When you walk around the streets of Boston, you can see and sense history all around you. There are many historical sites to see along the Freedom Trail, or more unusual sites such as the Ether Dome.

From museums to great professional sports action, fresh seafood to great Italian food there really is something for everyone in Boston.

Beacon Hill is an elegant and charming area of town that is best, like much of Boston, explored on foot. It was once home to the Brahmins who once ran the city. You can also visit Cheers at 84 Beacon Street, but the lines are long and it does not look like the on in the show, but it was the inspiration for it. Across the street from the bar is the Public Garden, where children will especially enjoy a ride on a person powered Swan Boat.

The Black Heritage Trail allows you to take a stroll through some of the points of greatest significance to the history of the black community in Boston, from the oldest black church in America to the St Gauden’s frieze, an impressive piece of art that commemorates the 54th Massachusetts, the first all black regiment to fight under the Union Flag during the Civil War.

The Faneuil Hall and Quincy markets are fun stops on any trip to Boston. Faneuil Hill is known as a festival market. It features street musicians and comedians performing at all times of the day, and is home to so many different foods that it would be quite a few trips before you can try them all. At night, it turns into the destination for the serious drinker. There are many great bars and pubs to choose from (great place for a bar crawl.) and it is also the home of the Comedy Connection, where a lot of big names can be caught live.

Less than a block away is Haymarket, another open air market, but this one is all about the food. Only open on Fridays and Saturdays, a visit to Haymarket can be as much about street theater as it is a great place to find fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as great Boston seafood.

The city of Boston played a pivotal role in the American Revolution, from the Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere’s historic horseback ride. The Freedom Trail is an actual 2.5 mile long red line painted onto the sidewalks that links together 18 different sites of historical significance. To really enjoy a walk along the Freedom Trail you should stop by the Visitor Center in the Boston National Historic Park and pick up the free brochures that can help you have a better understanding about the sites you are seeing.

Boston did start of as a seaport. The harbor declined in the 20th century, but in the first part of this new century many new condos and office buildings are popping up over the formerly disused wharves. Tourists can choose from a number of harbor cruises that are now on offer.