Boston became a formal incorporated city in 1630 - and a hotbed of the American Revolution by the late 1700's. This is a walking town, so prepare to hike the maze of cobblestone streets. Are you after a true Irish pub, real cannoli in the Italian North End, avant-garde art studios, or some of the finest jazz music you'll hear? Maybe a classic Boston Red Sox Game in legendary Fenway Park.
Explore lovely Boston Public Garden right in the middle of the city, complete with Belgian elm, Kwanzan cherry trees, and swan boats. Walk the historic downtown Freedom Trail and at the end of it climb Bunker Hill for incredible city views. Experience the European feel of boutique-browsing on elegant Beacon Hill, as you walk by gas-lit wrought-iron street lanterns and Victorian era homes.
Quincy Market, designed in 1824 in the Greek Revival style, gives you top-talent street theater performances and the largest international food hall in New England. Try the lobster at Barking Crab clam shack down on the waterfront. Take the subways anywhere you can't walk to. The city remodeled them with commissioned local artwork, and they are an exploration wonder unto themselves.
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