Boston, first incorporated as a town in 1630 and as a city in 1822, is one of America’s oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. What began as a homesteading community eventually evolved into a center for social and political change. Boston has since become the economic and cultural hub of New England. As the region’s hub, Boston is home to nearly 590,000 residents, many institutions of higher education, some of the world’s finest inpatient hospitals, and numerous cultural and professional sports organizations.
When it comes down to sights, Boston is probably everyone’s cup of tea. It is the cradle of the ‘Boston Tea Party’ which resulted in the formation of the first continental congress. The city is packed with museums dedicated to historical events that took place in Boston or its vicinity. Take for instance the ‘African Meeting House’ which is the oldest black church in America. The oldest commissioned warship in the world, the U.S.S Constitution, resides in Charleston Naval Yard. Herman Melville wrote his classic ‘Moby Dick’ in these surroundings and Charles Dickens wrote a majority of “A Christmas Carol” in a hotel in Boston. Memorial sites, parks, the harbor, Boston is a marvelous place to explore. Discover neighborhoods with distinct character, quaint brownstone-lined streets, the beloved Red Sox, and big-city entertainment. Over 18 million people visit the city annually, making Boston a leading tourist destination.