Massachusetts December 25, 2016
The Best City In America Is Actually Right Here In Massachusetts
Boston is best. Repeat: Boston is best. Everybody now: Boston is…you get the idea.
When it comes to everything that matters, Boston steals the show. Read on to learn why Boston (in our totally unbiased and highly scientific opinion) is the best city in America.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Boston can't stop winning.
With nine championships since 2000, we can practically set our clocks by the victory parades rolling through the city.
2. Boston is officially the best place to be during a zombie apocalypse.
Last year, U.S. News reported that the website CareerBuilder had analyzed 53 of America’s largest cities and determined that Boston has “the highest chance of surviving a zombie apocalypse.” The study was based on factors like population density, industrial resources, skilled labor concentration and It was also ranked as “most likely to find a cure,” due to its amazing hospitals and research centers.
3. Boston is the best at St. Patrick's Day.
Over 20% of Bostonians claiming Irish ancestry (and that’s not just in Southie), which is the most of any American city. That means we absolutely dominate at celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. We make other cities see green for sure.
4. Speaking of which, Boston has some of the most green space of any big American city.
The New York Times called the results of the Big Dig “one of the most successful urban renaissance stories in modern American history.” That’s high praise, and Boston definitely deserves it. The 15-acre, 1.5-mile-long Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is just one of the gorgeous nature parks and green spaces that Boston has to offer.
5. Boston’s tap water tastes the best. For real.
The American Water Works Association awarded Boston its highest marks in the official Tap Water Taste Test.
6. Boston is the healthiest city in America.
In 2015, NerdWallet ranked Boston the healthiest city in the U.S. for the third straight year. The personal finance website used fitness level data and health care accessibility to assemble its rankings. If you’ve always thought there are extremely high numbers of joggers in Boston, you’re actually correct.
7. And if you’re not so healthy, Boston has some of the best hospitals in the world.
Massachusetts General Hospital consistently ranks among the top three hospitals in the country, regularly clocking in at #1.
8. You can stay in the best hotel in America.
Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice named XV Beacon as the best place to stay in America. That’s including all those swanky boutique spots in NYC, and all the lush, tropical resorts in Hawaii.
9.Boston is wicked smaht.
Between Harvard, M.I.T., Boston College, Boston University and every other incredible school in town, trivia nights at the local bar can get pretty cutthroat.
10. Boston's buildings are beyond beautiful.
When you've been an industrial and intellectual leader for centuries, you're gonna have the architecture to match.
11. The people are the best.
No statistics to back this one up, but it's definitely the truth. Bostonians aren't shy about how much they love their city and state.
Of course, there are so many incredible cities in Massachusetts. Boston is just one of many places across the state that make this corner of the country truly spectacular, like
these small towns with unexpectedly amazing restaurants.