Colonial American history has few places so rich in surviving places and traceable paths as Boston, the so-called “Cradle of Liberty” which helped define the American nation in its earliest days.
It’s also one of the country’s oldest cities, founded in 1630, serves as the Massachusetts capital, the Suffolk County seat, and the largest city in New England.
With almost 700,000 people living in Boston proper, the Greater Metropolitan area reaches to almost 5 million. Steeped in centuries of settlement, often at the center of some of the most consequential events the United States has ever faced, “Beantown” as it is affectionately known is a magnet for art lovers, history buffs and foodies alike. Points of interest and welcoming neighborhoods include Fenway Park baseball field, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Beacon Hill, Dorchester, Chinatown, Hyde Park, Boston Public Garden, Bunker Hill, The Boston Harborwalk, and the Old North Church.