology and sport. The city boasts a modern skyline located on one of the best parts of Massachusetts Bay and the universities and colleges in the outer areas are internationally recognised as some of the world leaders, especially Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In sport the city is famous for the Boston Marathon, Home to the Red Sox baseball team, The Boston Celtics in basketball and the New England Patriots in Football.

If you are looking tourist attractions, the city is packed with the top of the list being the Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall Marketplace for history, Ferny Park and TD Garden to watch a game and Cambridge to see the famous universities, go shopping and see stunning architecture. Another great place to visit is Cheers, the famous pub of the 90s sitcom located in Beacon street.

Other great places not to miss seeing while in Boston include the Boston Public library, which is the second largest library in the United States, Horticultural and Symphony Halls and Beacon Hill, a historic neighbourhood renowned for its brick sidewalks and gaslight streets.

If looking for something a little more relaxing then the best-recommended place is the Boston Public Garden where you can also see a Statue of George Washington and ride a Swan Boat on the lake.

For more tourist information you may also want to see the official City of Boston website.

Boston skyline view from Boston Harbor. Marcio Jose Bastos Silvia/Shutterstock
Boston skyline view from Boston Harbor. Marcio Jose Bastos Silvia/Shutterstock
Aerial view of Boston Massachusetts, USA. Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock
Aerial view of Boston Massachusetts, USA. Richard Cavalleri/Shutterstock