Friday, January 16, 2015

#DestinationCrush: Boston

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Some New England Chawdah would be perfect for this weather!

Known for being one of the best cities in the United States for students, Boston is definitely a lot more than that. Laced with thick history and culture, the city has a relaxed yet serious vibe that will make you fall in love even in the short amount of time spent in the Massachusetts capital. Scroll down to see the best places and things in Boston!

1. Faneuil Hall
The Faneuil Hall market place has been a well-known shopping arcade for Boston locals and even more so for tourists. Dating back to 1742, nowadays Faneuil Hall market place is encompassed by three main buildings, which are the North market, South Market, and Quincy market buildings that house some of the biggest fashion labels like Victoria’s Secret, Urban Outfitters, Uniqlo, and more.

2. Boston Common
Boston Common is a public park that is located in downtown Boston. Fun fact: dating from 1634, Boston Common is actually the oldest public park in the United States! With around 50 acres of land, during wintertime an ice rink is built in the middle of the park. Such a fun place to spend a relaxed afternoon at with your loved ones!

3. New England Seafood
The New England area has always been known for its top quality fresh seafood. Something that anyone must do when in Boston is to try the fresh steamed lobster with the melted butter sauce and New England Chowder, which is a kind of creamy soup with potatoes, and a few types of shredded crayfish and clams. Delicious does not even begin to describe it, especially during wintertime. Yum!

4. Harvard
Now, everyone knows Harvard to be one of the best, if not THE best university in the world. Not to mention the most prestigious also. So when coming to Boston, it would feel incomplete if we don’t pay a visit to Harvard and buy some souvenirs from the gift shop!

5. Boston Accent
It has to be said, that the Bostonian accent is something truly special. Fans of movies like Good Will Hunting and Ted must already be familiar with the thick accent that native Bostonians have. But to hear it be spoken on a daily basis is real interesting experience.