BOSTON AND MASS. VIRTUAL  TRAVEL GUIDE


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Virtual Tour

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Amanda, acting as their tour guide, shows her young tourists the Boston Public Gardens Ducklings.




A Brief Virtual Tour of Boston and Cambridge

View this Boston pictorial travel map to locate the city attractions. Use this link to walk about the city interactively.  Take this virtual tour of the Freedom Trail.

Read the Boston Globe to find out what is currently happening in the city and look at
these wonderful Beacon Hill, Boston Common and Harvard panoramic views.

Watch these Travelocity videos about the Freedom Trail, Cape Cod, Provincetown and the Salem witches and  these Travelogo 10 videos about Massachusetts. Look at these web cams and photos about Boston.

Watch  WGBH Web Casts  and this Prudential Tower Web Cam to learn what's happening in the city and check the current weather conditions.

Take this interesting virtual tour of Harvard. Read what visitors say about this historic city, and then look at this NY Times article and video about the New England countryside.



North Shore
Salem

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Salem Witch Trial
Maybe An Example of Female Envy


Salem is located on the north shore and  the home of many famous writers including Nathaniel Hawthorne. who wrote The House of Seven Gables. The city is most noted for the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.



                           

Gloucester
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Gloucester Lighthouse
Honest! Its a Lighthouse


This city is one of the major fishing seaports in the US. It's harbor is one of the very picturesque, and the architecture is quaint.

 



South Shore
Plymouth and Plimouth Plantations
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It's in there. Trust me.


Study the history of the first thanksgiving. Learn about the original settlers and the Wampanoag Indians. See this panoramic view of Mayflower II.



The Cape
Provincetown

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This expensive sand bar 75 miles into the Atlantic is populated by a few Portuguese fishermen, Jamaicans, and a vibrant alternative life-style..  It has many excellent restaurants, art galleries, and a very unique historical and nautical ambiance. View this video clip .It's as if you revert back to an earlier period. Other interesting places on the Cape include Hyannis, Sandwich and Yarmouth.


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The Islands

Martha's Vineyard

Tisbury Links(Vineyard Haven)

View this video


Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard can be reached by ferry from Wood's Hole and Hyannis and by air from Boston and Providence.

Nantucket

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 Panoramic Views
View this video of Nantucket

Nantucket is a fascinating island. At one time it was considered one of the wealthiest places in the US during the whaling days of the 19th century. The island architecture reflects that period in time. Look at these great panoramic views of the island.

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Boston, the "Cradle of Liberty", is the most historically significant city in the US. The Freedom Trail is its greatest attraction. It starts at the Boston Common and ends at Bunker Hill in Charlestown. The Boston Public Garden with its swan boats are known throughout the world. The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship in the US Navy. On the Fourth of July, it sails in to Boston Harbor from Charlestown, weather permitting. Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market are visited by more people than Disney World. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is one of the finest museums in the world and the Isabella Gardner Museum is a little treasure. Harvard's Fogg Museum has the finest academic art collection in the world with over 150,000 exhibits.

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 USS Constitution- Don't They Wish

The city architecture is a blend of the old and the new. Take a virtual  walking tour of Beacon Hill .  Commonwealth Avenue and Beacon Street retain their old charm, while Copley Place and the Prudential Center are examples of the new Boston. Shopping on Newbury Street is a Boston tradition, Boston is one of the most livable inner cities in the US.
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This is not the Duck Tour.             This is the Duck Tour
It's the Swan Boats.

The Boston Common and Public Gardens enrich the inner city.  The restaurants each have their own distinct personalities:  The Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in US. Durgin Park in Quincy Market is world famous for its sassy waitresses, and Anthony's Pier Four, famous for its great sea food, may have the largest volume of diners of any upscale restaurant in the US. Legal Seafoods has been rated the best restaurant chain in the nation.

Boston is undergoing a dramatic change in appearance. New construction abounds. The Big Dig is the largest construction project in the country and the most expensive project in history. New hotels are sprouting up everywhere. The excitement in the city is contagious. And the prices are outlandish.

Boston is a sports mecca. Colorful Fenway Park is the oldest ball park in the country and new Fleet Center is home to the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics. The New England Patriots play in their new stadium in Foxboro. Boston is also famous for its 50 fine institutions of learning, including Harvard and MIT in Cambridge. Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, Simmons, Emerson,. Suffolk, New England College of Art, Berkeley School of Music. and the UMASS Boston Campus give Boston a youthful college town atmosphere. View this MIT robtics project called Ripley.

Boston is noted for its 35 world renown medical centers . People come from all over the world to Boston for treatment. They include Mass General Hospital, Beth Israel, Dana Farber the Deaconess, Peter Bent Brigham, BU and New England Medical Centers, the Lahey Clinic among others.


It is a city of interesting personalities and communities. It is the home of the Super Bowl champions, New England Patriots. There are the Boston Brahmins (the Cabots talk to the Lodges, and the Lodges talk only to God). Boston is a paradox. It is one of the most interesting and safe cities in the world, yet has a very "colorful" history of crime. It is purported that the bank robbers reside in Charlestown,  the hijackers in Somerville, the drug dealers in Southie and Dorchester and the hustlers in Eastie. Steve Flemmi and "whitey" Bulger ran the Winter Hill mob, and Gerry Angulo ran the action in North End.

They recently found 18 of Whitey's acquaintances buried in Quincy. The major question in Boston is "Where is Whitey." His brother Billly,  the former Senate President,  was until recently the President of UMASS, Mitt Romney, the new governor leveraged him out of the job. 

His Honor,  Mayor "Mumbles" Menino has a running feud with the Boston Media. Howie Carr is his nemesis. The Archbishop, Cardinal Law recently resigned for covering up over 200 sexual molestation cases done by his priests. The big dig is one of the biggest boondoggles in history. It is $3,5 billion over budget and will not be completed until the 22nd century, maybe. John Kerry. A Beacon Hill Resident, is running for President. I hope he does better than Mike Dukakis.

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  Thomas"Mumbles" Menino        His Nemesis         Whitey Bulger         John Kerry


Boston is the gateway to many other tourists attractions around New England.
A visit to the Lexington to see the Minuteman statue and eating at a Concord Inn are  must do  events. Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are within a 2 hour traveling distance. The North Shore is accessible by auto, train and bus. A visit to Salem, Marblehead, and Gloucester should be on every travelers list of places to visit. On the south shore, visit Plymouth the Capeand the Islands,For 61 additional MA travel links click
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nbfleet New Bedford, the old whaling town and majot fishing port and Fall River also warrant a day trip.

Also, Providence RI, the renaissance city, is merely an hour away.





Western Massachusetts.

  The Berkshires

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Do you like to see majestic mountains and rolling hills?. Have you ever seen the leaves change color in the Fall?. Then visit scenically beautiful western Massachusetts. See this video about the Berkshires. Read these 10 NY Times Berkshires articles and watch this wonderful video about the Red Lion inn in Stockbrige and view this great site about Lenox and Tanglewood.