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"Walking into the history"

Boston Tourism

Welcome to the largest city in Massachusetts, the testifier of American Revolution and an international hub for education. Boston is a walkable city accomodating exciting neighborhoods, Red Sox fans, and some vintage streets with cobblestones pavements.

Boston takes pride of its rich history, and is counted as one of the oldest cities in America. You can either take a stroll in the legendary times around Freedom Trail, stock up your knowledge banks by visiting museums, or simply walk on the Charles River Esplanade (you can even go for boating on the river). The New England style cuisine is going to impress your taste buds any way, so keep your nostrils active for some fresh aromas. If you want to take a break from historic expeditions, you can head to Boston's Public Garden, Franklin Park Zoo or the New England Aquarium. You won't get much time to lay in your hotel bed, because you're definitely going to get yourself engaged in the interesting tales this city would tell you.

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Exchanging Money in Boston

You can get your currency exchanged at any bank or exchange center in the city, these are a lot in number. Still, the best option is to use ATMs to withdraw cash, or pay using your Debit/Credit Cards; this way you can get the best deals for making transactions in a foreign currency.

Daily Budget for Boston

If you're on a budget trip, you'd easily sort your expenses around USD 70. Mid-ranged choices will raise this bar upto USD 120 - 140, while a luxurious trip would cost more than USD 240 per day. This budget estimate includes water, food, getting around, drink, tips, entertainment and other petty expenses.

Religion of Boston

61.31% of the total population in Boston is religious; out of which 47.05% follow Catholicism, 5.48% belong to another Christian faith, while the rest share small portions of the population, such as LSD, Jews, Islamic and an eastern faith.

Boston Customs

People in Boston usually dress casually, and black is their favorite color. A firm handshake is preferred to greet a person. 15 to 20% on your bill should be offered as a tip at any restaurant. If you're in a group of more than 6 people, the tip is likely to be added in the bill in advance. Get it clear with the cashier before paying. Be kind, waiters are paid less here.

Language of Boston

English is the major language spoken. Locals in Boston ain't friendly with the letter 'R'. So you'll probably see them parking the 'cah' or standing on the 'floah'. Pro tip: Don't try to copy this accent, locals are likely to get irked.

History of Boston

The city was found in 1630 by Puritan colonists. Prior to colonization, it was a town named Shawmut. An unfortune fire took place in 1760, and turned most of the town into ashes. Boston has always been an important place in terms of history, culture, politics and economy. During the colonial period, Boston was an important center of revolutionary activities for independence in the 18th century. The city witnessed various wars and massacres, and its significant role in getting freedom gave it the name- 'The Cradle of Liberty'. Boston started developing as a metropolitan in the 19th century. The city has made noteworthy contributions towards education, development and art, and still boasts as an important city in United States.

Nightlife in Boston

Boston is referred to as a 'drinking town'. It enjoys an enthralling nightlife, with plenty of bars, night clubs and dive bars. The major hotspot areas to bump into are Canal Street, Boylston Street, Landdowne Street and Fenway area.

Shopping in Boston

Although there are a few malls such as Cambridgeside Galleria and Copley Place and Prudential Center, you can turn down to some local shopping areas like Newbury Street, Downtown Crossing and Charles St.

Currency in Boston

All transactions take place only in US Dollars in the entire country. Credit and Debit Cards are accepted at most of the places, but its a nice idea to carry some cash along with you all the time.

Restaurants and Local Food in Boston

Just like most of the New England's cuisine, the food in Boston is concentrated mainly on seafood and dairy. Maine Lobster Roll and Clam Chowder are some dishes you shouldn't skip while your visit in DC (Neptune Oyster would be the best to taste these). You must also consider trying 'Egg in the jar' in West Bridge. Boston Cream Pie at Mike's Pastry is a Boston speciality dessert you should look for to pamper your sweet tooth.
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How To Reach Boston

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport serves as the gateway for international tourists to Boston. From here, you can use a bus or subway to get into the city.

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