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About Boston

Boston is an old city dating back to 1630. The settlement officially became an incorporated city in March 1822. It’s located on the eastern coastline in Massachusetts. The city is surrounded by what is called the "Greater Boston" region. It has a long and interesting history, with millions of travellers visiting each year. You should easily be able to find short term vacation rentals for your stay here.


About two thirds of the land mass surrounding the sea was not there originally. It has been filled in with development over the centuries. Boston has some beautiful views along the Charles River that flow past the city’s downtown skyline. Due to its situation on the ocean, seafood and salt are popular economic commodities here.


Boston has been called a "City of Neighborhoods" and is quite diverse with culture, so you’ll have many choices for short term apartment rentals. Many people have adopted what is called the Boston accent in their speech. During your trip to Boston you’ll likely want to head into the older section. This is where you’ll find Boston City Hall. Other notable sections to visit include the West End, the North End, Charleston, and East Boston. There is also the Boston Harbor where you can relax on a sailing or boating trip.


Things to Do In Boston, Massachusetts

Music has a high focus in the arts here. You can book tickets at the Symphony Hall on Back Bay for one of the many Boston Symphony Orchestra’s performances.


If you visit Boston at the right time of year, you can enjoy one of the hundreds of major annual events. First Night is quite popular, held on New Year’s Eve. The Boston Arts Festival, and the Boston Early Music Festival are also well-attended.


For visitors who hope to see the historical sites, these will keep you occupied for weeks. There is the Boston National Historical Park with statues and memorials, and the Freedom Trail that has a red line of bricks in the ground.


Boston is home to many world-class museums. A trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Institute of Contemporary Art will suit those with interest in the fine arts. The Museum of Science has over 700 exhibits, including an indoor zoo.


If you were a fan of the television show Cheers, you can see the main building from the show, called “Bull & Finch Pub”. The New England Aquarium used to have the largest circular tank in the world. It also has an IMAX theater where you can watch shows.


For people who enjoy visiting beautiful churches, there are several here dating back centuries. The oldest is the First Church in Boston, which was founded in 1630, with most of the original structure and tower remaining.


Boston is served by Logan International airport, with many train and bus companies. It’s easy to get there. It’s also a major transportation hub to get to all the smaller states in the area-Maine, Connecticut, New York, etc.


A trip to Boston, Massachusetts is essential for anyone who is flying into the eastern side of the USA. Booking your short term vacation rentals through CuddlyNest will make your trip even more enjoyable!