If you’re planning on moving to Boston, it’s possible you are finishing up your high school career. After all, there are 57 colleges and universities spread throughout the city, including some of the best schools in the country, such as Harvard University. Boston has some of the greatest private schools, public universities, and women’s schools in the northeast region. Of course, there’s much more to Boston than a place to get a great education.
Perhaps you’ve finished college and you are somewhere between 21 and 30 years old. Approximately 40% of the Boston area is comprised of young adults 30 and under. That means you should have no problem finding a crowded bar after your move. Aside from college and a vibrant night life, Boston also has a variety of historical sites to visit, including:
1.) Black Heritage Trail. Guided walking tours are provided daily to explore one of the most important sites in American history. The trail marks the time in the 19th century when slavery was abolished. Massachusetts was the first state to declare slavery illegal and Boston was seen as a destination for southern slaves.Â
2.) The Freedom Trail. Follow the red brick road through downtown and you are planted firmly on The Freedom Trail. This 2.5-mile walk takes you across 16 historical city sites including the Old State House and Paul Revere’s House. Don’t forget your camera as you’re unlikely to find so many historical sites in such a short walk anywhere else.
Once you’ve moved into Boston, you will quickly learn of the city’s can’t-miss attractions. Just a few of the most frequented Boston attractions include:
1.) Fenway Park. The oldest field in major league baseball is located near Kenmore Square and has been housing Red Sox games since 1912. In an age when ballparks are torn down in favor of modern replacements, Fenway Park continues to be not only a main attraction in Boston, but in all the baseball world. The Red Sox have sold out every game for the last eight years, though there are usually some tickets available on game day at the ticket window.
2.) New England Aquarium. Not only is the aquarium one of the largest and most frequently visited attraction of its type in the United States, but there’s also anÂ IMAXÂ attached. That’s right, feel free to catch a movie if you would like additional entertainment after touring 8,000 aquatic exhibits. Housed in a 200,000 gallon tank you will find sea turtles, stingrays, and even sharks! From April through November, there is also an aquarium whale watch tour.
3.) Quincy Market. With a location in the heart of the city, look no further than Quincy Market for some of the best food in New England. Located near Faneuil Hall, there are approximately 14 full restaurants on site where you can sit and eat. If you prefer to eat on the fly, pick something up at theÂ nearlyÂ 40 food court type stops.