Narrowing down where to visit in the United States might feel akin to searching for a needle in a haystack, right?
International travelers, we’re talking to you! Being from the U.S., it’s easy to forget just how massive our country is, and that for someone visiting from afar, it can feel like quite the task to plan a trip. With an abundance of cities and landscapes to choose from, the U.S. has something for every traveler.
Why Boston is One of the Top International Travel Destinations
We would never dream of telling you one place is better than another, every state and city is vastly different. To help you narrow down the choices, though, we offer up a single city that will help foster an understanding of our nation’s past, present, and future. It’s time to plan your trip to Boston, Massachusetts, here’s why:
Boston Played a Crucial Role in The Formation of The United States
Out of every U.S. city, Boston offers the most insight into the formation of the U.S. The Puritans arrived from Europe to Boston, in the early 1600s, the American Revolution erupted in Boston, it became the intellectual center of the early U.S., and much more! In fact, Boston is one of the most historic cities in the entire U.S.; it’s known as the “Cradle of Modern America.”
All The Culture
Aside from its historical significance, the second most important reason to visit Boston is for its cultural offerings. It’s hard to say what “American” culture is since America is a cultural melting pot, but Boston does a great job of displaying its own unique culture and that of America as a whole. On your visit, you can pop in and out of Boston’s many museums and art institutions, as well as head to the local Irish pub, for example.
Get Acquainted With the U.S.’s Love of Baseball
Without ever having stepped foot in the U.S., we’re willing to guess you’ve heard of baseball? Nearly every large American city has its fair share of baseball fans, but none are as dedicated and passionate as Bostonians. The Red Sox and Fenway Park are a force to be reckoned with, and you can experience it for yourself by watching a game or simply visiting the park!
Culinary Delights Abound
Boston’s culinary scene is delicious! Within one, semi-small, city, you can taste everything from local staples such as New England clam chowder to expertly crafted ramen. Oysters are extremely popular, as well as global fare from around the world. Whatever you’re in the mood to eat, Boston has it.
Classic American Aesthetics
Walking through the city is like peeking into what America may have looked like way back when. Though there are plenty of modern buildings, Boston has maintained plenty of its original architecture. Walk through the Back Bay and be treated to the classic brownstone homes, or head to Copley Square and enjoy centuries-old churches.
It’s no secret that Boston winters can be long and cold, which is why Bostonians are fanatical about enjoying the outdoors when the weather is nice. If you visit in the spring or summer, you’ll experience the joy of dining on charming outdoor patios, strolling through the Boston Common, or sipping on a cocktail atop an open-air rooftop.
Experience the Brain of the U.S.
Boston is the most academically-dense city in the entire country. With over 57 colleges and universities, it’s a modern-day Athens. Many of the city’s schools are world-renowned such as Harvard and MIT. Feel free to take a tour of one of the schools or walk around the grounds. Boston also has the greatest concentration of living Nobel laureates.
Get a Taste of Marathon Culture
Running a marathon has exploded in popularity in the U.S. over the past decade, and Boston is home to the oldest, and most iconic, annual marathon of all, the Boston Marathon. You can visit the site of the finish line or chat with locals about their experiences watching, or participating, in the race!
Boston provides a well-rounded experience, especially for first-time U.S. visitors. Efficient travelers will have no issues packing plenty into a day or two, but we highly recommend at least four days in Boston. To see as much as possible as easily as possible, book a stay in a centrally located hotel. Take advantage of Copley Square Hotel’s Summer Promotion and Get Your 3rd Night Free + Complimentary Wi-Fi, Morning Coffee, Breakfast and a Nightly Wine Hour. Book online or call 800-225-7062 Code INTPROMO. At Copley Square Hotel, you are just steps away from Boston’s best attractions. Boston is the perfect walking city, but it also has an excellent public transportation system if you need to travel a bit further! Bon Voyage!