Welcome to Boston, Beantown. Boston is one of the most important cities in America and has been since before America was an independent country. Boston was founded in 1630 and played such an important role in the American Revolution and related events that it has been called The Cradle of Liberty. Today Boston is a great city to visit thanks to some very special events and museums.

Boston is also a great city for sports tourism, with the exciting Red Sox playing in the famous Fenway park.

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July 4th fireworks in Boston

July 4th fireworks with the Boston Pops Having the Independence Day celebrations in the middle of the week might be causing some confusion, but this is going to be a ton of fun. Tuesday, July 3, concert 4 p.m. Oval opens 8:20 p.m. Concert begins 9:30 p.m. “1812 Overture” is played 10 p.m. Concert ends […]

The average tourist in Boston does a lot of walking

Why not get serious daypacks for you and your traveling companions, like the kind of pack you’d take to Nepal or Tibet? After all Boston does have its famous black heritage trail and the freedom trail. Depending on how much walking you plan to do (if you’re backpacking, I like this big pack) in Boston […]

Granary Burying Ground: patriots at rest in Boston

What is so special about the Granary Burying Ground? It is the final resting place of many famous patriots that have contributed to this country’s history. When you visit the Granary Burying Ground, you should not expect anything else other than tombstones and memorials. Though the place can be creepy, what with all the different […]

Hilton Boston/Dedham Reviews

Hilton Boston/Dedham 25 Allied Drive, Dedham, Massachusetts, United States 02026-6147 Tel: 1-781-329-7900 Fax: 1-781-329-5552 My sister chose this hotel for her wedding guests because it was 20 minutes from the reception area and reasonable at $92/night. It’s a Hilton, so you know the rooms are nice. They are 450 square feet and have marble bathrooms. […]

Hotel @ MIT: high-tech hotel rooms for geeks

Hotel @ MIT is a modern, high tech hotel on the west end of the MIT campus (minutes to Boston) with rates starting at $129. The lobby features “historically significant robots from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab” and when you enter your room you’ll find equations on the blankets and chemistry cartoons in the bathrooms. […]

The Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail, designated a National Millennium Trail by the White House in 2000, begins at the Boston Common, the oldest public park in America. Once a training ground for the British militia, it is now a peaceful 44 acres of national park. There are 16 historical sites along this 2.5-mile national trail that covers […]

Ben Folds plays Boston’s Symphony Hall May 9 2007

Singer/pianist Ben Folds, famous for interesting concerts in which audience members sometimes participate, has lined up a spring tour. The Ben Folds tour starts March 24 at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. The last date of the tour is May 9, when he’ll play Boston’s Symphony Hall. If you’re in Boston on May 9, 2007 […]

How to prepare for the Boston Marathon

The famous Boston Marathon is a tough course with some painful hills to contenc with. Here’s some advice on how to prepare for it. The Boston Marathon is held every Patriot’s Day, the third Monday of April. It was started in 1897 and as the world’s oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon is one of […]

New Year’s Eve: Boston’s First Night Celebration

Boston’s First Night celebration of New Year’s Eve dates back to 1976, when it was decided by a small group of local artists and residents that December 31st should be celebrated in a different way, as a more family-oriented, non-alcoholic event. The mission of the celebration was and is “to broaden the public’s appreciation of […]

Club Passim – folk music in Boston’s Harvard Square

Club Passim is a great place to see a folk music concert in Boston. I’ve been there several times and they have both well-known and lesser-known folk acts. If you want to perform, every Tuesday is Open Mic night. If you want to see a show, check out the calendar and buy tickets in advance. […]

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