Greater Boston

The Boston area is a world-class academic hub (home to more than a quarter of a million students at fifty colleges and universities), a health care mecca, and a high-tech boomtown.

Boston has been known to be called the "Cradle of Liberty" and the "Hub of the Universe." It is the American city that blazed the trail toward independence for the United States with many "firsts" such as, the first public library, the first public schools, and the first subway system.

BostonConsider these possibilities: On a given day, you could walk Boston’s historic Freedom Trail; walk the Black Heritage Trail; tour Boston’s harbor islands by boat; hear a chamber music concert at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum tapestry room; hear a world class symphony orchestra at Symphony Hall; see the street performers at Faneuil Hall; shop the boutiques on Newbury Street; rollerblade on Boston’s Esplanade; take in a concert at the Hatch Shell; stroll the galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts; or walk among free-flying butterflies at the Museum of Science. You’ll have just as many choices in the evening. Try one of the many fabulous restaurants, a few examples include: Afgan, Asian, barbecue, bistro, Brazilian, Cajun, Cambodian, Caribbean, Cuban, Chinese, Dominican, eclectic/new American, Ethiopian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Neapolitan, Russian, seafood, Spanish, steak, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, or Vietnamese. Take in a flick at the Harvard Film Archive, see the Boston Ballet, or track Boston’s alternative music scene at the Middle East.

Getting Away from It All:

Still looking for more? Within a three-hour drive of the city, you can find yourself:

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