Boston is a city with a rich history rooted in the American Revolutionary War, which was a defining moment in the shaping of America. It is both a religious and cultural center with its own uniqueness and connection with the greater New England region. Today, the city is a vibrant place to live, work, visit and make magical memories. Here are five top attractions in Boston.
Freedom Trail provides a great opportunity to experience more than two centuries of Boston’s history, highlighted on approximately two and a half miles of trail. Dedicated in 1951, the trail leads to 16 nationally significant historic sites, including churches, museums, burial grounds, parks, meeting houses, a ship as well as historic markers retelling the story of the American revolutionary war, along with other historic events. In the sidewalk is a line of red bricks and footprints at street crossings that help to guide visitors along the trail. Freedom Trail takes visitors to sites that include Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel Burying Ground, the Old State House, Boston Massacre Site, Bunker Hill Monument and the Old South Meeting House, among other sites. The trail starts at Boston Common, continues through Boston’s North End and ends in Charlestown.
Built between 1740 and 1742 by Huguenot merchant Peter Faneuil, Faneuil Hall has been a marketplace and a meeting hall since the 1700s. It is owned by the city of Boston, and today, the ground floor serves as a marketplace with shops and eating establishments, the second floor a meeting room-the Great Hall and the fourth floor contain the museum and armory of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts.
Fenway Park is regarded as “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” and is perhaps one of the most fabled sports complexes in America. It opened on April 20, 1912, and is home of the Boston Red Sox. Notable features of Fenway Park include the Green Monster, left field’s 37-foot green wall and old school hand-operated scoreboard. Fenway Park is also known for having the lowest seating capacity (33,871 spectators) in the Major Leagues.
At the city’s center is the green space Boston Common, which is America’s oldest park and the starting point of the Freedom Trail. It is largely used by locals year-round and features several monuments and the Central Burying Ground of 1756. From November through March, skating can be enjoyed on Frog Pond.
On the west side of Charles Street is the Public Garden. The 24-acre English landscape garden is America’s oldest botanical garden and contains a pond, Victorian-style monuments (an equestrian statue of George Washington, for example) and statues and a large series of formal plantings.
These attractions provide a taste of Boston, from history to culture. There is much to enjoy and love in the city of Boston. Bricco Suites is the perfect accommodation you are looking for if you are visiting Boston as it is perfectly located in the heart of the North End. It is steps away to famous Italian restaurants and minutes away from all the tourist spots! Call us now or head on over to our website to book a room.