There are many great places to visit in the United States. Some of these destinations have great sights, food, history, sports, and traditions. Boston is one of these highly sought after destinations for all of these reasons and more. You will never run out of things to do when you visit these Tourist Attractions in Boston.
Being one of the oldest cities in our country, there are a number of jaw-dropping tourist attractions in Boston that mark the beginnings of our nation. These well-preserved structures include such historic sites as Bunker Hill Monument, the Paul Revere House, the Old State House, the Old South Meeting House, and the U.S.S. Constitution Navy battle ship from the war of 1812. There are a number of historical and beautiful churches that one can visit. This list includes the King’s Chapel, the Old North Church and the Park Street Church.
The culture of Boston has a great influence from the early settlers and New England. Boston is famous for being a target destination for Irish immigrants. Irish Americans have been a huge influence on the religion, politics, and language of Boston. These immigrants have also had a great influence on the unique slang that they speak within the city. However, Irish immigrants are not the only culture that has settled in this diversified city. There are areas of the city rich in their individual cultural history of their ethnicities.
Other cultures such as African-Americans, Asians, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Japanese and Italians are present here. Each of these different cultures has their own “sections” of Boston that they inhabit. Each of these different communities offers the specialties, foods, and unique culture characteristics original to their cultures beliefs and traditions. The tourist attractions in Boston that highlight these cultures include the areas of Chinatown, Blue Hill Avenue, the North End, Newbury Street, Copley Place, and the Prudential Center.
Many of the tourist attractions in Boston, MA focus on the architecture of the city’s historic buildings. Being one of the first cities settled in the United States, Boston has a lot to appreciate in historical architecture. It also has a mixture of the modern influences of architecture in the structure of newer buildings and monuments. These historic landmarks include such buildings as the Customhouse, City Hall, The Greenway, Quincy Market, Boston Common, Boston Public Garden, Old South, and Park Street Church. The architecture of this historic city also boasts some of the tallest buildings in the United States. Hancock Place is the tallest of the structures, towering 60-stories above the ground.
Food and Restaurants
In Boston, it is possible to find almost any type of food for which you are hungry. This city shows its diversity in the range of the selections of food one has to choose from. A trip to any of the separate ethnic areas offers unique sights and smells. Mike’s Pastry’s on Hanover Street is well-known for their cannolis in the Italian North End of the city otherwise known as “Little Italy.” Newbury Street has a large selection of ethnic cafes on the street from which to choose your desired cuisine.
There have also been some famous foods that were developed and perfected here. Boston is well-known worldwide for their introduction of clam chowder to the seafood lovers. The city is also well-known for their famous baked beans, mammoth size lobsters and clams. This city has also given birth to great chefs such as Ming Tsai, Todd English and Jasper White. Their restaurants Blue Ginger, Olives, and Summer Shack are infamous tourist attractions.
Points of Interest
There are so many great things to see and do while visiting Boston. Listed here are some popular places of interest that visitors should make an effort to experience.
- Boston Farmers Markets
- The Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts
- Franklin Park Zoo
- Boston Marathon
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- LGBT Pride Parade
- Bank of America Pavilion Concerts
- Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival
- Fourth of July Boat Parade on the Charles River
- Boston Film Festival
- First Night Art Festival
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Boston is the bar Cheers made famous by the popular television series of the same name. The 27 large open-air farmers markets are a must see at the Boston Farmers Market for food loving tourists. There are many attractions to see for the lovers of art including such things as The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Museum of Science, Fenway Park, Boston Public Garden, Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, and The Boston Public Library. Other great attractions include such things as the Boston Lighthouse, the Long Wharf, and a list of historical nautical vessels.
To get the most out of your next trip to Boston, plan ahead to make sure you are able to experience the most. This vibrant and busy city is rich in history, diverse culture, unforgettable architecture, and multiple points of interest to see. Take advantage of the array of tourist attractions in Boston that are sure to please everyone no matter the interest.
(images:Boston skyline, USS Constitution is underway in Boston Harbor, Newbury Street, Back Bay, Boston, Rose Kennedy Parkway & Custom House Tower, Hanover Street, 2014 Boston Marathon Elite Women, Provincetown 14596, Boston, Berklee Jazz Festival, Cheers Bar, Boston)