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Famous for everything from the Red Sox and Paul Revere to Cheers and clam chowder, Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England.

Founded in 1630 and one of the oldest and most culturally significant cities in the USA, it is also a modern metropolis with a wide variety of attractions. It's also very easy to get around, either on foot or on the user-friendly public transport system.

Boston SkylineThe Freedom Trail, a well-preserved pedestrian path, weaves in and out of historic neighbourhoods, from the lively Boston Common and Public Garden to the gold-domed State House, Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. Between landmarks, you can shop in the fabulous stores on Newbury Street, have a delicious Italian meal in the North End or browse the antique shops and distinctive red brick buildings of Beacon Hill.

The more culturally inclined will not want to miss the city's world-class museums, theatres and music venues, including the John F. Kennedy Library and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Just across the river, the city of Cambridge is home to Harvard University. This family-friendly city also boasts a renowned aquarium, children's museum and science museum, making it a great destination for all.

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