Boston Cruises

If you are looking to learn about history during a cruise along the East coast of the USA, then you’ll want to make sure that Boston features on your itinerary…

The capital of Massachusetts, Boston is regarded as one of America’s first great cities and was given its name by settlers who had arrived from Europe in the 1600s.

You can expect to see plenty of examples of colonial architecture that remain until this day, with old buildings lining cobbled streets in a number of historic districts.

Many of the main historical attractions can be found along the Freedom Trail; a 4km long route that winds its way through the downtown part of Boston and links together 16 different sites of signification interest.

Running from Boston Common - one of the oldest parks in the US - through to the monument that was built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Freedom Trail has been in place since the early 1950s and is marked out in brick to make it simple and easy to follow.

The Benjamin Franklin statue, the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere, the site of the Boston Massacre and the USS Constitution are amongst the sites that are featured.

Other attractions to consider visiting include the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Cathedral of St Paul, the Fenway Park Stadium and the Boston Opera House.

You might also decide to spend some time exploring the neighbourhood of North End, which is the oldest in the city and famed for its Italian American population, or could head for the Quincy Market to seek out a bargain in the complex dating back to the 1820s.

When it comes to dining, the Union Oyster House is regarded as the oldest restaurant in the USA having served hungry visitors since 1826 whilst if you fancy a drink, you could head for Beacon Hill to visit the bar that inspired the hit TV show Cheers.

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