One of our North America Experts Jules live and breathes USA and as of this year, she’s managed to visit 33 out of 50 States. Over the next few months she’ll be recounting a few of her recent adventures with us. To start us off, she’s sharing her experience in Boston!
Where to begin… Due to it’s pivotal role in events leading up to the American Revolution, Boston is one of the cities referred to as the birthplace of America. History abounds in a city that combines modern sky-rises with old historic buildings.
As a “city of neighbourhoods”, Boston has distinctive areas that make up the unique culture that this city boasts. For example, North End Boston is home to the Italian community, Paul Reveres House, Pastry shops with Cannoli’s to die for and traditional Sicilian Pizza. The Boston waterfront area is home to New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market. Quincy Market is great place to visit as it’s full of little carts with vendors selling their wares and has many places to eat, including a Cheers Bar.
Boston is also home to the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots and in New England they love their sports and teams with a ferocious passion which is such an experience to have when taking in a game. As a sports mad traveller, Boston had always been on my bucket list, TD Garden, Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium were must visit places and I was lucky enough to experience a NHL ice hockey game for my beloved team, which had me giddy like a child at Christmas.
I visited during Fall, which was spectacular with leaves having turned various shades of gold, red and some still retaining their green. I could definitely see why it’s a common bucket-list trip. Fall shows off Boston and her surroundings in all her glory and left me with wonderful memories. Fall colours usually start mid-September to early October and goes from North (Maine) to South (Connecticut & Rhode Island).
Little cobbled streets, Old taverns out of sight mixed with burial grounds of the men who fought and instigated American Independence, Food and Craft Beer & Coffee, Down to earth people, History, Sports Fever. This is just a taste of what Boston can give you. Boston has something for everyone and can be visited during Spring, Summer and Fall.
Before my visit I used to think 2 or 3 nights in Boston would be sufficient, though now having experienced Boston I recommend at least 5 nights so you can also day trip out of Boston to visit Salem, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket.
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