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10 Things to See and Do in Boston

Boston is a city that’s well worth a visit. It is a town of colonialism; of “No taxation without representation!”; of famous Tea Parties and acts of patriotism; of American Revolution; a liberal town at the forefront of Abolition. It is the capital of Massachusetts. The Bay State was the first of America’s 50 Stars to legalize gay marriage in 2004 and two years later began to benefit from universal healthcare thanks to then governor Mitt Romney. Boston is a sporting town, and a successful one at that – home to The Bruins, The Red Sox and The Celtics. A stone’s throw across the Charles River in Cambridge are two of the world’s finest universities – M.I.T. and Harvard. Natives of “Beantown” have arguably the best accent of any city in the United States – just think of the Wahlberg and Affleck brothers! It’s the birthplace of revolutionaries Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. It was home to the Kennedy family and whilst JFK was governor of the state he would often eat at the Union Oyster House, the oldest restaurant in America, established in 1826, where there now is a booth in his honor.

This should be enough to whet your appetite but read on for 10 Must-Sees in this wonderful east coast city:

1. Fenway Park

For all sports fans out there we’re going to start with the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball and one of the most famous sporting venues in the world. Fenway Park has been home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912 and was named after the neighborhood of the same name in which it sits. Upon its centennial, the stadium was entered into the (American) National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can drink in the rich history of the stadium with hour-long tours. Sit on the old wooden seats of the Grandstand section or on the exclusive places atop the Green Monster, spot the Lone Red Seat in the right field which marks the longest ever home run hit by Ted Williams in 1946, and learn of how the infamous Pesky and Fisk foul poles earned their names. Fenway is a must for any visitor to Boston.

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