Boston is the largest city of the great state of Massachhusetts and it´s capital as well. More than 650,000 people call this city their home and the greater Boston area has a population over 4,500,000 people. The city lies on the edge of the Atlantic ocean which also determines the weather for the area. Winters get quite cold, so if that´s when you want to visit, you might want to bring a warm jacket. Its a paradise of museums, historical sights, and wealth of live performances, all explain why the city gets 16.3 million visitors a year, making it one of the ten most popular tourist locations in the country.
And one of the most interesting sights in the city is the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum located on the Congress Street Bridge. This is not your usual museum, it is a floating museum. Yes, there are artifacts and museum pieces, but this one offers so much more than that. Experience what happened in 1773 on your own. Search the ship and dump the tea overboard like the first Americans did to start the American revolution. If you’ve ever dreamt about time travel, these live actors and interactive exhibits will take do that for You. There is plenty of places to visit in Boston, just to mention some of them, the New England Aquarium with it´s Caribbean turtles, eels, stingrays, penguins, sea lions and 3D IMAX film. Than there is the Museum of Science, the Skywalk Observatory or Harvard Museum of Natural History just waiting to drop some history on you.
Not technically in Boston, the neighboring cities of Cambridge and Brookline are functionally integrated with Boston by mass transit and effectively a part of the city. Cambridge, just across the Charles River, is home to Harvard, MIT, local galleries, restaurants, and bars and is an essential addition to any visit to Boston. Brookline is nearly surrounded by Boston and has its own array of restaurants and shopping.