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Boston


Boston is the capital and most populous city of Massachusetts. As of 2005, the city of Boston's population was 596,638. Additionally, Boston lies within a large metropolitan area, the 11th largest in the United States, known as "Greater Boston", which is home to approximately 4.4 million people. Boston is not only the largest city in Massachusetts, but also in the whole of New England, and hence is often considered the unofficial cultural and business capital of the region.

Boston, Massachusetts Attractions in Boston include:

Boston Facts


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  • The principal airport serving Boston is Logan International.

  • Professional sports teams in Boston include the baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, the basketball team, the Boston Celtics, and the ice hockey team, the Boston Bruins.

  • Boston is sometimes known as the "Athens of America" because of the many teaching, educational and research institutions located in the area - including over 100 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston Area, and more than 250,000 students in Boston and Cambridge. Leading education institutions in Boston include Boston University, Harvard University's business and medical schools, Northeastern University and Suffolk University. Boston University is a private research university and 4th largest employer in the city. Northeastern University is a private national research university known for its links with business and industry. Suffolk University is a small private university, particularly known for its law school.

  • Some of the leading companies with their headquarters in Boston include Bain & Company, Bain Capital, Gilette (now a subsiduary of Proctor & Gamble), Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, New Balance and The Boston Consulting Group.

  • Boston's nicknames include "Athens of America", "B-town", "Bean Town", "BeanCity", "Beantown", "City of Notions", "Puritan City", "The Bean", "The Cradle of Liberty", "The Hub", and "The Hub of the Universe".

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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Boston (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: June 14th, 2022
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  • ISBN: 0241565987
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  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
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  • Weight: 0.55 Pounds
  • Color: Multicolor
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Fodor's Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor’s Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: January 19th, 2021
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  • ISBN: 1640973028
  • EAN: 9781640973022
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  • Edition: 31
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Author: Fodor’s Travel Guides
  • Publication Date: January 19th, 2021
  • Release Date: January 19th, 2021
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Moon 52 Things to Do in Boston: Local Spots, Outdoor Recreation, Getaways (Moon Travel Guides)

By Cameron Sperance

Moon Travel
Released: March 29th, 2022
Paperback (256 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Moon Travel
  • ISBN: 1640495339
  • EAN: 9781640495333
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  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Author: Cameron Sperance
  • Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
  • Release Date: March 29th, 2022
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  • Weight: 0.8 Pounds
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Frommer's Boston day by day

By Leslie Brokaw

FrommerMedia
Released: October 2nd, 2018
Paperback (192 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1628874082
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  • PartNumber: Colour throughout
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  • Edition: 4
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Authors: Leslie Brokaw, Erin Trahan
  • Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
  • Release Date: October 2nd, 2018
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Lonely Planet Boston 8 (Travel Guide)

By Mara Vorhees

Lonely Planet
Released: September 13th, 2022
Paperback (256 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1787015521
  • EAN: 9781787015524
  • PartNumber: 62907204
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  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: 8
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Author: Mara Vorhees
  • Publication Date: September 13th, 2022
  • Release Date: September 13th, 2022
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  • Weight: 0.67681914434 Pounds
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Streetwise Boston Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Boston, Massachusetts (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

By Michelin

Michelin Travel Publications
Released: August 12th, 2018
Map (1 pages)

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  • Brand: Michelin Travel Publications
  • ISBN: 2067229915
  • EAN: 9782067229914
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  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: Revised
  • Number of Pages: 1
  • Author: Michelin
  • Publication Date: August 12th, 2018
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  • Weight: 0.220462262 Pounds
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Kid's Travel Guide to Boston (Kids' Travel Books)

By Julie Grady

Dylanna Publishing, Inc.
Released: March 31st, 2019
Paperback (51 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1949651487
  • EAN: 9781949651485
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  • Number of Pages: 51
  • Authors: Julie Grady, Dylanna Travel Press
  • Publication Date: March 31st, 2019
  • Release Date: March 31st, 2019
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BOSTON and Massachusetts Travel Planner Journal : Vacation Planning Memmories notebook: "New England States" Trip Planning with Places to visit, ... keepsake Organization for Travel Lovers

By Carl Stephen

Independently published
Released: August 22nd, 2021
Paperback (112 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798462217852
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  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Author: Carl Stephen
  • Publication Date: August 22nd, 2021
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DK Eyewitness Boston (Travel Guide)

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  • Edition: Reprint, Revised
  • Number of Pages: 208
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  • Publication Date: July 18th, 2017
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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Boston: Four-Season Guide to 60 of the Best Trails in Eastern Massachusetts

By John S. Burk & Michael J. Tougias

Appalachian Mountain Club
Released: April 4th, 2017
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  • ISBN: 1628420421
  • EAN: 9781628420425
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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Authors: John S. Burk, Alison O'Leary, Michael J. Tougias
  • Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
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