6 Most Exciting Places To Visit In Boston

6 Most Exciting Places To Visit In Boston

One of the greatest places to experience the city life.
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Boston, Massachusetts is a huge city, and sometimes, it can be overwhelming to try to think of all the places one can visit. Even so, there are a few tourist attractions that have been a staple for many individuals living in the Boston area all their lives, or at least places people should go when trying to embrace the wonderful place that is Boston.

1. Boston Common/Public Garden


Boston Common as well as the Public Garden are two perfect places for anyone and everyone, including those who just want to enjoy the beauty of nature or those who just want to chill with a bunch of friends in the city. In the summer, every corner of open green space is surrounded by beautiful, colorful flowers and in the winter, white, bright lights cover all the trees and shine on the snowy, blanketed ground. You haven’t truly seen Boston unless you go to the Commons, and while you’re there, go on a swan boat ride in the summer season or ice skate on the frozen Frog Pond in the winter (for small cash fees).

2. Newbury Street


Newbury Streets is one of the most well-known and busy areas in the city, with eight blocks of popular clothing stores, restaurants, snack shops, boutiques, salons, and more. As you walk down the street and pass by the various buildings and store windows, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

3. Museum of Fine Arts


As a student who lived right outside of Boston for eighteen years and has been to the Museum of Fine Arts more than eight times as a part of school field trips, I can definitively say that every experience at this museum has been new and refreshing. Art is always unique in its own way, and new pieces are always being installed as more and more individuals continue to appreciate the importance of art in one’s life. As the fourth largest museum in the country, the MFA is a popular tourist site (even offering free admission multiple times throughout the year).

4. New England Aquarium


The New England Aquarium will satisfy every little kid’s (or just excited adult’s) need to see cute, fuzzy, or huge animals. With more than a dozen exhibits, a whale watching opportunity, featured movies, and a number of interactive activities, it’s easy to have a positive, informative, yet fun time at the aquarium. Besides, who doesn’t love to watch penguins and seals slide on their bellies?

5. Mr. Bartley’s Burger House

Located in the heart of Harvard Square and right by Harvard Yard (surrounded by quaint book stores, well-known shopping departments, and comfy areas where visitors can sit and people watch), Mr. Bartley’s has been around for over fifty years offering more than fifty different burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and more. The restaurant is always filled with people at all times of the year, including celebrities who have visited in the past like Katie Couric, Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Johnny Cash, and more (all of which have wraps named after them).

6. Massachusetts State House

Democracy rocks, and one of the greatest places to feel politically inspired and historically educated is the Massachusetts State House. Tours are free throughout the year, usually given by high school or college interns who have a passion for government and the city of Boston, and let you know of interesting facts you may have never known (including the fact that the top of the State House is a gold dome with a wooden pine cone adorned on top). People in business suits and blazers and pencil skirts are always bustling about as well, so you may even get to meet your favorite representative passing by on the stairs.

Boston has so much to offer, and with so many attractions, stores, resources, and opportunities right at your fingertips, life is perfect for those who love a busy and action-packed community. But even if you’re more used to quiet, rural, more open areas, Boston is one of the best places to enjoy the city life firsthand, and these are some of the greatest places everyone should visit.

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.
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Hey,

So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?

Sincerely,

Me

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8 Reasons Maryland Deserves a Visit, Hon

Maryland is a small state, but it has a big personality.

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Maryland has so much to do, from the beaches on the East coast to the mountains on the western border. These are just 8 of many reasons our state is worth a visit!

1. It is the best place to eat Maryland Crabs.

I hope you like Old Bay!

2. Ocean City, MD has so much to do!

You can lay on the beach, go swimming, play a game of mini golf, walk on the boardwalk, play carnival games, ride carnival rides, go to clubs (if you are of age), and have the best french fries of your life ('sup Thrashers) all in one place!

3. You can visit Assateague Island off of the coast of Maryland and Virginia.

There are wild horses on an island off of the coast of Maryland and Virginia, 'nough said!

4. Baltimore's Inner Harbor is full of good eats and fun activities.

You can simply walk around the Inner Harbor, ride the paddle boats, tour a submarine, go to the aquarium, or ride the Spirit of Baltimore all in the same general vicinity.

5. You can visit the National Harbor in Prince George's County.

There is so many things to do here. You can ride the huge ferris wheel with enclosed cars, ride a mechanical bull at the Cadillac Ranch, visit the MGM Grand Casino and the big Gaylord Hotel.

6. Sugar Loaf Mountain is a great place to go hiking.

7. Great Falls is also a great location to visit!

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