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closeBoston, founded in 1630, is one of the country's oldest cities. Often called the cradle of American history, it boasts a large number of historic landmarks and monuments. The 20th century added a series of skyscrapers to the skyline of church spires.
This cosmopolitan city has a relaxed atmosphere. The historic districts such as the charming Beacon Hill and the trendy Back Bay would fit nicely in any European city.
Random Boston Highlights
Back Bay Fens, Boston
At the turn of the 20th century, the swampy area bordering the newly created Back Bay neighborhood was turned into a parkland by the renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead.
Stata Center, Boston
The chaotic looking building opened in 2004 at MIT's campus in Cambridge, causing much controversy due to its unconventional design. The structure still polarizes architecture critics.
Old State House, Boston
This is one of Boston's most historic buildings. On July 18, 1776, the citizens of Boston first heard the words of the Declaration of Independence here, read from atop the balcony of the Old State House.
South End, Boston
South End is a neighborhood with a somewhat bohemian atmosphere situated just south of the posh Back Bay area. It is however the largest Victorian brickhouse district in the United States.

Random Boston Tours & Activities
Cape Cod Fast Ferry, Boston
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 90 minutes
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New England Coastal Tour from Boston, Boston
  • Average Rating:4.5/5 stars
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Glassblowing in Boston, Boston
  • Duration: 2 hours
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