Boston, Massachusetts is a town frequented by many tourists each year, and that is no surprise when one is able to view all of the great venues of interest that are contained in the city. Boston is home to much of the American Revolution’s history, one of the best orchestras in the world, many artistic museums, the New England Patriots, and one of America’s largest business sectors. Many tourists visit Boston because of its past, most of which is filled with legends about the Boston Tea Party, Battle of Bunker Hill, John Hancock, Sam Adams, and his brother John, and many other historical sites that have never failed to compel Americans, and those from other nations, to visit the one-of-a-kind city.
Many people make the first stop of their Boston tour the Boston Harbor, where many of the Sons of Liberty dressed like Native Americans in order to force the hand of British tyranny. Another historical site is the trail of Paul Revere’s ride, an act now considered to be half-embellished, though it still attracts thousands of visitors each year. The site of Revere’s blacksmith shop is another highly touted point of interest, and should be visited by tourists, especially since he was just as good of a blacksmith as he was a patriot, if not better. Many of the sites of old taverns around Boston are also high-volume visitation sites because of their relation to the brothers Adams and their patriotic friend, John Hancock. Another popular historic site, not as uplifting to the Patriot’s cause, is the site of Bunker Hill (Breed’s Hill), which was home to one of the greatest standoffs during the American Revolution. The site is very popular with history buffs due to the American’s ability to hold off a British advance for many hours, though the British had twice the number of troops and ammunition.
Boston is one of America’s largest business hubs and is the site of many popular business buildings. The Prudential building is one of the most impressive skyscrapers in the country, while the John Hancock building is another skyscraper that attracts many visitors as well. The Hancock building is not only known for its name, but also for its structure, a quality that has long instituted the act of going to the top of the building and surveying the city from above, similar to the Empire State Building in New York.
The Boston Pops is a world-renowned orchestra that has their home in the city of their namesake, and though the group does play internationally, they play most of their gigs in Boston, all of which are critically respected concerts, and are very big draws for Boston’s booming tourist trade. The sports industry is another important venue of entertainment that many people take part in when visiting the great town of Boston. Boston is home to the Red Sox, the Boston Bruins, the Celtics, and the New England Patriots, who have won three of the past six Super Bowls, and are now regarded as America’s new team.
There certainly is no lack of reasons to visit a city like Boston, especially when comparing it to other cities that cannot offer anything close to the historic past that the city has been a part of. Many cities have their various forms of transportation, most of which cater to tourists, but no other city has the Duck Tours that Boston has. For visitors wishing to see the city in one day, this tour is a great way to travel throughout the streets of Boston, while also traveling through water, which gives great vantage points for some of the more historic sites. Boston is a town that rivals many in the area of arts and entertainment, but cannot be matched when it comes to its place in American history, as well as its place in the hearts of the millions of tourists that visit the city each year.