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Boston is both a port of call on cruises and an embarkation port for
cruises. It is a frequent stop on cruises to New England and Canada
and it is a point of origin for cruises to Bermuda as well as New
Cruisers will find that Boston is a large cosmopolitan city. It has
many historical and cultural attractions. Yet, Boston retains a
friendly and open atmosphere that is tourist friendly. Indeed, 12
million visitors come to Boston each year.
The City of Boston has a population of 617,000 but the Greater
Boston area includes about six million people, making it the tenth
largest metropolitan area in the USA. It is the capital of the
Commonwealth (i.e. State) of Massachusetts. However, it is also a
financial, educational and high technology center.
Bostonians are passionate about their sports teams. Because of its
intimate size, Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is an
excellent place to view a professional baseball game.
The currency is the U.S. dollar and other currencies are not
generally accepted. Major credit cards, however, are widely
accepted. Boston has one of the highest costs of living in the United
Boston is made up of neighborhoods. There is the elegance of Back
Bay and the ethnic charm of the North End. There is the 21st Century
efficiency of the Financial District and the greenery of the Boston
Commons/Public Garden area. What is may be surprising is that all
of these are within walking distance of each other.
Trinity Church in Boston's Copley Square.
Above: The North End is known for its Italian-American
restaurants. Above left: Chinatown is one of the only
historically Asian districts in New England. Left: Cheers
Beacon Hill (originally The Bull and Finch Pub) was used in
the filming of the television series "Cheers." Below: The TD
Garden is home to the Boston Celtics (basketball) and the
Boston Bruins (hockey) as well as a venue for concerts and
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The Greater Boston area is home to
some 50 colleges and universities. As
a result, there is a large number of
young people in the area as well as
establishments catering to the young.
Best known of the universities is
Harvard University in Cambridge.
Visitors can walk through the grounds
and admire the Georgian architecture.
While the Boston skyline is not a cluster of skyscrapers, Boston does have some very tall buildings. The John Hancock
Tower (above left) has 60 stories within ist 790 foot height. It is the tallest building not only in Boston but in New
England. Standing at 749 feet with 52 floors is Boston's second tallest building, the Prudential Building, locally known
as the Pru. However, if you count the Pru's radio antenna, it becomes the tallest. After the observation deck on the
Hancock Tower was closed following the attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11), the observation deck on the Pru became
the highest publicly accessible observation deck in New England.