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Unique Spa experiences can be found at Bliss Spa and Lash L'Amour.

Hot Tips:

The Freedom Trail is Boston's one-stop shop for getting to know Boston's role in US history.

Hot Tips:

Skip a car rental and rely on the "T" to get around town. It will save you money and the frustration of paying the high cost of parking.

Avoid:

Faneuil Hall for fine dining.

Be Sure to Sample:

Clam chowder, cod, local oysters and clams on the half shell, NECCO candy.

Caution:

Most bars and clubs frown upon sneakers and hats.

Avoid:

Driving during rush hour; traffic can add up to an hour to your trip

Best Local Souvenir:

Boston sports gear, a JG Hook clam bake shipped home.

 

 

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Five of Boston's most unique features and characteristics.

1. History:

Boston is a city rich in history . With Puritanical roots, Boston has always been a little adverse to change.  It is no wonder that it was a prime spot for rebellion, because change, wanted or not, does eventually happen.  Playing a major role in the American Revolution, Boston sparked the initial fight for freedom from the British. The Freedom Trail commemorates Boston’s role in America’s fight for freedom. 

2. Seasons:

If you don’t like the weather don’t worry it will change; Boston is a city with four distinct seasons.  Cold, snowy winters and hot humid summers are welcome changes for Boston residents. We love our seasons, and for very good reasons. We are able to use our landscape to enhance what each brings to town. The below freezing winter temperatures allow ponds to freeze solid, providing a place to ice skate; and you do not have to travel far to ski the snow covered slopes. Spring’s increasing warmth is refreshing as flowers bloom and the trees regain their leaves. Summer’s heat allows Bostonians to take advantage of water fun; Boston beaches have been given new life and are once again a playground for city residents. Within an hour of the city many lakes, and ocean escapes await. Fall’s cool down allows the leaves the to turn magnificent shades of red, yellow and orange. Leaf-peeping, whether by car or on a hike is a favorite fall activity. Just when we tire of one season, another creeps in.

3. Water:

Sitting on the Atlantic Ocean, Boston Harbor welcomes fishermen, cruise ships and recreational boaters alike. Boston’s waterfront is put to use for entertainment, whether for concerts, or dining, or a simple stroll on the Harborwalk. However, Boston Harbor is not the only famous waterway in the city; the Charles River provides Boston and Cambridge with a natural divider and another location for recreation.

4. Sports:

Bostonians LOVE their sports teams! Home of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins Boston is a sports town. Try to find a person, living in Boston, who does not have at least a minimal working knowledge of Boston sports-it may not be impossible, but it would be pretty tough. 

5. Education:

Welcoming more than a dozen Colleges and Universities, Boston and its sister city Cambridge, are known for higher learning. You can’t turn a corner without bumping into one.  From the famous Ivy League institutions (Harvard and MIT), to the musical (Berklee), Boston draws a diverse collection of intellectual minds. Each school has its own personality and with that its own collection of cool places to hang.