Top 10 things to do in Boston

Located along the Atlantic Ocean, Boston is the only state capital in the contiguous United States with a coastline.

Boston sits in the vertical center of Massachusetts.

Old map of Boston harbor

It is just a few hours’ drive to the Southern part of Maine to the North and a few hours’ drive to Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire. No matter how your travelling either by car, train or if your feeling a little bit flush a you can choose from a white array of Limousines service to make this a journey to remember.

Boston is known as a bustling city, but hidden inside are some very beautiful expanses of land. 

If you are free and lost for choice on what to do during your vacation in Boston, Here are some of the activities you and your loved ones can engage in while in Boston.

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Celebrating St Patricks Day in Boston.

Saint Patrick’s Day is one of the most important days in the Irish calendar since it celebrates Saint Patrick who was one of Ireland’s patron saints.

 

During this special time of the year more than six hundred thousand visitors from all over the world flock to Boston in order to celebrate and have an overall great time.

So what do people do on this day?

Well, not only will they dance and parade, but they’re also going to decorate the city in green, drink a lot of beer and eat a lot of delicious Irish food as well.

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The 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City (VIP Cars/Twitter) @ www.neontommy.com

However, there are many other things you can do in Boston on St. Patrick’s day as we’re going to see below.

 

Boston Hunger Banquet 

If you’re planning on Celebrating St Patricks Day in Boston, then you may want to taste how the other half eats at the Hunger banquet of Oxfam America.

This is basically a dinner banquet where people will pick a random income tier, either high, medium or low and then they’re going to be given a meal that corresponds to that specific status.

If this is the first time you celebrate St. Patrick’s day in Boston, then you should know the meal symbolises the relationships between hunger and poverty. It also has the purpose of raising awareness of the fact that many people around the world still don’t have enough food to eat.

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Boston’s Rich History

Boston is Massachusetts’ largest and capital city.

Boston played a key role in the American Revolution and is at times referred to as “The Cradle of Liberty”. Boston was at first known as Tri-Mountain due to its topography.

History Of Boston

The current beacon hill had three peaks at the State House, Louisburg Square and at Pemberton Square.The history of Boston is very rich and dates back to 1630 when the English immigrants first arrived.

Early Settlement

Reverend William Blackstone was the first English immigrant to arrive in Boston. Later, over a thousand Puritans escaping religious and political persecution arrived and settled down on the Shawmut Peninsula.

The first governor of Massachusetts, John Winthrop, named Boston after his Boston hometown in Lincolnshire, England.

Citizenship was still reserved for church members and all those who objected were banished. Every able Englishman was allowed two acres of land to settle and grow crops. Later in 1635, a Beacon was built on Sentry Hill (Beacon Hill) with a man stationed there to alert the city in case of danger.

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Where to Stay in Boston on Holiday

Boston is home to a range of accommodation facilities for holidaymakers.

Boston Skyline and Sailboats

From luxury hotels to dorms and hostels you certainly can’t miss a place to stay when holidaying in Boston.

Below is a look at some accommodation facilities in Boston and what to expect.

  • The Boston West Hotel

Nestled in Hubbert’s Bridge, the Boston West is a 5-star hotel that offers everything you need in an accommodation facility when on holiday. The hotel boasts a fully fledged service spa, award-winning restaurants, and a state the art gym.

The guestrooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. There is free Wi-Fi as well not to mention the customized minibar service. Dulex rooms have a spacious sitting space. You must provide identification documents before checking in. In addition, it is imperative that you get contact the hotel in advance to book for space or find out if there is accommodation space left.

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Why I love Boston!

The reason i love Boston so much is because of the people!

It certainly is a melting pot of different cultures and nationalities that it really keeps every day interesting.

Plus if you like the Irish accent your going to have a whale of a time there. I find people in Boston are so much warmer when it comes to the east coast of the US. They seem to go out their ways to help people. I once stayed at a really cool little hotel and the receptionists and her coworkers couldn’t do enough for me while i was staying there. Be it arranging restaurants for me or telling me where to visit, i was fully informed of what i could expect.

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