Boston, officially the city of Boston, is currently the third-largest city and the capital of Massachusetts in America. The city proper encompasses 48.4 square miles and has a population of about 675,648 in 2021, making it the third most populated city in New England. It is located on the Charles River in the state’s southern part. Many tourists visit this lovely city of Boston every year to enjoy its sunny days and drenched beaches. A holiday in Boston will be a memorable experience for you and your entire family and friends.
If you plan to visit Boston in 2022, the best time and day to visit is from late April to mid-May. There are lots of exciting places to explore in and around Boston. A few popular things you should do while in Boston include: walking, jogging, taking a train (either bus or commuter rail), taking a cab, walking the Boston Public Gardens, visiting some of the historical landmarks, and checking out the cute little historic buildings near the edge of downtown. The Boston Harbor is where the Boston Red Sox baseball team plays. You will undoubtedly love watching the game at this outdoor ballpark.
A few famous people whose busts are visible in downtown Boston include John Hancock, John Paul Jones, Robert Kennedy, and Queen Victoria. Another great way to enjoy your vacation in Boston would be to take a day trip on the train from Washington Square Park to the Massachusetts Science Center and back. You can arrive in downtown Boston just after midnight and be in the center of the action by seeing the marathon via the green lights displayed on the train.
You will get a fantastic view of Boston by riding the green line train from Boston Common through Beacon Hill. Beacon Hill stands at the western end of Boston Common and contains many historic buildings and monuments that have been formed over the centuries. You will find that the area is referred to as Boston’s Old Town and was the original settlement built by the English during the reign of king Edward II.
One of the best ways to explore the history of this important town and city is by taking a walk along the Freedom Trail. It is a nine-mile-long path that starts at the west end of Boylston Street and goes to the south end of Beacon Hill. At the south end of the Freedom Trail is the Charles Street Church. A granite plaque commemorates the life of Robert Kennedy, America’s first attorney general. The south end of the Freedom Trail includes numerous family historical sites, parks, monuments, and museums.
Of course, you cannot mention the city of Boston without mentioning its infamous coffee shops. At Boston’s South End are several small coffee shops that cater to the college students who frequent the area. On Charles Street are two of these small shops, which serve delicious pastries and baked goodies. And at the heart of downtown is Caffeine Corner, a 24-hour coffee shop that sells some of the best espresso drinks in town.
This month I decided to take a trip out of town on my day off. I knew that I wanted to get around the city on foot, but I did not plan my trip. My good friend Lisa knew that I wanted to visit Caffeine Corner, so she suggested we go there and have a late April bite-sized snapshot wedding reception at the Boston Public Library. After getting off the bus, I noticed that the place was a little grungy, and one employee only occupied the restaurant. After asking her if she wanted to come doggie-day with me (and hoping that I wouldn’t embarrass myself), I ordered a pizza and sat down at the bar.
The pizza was delicious. It came with a spinach and mushroom stuffed tortellini crust served with fresh spinach, broccoli, and asparagus spears. Lisa ordered a stuffed chicken breast topped with sauteed mushrooms and a black pepper herb salad. We all ordered espresso shots, and after a few minutes, we were done. Our late April bite was the highlight of our fun-filled day in Boston!