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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.
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.
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.
Plymouth and Plimouth Plantations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
little treasure. Harvard's Fogg Museum
has the finest academic art
collection in the world with over 150,000 exhibits.
city architecture is a
blend of the old and the new. Take
a virtual walking tour of Beacon
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.
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
Quincy Market is
world famous for
its sassy waitresses, and Anthony's
famous for its great sea food, may have the
of diners of any upscale restaurant in the US. Legal Seafoods has been rated
the best restaurant chain in the nation.
Boston is a sports
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
atmosphere. View this MIT robtics project called Ripley.
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
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.
Boston is the gateway
to many other tourists attractions around New England.
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.
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
video about the Red
Lion inn in Stockbrige
and view this great site about Lenox and Tanglewood.