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Boston can easily be called one of the United State's oldest cities. In 1630 Boston was already a small town, and became a city in 1822. Since then the city has continued to grow in number and size, gaining actual landmass over the last three centuries through the appropriation of near by towns, and through a landfill project that resulted in the area called Back Day. Today Boston is a sophisticated city immersed in the arts and in our country's history, making Boston an ideal and interesting location for travel and residency. You are just a short trip from Plymouth and many of the historical landmarks of the first pilgrims and America's first steps to becoming a country of its own.

There are so many places to see in Boston, the first thing you may want to do is get yourself a really good map for ease of maneuvering around the city. You will also need a place to stay while in Boston. If you want to travel in history and style you should check out the Boston Harbor Hotel. Like most buildings and locations in city, the Boston Harbor Hotel has a lot of history attached to it. The area called Rowes Wharf, where the hotel currently sits, was once the Sconce, or South Battery, in 1622, a protective battery manned by a gunman in case of an invasion. Rowes Wharf is not manned by any gunmen today, but instead is home to the Boston Harbor Hotel that offers first class amenities to its guests. To find out about other historical sites in Boston you will want to look into the Boston National Historical Park, comprised of historical sites such as the Bunker Hill Monument, the site where the first big battle of the American Revolution took place. Another great place to stay is the Country Garden Motel which provides a romantic spa and inn experience for your getaway in Boston. Make yourself a permanent fixture and consult for Greater Boston Area Homes for Sale and Real Estate Info. They are professionals that can help you find a home in the area that is right for you.

There are many options for guided tours through the historical city of Boston. The most unique guided tour is probably the Boston Duck Tour. The Duck Tours are conducted in renovated WWII vehicles that are made to go on land and water and the tours will take you by all the sites that make Boston the historical city it is, and will even take the tour into the Charles River. For sightseeing on the water you can also go on a Boston Harbor Cruise, which offers typical sightseeing plus whale watching opportunities. If you would rather stay on dry land Boston By Foot offers guided tours of Boston while staying on your feet. May through October is the time when they have regularly scheduled tours where you can just show up without advance notice. If you still want ideas for your vacation Destination Boston will help you to choose a fantastic hotel or the activity that is right for you.

Besides being a historical city, Boston is also a city immersed in the arts. There are many opportunities to experience different forms of art and many museums worth visiting. One really neat museum is the Museum of Science. Every Friday night from 6- 10 pm the museum opens its Science Street Cafe where you can get cocktails and appetizers before, after, or during your visit. The Museum of Science also offers hotel packages with certain hotels near the museum that include tickets for admission. Other museums worth visiting include The Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston Children's Museum. For theatrical performances in music, dance and theater you can attend one of the 200 plus shows put on very year by The Boston Conservatory, or view a performance almost any time of the year by the Boston Ballet or the Boston Symphony Orchestra. All of this great art may inspire you to romance and you can plan fantastic Boston Weddings when you use the guide has all of the best tips on what to do for your Boston wedding.

There are so many activities to try to fit into your trip to Boston. In between your sightseeing you should really take the time to try a hamburger at Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage, voted by Boston locals to have the best Boston hamburger for 2005. You may also want to plan your trip to be a witness, or participant, in the world's oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon, celebrating a 110th year anniversary in 2006. You might also want to check out all of the the fun things to do in Boston by taking a tour where you can find out fascinating facts about the rich history of Boston and Massachusetts.

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