Boston is the capital of the state of Massachusetts. The city is located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean at the point where the Mystic and Charles rivers flow, it is one of the largest cities on the Atlantic coast of the United States, its metropolitan area is home to almost 6 million people.
This is one of the oldest cities in the eastern United States. The city was in fact founded in 1630 by a group of English Puritans. But above all it played an active role during the American revolution. Famous is the Boston tea party of 1773, when the packed tea in British ships anchored in the port was thrown into the sea. Today the Freedom Trail is the path in the city center that illustrates the role played by the city during the American revolution. The current aspect of Boston, in its ancient part, resembles more than any other American city to a European city.
WHAT TO SEE IN BOSTON
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, it was founded in 1630. Today it is the capital and most populous city of Massachusetts as well as being also the largest city in New England with a metropolitan area that has a population of almost 6 million of people.
A visit to this New England city is interesting because of the prominent role the city played during the American Revolution. Several historic sites from that period have been preserved as part of the Boston National Historical Park. Boston is also known for its beautiful parks such as the Common (which is the oldest public park in the United States) and the Public Garden, all part of the Emerald Necklace, a line of parks that surrounds the city.
Another important city park is the Esplanade located along the banks of the Charles River. While the largest parks in the city are Franklin Park and the nearby Arnold Arboretum, and Stony Brook State Reservation. The Back Bay district includes very important attractions such as the Christian Science Center, the Public Library, Copley Square, and Newbury Street.
Boston is home to several museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Science Museum, the New England Aquarium, the Franklin Park Zoo, and the Children’s Museum.
A walk along the two and a half miles of the Freedom Trail is one of the best ways to understand and appreciate the city and visit its historical attractions.
The city is served by Logan International Airport (BOS), which is located in the suburb of East Boston. The airport has flights to most cities in the United States, as well as to Canada, Latin America and Europe. For passenger traffic, this is the 16th largest airport in the United States with over 40 million passengers in 2018.