Things to Do in Boston: Discover the American Epicenter of History and Education

Explore all Boston Has to Offer 

Boston is one of the top tourist spots in the USA due to its pivotal place in American history books. Aside from being home to many founding fathers and historical landmarks, Boston is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. With an extremely educated population, it’s no wonder that a lot of the attractions in the area boost brain power! From top museums and fun activities to one-of-a-kind classes and art galleries, Boston can inspire people to think and do more.

Once in Boston, Harvard and MIT tours should be at the top of any ‘things to do list.’ Touch the famous John Harvard statue and walk around the campus where American heroes and even celebrities have cracked open a book or two. MIT offers visitors a glimpse into Ivy League education as well. The grounds that once educated Astronaut Buzz Adrin, famous architect I.M Pei and political personality Kofi Annan are open to the public allowing visitors to see experiments being conducted and new ideas being generated.

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With education covered, it’s time to shop at Copley Square! This vibrant area of Boston is where modern luxuries mix with historic views, as surrounding architecture gives visitors a glimpse of what things looked like centuries ago. If you want an even deeper look into the yesteryears of Old Boston, a trip to Beacon Hill is definitely in order.

For visitors and residents alike, a hike on the freedom Trail is a must. History buffs and nature lovers will adore the walk that winds through the heart of Boston taking travelers to 16 different historic sites that were pivotal to U.S. development. Sites such as the King’s Chapel and the Bunker Hill Monument are all featured along the way.

Named “common” for its history of multi-purpose usage over the course of existence, Boston Common is the starting point of the Freedom Trail as well as the pinnacle of the Emerald Necklace, a chain of parkways composed of small lakes and ponds which winds through parts of Boston. The Common is the oldest park in the U.S. and is over 50 acres in size.

Boston has waterworks too, and if you’re still in need of a scenic view, Boston’s Waterfront should be a top stop to visit. Let the sea breeze fill your lungs while enjoying the sites nature constructed. Fans of this location also tend to stop at Faneuil Hall and the Quincy market during their stroll around the waterfront for a bite to eat or some shopping.

Boston is also home to some of the most amazing museums in the world. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest art museums in the United States, home to over 450,000 works of art! It was founded in 1870 and welcomes over one million visitors per year.

While the Museum of Science features over 700 exhibits as well as a planetarium and a domed IMAX screen, the museum is also home to over 100 animals and is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

While the vein of science runs through the Boston area with many of the top biotech firms and top hospitals taking up residency, the heart of Boston is arguably Fenway Park.Fenway Park Red Sox History Knovva Academy

This ballpark is truly an American icon! Founded in 1912, Fenway is the oldest baseball park in United States history. It has seen 10 world series since it first opened and the home team, the Boston Red Sox, took home 5 of those poignant victories. It has been renovated many times since it’s very first opening day and was inducted into the national register of historic places in 2012.

For those looking to get interactive and meet new people, it’s only natural that one of the most educated cities in the world would have tons of classes to take for fun!

From yoga to knitting, in Boston, it’s easy for those interested in expanding their educational horizons to find classes for all ages, interests, and skill levels. Knovva Academy, for example, offers unique blended learning classes for teens that help them decide on majors before entering college. With classes focusing on new technology, innovation and modern learning techniques, Knovva Academy is a welcomed break from school days, offering liberal learning environments that focus on the discovery of passions and creativity.  

The things to do in Boston are seemingly endless whether you’re a full-time resident or a part-time tourist. If you love to learn and education is your passion, like ours – we think you’ll love Bean Town!

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