Come and Join the Tea Party: Exploring the Best of Boston

by Gavin Darvell

Boston, the outdoor museum and arguably America’s oldest city, where history seeps out of every street corner. A place that embraces its sport and food. A bastion of education for the great and good. Want any more?

This East Coast city is full of top attractions and experiences. As we delve into the places to explore and the various moments to digest, you’ll soon learn that Boston was a worthwhile choice for your next American adventure.

Harvard College in Boston

Exploring the City

Let’s start our look around the city at the table of education, Harvard. America’s oldest college, and one of the most prestigious. It’s a place that dates back to 1636 and counts such Alumi as Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg. If you can go on a tour, then Harvard Yard, Massachusetts Hall and Harvard Hall are well worth seeing.

No tour of Boston can go without discovering the story of the Boston Tea Party. You can visit the Tea Party Ships and Museum down in the harbour. You can even re-enact your own rebellious moment of tipping tea! It’s a place that’ll enlighten you about the history behind this most important of moments.

Of the museums, you need to check out the Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Science. The freedom trail is also a good way to see the city as it weaves its way to the centre (Beacon Hill and Copley Square among them).

For a view, head up The Skywalk Observatory. Well, you’ve learnt about the history and significance of the city. You’ve looked at the educational side, so observing the city from on high is the next step.

The Sport

Fanatical isn’t perhaps doing justice to the folk of Boston with their love of sport. Let the names roll off the tongue, the Red Sox’s, the Patriots, the Celtics, and the Bruins. Depending on the time of year you visit, try to get to a game. Fenway Park is the oldest operating baseball stadium in the US. It’s a quirky place, but a great venue to watch a game.

If you want a proper look at the heart of Boston culture, catching a game is the perfect way. And you’ll get to see some top sport too. it’s a win/win.

Fenway park home of the Boston Red Sox
Photo by Andre Tan on Unsplash

The Food

Come to Boston and you’ve got to indulge in the food, especially the seafood. The sacred cod is one dish you have to try, as is the steamed lobster. Fancy some oysters? Or creamy chowder? The list goes on, and you’ll find plenty of places to consume them. The port area, of course, is best, and you’ll get the views.

If seafood isn’t your thing, then you have plenty of international cuisine to try from Italian to Chinese. You won’t go hungry, that’s for sure.

The Revolution came to Boston and left its legacy, and you’ll feel that as you explore the city. Time spent in Boston differs from near neighbours such as New York. It’s less claustrophobic, feels freer and fresher. It’s also the gateway to New England. That, though, is another adventure for another day. Time to just enjoy the city. Oh, and have a cup of tea?

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