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Things to Do in Boston

The City on a Hill

In addition to being the capital city of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England,  Boston is also one of the most historic, affluent and influential cities in America. The city has a vibrant arts scene, giving rise to its 19th Century moniker of ‘Athens of America’. The arts still run through the city’s veins, pooling in its several museums and arts galleries, as well as in its live-performance spaces. Boston’s neighborhoods are diverse and eclectic, and many were towns in their own right before becoming a part of the city. The city is also passionate about sports, as is evident in its accomplished professional and college sports teams. The city also hosts the country’s oldest running event – ‘The Boston Marathon’ as well as the world’s largest two-day rowing event- ‘Head of the Charles Regatta’. If you’re eager to a trip to this gorgeous city, make sure to first check out our list of the best things to do in Boston.

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

No doubt you’ve read about ‘The Boston Tea Party’ event, which irrevocably reshaped the country’s narrative and timeline. You can actually visit the site where the rebelling colonists emptied 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor. Replica Tea Party ships let you relive this historic moment, while the several interpretative exhibits at the neighboring museum let you explore the events that shaped this event, as well as its impact. Don’t miss the actual ‘Robinson Half Chest’, which dates back to the 1773 protest and witness a virtual debate between Sam Adams and King George III which gives you a more wholesome view of the event. The museum also has several entertaining re-enactments by professional actors. A multi-sensory documentary called ‘Let It Begin Here’ is an important part of the museum experience. A visit to Boston’s top rated museum is definitely one of the most interesting things to do in Boston.

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