Whether you and your family are currently looking for ideas and inspiration for your next holiday, or else you fancy a relaxing and rejuvenating break on your own, then look no further than Boston, Massachusetts.
Continue reading to learn the top five reasons why you should definitely make Boston your next vacation destination.
1. Boston Truly Embraces ‘The Arts’
A fundamental reason why Boston should be on the list of every American for top places to visit is the way and the extent to which the people and leaders of the city place an importance on the Arts.
Boston boasts an impressive and varied array of art galleries and museums and is therefore the perfect place for culture-lovers to visit on vacation. When looking for things to do in Boston, just take a look at the free city guides available at every train and bus station, as well as in taxi cabs, to choose the gallery which most suits your taste in art.
2. Boston is Steeped in a Fascinating History
Boston has a colorful and incredibly rich and diverse history and from the Boston Tea Party to how influential the city was in the early development of the United States as it is recognized today, a vacation here would be a true educational journey.
One of the best and most engaging ways of discovering more about this rich history is to book a full ticket on the Freedom Trail. Boston city center is also the financial and cultural center of the entirety of New England.
3. Boston’s Amazing Facts
As well as rich history, there are also some amazing and, in some cases, generally surprising, facts about Boston which are known by the locals, the stories of which are passed down from generation to generation.
- Boston Common is the oldest public park in the United States
- Dunkin’ Donuts was founded in Boston
- America’s first subway was built in Boston in 1897
- The first Thanksgiving celebration was held in Boston
- ‘Little Town of Bethlehem’ was written by a Boston local
- The first lighthouse in the United States was built in Boston
- The first chocolate factory in the United States was built in Boston
In addition, Boston has the country’s most photographed street, with a myriad of American flags decorating the narrow, cobbled street. Acorn Street has so many visitors each and every day that authorities actually operate a queueing system throughout the tourist season.
4. Boston is Ideal for Nature Lovers
One of the most stunning and iconic landmarks in the entire city of Boston and indeed across the state of Massachusetts is the Boston Public Garden, which is absolutely perfect for nature and wildlife lovers alike.
Birdwatching is also a popular hobby here, with birdwatchers coming from far and wide to spend hours observing and enjoying being in the presence of such species of birds as:
- American Goldfinch
- Mourning Dove
- Northern Cardinal
- Blue Jay
- White Breasted Nuthatch
- Black-Capped Chickadee
- Tufted Titmouse
Additionally, even though Boston is a substantially large city, it certainly lends itself to walking as the primary transportation method. In fairness, it would also be accurate to say that (especially in the center of Boston) you will find that walking is likely quicker than taking the T (Boston’s public transport system).
5. Boston Offers a Plethora of Free Activities & Days Out
Finally, the final overarching benefit of choosing Boston for your next family, or solo, vacation is that a vacation there can be exceedingly budget-friendly and in some cases, you can spend an entire day sightseeing for free.
There is a seemingly endless myriad of free things to do in Boston, Massachusetts and around the area, including visiting Castle Island, and its historic fort, taking a tour of America’s oldest university, Harvard and spending time relaxing in the sun in Boston Public Gardens.