Welcome to the city of Boston, located on the eastern seaboard of the United States of America. Boston is unique in that it is most probably the city that is responsible for the U.S. to exist in the first place. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritans from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution including what many consider as the starting factor, the Boston Tea Party when settlers, tired of the high taxes required by England, threw massive amounts of tea off of a frigate into the ocean. It is also the site of the Boston Massacre, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston with monuments to commemorate them all. So, to say this city is rich in American history would be a grand understatement.
Visitors flock to Boston for a variety of reasons, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing over 20 million visitors per year. Faneuil Hall is a lively marketplace that holds events year round including chess tournaments, street competitions, races, ongoing competitions that are original and lively and all this comes with a variety of fine restaurants, loads of shopping opportunities, and a great nightlife. The oldest annual marathon, Boston Marathon, started in 1887 and draws thousands of racers each year.
There is so much to see and do including a visit to Paul Revere's home, Fenway Park baseball field, the USS Constitution Museum and ship, the first public library in the US along with the Benjamin Franklin statue, and so much more.
The national language is English, the currency is the United States Dollar, and as for the weather, summers are typically warm to hot, rainy, and humid, while winters oscillate between periods of cold rain and snow, with cold temperatures. Spring and fall are usually mild, with varying conditions dependent on wind direction and jet stream positioning. Prevailing wind patterns that blow offshore minimize the influence of the Atlantic Ocean.
For those who arrive by cruise ship, the Port of Boston is the oldest continually active port in the Western Hemisphere, and New England's maritime hub. It is serviced by all major cruise lines.
Once you arrive, we recommend that you check our excursions for a great selection of activities. They will help you do exactly what you want without getting lost in this highly populated city. Whether you want to sightsee, enjoy a beach day, check out the historical locations, enjoy the Faneuil Hall activities, the museums, or get involved in some hiking and biking, you are sure to find something that you will enjoy while visiting the great city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Fun Fact: Boston Common is the oldest public park, established in 1634 and is still a popular gathering spot.