Top 5 Must Do's in Boston

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Boston remains one of the most historic cities in the United States. While it may be difficult to whittle this charming New England town down to only five pivotal attractions, you are guaranteed to at least see the best of the bunch with this list.  

1. The Freedom Trail - The famed Freedom Trail makes its way through Boston's most beloved sights. Your journey upon this two and a half mile route begins upon the grounds of Boston Common, offering stupendous views of the gold-domed Massachusetts State House. Stop off at the Granary Burying Ground, where you can pay respects to such patriots as Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere. Faneuil Hall houses a host of shops, while neighboring Quincy Market offers a staggering number of eclectic eateries. Head towards the North End, an Italian region known for its culinary delights, Paul Revere’s 1680 home, as well as the historic Old North Church. Make your way to the Bunker Hill Monument before ending the day with a visit to the famed naval vessel, the USS Constitution.

2. Fenway Park - No visit to Boston would be complete without a trip to Fenway Park, home to the city's beloved Red Sox. Boisterous street vendors line Yawkey Way prior to every home game, producing a party-like atmosphere before you even take your seat. If the Sox are out of town during your stay, you can still tour the stadium, the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.

3. Cambridge - This charismatic city sits across the Charles River and less than three miles outside of Boston. Cambridge is home to two of the most respected universities in the country, MIT and Harvard. Work your way through the bustling Harvard Square, as you scour the neighborhood's many shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.

4. Beacon Hill - Stroll through the maze of historic homes amidst the cobblestone, gas lit streets of Beacon Hill. Experience authentic late 19th century living by touring the Nichols House Museum, or spend your day at the Museum of African American History. Grab a beer at The Bull and Finch Pub, the inspiration behind the television series Cheers.

5. Newbury Street - A leisurely walk through Newbury Street, with its fantastic mix of upscale boutiques and trendy restaurants, caps off the perfect evening in Boston. Although you will find many big name brands on Newbury Street, the area does pride itself on its vast number of locally owned shops. A series of designer stores also sit within the confines of lovely brownstone buildings.

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