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New Englands Largest Important City

Aug 17, 2007
Boston is the most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is the capital. As New Englands largest, most important city, Boston is far older than the republic. And is also a contemporary centre of high finance and higher technology, not to mention home of the pub that inspired televisions long running Cheers.

Boston is often called the most European of U.S. cities owing to its walk able scale and human sized Victorian and Colonial buildings, its bookish mien, acres of public parks, and lively cafe restaurant culture.

The nicest times to visit Boston is summertime it is worth considering for the sidewalk cafes, outdoor concerts, baseball games, and harbour cruises, winter is nicest in the holiday season when decorations and maybe a fresh snowfall make the historic parts of town into picture postcards. In September, students flock back to the universities of Boston and Cambridge, creating something of a carnival atmosphere.

Ice cream has been central to Boston living for more than 150 years, and many restaurants here include a few uncommon flavours on the menu. You may be offered a lobster sausage or wood-roasted lobster with a vanilla sauce. Bostonians have caught the passion for artisanal breads, brewpubs with homemade ales, espresso shops with fine cakes.

In the 1930s Boston had no fewer than 50 performing arts theatres by the 1980s, the citys downtown Theatre District had all but vanished. Happily, in the late 1990s several historic theatres saw major restoration, opening to host pre Broadway shows. More recently, the long awaited renovation of The Opera House in 2004 has added new light to the district. For its size, Boston is the most musical city in America.

Downtown Crossing near Boston Common is home to one of the citys most famous attractions for stylish bargains Filenes Basement a no car area. Newbury Street, a renowned, eight-block stretch whose shops cater to every taste, from upper crust to cutting edge. Quincy Market is definitely a top tourist spot and filled with them but you cannot beat this area for the people watching, shops, and restaurants and street performers.

Boston nightclubs are divided into crowds. Armani clad international students head out late, after taking over one of the swanky restaurants on Newbury Street for pre clubbing martinis. Baseball cap sporting students fill up clubs and pubs along Lansdowne Street, and hipsters bar-hop from Cambridge clubs to Allston Rock City and Jamaica Plain to catch live bands. There is also a thriving lounge scene in downtowns coolest hybrid bar restaurant clubs.
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Douglas Scott writes and works for The Cheap Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The American Rental Site
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