Boston, Massachusetts: City of Culture
Boston is a beautiful and smart metropolitan city. A number of renowned universities such as Harvard and MIT, countless museums and art galleries, and its profound history contribute to create this intelligent town. So many people from all over the world come here – there’s just so much to learn.
Home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park
Out of many reasons you want to visit Boston, Fenway Park is definitely one of them. It is home field for the Boston Red Sox, where Japan’s hero Koji Uehara helped pitch the Sox to a World Series Championship. So many superstars were born here – it is indeed a place of hopes and dreams. It is the most fun when you cheer your heart out at the game with a hot dog in one hand and a cold beer in the other. Every game day is like a festival on Lansdowne Street, which runs right in front of the stadium, with people cheering for their team in the many bars that line the street.
JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Boston is indeed a city of wisdom, as you will spot a number of museums throughout town. When choosing which museums to visit, make sure you include the JFK Presidential Library and Museum. Here, you can get a comprehensive view of the life and legacy of America’s 35th President, John F. Kennedy, who was born just outside of Boston and attended Harvard. (You can actually visit his birthplace in the Brookline neighborhood near Coolidge Corner.) Not only is it a great museum where you can add so much to your knowledge, but the views of the city from the museum are amazing!
When strolling along Boston Harbor, you’ll notice a stylish building that towers over the water. This is the Institute of Contemporary Art, famous for its impressive architecture. As I stepped inside, I was immediately enchanted by its works. Each piece of art was so unique and interesting, and had so much beauty in it. There were groups of local students visiting the museum amongst other visitors. Watching their young, diligent eyes, I couldn’t help but reaffirm the importance of art in education.
Another museum I would recommend visiting is one of the largest museums in the U.S., The Museum of Fine Arts. Their collection is absolutely staggering and the Art of Americas wing is spectacular. Also, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, known for its beautiful courtyard, is a nice place to have a break and relax in addition to taking in more wonderful art.
Boston is indeed a place filled with culture and history. With what locals call “The T,” the convenient subway system that traverses the entire city, getting to places is so easy without renting a car. This was a trip that exceeded my expectations and expanded my knowledge of American culture and history.