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Language : English
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Metro: 4 732 161 (2014)
Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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
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.
Back Bay, Boston
Back Bay, developed in the 19th century, is a district in French style. Most of its brownstone houses, built for the richer Bostonians, have survived the demolition frenzy of the 1960s & 1970s.
Custom House, Boston
The Custom House was built in 1847 as a Greek temple near the waterfront. The building became Boston's first skyscraper in 1913, when a tower was added on top of the neoclassical temple.
John Hancock Tower, Boston
The glass John Hancock Tower was built in 1976 and is the tallest building in Boston. The modern structure designed by I.M. Pei contrasts with the neighborhood's 19th century buildings.

Random Boston Tours & Activities
Nantucket Christmas Stroll, Boston
  • Duration: 2 days
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Holiday Lights Pizza Tour, Boston
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Freedom Trail Private History Tour, Boston
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Historical New England Harbor Cruise, Boston
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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