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Few other American cities possess such rich history as does Boston. Tourists from around the globe come here every year to experience the Freedom Trail, visit the USS Constitution, and even discover the baseball jewel that is Fenway Park. Boston is indeed a city where the past comes alive in its daily life and many attractions.

Guide to Frog Pond Skating
Winter comes alive in Boston with the opening of the Frog Pond skating rink.

Photo Tour of The New England Aquarium
Take a tour of a Boston landmark, the New England Aquarium.

Fright Fest at Six Flags New England
Six Flags New England dresses up for the Halloween season with "Fright Fest."

A Guide to Spookyworld
Get spooked this Halloween season with another edition of the classic New England attraction SpookyWorld.

Guide to Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth Plantation is a fascinating way to learn about America's past.

Halloween Events In Boston
From discovering Boston’s grizzly history to Halloween at the zoo, Boston celebrates the season in various ways.

Boston's Most Romantic Spots
In a city like Boston, where the old and historic is often on the same block as the new and progressive, it’s easy to discover romantic spots from the Boston Harbor to the Fens. Here are some of the best, free locations to visit with a loved on

Boston Ghost Tours
Delve into the haunted side of Boston with this trio of tours that explore and explain the haunts of the Hub past and present.

Fall Foliage in Boston
Boston foliage

Sail Boston - Photos of the Tall Ships
See photos of the Tall Ships in Boston, part of the city's Sail Boston weekend.

The Freedom Trail Walking Tour
There is no better way to re-trace the steps of the American Revolution than by visiting Boston’s Freedom Trail, a two-and-a-half mile walking trail that passes by some of the nation’s most historic spots including the Boston Common, the Old North Church, and Bunker Hill Monument. In all, 16 official sites make up the Freedom Trail, although there are numerous other historical landmarks along the way. Take a tour of this free and unique journey through American history.

June Events in Boston
From Father's Day to Harborfest, here are some of the highlights on the June calendar in Boston.

The Head of the Charles Regatta
The Head of the Charles Regatta is the world’s largest two-day regatta attracting more than 8,500 rowers and 300,000 spectators to the banks of the Charles River.

July Events in Boston
From Navy Week and the Fourth of July, to Coldplay and Free Friday Flicks, here are some event highlights for July in Boston.

What's the Weather Like in Boston?
Here's a look at the average, annual temperatures in the City of Boston, as well as the annual rain and snowfall it sees each year.

Navy Week Boston 2012
Schedule, guidelines, and other information pertaining to Navy Week Boston.

Guide to the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
One of the country’s most renowned Independence Day celebrations features a brilliant marriage of music, color, and revelry. As the evening comes to a celebratory close, fireworks light up Boston Harbor in a display that is always memorable.

Top Attractions in Boston
History bursts from nearly every street corner in this city, but the beauty of Boston is that one need not only be a history buff to enjoy all that the area has to offer. From museums to shopping to dining, Boston offers plenty for a variety of different tastes. But if you're starting from scratch, we suggest these 10 destinations in order to...

Top Attractions in Boston for Kids and Families
From The Children's Museum to the Franklin Park Zoo, Boston offers a wide array of attractions that will compel both kids and parents. The fact that children might learn something along the way at many of these top picks is just a bonus.

Calendar of April Events in Boston
Spring returns and so do the Red Sox, perhaps the surest sign in Boston that summer days aren't too far away. April offers one of the best months Boston has to offer, with the Boston Marathon and baseball taking center stage.

The Freedom Trail
A 2 1/2-mile walking downtown trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, including the USS Constitution, Boston Common, and the Old North Church.

Boston Duck Tours
See the city's landmark attractions by land - and by sea - from the comfort of these amphibious vehicles.

National Parks in the Boston Area
History is on display at these eight National Parks in the Boston area,

New England Aquarium
Nationally recognized as one of the country's leading aquarium attractions.

Fenway Park Tours
Get an up-close look at one of baseball's most historic ballparks on this popular tour.

10 Can't-Miss Summer Attractions in Boston
Headed to Boston this summer? Be sure to check out these 10 can't-miss attractions.

Boston Harbor Islands
Escape the city life for a day by touring the Boston Harbor Islands.

Things To Do During Summer in Boston
A city steeped in history, Boston remains one of this country's most-visited cities. During the summer months tourism spikes thanks to a bevy of events, festivals, and attractions that have helped Boston maintain its status of a family-friendly, historical summer destination. Here's a roundup of just of the things to look out for.

Tall Ships Returning to Boston in 2012
The Tall Ships are returning to Boston in 2012, celebrating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Skiing and Riding Within Two Hours of Boston
Sure, the big ski areas and resorts of northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine offer skiers and riders fantastic options for a weekend getaway, but you don’t have to drive four, five hours to settle your itch for downhill adventure. There are plenty of quality ski areas within a two-hour drive of Boston that are more than adequate for...

Guide to Boston's Duck Tours
One of the most popular ways to explore Boston is on a Boston Duck Tour or a Super Duck Tour. Every spring, these amphibious vehicles take to the streets and waterways of downtown and have proven to be an extremely popular and unique way to visit many of this city’s historical sights.

Boston Beaches You Can Reach by T
Want to hit the beach but leave the car at home? Here are four Boston area beaches accessible by public transportation.

Free Things To Do In Boston
If you find yourself opening your wallet a bit too frequently, you’re not alone. Boston can be an expensive city. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to experience much of Boston's history and many of its sights without having to shell out a penny. Here are 10 free ways to soak up what Boston has to offe

Boston Cruises Available All Summer Long
Take a Boston cruise around the Harbor for dinner and dancing with lots of views. Check out these three companies that offer a variety of choices for cruises to celebrate a special event or to just change up a regular summer night.

April School Vacation Ideas in Boston
Looking for way to keep children busy during April school vacation? Here are some events and attractions in Boston that are perfect for families with another week off school.

Free Museum Day in Massachusetts
Smithsonian Magazine offers free admission for two to museums nationwide as part of its "Museum Day." Here's which museums are participating in Massachusetts this year

Boston Food Truck Locations
Looking for food trucks in Boston? Here's where to find them.

The Green Turtle Inn, a Floating Bed and Breakfast in Charlestown
For a unique getaway, few Boston inns can beat the charm and comfort of the Green Turtle Inn, a floating bed and breakfast located at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

The Irish Heritage Trail in Boston
The Irish Heritage Trail is a great way to immerse oneself in the rich Irish of Boston.

Guide to Boston Harborwalk
The ever-emerging Boston Harborwalk is a great way to tour the city. Here's some of what to expect.

Valentine's Day Hotel Packages in Boston
If you're looking for a romantic getaway this Valentine's Day, a host of Boston hotels are offering special packages featuring an array of special features.

Boston's Best Irish Pubs
Here are nine of the best places to hoist a pint of Guinness in Boston.

Boston Twitter Accounts You Should Follow
New to Twitter? Here are some of the best accounts to follow to make the most of Boston.

The Enchanted Village at Jordan's Furniture
Head to Jordan's Furniture in Avon this holiday season to experience a Boston tradition, The Enchanted Village.

The Freedom Trail
A 2 1/2-mile walking downtown trail that leads you to 16 nationally significant historic sites, including the USS Constitution, Boston Common, and the Old North Church.

Boston Duck Tours
See the city's landmark attractions by land - and by sea - from the comfort of these amphibious vehicles.

New England Aquarium
Nationally recognized as one of the country's leading aquarium attractions.

Fenway Park Tours
Get an up-close look at one of baseball's most historic ballparks on this popular tour.

Boston Harbor Islands
Escape the city life for a day by touring the Boston Harbor Islands.

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