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Boston, Massachusetts

Old Statehouse, Boston, Massachusetts (cc)
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Boston Travel Guide


Boston is the gentrified city of the East Coast, and a study in American history. It was here in 1773, at the Boston Harbor, that the momentous "Boston Tea Party" first pooh-poohed the British Monarchy and ignited the American Revolution. It was from here in 1775 that native son Paul Revere rode into the night, to Concord and Lexington, to alert American patriots of the British advance. There are Revolutionary War battlefields on the outskirts of the city and Revolution-era architecture and landmarks in older parts of Boston that celebrate the city's place in American history. The city itself is Massachusetts' largest – not to mention its capital – and, too, New England's largest, teeming with museums, art galleries, clothing shops and boutiques, and good restaurants and eateries to boot, with few complaints from Bostonians about their city, other than the unpredictability of their baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. There's a popular TV drama, Boston Legal, fictionally set in the city; there's a famous marathon, the Boston Marathon, that courses through the city; there's a presidential library honoring America's most beloved president, JFK, looming on the city's skyline; and there are academic institutions, far outnumbering those in any other city in the U.S. – more than 50 colleges, among them the likes of Harvard and M.I.T. – within a 50-mile radius of the city. Boston, ultimately, is at once a city of history and, as 19th-century writer Zincke F. Barham once noted, "the source and fountain of the ideas that have reared and made America.”


Boston is situated on a peninsular tract in eastern Massachusetts, described by the Charles River, Boston Harbor and the Fort Point Channel.

How to Get There


Main Neighborhoods

  • Downtown / Boston Common -

    Financial District -

    Government Center -

    Chinatown -

    Leather District -

  • Beacon Hill -

  • Bay Village -

  • South End -

  • North End -

  • West End -

How to Get Around

Where to Party

Where to Eat

Where to Stay

Know Before You Go

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  • Cost Per Day: US$-US$ (-)
  • Currency: (US$1 ~ )
  • Electricity: 120V - 60Hz
  • Phone Code: +1
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