Boston March 03, 2018
by Juliet White Why Boston Is The Best Vacation City In America
Boston is on many people’s list of desirable destinations because it has so much to offer. Key to the founding of our country, Boston blends history with the cosmopolitan feel you expect from a major city. Beauty, culture, and nature unite to increase our city’s appeal. Millions of domestic and international travelers are drawn here each year. Here are 11 reasons are why you should be one of them:
1. Major attractions.
When thinking of bucket-list-worthy places to visit, you usually imagine yourself standing next to famous landmarks. Fenway, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Freedom Trail, Boston Common - all of these fit the bill.
2. Diverse and fascinating neighborhoods.
After you hit Boston's highlights, discover the simple pleasure of ambling through the city's different neighborhoods. Each has its own distinctive feel and, everywhere you go, you'll find delicious food.
3. World-class restaurants.
Speaking of food… Boston is heaven for foodies. Whether you're looking for fine dining in a chi-chi environment, or pizza by the slice from a restaurant tucked into a cranny of the North End, gourmands have an almost endless array of delectable options in Boston.
4. Culture galore.
From sprawling museums and historic theatres to cozy galleries and live music venues, it's virtually impossible to leave The Hub without soaking up some culture.
Usually, you have to choose between a beach vacay and a city break. Not so in Boston. After you've explored the museums, head to Carson Beach or Revere Beach, both of which are accessible using public transportation. From Boston, you can also take a ferry to the Harbor Islands or the fast ferry to P-town for a beachy day trip you'll never forget.
6. Car optional.
Of course you
can rent a car here, but you don't need to. Between the MBTA, walking, and various trolley tours that travel between popular tourist destinations, you can get around just fine without one.
Boston is third in the nation when it comes to walkability. There are many places that are best investigated
and here, the journey is often as appealing as your ultimate destination. When you're walking, it's easy to spy an alluring storefront or a historic church and duck inside, discovering a gem you'd have missed if traveling by car or transit.
8. Picnics galore.
The vast number of parks in Boston make it an ideal place for a relaxed picnic. Stock up at a local market then claim a bench and absorb the natural beauty that surrounds you.
9. Staggering views.
Between the rivers, ocean, and skyline, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to views.
10. Committed sports fans.
Regardless of whether you support Boston's teams, there's nothing quite like experiencing a game at the MLB's oldest ballpark. And, given how passionate our fans are, pretty much all our sporting events are intense and dramatic… just don't wear a Yankees cap!
Hotels in Boston have a rep for being pricey, but you can often score a stay at a unique spot in a solid location via Airbnb and similar sites.
If you call Boston home, what would you add to this list? Or, if you’re considering a trip here, what are you most excited to see or do? Let us know in the comments.
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