Boston, the largest city in New England, is one of America's most stimulating places to live, offering a rich history and an abundance of culture. The city blazed the way towards independence for the United States 350 years ago, with the American Revolution beginning on its soil. And today, with a population of about 600,000, and over twenty neighborhoods, Boston offers a sense of community as well as world-class dining, shopping, and artisitic venues, including art museums, symphony, live theater and jazz.
Called the "Cradle of Liberty" and the "Hub of the Universe", Boston is home to America's first public library, the first public schools, and the first subway system. With over 60 distinguished colleges and universities, Boston maintains the tradition of openness to new ideas and differing lifestyles.
Many visitors want a glimpse of both the historical and happening tourist spots around Boston. Learn more about what there is to see and do at the City of Boston website.