Boston, both rich in history and future-facing
Founded in 1630 by the English Puritans fleeing persecution in their own country, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States.
Playing a major role in the War of Independence and the scene of numerous historical events, the city is famous for its prestigious colleges that attract huge numbers of students. Historic, multicultural, youthful and modern: visit Boston and discover its many faces.
Less prized by tourists than New York or Los Angeles, Boston nonetheless has a lot to offer visitors travelling through the United States. Closely linked to the birth of the nation, the city played a particularly important role in the country's independence, the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of women. This historic past and its colonial vestiges blend harmoniously with Boston’s technological and university centres.
Young, dynamic and future-facing, the city is also famous for its great sports teams, such as the legendary basketball team the Boston Celtics, the Red Sox baseball team and the New England Patriots American football team, all of which inspire huge passion from their fervent supporters.
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Explore Copley Square and the Black Bay district
An absolute must-see when you visit Boston, Copley Square regularly plays host to markets, festivals and Christmas carollers during the holidays. A little further on but still in the Black Bay district, push open the doors to the Boston Public Library to admire its patio and enjoy the contrast between the 19th century Trinity Church and the colossal Hancock Tower next to it, which is the largest skyscraper in the city, standing at a height of 241 meters.
Support the Red Sox in Kenmore
Local sports teams are hugely important to Boston, the Red Sox baseball team in particular. Walk around its stadium or go to a match and soak up the unique atmosphere of this extremely popular sport in America. During trips to Boston, take the time to explore the lively streets around the stadium and enjoy a hot dog or a drink in one of the many bars and snack bars in the area.
Explore the backstreets of Beacon Hill
Burgeoning with charm and history, the Beacon Hill district can be reached by metro or by crossing the Boston Common park. Perched on a hill, Beacon Hill is made up of paved backstreets, flower-filled gardens and pavements lined with streetlamps. Take a stroll down the large main street, Charles street, and lose track of time in its vintage shops.
Follow the Freedom Trail
Puritan in the 17th century, revolutionary in the 18th century and industrial in the 19th century, Boston boasts a rich history and played an influential role on the development of the United States. The Freedom Trail, a red line printed on the pavement stretching around 3 miles enables you to discover all of the historic neighbourhoods during trips to Boston. Don't miss out the Massachusetts State House, the cemeteries lining the city, the Old State House or the North End Italian Quarter.
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