Boston Tourist Attractions

Situation and characteristics
Boston, capital of the state of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England, lies at the mouth of the Charles River in Massachusetts Bay, some 185 miles/300km north-east of New York City.


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Charles River

The Charles River is a natural boundary between Cambridge and Boston.
Where the river flows into Boston Harbor, it is spanned by several major bridges including the new Interstate 93 one supported by two inverted Y-shaped towers supporting a fan-shaped series of cables. These towers mimic the shape of the Bunker Hill monument.
Further up river toward Cambridge, the Charles's banks are natural boasting biking/jogging trails with views of islands and rowers in racing sculls.

Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority serves 78 communities within its district of Eastern Massachusetts and another 64 outside of the district through commuter rail trains. There is a total of 183 routes and 252 stations (not including bus stops). There are four principal subway lines designated by the colors red, blue, orange and green. The latter was the first subway line in the US, opening between Park Street to Bolyston Street in 1897.
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Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is the oldest in the county. The first was in 1896 and the 24.5 mile route went from the Irvington Oval in Boston to Metcalf's Mill in Ashland. Today, the distance has increased to 26.2 miles and the route starts in Hopkinton, continues through eight cities and towns and ends up near Copley Square in Boston.
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Address: 40 Trinity Place, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02116, United States

Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area

This Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area consists of 30 islands that abound in cultural and natural resources. Visitors will enjoy a Civil War era fort, exploring tide pools, climbing to the top of the historic lighthouse, hiking the numerous trails, camping, fishing, picnicking or swimming.
Official site:
Address: 408 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 228, Boston, MA 02110-3350, United States

Revolving Museum (closed)

A new type of museum that encourages more direct communication between artists and the public. Visitors can expect to see visual art exhibitions, fashion shows, film and video presentations, poetry readings and multi-media installations. It also tries to make use of abandoned spaces by filling them with public art.

Boston Bel Canto Opera

The Boston Bel Canto Opera gives concert presentations with a focus on the masterworks of 19th century opera composers. Performances are held in Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Address: Box 990023, Boston, MA 02199-0023, United States

Boston National Historical Park

Boston National Historical Park is a collection of sites that give an overview of the history of the city. The sites include Charlestown Navy Yard, Bunker Hill Monument, Faneuil Hall and the downtown visitor center on State Street.
Official site:
Address: Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA 02129-4543, United States

Logan International Airport

Logan International Airport New England's major transportation center. The airport is serviced by 55 airlines and provides direct international and domestic flights to a variety of destinations.
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Address: One Harborside Drive, Suite 200S, East Boston, MA 02128-2909, United States

Photographic Resource Center at Boston University

The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University features permanent and changing historic and contemporary photographs. Each year the gallery hosts 6-8 exhibitions.
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Address: 832 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215-2400, United States


5Wits in Boston features TOMB, an interactive walk-through adventure. Visitors explore a realistic Egyptian tomb while they search for a missing professor.
Official site:
Address: 186 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, United States

Boston St Patrick's Day Parade

Boston's large Irish population and friends come out in mid-March every year to dance, sing and parade down the streets of South Boston.

Museum of Printing (closed)

The museum seeks to preserve graphic arts, printing equipment and printing craftsmanship and offers related displays.


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