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October 23, 2019


The city of Boston stands at the mouths of
the Charles and Mystic Rivers at the East Coast of the United States of America. Situated on the banks of Massachusetts Bay,
Boston features a fine natural harbor. Boston is a city that’s been shaped by the
sea, but it’s her people who have helped shape
the history of the USA. Since its inception in 1630, Boston has remained
at the epicenter of American political, social, and cultural
life. Every street corner, it seems, is a reminder
of Boston’s role in The American Revolution. Boston is a compact and highly livable city. There are numerous options to explore Boston, but the best way to discover the city is by
foot – it’s nicknamed “the walking city” for good
reason! The Freedom Trail is a self-guided walking
tour that’s easy to pick up wherever you see the distinctive red markings
on the sidewalk. The two-and-a-half-mile-long trail weaves
its way past sixteen historic sites that were instrumental in America’s march
to Independence. The trail officially starts in Boston Common, the oldest city park in America and the centerpiece to a string of parks and gardens affectionately
known as “Boston’s Emerald Necklace”. Highlights of the trail include The State
House, with its gleaming gold dome, and the Granary
Burying Ground, the final resting place of Samuel Adams, Paul
Revere, and many of Boston’s bravest sons and daughters. Faneuil Hall, often referred to as “The Cradle
of Liberty”, was the stage from which Samuel Adams and
James Otis fanned the winds of Revolution. And just behind are the Quincy and Faneuil
Hall Markets, two of Boston’s most popular places to eat
and hang out. Stop by the 17th century home of Paul Revere, the patriot immortalized for his famous all-night
ride to Lexington, warning that “the British were coming!” Walking across the Charles River brings Freedom
Trail walkers to the Bunker Hill Monument, where the newly-formed colonial army first
stood up to the Red Coats in the American War of Independence. The Trail concludes at one of the most beloved
ships in the United States, the USS Constitution. Launched in 1797, “Old Ironsides” is the world’s
oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. Everywhere along the waterfronts of Boston we are reminded of the city’s maritime connections; this is a city with salt in its blood. The harbor is also the place to jump aboard the many scenic and whale watch cruises on
offer, or to sample the fruits of the sea – Boston’s
seafood is so fresh, you’d swear it almost leapt onto your plate! Once you’ve explored the Freedom Trail, it’s
time to simply follow your nose – this is a great city to get lost in! Beacon Hill, with its gas-lit streets and
Federal-style rowhouses, is one of Boston’s most beautiful neighborhoods. In Charles Street, it’s easy to lose a few
hours in the antique shops hunting down the perfect souvenir of “Old
Boston”. Newbury Street, in neighboring Back Bay, is one of America’s great shopping avenues, featuring everything from exclusive emporiums
to sidewalk stalls. Back Bay also offers plenty of places to chill
out and reflect, like Copley Square. Or, you could even join a service in Trinity
Church – listed as one of the ten most significant
buildings in the United States. To get even closer to the heavens, and for
the best views of Boston, take the elevator to the Skywalk Observatory
in the nearby Prudential Tower. Boston is a city that owes much to its immigrants who came here filled with hopes, dreams and
traditions. These cultures have become part of Boston’s
fabric, from the culinary delights of Little Italy, to the Irish pubs which quench the thirst
of this hard-working city. Bostonians like to play hard, and in this
sports-crazy town there’s no greater hallowed turf than Fenway
Park, home to the Boston Red Sox for 100 years. Culture rates highly in Boston too. The Museum of Fine Arts, with its fabulous
Impressionist Collection houses the largest displays of Monets outside
of France. Boston, however, isn’t a city that rests on
past glories. There are over 50 colleges and universities
within the greater Boston Area. With prestigious institutions like Harvard
and MIT continuing to produce Presidents and Nobel
Laureates, Boston has blossomed into a city that not
only shapes America, but the entire world.

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  1. Have had the pleasure of going to school in Boston for the past two years. Could not recommend a visit to the city any more!

  2. Oh this was a beautiful video! My Boston travel video only covers FREE things to do in Boston but this has some great options too.

  3. Dear Expedia: Re-record the audio on this one. The travel guide is pretty cool, but the forced "Boston accent" completely ruins the video and really distracts from its otherwise beautiful depiction of the city.

    I've lived in Boston my entire life and the narrator's blatantly absurd speech is so far removed from the actual Boston accent that it makes the whole video seem like a parody of Boston, rather than a professional travel guide.

  4. I just came to the comments section just to see how many people commented about his fake Boston accent. I didn't have to scroll very far. Lol

  5. I think Boston is now one of the "sanctuary" cities totally disregarding laws. Yes there is a HUGE difference between illegal and legal immigration just like there is a huge difference between republic and democracy. hint. The USA is a Republic. Always was!

  6. Wait. Why did his accent change? I just watched the Philly video and he sounded normal. Now it's pahks and hahvahd

  7. Boston ist eine Stadt, die für Sehenswürdigkeiten bekannt ist. Dazu gehören Fenway Park (wo die Red Sox spielen), sowie Bunker Hill, wo im Jahr 1776 die Patrioten gegen die Redcoats kämpften. Außerdem gibt es drei ethnische Nachbarschaften,
    Das sind North End und seine reichhaltigen italienischen Restaurants, Southie mit seinen vielen irischen Pubs und natürlich Chinatown.

  8. I’m from a town just outside of Boston and I’m used to the Boston accent that I dint notice it, this accent is so bad that I do notice it, that’s how I know it’s forced

  9. I am a alumna of Boston Latin School, the oldest school established in America in 1635z. Freedom Trail has a stop on the original site of Boston Latin School with a statue of Benjamin Franklin, the famous dropout of Boston Latin school. Harvard University, originally Harvard College and the oldest university in the US, was founded one year later in 1636 to receive our school’s first graduating class. The current location of Boston Latin School is on 78 Ave. Louis Pasteur which faces Harvard Medical School in the famous Longwood Medical Area which hosts many Harvard-affiliated hospitals. I used to intern as a pharmacy student for Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, two principal teaching hospitals for Harvard Medical School.

  10. Just outside of Boston, even within the state of Massachusetts you can find history everywhere. The site of the first gunshot in the American Revolution, the Battles of Lexington and Concord in Lexington and Concord, Salem Witch Trial in Salem, Puritans who got off Mayflower in 1620 first celebrated the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth can be found just outside of Boston within Massachusetts. The Second and six presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams could be learned about in their birthplace of Quincy. American authors and poets like Nathaniel Hawthorne (who wrote “Scarlett Letter” and “House of Seven Gables”), Louisa May Alcott (who wrote “The Little Women”), Emerson (who was also a Boston Latin School alumnus) also lived and wrote their famous books in Massachusetts. Visit the Orchard House of Louisa May Alcott where she wrote “The Little Women” in Concord, and the House of Seven Gables of Nathaniel Hawthorne in Salem. Don’t miss out on the famous Boston red lobsters, clam chowder and other types of seafood. Take the Green E Line on the MBTA Subway system and visit Boston Symphony Orchestra, Northeastern University (my alma Mayer) which has the first and best COOP (work and study rotations) system in the nation, Museum of Fine Arts, and Longwood Medical Area for the world-famous top-notched Harvard-affiliated hospitals which consistently rank in the tops in national ranking. Boston Children’s Hospital consistently ranks number 1 in pediatrics care. Brigham and Women’s Hospital consistently ranks high nationwide and is one of the best gynecology hospitals. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ranks among the best in cancer research and treatment. Take the Red Line and visit Park Street Church, Massachusetts General Hospital and Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary (top-notched world famous hospitals and Harvard-affiliated), MIT and Harvard University in the city of Cambridge. Berklee School of Music is also the best music school in the nation. The more I think about Boston, the more I miss it. I need to get out of this fallen angel city of Los Angeles. In terms of history, culture, heritage, education, healthcare system, and the overall qualities of people, Boston is way better than Los Angeles.

  11. Expedia Did you know that Benjamin Franklin (Thursday, January 17, 1706-Saturday, April 17, 1790) lived in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts for 17 years from 1706 to 1723? Yes or No?

  12. I just moved to Boston I wish there was more travel stuff for this city, because the historical stuff is just so-so for me, and I don't really know where to go with my time off, I did go to a BBQ in JP and that was really nice, it's pretty out there, but I live in North Cambridge and it was a hell of a trip to get out there :/

  13. I'm from UK, Boston is my American sports base, and is hence in my top places I to visit in USA along with Nashville. I guess I may need to prepare for some cold weather lol for Boston.

  14. First of it great video and nice narration. And would you please stop arguing about the narrator s accent. It is more important to visit boston on youtube than give silly comments about the accent. Anyway he is an american like everybody here. Thx

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