Boston, also known as the Cradle of Liberty, has many historic and interesting things to see on holiday and there is always things to do in Boston. Many key events of the Revolutionary War occurred in Boston including the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride, and the Battle of Bunker Hill. One thing you may take note of and appreciate, as many other Americans do, is the Boston accent. They live in a place called “Baw-ston”.
Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and home to many American historical landmarks like the USS Constitution, Boston Common, and Tremont Street Subway.
The opera house was first opened in 1928 and has since been restored and transformed to house the Boston Ballet.
The New England Aquarium is located in Boston and is a fantastic place to take the kids on holiday.
The nearby Franklin Park Zoo has over 200 animals and was the setting for the movie Zookeeper.
Boston’s nightlife is centered around Lansdowne Street near Kenmore Square and is a vibrant part of the entertainment in Boston. It is home to many bars and clubs like, Cask and Flaggon, Boston BeerWorks, and House of Blues.
Every year since 1897, on Patriot’s Day, the Boston Marathon is held. Being the oldest annual marathon in the world and also on of the most popular ones, it attracts around 30 000 participants who run the 42 km (26 miles) and half a million spectators.
Boston is a popular city year round and its hotels do not see much of a price fluctuation throughout the year. Due to the vibrant fall colors, autumn is a popular time to visit, especially when the leaves are bright with color. Spring is also popular particularly around the time of the Boston Marathon, which attracts people nationwide and is held on Patriot’s Day. Wintertime in Boston can be snowy and cold, but leads to many winter events that you can participate in. Temperatures vary throughout winter months, but the average is between -4 to + 5 degrees Celsius (24-42ºF). Skiing, sledding and even theater are popular at this time of year.
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