Boston, officially the City of Boston, is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the cultural and financial center of the New England region of the Northeastern United States. The city dates back to 1630!
Historic Downtown Boston encompasses much of the oldest and most historic areas of the city. This is where you'll find numerous Freedom Trail sites, Haymarket, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and a lively mix of historic taverns and Irish pubs.
My favorite area of Boston is the North End, which is the oldest and most iconic immigrant neighborhood. The North End still has its original narrow streets and brick buildings, and a sense of community. Although Italians currently make up less than half of the population of the North End, its traditional Italian customs are preserved through the neighborhood's language, music, cuisine, and traditions. After a good dinner and a pastry from Mikes ( cash only), I walk Boston's iconic 2.5 mile-Freedom Trail which connects 16 nationally significant historic sites, each one an authentic treasure. I have to work off that Cannoli so at least there is beautiful scenery while I do.
Boston is surrounded by water and boats. I still want to get up to Martha’s Vineyard someday, its on my bucket list.