Boston, or ‘Beantown’ to the locals, is one of the most elegantly poised and dynamic cities I have ever lived in. It is culturally diverse and there are areas of the city that are almost entirely Italian (North End) and Irish (Adam’s Village). Due to this diversity, the heart of the city beats to its own spirited drum and it is utterly infectious. There is so much to see and do, ranging from its rich history to its wildly fascinating music scene.
Adding to Boston’s striking resume is its incredible subway system. The ‘T’ makes it easy for you to get anywhere easily within the city, so there is no need to rent a car in Boston. If you plan on heading to Cape Cod on your visit, you can jump on the Capeflyer train, which runs between Memorial and Labor Day, and you are on the Cape in two hours. If you are someone looking for a hearty dose of culture, a premier theatrical performance, a cerebral music experience, or simply a fun weekend dining and drinking in some of the country’s finest and most eclectic establishments, Boston is the city for you.
Here are some of the best Attractions for you to check out while you are in town.
My recommendations on…
The Bostonians by Henry James
Historic Boston in Four Seasons by Samuel Chamberlain
Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston by Samuel Adams Drake
The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins