BOSTON IS ONE OF THE OLDEST CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES, AND IS JUST AS MUCH A TRENDSETTER NOW AS IT WAS WHEN FOUNDED IN 1630.

The capital of Massachusetts, Boston is a multi-faceted city brimming with character, irrevocably tied to its key role in early U.S. history. Winds off of the Atlantic sweep over historic streets, colonial courtyards, public parks and a beloved baseball stadium where Babe Ruth once pitched. A thriving arts scene, exceptional restaurants and of-the-moment enclaves keep this city from dwelling in the past.

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Logan International Airport (BOS), TF Green Airport (PVD), Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT)

DISCOVERIES

BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN STROLL AND SWAN BOAT RIDE
CITY CENTER, ADJACENT TO BOSTON COMMON
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Established in 1837 as the nation’s first botanical garden, this landscape bursting with tulips in the spring, is adjacent to the sprawling natural glades of Boston Common. Salute the statue of George Washington and the famous flock of bronze ducklings, a tribute to children’s book author Robert McCloskey, during a tranquil morning strolling along the tree-lined paths. Take to the water by hopping on a swan boat for a glide across the serene pond.

CHARLES RIVER RESERVATION
CHARLES RIVER FROM ELIOT BRIDGE TO CHARLES RIVER DAM, CAMBRIDGE
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Athletic crews in sleek shells row down the Charles River, and the 4th of July fireworks reflect in this watery mirror along to the traditional performance by the Boston Pops. Jog, bike or simply stroll along the paths stretching for 20-miles, or do as the locals do and have a picnic in a grassy spot along the banks of this iconic waterway.

FOLLOW THE FREEDOM TRAIL
BOSTON COMMON
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May through October the South End Open Market for art and food is the place to be on Sundays. Browse handmade jewelry, home goods and clothing from local artists, take a culinary spin around the world via the food trucks and stock up on local produce at this seasonal outdoor market. There’s also plenty to be had beyond the stalls and food trucks in the South End. Pop by boutiques and art galleries or linger in one of the many cafes that make this neighborhood a destination year-round.

INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
25 HARBOR SHORE DRIVE
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Steeped in colonial history, Boston is also incredibly forward-thinking as experienced at the Institute for Contemporary Art, a daring glass and metal space hovering at the water’s edge from award-winning architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Contemplate works in the permanent collection emphasizing female artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman and Nan Goldin. The museum also hosts a dynamic array of exhibits, performances, film screenings and lectures.

ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM
280 FENWAY
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Isabella Stewart was a philanthropist and one of Boston’s earliest, and most influential, arts patrons. Her eponymous museum, surrounded by lush garden-filled courtyards, houses the staggering collection of works acquired on her world travels. Wander manicured pathways to the interior galleries packed with masterworks by Titian, Rembrandt, Whistler and Degas, as well as Belgian tapestries and Indian jewels.

LONGFELLOW HOUSE WASHINGTON’S HEADQUARTERS
105 BRATTLE STREET, CAMBRIDGE
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This butter yellow Georgian-style home was the residence of two very notable figures. First, the headquarters for General George Washington July 1775 to April 1776 during the Siege of Boston for, and later the home of 19th century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Tour the pristinely preserved rooms that hold a wealth of decorative arts, furnishings, family papers and letters from prominent historical figures.

SOUTH END OPEN MARKET
INK BLOCK
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May through October the South End Open Market for art and food is the place to be on Sundays. Browse handmade jewelry, home goods and clothing from local artists, take a culinary spin around the world via the food trucks and stock up on local produce at this seasonal outdoor market. There’s also plenty to be had beyond the stalls and food trucks in the South End. Pop by boutiques and art galleries or linger in one of the many cafes that make this neighborhood a destination year-round.

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EXPLORE THE HISTORIC DETAILS OF THE LIBERTY HOTEL, A 19TH-CENTURY BOSTON GRANITE-STYLE BUILDING THAT ONCE HOUSED SOME OF THE CITY’S MOST NOTORIOUS CRIMINALS.
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