Guide to Boston
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Tourism in Boston
First and foremost, Boston is world renowned for having more than 100 colleges and universities. Because of this, Boston has earned the nickname “the Athens of America.” Of course, Boston has a lot more to offer than just its universities. The city is filled with a rich history and many beautiful sites.
Some of the top sites and activities in Boston include:
- Fenway Park - One of America’s only true past times is the game of Baseball. Fenway Park is perhaps the nation’s most famous stadium and the fans in Boston are like no other. It is well worth the time and entrance fee to go to a Red Sox game in this illustrious stadium. Even if you’re not familiar with the game of baseball, the atmosphere from the 40,000 enthused fans will make you fall in love with the sport!
- Copley Square - This Square has everything visitors of Boston are looking for, from the Boston Public Library to Newbury Street, which has the city’s most exciting shopping. As a visitor of the city, you may want to go to the top of the Prudential building to get a view over the entire city!
Geography and Climate
Boston is the largest city (based on population) and the capital city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For being the most populated city, Boston is a surprisingly compact city that covers just 89.6 square miles. Boston is, therefore, the nation’s fourth most densely populated cities.
The city of Boston has weather that is similar to that of central Europe. In the spring time, it is warm and sometimes rainy, the summers are hot with some humidity, fall usually brings in cooler air fronts, while winters are brisk and cold with an occasional snowfall. Temperatures in Boston can fall as low at -6 degrees Celsius in the dead of winter and become as warm as 28 degrees in the heart of summer.
Culture in Boston
Boston is a unique place in America when it comes to culture. It is commonly known throughout the country that Boston has its own language -Boston English. This is the result of the city being such a popular place for European immigrants -in particular, the Irish- to settle. Boston also offers its own style of cuisine, mostly from ingredients found nearby, such as the world famous soup - New England clam chowder.
Sport in Boston
The people of Boston are -by every sense of the word- dedicated sports fans. The are extremely proud of their professional and college teams, with a loyalty to them unmatched by any other city in America. People will travel from across America to see the Boston Red Sox play baseball, the New England Patriots play football, the Boston Celtics play basketball, the Boston Bruins play hockey, and even the New England Revolution play soccer.
Shopping in Boston
If you want to do a day of shopping in Boston, the most popular area is the Black Bay district. There you'll find everything you need. Other popular shopping areas include the downtown area and the Theatre District.