Metro Boston

Situated on a magnificent natural harbor on Massachusetts Bay lies Boston, capital of Massachusetts. At one time the city occupied a narrow peninsula of land, restricting city expansion, but extensive filling of tidal flats has greatly increased the city’s land area.

Originally established in 1630, Boston is where old charm meets contemporary style and sophistication. Boston dominates much of New England and exerts influence on the rest of the country through its financial and educational institutions.

Known as America’s college town, Boston claims many of the world’s esteemed colleges and universities. Cambridge is often referred to as Boston’s “Left Bank”. It is the birthplace of higher education in America – Harvard College was founded here in 1636.

Boston is also America’s Walking City. The Freedom Trail, is a walking tour through historic Boston, but casual walkers may simply prefer a stroll through “Bean Town” over cobblestone streets which bring you to Fanueil Hall, Quincy Market, and Haymarket Square. A walk up Beacon Hill offers a beautiful view of the gold-domed statehouse. The Charles River is full of sailboats and rowing crews. People eagerly wait their turn to ride the Swan Boats in Public Garden. An endless list of museums, theaters, galleries entertain visitors. Spend the day at historic Fenway Park and the evening with the Boston Pops. The Prudential and John Hancock towers offer a breathtaking view of Boston’s skyline and illustrate the growth of Boston from a 17th century settlement to a 21st century urban metropolis.

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