Boston's modern New England charm and Revolutionary history combine to make it one of the nations' most popular destinations. The Freedom Trail, a red brick path winding through downtown Boston, stops at 16 noteworthy locations, including The Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall (a revolutionary meeting site that's now a serious shopping location), and ... Read more
Old North Church (where the rebels sent the signal to Paul Revere to rally the militia). There's plenty to explore besides historic sites, however. The history-soaked (albeit more modern history) Fenway Park hosts the much-esteemed Boston Red Sox. Travelers to the city also love the North End, the city's Little Italy, where the narrow streets are filled with exquisite Italian restaurants and shops. Boston’s seafood is another point of pride, with eateries like Neptune Oyster serving some of the best in the country. Hotels are numerous and are located primarily downtown or in the Back Bay neighborhood. With a deep sense of history and direction, Boston is one of the favorite vacation destinations in the United States.
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Boston is a top destination and books up early between April and November. May and June are often busy with college graduations, but with highs in the 60s and 70s, it's perfect weather for walking the Freedom ... Read more
Trail or catching a Red Sox game. Fall brings the famous New England foliage, the Head of the Charles Regatta, and crisp weather perfect for sipping hot chocolate. Bostonians have an added trick to check the weather: the lights atop the John Hancock tower. They remember the code with this poem: Steady blue, clear view. Flashing blue, clouds due. Steady red, rain ahead. Flashing red, snow instead.

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Plenty of history, great food market, good bars and lots to do. Very enjoyable. Found the locals to go the extra mile to help.

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All the colonial and literary history, open spaces, architecture, art and culture, and higher ed institutions in the greater Boston area make it my favorite place to visit.

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I do not recommend Boston for touristic purposes. Great city for work and business.

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We had a great time. History everywhere and fun energy. Walkable sites and things to do. One of the best times ever. The cruises are highly recommended.

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Miami, Florida, USA

Boston is a great city full of American history which is easily walkable and ideal for families.

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Wareham, Massachusetts, USA

Plenty of historical tours, duck tours,aquarium, museums, shows and things to do

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Greenwich, New York State

So much to see and do in the city of Boston. Located a little over an hour from the camp this is a great day trip. Visit the Boston Aquarium or Museum of Science, lunch on the Commons, shop on Beacon Street or a visit to old Ironsides, a colonial ship located in Boston Harbor. If you aren't from the northeast I would highly suggest this day trip.

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Milpitas, California, USA

Fall wears different outfits in different cities. In Boston, fall is full of vibrant colors, especially after some fresh and gentle rain. Boston has so much to offer, from history to culture to food. The best time to visit in definitely September and October!

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Durham, North Carolina

Boston is a winderful city. Tons of things to do and see. Great artsy atmosphere.

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Boston proved a nice place to visit and one of the ubiquitous tours might be a good way to get an overview. There's lots of great restaurants and shops for any budget and no shortage of things to see and do.

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