Boston Travel Guide
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Bostonians see themselves as civilised and their city as mature. They're in it for the long haul, which helps explain the city's conservative character. Contrary to their reputation, however, Bostonians are not crusty or stiffly genteel, but down-to-earth folks who value loyalty. They also enjoy a thriving street life, thanks to low-rise buildings that allow the city to retain a human scale, and an urban core that's home to people of all classes.

Calling this quaint and charming city the 'Athens of America' might seem a bit braggadocio, but the city's 19th-century glory radiates through its grand architecture, its population of literati, artists and educators and its world-renowned academic and cultural institutions.

In 1773, the only visitors arriving to Boston's shores were the English Redcoats. Today, Bostonians welcome more than 12 million visitors each year from all over the world as they arrive in Boston to enjoy this exciting and interesting city. Tourism is one of Boston's and New England's largest industries, and as a result you will find a city willing to accommodate and entertain you as few other cities can.

Disastrous 'urban renewal' projects in the 1950s provoked such a furious backlash that Boston now has some of the best preserved historic buildings and neighbourhoods in the country. Compact, walkable, historic and clean, the city blends old-world beauty and modern convenience.

Facts at a Glance

Area: 125 sq km
Population: 600,000
Country: USA
Time Zone: GMT/UTC -5 (Eastern Time)
Telephone Area Code: 617

See Also

Events in Boston

Hotels in Boston

Restaurants in Boston

Nightlife in Boston

Attractions in Boston

Maps of Boston

Weather in Boston

Art in Boston


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