From the ducklings of Boston Common to the storied history of Fenway Park. From the heady halls of Harvard to the gaslit cobblestones of Beacon Hill. Revolutionaries, pilgrims, duckboats, and Red Sox—the pride of New England offers mile after mile of some of the most walkable blocks in America. Plus fresh lobster, craft beer, Colonial architecture, world class cultural institutions, and an exploding restaurant scene. Whether you want to trace the path of Paul Revere’s famous ride or cheer on the Bruins, taste test ricotta pie on the North End, or hit the shopping of Back Bay, Boston offers endless opportunities to explore.
Boston is a city of American firsts: the first public park (Boston Common), chocolate factory, lighthouse, public beach, and subway in the country came from here.
Oliver Wendell Holmes called the Boston State House “the hub of the solar system”. It has since been embraced by locals as a nickname for the whole city or, in short, “The Hub”.
Cambridge, Massachusetts is famous for its quirky bookstores, among them the only brick and mortar Curious George store in the world. The creators of the beloved primate and his yellow-clad owner lived in Harvard Square.