5 Great Attractions in Boston

Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 12:35 PM

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Stunning architecture, amazing night life, and rich cultural heritage are some of the reasons why many people make arrangements for trips to Boston over long weekends. Boston is a compact city that holds a special place in the heart of most Americans. Boston is the city where America declared independence after winning the battle against Britain.

Tours in Boston have a lot to offer to the city’s visitors, besides giving them a quick lesson in colonial history. A vibrant downtown, proximity to the ocean front, and numerous historical landmarks, are Boston’s main attractions. These great attractions are spread across the city and keep visitors busy. When planning for travel to Boston, anticipate seeing various attractions and  tours, plan a shopping trip to Newbury Street, have a meal in Cambridge, and party at night on Lansdowne Street.

If you are looking for information on things to do in Boston and sightseeing in Boston, this list of 5 great Boston attractions should help you get started:

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Freedom Trail: Topping the list of must-see Boston attractions is the three-mile-long Freedom Trail. This is the most convenient and cost-effective method of sightseeing in Boston. Pack guide books, maps, a comfortable pair of shoes, and a knapsack packed with food and water, and you will be all set to follow the freedom trail depicted by the red line painted across the city. The Freedom Trail takes you to all the famous Boston attractions like the New State House, Park Street Church, and the King’s Chapel. This is one of the many fun things to do in Boston. If you have three hours to spare and want to unearth the history of this amazing city on foot, walk the trail.

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Fenway Park: If you are not a history buff and do not wish to see the 375-year-old attractions during your trip to Boston, then include a visit to Fenway Park on your things to do list. Home to the Red Sox, Fenway Park is bordered by Columbus Avenue, Mission Hill, and the Back Bay Fens. Combine the trip to Fenway Park with a visit to Kenmore Square and the Museum of Fine Arts located near these attractions.

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Duck Tours: One of the most enjoyable things to do in Boston is a Duck Tour. The Duck Tours depart from the Museum of Science and Prudential Centers. The tour is considered by many to be the best way to do sightseeing in Boston. During the Duck Tours, you will be driven around in vehicles dating back to the Second World War. The tours take you to all the major Boston attractions. These land and water tours in Boston come to an end with a delightful cruise on the Charles River.

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Boston National Historic Park: A list of the greatest attractions in Boston would be incomplete without mentioning the National Historic Park. This national heritage site can be included in your Boston sightseeing itinerary. It will give you access to other attractions like the Bunker Hill Monument and the Charlestown Navy Yard, which have been used for repair and building navy war ships since the 1800s. Here, you will also get a chance to see the oldest commissioned warship - the U.S.S. Constitution.

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Newbury Street: If shopping and good dining are on the agenda for your Boston travel, then Newbury Street in Boston is a must-visit place. Sightseeing here can be fun. The charming street is filled with stylish boutiques, lovely cafes, and is just a block away from the famous Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library.

Boston is an ecclectic mix of  old-world charm and new-world glamor. The puritan background of this city does not prevent visitors from having fun. So, plan a trip to Boston today.

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