Regarded as the “Capital of New England” for the influence it’s had on the entire New England region, Boston is the location of several major events that took place during the American Revolution. Numerous historic sites relating to that period have been well-preserved and can be found along the Freedom Trail, which is marked by a red line of bricks embedded in the ground. Its rich history helps attract many tourists with attractions such as the Faneuil Hall, Museum of Fine Arts, Bull & Finch Pub where everybody knows your name (whose building is known from the TV show Cheers), Museum of Science, and the New England Aquarium.
Boston prides itself on being home to world class sports teams: The Boston Red Sox are a founding member of Major League Baseball’s American League, championship teams in the National Football League, National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League, and to top the list off, one of the best known sporting events in the city is the Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest annual marathon run. Across the Charles River, Cambridge helps boost the city’s reputation as a higher education center with Harvard University, the nation’s oldest, and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the head of the class.
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100 Years Young
As Fenway Park marks its centennial, the surrounding neighbourhood – long a bastion of baseball and body shops – is enjoying a grand slam of a revival.
Boston is shaking off its Puritan image and becoming a 21st-century hub for fashion, food and fun.