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Boston’s Top 5 Attractions

Boston is a unique American city where visitors can find opportunities to explore museums, relive history, cheer for their favorite hometown sports teams, discover the unknown harbor islands, immerse themselves in the amazing arts, and imbibe at a famous bar or an even more famous brewery. If you are a first time visitor in Boston or if you have only spent a short period in the capital city of Massachusetts, the following are the top 5 attractions that you must see in this city.

1. The Freedom Trail

One of the best ways of efficiently visiting the bounty of historic landmarks in Boston and being acquainted with this city is a walk along this trail, which is 2 miles. If you are in good shape and in a hurry, you can cover its length in as little as one hour. However, if you do so, you will not really have the time to stop in order to visit all the sites along the way. The best thing for you to do is to allow more than three hours for walking the trail at a very leisurely pace in order to see each of its revolutionary landmarks.

2. Fenway Park

This is the best place for you to be in on a sunshine-filled afternoon during summer. It is one of the most beloved stadiums for baseball in America. You will definitely want to see the Green Monster during one of the short tours that are offered everyday even if you will not be able to see the Red Sox play. If you prefer to have a beer or grab a bite outside the famous stadium, Fenway’s Bleacher Bar is a perfect place for you. As the name of the bar suggests, it is beneath the bleachers that is in the centerfield that has a window that looks into Fenway Park.

3. Cheers

This is famous for being the inspiration for “Cheers”, which is a television show. Cheers Boston was formerly the Bull &Finch pub and it is located in Beacon Hill District in Boston. It is a tourist trap that has overpriced pub food and souvenirs galore that are for sale. However, it is one of the places that you must pop into when you visit Boston if you love the show.

4. Faneuil Hall Marketplace

This is along the famous Freedom Trail and at the central part of downtown Boston. The history of the original Hall dates back as far as 1742 and nowadays the marketplace encompasses South Market buildings, Quincy Market as well as North Market. If time is of essence, you should skip chain stores such as Urban Outfitters and Ann Taylor. Instead, you should grab a bite beneath the canopies that are in Quincy Market, take some time to enjoy a street performance and shop for unique finds from one or two pushcarts.

5. Boston Harbor Islands

If you prefer to camp out at a national park as you enjoy watching the stars, explore an old fort’s ruins and swim, you can do so while you are still in Boston. There are 34 narrow isles in the National Recreation Area in the Boston Harbor Islands that are scattered in the most historic harbor in New England and you can board the seasonal ferries from the Long Wharf in Boston and Quincy in order to visit the “hidden” outdoor spaces.

The aforementioned attractions make Boston one of the most sought after destinations in the world. Hence, if you are planning to go and live there in order to enjoy everything that these attractions have to offer, you should get a US green Card as soon as possible and make your dream come true.