The City of Boston is the forefront of American history, known for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, and champion sports. Here are some memorable activities that’ll enrich your visit in such a vibrant city.
1. Freedom trail
The Freedom Trail is a good introduction to Boston’s city. The three-mile trail leads you to 16 of the city’s principal historic monuments and sites. It’s easy to follow, and if a dose of the past is what you’re looking for, this is the perfect place to enjoy a cruise through the American history.
2. Faneuil Hall
Known as the “cradle of liberty,” Faneuil Hall is a market hall open to the public, occupied by market stalls, a council chamber, and the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Museum, with weaponry, uniforms, and paintings of significant battles.
3. Harvard Square and Harvard Art Museums
Harvard Square is a lively hub for students, locals, and visitors, is filled with shops, and bookstores. Adjacent to the Harvard Square are the Harvard Art Museums, including three formerly separate collections, each of which ranked high as major U.S. art museums.
4. New England Aquarium
Overlooking the waterfront, the New England Aquarium features more than 20,000 fish and aquatic animals representing over 550 species. A man-made Caribbean coral reef houses a large variety of tropical fish and underwater life including sharks, turtles, and moray eels. Outside the aquarium, visitors can watch harbor seals play, perform, and live in their enclosed habitat.
5. Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestra
The Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert in 1881 at Symphony Hall, one of the world’s most acoustically perfect concert halls. In addition to its regular symphony season, the hall is home to the Boston Pops Orchestra, which sets an international standard for performances of lighter music.
The Seasoned Traveler pursues experiences that’ll explore the culture and beauty of any adventurous city. From museums to symphonies, we search for cultural escapades that’ll stimulate the mind, enhancing your travel experience. Let us know what you think! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google +.