“The Cradle of Modern America,” is the name of Boston, Massachusetts, and it tells a lot about the importance of this city for the US. The capital of the original colony in Massachusetts Bay was founded in 1630, and it’s the place of several major events during the American Revolution, including the Boston Tea Party.
One of the most famous Universities in the world, Harvard, was founded in 1638 in Cambridge district across the river. Oliver Wendell Holmes, physician and writer born in Boston, talked about his natal city as “The Hub of the Universe”
Today, one in 10 inhabitants is studying at one of the 57 universities, colleges or research institutions located in Boston. Prestigious institutions like Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have attracted top industries: electronics, engineering, finance and biotechnology, giving the city a bright future.
The Freedom Trail is the physical manifestation of the birth of the American Republic. As well, you can discover the city’s place in America’s black history following the 2,5 km of the Black Heritage Trail – Boston city was the target of black slaves fleeing from South.
Nearly 40% of metropolitan Boston area is made up of young people up to 30 years, which means that the bars are full every night of the week, especially in the Faneuil Hall area, downtown.
Some say that Boston, MA, looks very much alike London. True, if you consider mixture of history and charm of the city. Besides this, Boston, has an eccentric and cosmopolitan character. You can find anything you wish for in Boston: shopping areas, melodramas, movies, people, nightlife and many students. The city hosts the Capitol building with its famous golden dome.
The famous characters in Massachusetts include the Pilgrims of Plymouth, American patriots and American presidents: John F. Kennedy, John Adams, John Quincy Adams and George Bush Sr.
Weather in Boston
Boston has a typical coastal climate, with hot and humid summers and harsh winters. During fall, the white suburbia churches are creating a strong contrast with the colorful leaves of the trees.
Boston, Massachusetts Attractions
Here’s a list of the places to visit in Boston:
- Boston Children’s Museum
- Museum of Art Objects
- Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard
- Harvard Art Museum
- Harvard Museum of Natural History
- Contemporary Art Institute of Boston
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
- MIT Museum
- Strada Newbury
- New England Aquarium
- Boston Public Garden