May 8, 2019

5 places you can’t miss in Boston

The city of Boston is located in the state of Massachusetts. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is the home of invaluable historic, sporting and cultural treasures, which are waiting to be discovered in a very didactic and interesting way, by anyone who decides to visit this magnificent city.

Museum of Fine Arts

One of the places you can’t miss when in Boston is the Museum of Fine Arts. The Museum opened its doors to the public in 1876 and is considered to be one of the oldest in the United States.

The Museum has one of the biggest permanent collections in the country. Its visitors can enjoy both classic and contemporary works in a route lasting between 2 and 3 hours. The most popular exhibitions include those dedicated to photography, jewellery and art.

To make your visit to the museum more enjoyable, the facilities include a wine bar, cafeteria and various restaurants. If you visit Boston and don’t want to miss an opportunity to enjoy art, this is a compulsory stop.

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Fenway Park

Fenway Park is decorated with flags announcing their sporting victories and statues erected in honour of those who have made history there.

It is considered to be the MLB’s oldest stadium, since it was founded in 1912 and from then onwards has been the home of the Boston Red Socks. Exciting tours are organised, taking you back to the stadium’s early days and letting you see every corner of this mythical place and the history of the Boston Red Socks.

One of the most requested activities among those who visit the stadium is the “Batting Practice Tour”. These tours take place on game days and allow you to enter the stadium before the rest of the public. You can visit the field’s warning track and sit in great seats that make you feel like you’re almost on the field itself. The tour ends on top of the “Green Monster”, where you might be able catch one of the batting practice balls.

If you want to experience something unforgettable while you are in Boston, this stadium visit should be at the top of your list.

Freedom Trail

Although it is not really a place as such, this is an activity that you shouldn’t miss out on when you visit Boston.

The Freedom Trail is a 4-kilometre walk marked out in red on the streets of Boston. Those who do the Trail are led to different places that were historically significant in the American Revolution. It takes about 2 hours to and can be easily completed on foot.

The 16 places that you can visit on the Trail include: The Old South Meeting House, where the Boston Tea Party occurred, leading to the beginning of the American Revolution. If you follow this route, you will also come across The Old State House, which, until 1776, housed the Headquarters of the British Government. You can also visit the Navy frigate, USS Constitution, which many people find very interesting, since it is the oldest active war ship in the United States.

Considered to be one of the city’s biggest attractions, the Freedom Trail gives us the opportunity to learn details about the history of the United States that can only be found in Boston.

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New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is highly recommended if you want to have some fun while you are in Boston.

The Aquarium has magnificent exhibitions of species from all over the world. During your visit, you will see exotic animals such as giant octopuses from the Pacific, North sea lions, blue penguins, lionfish and many more, making this attraction a great place to visit.

The Aquarium organises various activities for public of all ages, including diving in the tanks and penguin and seal shows. One of the most popular activities is the whale-spotting cruise, during which you can also see dolphins and sea birds.

This is one place you will visit knowing that you will not get bored and that you will go away with new knowledge.

Boston Common

You can’t leave the city without visiting the marvellous Boston Common. This is the oldest park in the United States and is considered to be the city’s green lung.

It is the perfect place to relax surrounded by nature within this great city. It is normal to see musical events, people playing or practising sports and family picnics. The park has a pond known as “Frog Pond¨, which is very popular in the summer among those fleeing from the heat and in the winter it becomes a charming ice rink, where many people go to skate.

This fascinating space located in the centre of Boston, is the starting point of the Freedom Trail and the location of the information centre for those interested in doing the Trail.

Getting to know first-hand the places where the American Revolution took place; walking along the streets that witnessed the struggle for Independence in the United States; having the opportunity to feel like you are part of one of the best baseball teams ever and being able to escape to places within the city where you can be guaranteed total relaxation, are privileges sure to be enjoyed by those who visit Boston.

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