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The city of beauty and brains! Boston is an innovative city with major international influence on education, medicine, technology, business, culture, shopping and food. The metropolis attracts a large number of intelligentsias due to its prominent academic institutions such as Harvard and MIT. Boston is an eminent historic city in America and one of the oldest. It is also a youthful city due to its large student population. Boston is sometimes referred to as the most European of American cities, but in a way its history and culture makes it the most American. The city has a great layout and it is easily walk-able.
Boston offers all sorts of attractions from historical monuments to contemporary art galleries. This is a city where old and new is intertwined. The Institute of Contemporary Art is an art museum and exhibition space in the revitalized waterfront area in Seaport District. The ultra-modern building itself is an award winning landmark and some describe it as the most beautiful piece of architecture in Boston.
Beacon Hill is one of Boston’s most sought after areas and a major attraction. The picturesque neighbourhood features beautiful red-brick row houses and elegant
mansions. Beacon Hill has a number of land marks; the golden domed Massachusetts State House, Museum of African American History and Cheers Beacon Hill (the source of inspiration for the Cheers television show).
Bostonians are major sports fans and the city has some of the most famous sports teams in the country. Boston and baseball are somewhat synonymous and the Red Sox
is arguably the best baseball team in the country. Watching the Red Sox play in Fenway Park is an experience to remember.
The charming city of Camden is located across Charles River and is within the Greater Boston area. It is the home of Harvard University; which is recognized as the number
one university in the world. Cambridge has a great number of historic buildings and a large and varied collection of public art. The city has a cultural buzz and vibrant nightlife.
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Boston Events Guide:
St Patricks Day – 17 March
St. Patrick's Day is the most widely celebrated saints day in the world. Much more, Patrick's Day Celebrations in Boston are a completely new experience and something that you don't want to miss!
Boston International Film Festival - 13 April
The Boston International Film Festival is a film festival in the United States held in Boston, Massachusetts which showcases over 90 films annually. Established in 2003, the festival features independent films from around the world and the U.S.
Boston has revamped its culinary scene. This diverse city has talented chefs offering cutting-edge cuisine. There are all sorts of restaurants; from warm and cosy to the ultra stylish. We highly recommend Bistro Du Midi (272 Boylston St). It offers a modern Provençal Cuisine, focusing on local sea food. Salts (798 Main Street, Cambridge) is a restaurant by Steve Rosen, who has been named as one of the best chefs in the country by Food and Wine magazine. The restaurant offers an all American menu. Panificio (144 Charles Street) is a exquisite a café that attracts Boston’s trendy set.
There are culinary gems to be found throughout the city neighborhoods. The Back Bay area has a great number of upscale eateries that are frequented by Boston’s well-heeled. Little Italy in the North End is a popular neighborhood for authentic Italian cuisine. Chinatown in Downtown Boston is a center of Asian-American life in the city and is the location of great selection of Chinese, Japanese, Cambodian and Vietnamese restaurants.
Shopping in Boston is an experience like no other. The city has a plethora of quaint boutiques, department stores and mainstream fashion retailers. Newbury Street is where the cities elite shop. The street is packed with high end designer boutiques; Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, DKNY, True Religion and Giorgio Armani to name a few.
More designer stores can be found on Boylston Street; Hermes, Escada, Sonia Rykiel and Gucci. Boston’s Fashion cognoscenti flock to Second Time Around (176 Newbury Street) where they can bag luxury designer items at 20 to 50% off. Copley Place (100 Huntington Ave) is a shopping mall that has both high end boutiques and high street brands.
The neighborhood of Little Italy is fast becoming the Milan of Boston. There is a good selection of quaint boutiques, art galleries and contemporary shops. This is a good place to buy modern art, vintage and discover up and coming designers. The best part about shopping in Boston is that clothes are tax free, so you can indulge in a much a needed retail therapy!
Unlike most other major cities in the USA, Boston enjoys four full seasons annually. November is when winter kicks in and goes all the way to March. The streets are often covered in gorgeous snow during this season; creating a winter wonderland. Spring brings with it a mixture of rain and sunshine but continuously improve as summer approaches. Summer time in Boston is fabulous, with bright hot days and warm nights. During this season, the city comes to life with outdoor concerts and street performers. This is also the perfect time to enjoy the beaches. Autumn in Boston is characterized by cool sunny days and brisk and clear nights.
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