Boston is a thriving, fast-growing city with a long and storied history. It may not have been the first colony in the United States or even in Massachusetts (it was founded by the British in 1630), but it was surely crucial when the American Revolution began in 1775, overturning British control and paving the way for the formation of the United States of America a year later.
Both the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox recently won games that moved them to the top of the league standings. In this walkable neighbourhood, where shimmering glass towers overlook the 1800s Beaux Arts houses, check out the first-class restaurants selling the freshest local seafood and delightful items from New England's lush farms, as well as the enticing snacks and bars specialising in locally distilled spirits and beers. You'll come across a hefty amount of history and attitude as you wind your way around. After all, Boston's 1800s slogan, "Center of the Cosmos," is still a famous moniker today.
1. Arts Emerson: ArtsEmerson offers a diverse range of cultural activities, including French New Wave cinema series, imaginative Shakespeare stagings, and even cabarets, from three separate theatrical settings (including a spectacular 1930s film palace). Daniel Beaty's one-man plays, an audience of renowned vocalist Meow Meow, and Samuel Beckett's one-woman shows have all been featured recently.
2. Boston Public Market: From Wednesday to Sunday, the public market, which first opened in 2015, brings together chocolate producers, coffee roasters, and heritage crop vendors. Among the thirty vendors, you'll find fine made-to-order cuisine like shakshuka from Inna's Kitchen and pho ga from Noodle Lab. The "Kitchen" area, which contains a display kitchen and a test kitchen, is not to be missed. Morning yoga, lunchtime lectures on sustainable farming, and the occasional pyjama-pancake-movie party might all be scheduled.
3. JFK Presidential Museum & Library: The JFK Presidential Museum & Library, which has a view of Dorchester Bay, is a terrific spot to think about and learn about President John F. Kennedy's life. Visitors can easily spend a whole day here viewing exhibits on Kennedy's early political career, the 1960 presidential election, White House life, and Jacqueline Kennedy. Take a moment to examine Kennedy's personal boat, Honey Fitz, from the outside.
Boston is a four-season town, and it's cheaper when there's a dusting of snow and a bit windy, which normally occurs from January to March. Hot toddies and dripping clam chowder by the fire bring the city to life, as the Public Garden turns into a winter wonderland. The Boston Marathon, as well as the baseball season and Patriot's Day, bring the city to life in the spring. Just after Fourth of July celebrations, the city calms down, and August, which can be fairly hot, sees the city abandoned as everyone retreats to Cape Cod and the islands. Throughout the autumn, leaf peepers flock to New England to see the beautiful display of leaves.
Area: 232.1 km²
Population: 6.95 lakhs (2018)
Incorporated (city): March 19, 1822