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Boston

Boston's history recalls revolution and transformation, and today it is still among the country’s most forward-thinking and barrier-breaking cities.

Art & Music 

The arts have thrived in Boston ever since the 19th century, when this cultural capital was dubbed the Athens of America. Certainly, the intellectual elite appreciated their fine paintings and classical music, but they were also dedicated to spreading the cultural wealth, establishing museums, libraries and symphony orchestras for all to enjoy. Today the lucky residents of (and visitors to) Boston benefit from their largesse. These venerable institutions play an integral role on Boston’s cultural stage, which has significantly expanded to include dynamic contemporary art, music and theater scenes.  

Sports 

‘Fanatic’ is no idle word here. Boston fans are passionate about sports. And with the four-time world-champion Patriots, the long-overdue World Series–winning Red Sox, the winningest basketball team in history, the Celtics, and the highly successful and historic hockey team, the Bruins, there is a lot to be passionate about. Boston’s college teams also inspire fierce loyalties and staunch rivalries. No less spirited is the country’s oldest and most celebrated running event, the world-famous Boston Marathon, and the world’s largest two-day rowing event, the Head of the Charles Regatta.  

Food 

A word of advice: when in Boston, eat as much seafood as possible. Local specialties include the ‘sacred cod,’ fresh steamed lobster, oysters on the half-shell and thick, creamy chowder. You can eat seafood around the city, but especially in the fish-centered Seaport District, where it’s accompanied by spectacular harbor views. The creatures of the sea are your top priority, but don’t miss the chance to devour delectable pasta in the North End and to sample diverse Asian dishes in Chinatown. Trendy fusion restaurants draw on all of these eclectic influences to present contemporary cuisine that is uniquely Boston.  

History 

For all intents and purposes, Boston is the oldest city in America. And you can hardly walk a step over its cobblestone streets without running into some historic site. The Freedom Trail winds its way around the city, connecting 16 historically significant sites. These are the very places where history unfolded: from the first public school in America to Boston’s oldest church building to sites linked to America’s fight for independence from Britain – Boston is, in effect, one enormous outdoor history museum.

Harvard University 

Founded in 1636 to educate men for the ministry, Harvard is America’s oldest college. The original Ivy League school has eight graduates who went on to be US presidents, not to mention dozens of Nobel laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners. The geographic heart of Harvard University – where red-brick buildings and leaf-covered paths exude academia – is Harvard Yard. Free historical tours of Harvard Yard depart from the Smith Campus Center; self-guided tours are also available. 

Flanking Johnston Gate are the two oldest buildings on campus. South of the gate, Massachusetts Hall houses the offices of the President of the University. Dating to 1720, it is the oldest building at Harvard and the oldest academic building in the country. North is Harvard Hall, which dates to 1766 and originally housed the library. The focal point of the yard is the John Harvard statue, where every Harvard hopeful has a photo taken (and touches the statue’s shiny shoe for good luck). 

Fenway Park 

What is it that makes Fenway Park ‘America’s Most Beloved Ballpark’? It’s not just that it’s the home of the Boston Red Sox. Open since 1912, it is the oldest operating baseball park in the country. As such, the park has many quirks that make for a unique experience. See them all on a ballpark tour. (Avoid afternoon tours on game days; crowds are huge and tours shortened.) 

The Green Monster, the 37ft-high wall in left field, is the most famous feature at Fenway Park. It’s only 310ft away from home plate (compared to the standard 325ft). That makes it a popular target for right-handed hitters, who can score an easy home run with a high hit to left field. On the other hand, a powerful line drive – which might normally be a home run – bounces off the Monster for an off-the-wall double. As all Red Sox fans know, ‘the wall giveth and the wall taketh away.’ 

The Green Monster was painted green only in 1947. But since then, it has become a patented part of the Fenway experience. Literally. The color is officially known as Fence Green and the supplier will not share the recipe. 

The Pesky Pole, Fenway’s right-field foul pole, is named for former shortstop Johnny Pesky. ‘Mr Red Sox’ Johnny Pesky was associated with the team for 15 years as a player and 46 years as a manager, coach and special instructor until his death in 2012. 

The Triangle, in the deepest, darkest corner of centre field where the walls form a triangle, is – at 425ft – the furthest distance from home plate. 

The bleachers at Fenway Park are green, except for the lone red seat: seat 21 at section 42, row 37. This is supposedly the location of the longest home run ever hit at Fenway Park – officially 502ft, hit by Ted Williams in 1946. 

Museum of Fine Arts 

Since 1876, the Museum of Fine Arts has been Boston’s premier venue for showcasing art by local, national and international artists. Nowadays the museum’s holdings encompass all eras, from the ancient world to contemporary times, and all areas of the globe, making it truly encyclopedic in scope. Most recently, the museum has added gorgeous new wings dedicated to the Art of the Americas and to contemporary art, contributing to Boston’s emergence as an art center in the 21st century. 

The centerpiece of the MFA is the four-story Americas wing, which includes 53 galleries exhibiting art from the pre-Columbian era up through the 20th century. The second level is, perhaps, the richest part of the wing. An entire gallery is dedicated to John Singer Sargent, including his iconic painting The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit. 

Located in the museum’s northern wing, the MFA’s collection of European art spans the centuries from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The highlights of the European exhibit are no doubt the Impressionists and post-Impressionists, with masterpieces by Degas, Gauguin, Renoir and Van Gogh, as well as an impressive collection of Monets (one of the largest outside Paris). 

In the southwestern wing, the collection of Asian art includes the exhibits in the serene Buddhist Temple room. In the southeastern part of the museum, the MFA’s ancient-art collection also covers a huge geographic spectrum, including two rooms of mummies in the Egyptian galleries. 

The Linde Wing for Contemporary Art is full of surprises. The darling of museum patrons is Black River, a fantastic woven tapestry of discarded bottle caps by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. 

Food and drink 

O Ya 

Who knew that raw fish could be so exciting? At O Ya, each piece of nigiri or sashimi is dripped with something unexpected but exquisite, from honey truffle sauce to banana pepper mousse. Salmon tataki is topped with a torched tomato. Foie gras is drizzled in balsamic chocolate kabayaki (sweet, soy glaze). Service is impeccable, with knowledgeable waiters ready to offer advice and explanations. 

Neptune Oyster 

Neptune’s menu hints at Italian, but you’ll also find elements of Mexican, French, Southern and old-fashioned New England. The daily seafood specials and impressive raw bar (featuring several kinds of oysters, plus littlenecks, cherrystones, crabs and mussels) confirm that this is not your traditional North End eatery. 

The retro interior offers a convivial – if crowded – setting, with an excellent option for solo diners at the marble bar. 

The retro interior offers a convivial – if crowded – setting, with an excellent option for solo diners at the marble bar. 

Myers & Chang 

This superhip Asian spot blends Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines, which means delicious dumplings, spicy stir-fries and oodles of noodles. The kitchen staff do amazing things with a wok, and the menu of small plates allows you to sample a wide selection of dishes. Dim sum for dinner? This is your place. 

Food allergies? No problem. Myers & Chang has a menu to match every dietary restriction. 

Lolita Cocina 

This spicy little Mexican number is full of surprises (which we won’t ruin for you). We will reveal that the menu is packed with unusual and enticing Mexican fare that does not disappoint: lobster enchiladas, charred sweet corn and decadent garlic shrimp. Oh, and there’s all-you-can-eat tacos for $9 on Monday nights. 

By the way, there are no less than eight different margaritas on offer, including the eye-popping Diabolo. You’d be forgiven if you skipped dinner and just came here to drink. 

Life Alive 

Life Alive offers a joyful, healthful, purposeful approach to fast food. The unusual combinations of animal-free ingredients yield delicious results, most of which come in a bowl (like a salad) or in a wrap. There are also soups, sides and smoothies, all served in a funky, colorful, light-filled space. 

In addition to all the feel-good, there’s also a cozy, kiddie play space downstairs. So your children will feel good, too. 

Brewer’s Fork 

This casual hipster hangout has quickly become a local favorite, thanks to its enticing menu of small plates and pizzas, not to mention the excellent, oft-changing selection of about 30 craft beers. The wood-fired oven is the star of the show, but this place also does amazing things with its cheese and charcuterie boards.