Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Discover the Birth of a Nation in Boston Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / USA / Mainland USA Discover the Birth of a Nation in Boston story by: Inspire Magazine Pack your walking shoes, because this compact city is perfect to explore by strolling around, visiting its wonderful vibrant neighbourhoods and taking in the palpable history in the air. Discover what this historic capital city has to offer. EXPLORING DISTRICTS AND NEIGHBOURHOODS Begin your adventures in Boston with a leisurely wander through its neighbourhoods. Each has its own personality and will reveal plenty about the charms of the city. For a bit of international flavour, you can head to Chinatown. Sample the diverse range of cuisine on offer, then peruse the clothing stores and hunt for some unique market treasures. Beacon Hill is another historic neighbourhood with picturesque cobblestone streets, stylish gas lamps, redbrick and wrought iron. This area was settled in 1625 and you can sure feel its old-worldly appeal in the air. Then there’s the ever-vibrant North End. This is village life at its finest; full of bustling cafes, live music, and of course being Boston, historic sites. It’s a foodie paradise with pastry shops nestled in intimate alleyways, and Italian fare is abundant, so come hungry. Of course, you can’t really experience Boston without a visit to the downtown and waterfront areas. You’ll find the Boston Common, which is the oldest park in the country, along with the thriving financial district and flamboyant theatrical scene. Back Bay is another popular neighbourhood with its unique shops and vintage homes. Stroll alongside the Charles River, take in the copper facades and shop til you drop at high-end boutiques. Just 15 minutes’ drive from the city is Cambridge, home to the famous Harvard University. Soak up the city’s culture of academia and learning, or travel further afield and explore the stunning scenery at every turn in the New England region. WALK THE HISTORY Delve into the USA’s history on The Freedom Trail, which passes through 16 of the most important city sights. After all, the American Revolution began here! The trail stretches on for 4 kilometres, passing by impressive destinations such as King’s Chapel, Benjamin Franklin Statue and Boston Latin School, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and Bunker Hill Monument. Click here to see all Inspire North America articles. Click here for HOT USA Deals. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - October 2017 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.