From patriots like Samuel Adams to Patriots like Tom Brady, Boston and its outspoken residents have always been part of shaping America. Boston is known for cobblestone streets, Ivy League colleges, and some of the most victorious sports teams in the country. Whether you like the nightlife or know that home is where your heart is, Beantown is the perfect blend of small-town values and big-city opportunities.
It’s no surprise the town that created America’s first public city park is brimming with activities and experiences for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or a rigorous workout, Boston has an outdoor venue to meet your needs. Thanks to its proximity to both mountains and the sea, visitors and residents have plenty of opportunities to hike, bike, fish, camp, ski, watch whales, soak in rays on the beach, and cheer on the local teams at Fenway Park or Gillette Stadium.
Even taking in history is an outdoor activity in Boston. There are a number of walking, biking, and even running tours of the city and its sights. Check out Urban Adventours for bike rentals and tours in the heart of the city, or visit RunBoston to find out how you can explore the "City on the Hill" while getting a great workout. And if you’ve always been fascinated by the Boston Tea Party, you’ll love a cruise in Boston’s famous harbor.
Boston is made up of smaller, distinctive neighborhoods – all with their own personalities and local favorites. Neighborhoods like those portrayed in "The Town" and "The Departed" are real, and so is the neighborhood pride of their residents. But no matter where you end up, you’re never going to be far from something historical. In addition to history and neighborhood pride, Beantown is also rich in arts and culture.
Locals know the best place for live music is The Middle East, and you don’t want a trip to Boston to go by without taking in some comedy at The Comedy Studio or Improv Asylum – places that introduced the world to comedy greats like Louis C.K. and David Cross. However, when the home teams are in town, there’s nothing better to do than cheer on the Red Sox, the Patriots, the Bruins, or the Celtics. All you need to blend in with the locals is a jersey, a big smile, and lot of loud declarations of love for the home team.
Boston enjoys these parks and open spaces: