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Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S and is full of historically significant buildings, homes, monuments, museums and other attractions.
The city and its surrounding communities are an exceptional destination for history buffs, seaside lovers, and authentic cultural attractions and entertainment options.
Foodies will appreciate dining options featuring regional favorites such as New England clam chowder and lobster rolls, baked beans (hence the nickname “Beantown”) and cannolis. The city also offers myriad shopping destinations including Newbury Street, tony neighborhoods, world famous sports teams and numerous cultural institutions.
Built in 1912, Fenway Park is the oldest major league ballpark in the U.S., and is billed as America’s most “beloved ballpark.”
The park has been the home of the eight-time World Series winning Boston Red Sox since 1953, and baseball greats such as Ted Williams, babe Ruth and Carl Yastrzemski.
Visitors can take a guided tour to learn about the history, relive great moments and discover the venue’s collection of more than 170,000 stadium artifacts and 150,000 photographs.
A must-do when visiting Boston, the two-and-a-half mile Freedom Trail covers connects 16 nationally significant historic sites, including the Massachusetts State House, the Boston Massacre Cite and the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument and the Paul Revere house. It also includes museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond.
Numerous guided tours are available including walk Into History, Pirates and Patriots, a Pub Crawl, Historic Holiday Tours, African American Patriots, revolutionary women and a Lantern Tour which takes place after dark.
Located downtown, Boston Common is the oldest city park in the United States and covers 50 acres of land. Designated as a landmark in 1977, the area includes monuments, sculptures, memorials and the Central Burying Ground, the final resting place of many famous poets and artists.
Boston Common is the starting point for the Freedom Trail. Also nearby are the Boston Garden, the New England Aquarium, Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, Newbury Street for shopping and the iconic Frog Pond, a favorite of locals and visitors alike.
The Public garden is adjacent to Boston Common and is part of the Emerald Necklace, a system of connecting parks. The Garden is where children and adults of all ages can find the famous Swan Boats for a fun trip around the pond.
Great dining and shopping options await in Harvard Square, a triangular plaza that serves as a gathering space for residents, students, artists and street musicians.
The walled enclosure of Harvard Yard is adjacent, with Harvard University, Harvard Extension School, Harvard Art Museums, Semitic Museum, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and Museum of Natural History just short walks away.
Other nearby institutions include the Cambridge Public Library, Lesley University, the Longy School of Music, the Episcopal Divinity School, the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, American Repertory Theater, the Cooper-Frost-Austin House, the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, and the Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site.
Boston is home to many significant museums, including the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, the Museum of Science, and the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Harvard Art Museums which is comprised of The Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums
Experience Boston by land or sea via your feet, trolley’s, buses and boats!
- Trolley Tours
- Water Tours
- Walking Tours
- Ghost Tours
- Garden Tours
- Day Trips e.g. Martha’s Vineyard
- Dining and Entertainment
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We offer airport transportation to/from Logan International Airport (BOS) and Manchester Regional Airport (MHT), as well as around town transportation throughout Boston and the surrounding areas of New England.
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