What to do in Boston?
What to do in Boston?
For its first edition on the American Soils, JEC chose Boston for the greater benefit of the visitors and exhibitors of the show!
Considered as a great city for education, Boston is also one of the most historic cities in the United States. Older than the United States itself by more than a century, Boston has been the site of some of the most significant events in U.S. history.
Today, this historical city has developed a unique flair and is considered as one of the most surprising city in the United States.
In addition to the show, find out 11 good reasons to visit Boston.
1. It's easy to get around
Unlike many American travel destination cities, you don’t need a car to get around Boston. Equipped with one of the most efficient transit systems in the country, MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) makes it easy with its easy-to-navigate system consisting of the subway, buses, trains and boats. With MBTA, you’ll get to your next destination in no time.
2. Discover the Colonial Origins of the United States
Boston is a dream come true for American History fanatics. With numerous museums, tours and historical artifacts, you will enjoy learning about historical figures such as Paul Revere, and the infamous Tea Party incident that would play a pinnacle role in America’s nationhood. From Bunker Hill to The Boston Common, you don’t have to look far to find a piece of American history in Boston.
3. World-Class University Campuses
Take advantage of the opportunity to tour some of the most prestigious and beautiful universities in the world. There’s a reason why Boston is called The Atlas of America: home to Harvard, Yale, Tufts, Emerson and other important educational institutions, some of the world’s greatest thinkers have studied here. If you’re looking for something good to read on your Boston trip, check out the Harvard Bookstore, open since 1932.
4. Explore Famous Boston Museums
There are over forty museums in the Boston area to visit- the city’s rich history makes it a natural choice for some of the most innovative museums in the United States. Check out the Mapparium, the Museum of Fine Arts, Mary Baker Eddy Library and Harvard’s Natural Science Museum.
5. Beantown Nightlife
Boston is a culturally vibrant city that boasts a thriving arts scene. To check out some of Beantown’s hottest nightclubs, restaurants and venues, head to Lansdowne Street and Kenmore Square, where you can find billiards clubs, a bowling alley, and a number of bars with live music.
6. The Best Italian Dining Outside of Italy
While you may not be able to hop across the Atlantic for mouth-watering Italian cuisine, Boston’s own Little Italy, located in North End, will make you feel like you’ve wandered into a small neighborhood in Rome. For the best espresso in town, head down to North Beach: the enticing smells might just convince you to stay for lunch- and dinner!
7. Coastal Trails and Parks
The Boston Harborwalk is a scenic pathway along the water’s edge. You can enjoy the Boston Harborwalk from multiple places in Boston: North End, Charlestown, South Boston, Dorchester and in East Boston. Castle Island is a lovely park with lots of history: located in South Boston, it has a 19th century fort called Fort Independence.
8. Boston Beaches
You get the best of both worlds in Boston by being able to enjoy a leisurely day at the beach and the excitement of urban vacationing with Boston’s high-energy, big-city dynamic. Check out Revere Beach, the oldest public beach in the United States. Another local favorite is Carson Beach, located in the neighborhood of Southie (South End).
9. Explore 34 Islands
If you’ve never been to Boston, you might not know that the city has 34 islands. If you book a private charter or have your own boat, you can go to any of the islands. You can take the Harbor Express ferry from Long Wharf to Spectacle Island or Georges Island. Other popular islands include Lovells, Grape and Thompson.
10. Enjoy a Great Atmosphere
Check out the street performers and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Faneuil Hall Marketplace where you will find interesting stalls and entertainment. The historic town of Cambridge is close by where you can mix with the scholars and enjoy the relaxed feeling at the home of Harvard University.
11. See a Ball Game
If you’ve never gone to a live, professional baseball game, head to Fenway Park- it’s the oldest baseball park in the United States currently in use. Home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is both a historical landmark and an exciting outdoors attraction.