Charles Dickens wrote about Boston: “The city is a beautiful one, and cannot fail to impress all strangers very favourably.” Perhaps Boston can be best described as a welcome contradiction: hip alongside historic, with skyscrapers surrounding parks, and gourmet delights sitting amiably next door to pizza hangouts.
Just as Boston pays homage to every period of America’s timeline, it also serves as all things to all people. In each season, a different feature of the city shines. In the summer, it’s the parks, the new Rose Kennedy Greenway, the pedestrian areas such as Faneuil Hall Marketplace that teem with excitement and life. Historic Fenway Park—which celebrates its 101st year in 2013—is minutes away, great museums are all around you. Welcome to the birthplace of American liberty and culture—welcome to Boston!