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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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

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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San Francisco, California, USA

Boston is a fun walkable city to bop around. First things first... A "hot" lobster roll is usually served warm with butter and a "cold" lobster roll is usually served chilled with mayo. Definitely get a legit Boston Cream donut while you're here and don't miss Boston Public Market (it's way cooler than touristy Faneuil Hall). Sailing out on the water is a great way to get your bearings.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

Boston is small, easily walkable city with cute neighborhoods like charming Beacon Hill and the authentic Italian quarter, the North End. There's lots of historical sights; don't miss the Freedom Trail with an easy red brick trail that leads you through the city to the sights. Plus, there's lots of great food. It's very pretty too. Be sure to stroll through Boston Common and along Charles River.

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Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Charles River Sunset Cruise / There’s no better way to see Boston’s highlights than by cruising Boston Harbor and the famous Charles River on a Sailo private boat. Besides for an amazing view of the Boston and Cambridge skyline during day or at sunset, you will also see the esplanade park as well as many of the city’s prestigious colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Boston University.

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