Outside of New England, the holiday of Patriots’ Day is largely unfamiliar to most Americans—unless you’re a marathon runner, that is. This unique holiday, celebrated only in
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Already one of Beantown’s best attractions, the Skywalk Observatory (refer to listing, page 43) at the top of the Prudential Tower now has something new for those eager to glimpse a bird’s-e
One of the most prominent landmarks on the nation’s oldest public park, the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common looks innocuous enough. The circular, Greek Revival-style edifice, erected in 191
Commander of the USS Constitution takes the wheel leading the nation’s oldest commissioned warship into a much-needed rest.
Commander Sean Kearns is a man on a mission. After working his way up through the ranks of the U.S. Navy, he was assigned last year to the command of the USS Constitution, one of the Navy’s most unique jobs. Being a native Mainer certainly didn’t hurt, either—it’s an unofficial Navy tradition for the leader of “Old Ironsides” to be from New England so they have a connection to the area and the historic frigate.
Taking the mystery out of Boston history!
The sight of the 221-foot Bunker Hill Monument is no doubt a familiar one to many Bostonians. What is less certain, however, is if even locals know the real story behind this monument and the Revolutionary War battle that it commemorates.
A Boston-area native with a love for the sea, Julianne finds a perfect fit sharing her love of the city with guests at the Marriott Long Wharf.
Founded in 1872, the Arnold Arboretum was the first public arboretum in North America, and is the second-biggest part of the Emerald Necklace after Franklin Park.
The November election of Marty Walsh signaled a return to a long tradition of Irish-American mayors in Boston. Starting in 1885, Hugh O’Brien of County Cork became the city’s first Irish mayor, and in the 1900s, Irish-American politicians held the mayor’s seat for 85 out of 100 years. However, Boston’s Irish residents weren’t always so accepted.
Serving as a leafy link between the Public Garden and Frederick Law Olmsted's park system, Commonwealth Avenue is arguably the grandest boulevard in Boston.
The Boston Common Frog Pond is a fun destination for visitors year-round, whether they’re splashing in the shallow water during the summer or twirling on the ice in the winter. However, not many people are aware of the fact that they’re frolicking on the site of a prehistoric gathering place.