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Boston Area Attractions + Nightlife

shutterstock_175460534 (800x441)Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States of America. Due to its rich history of colonial and revolutionary wars, it is a pilgrimage trail for Americans and other people who want a taste of that history. As the popular tourist spots are relatively close, Boston is an easy city to navigate by foot. The T, the first subway system to be built in America, connects the important neighborhoods of the city. The nightlife in Boston area is diverse enough to suit different tastes. The streets of Boston are lined up with popular places, making it a prime location for nightlife. Here is a list of six places that you have to visit when you are in Boston:

  1. Freedom Trail

A three-mile long trail leading through 16 of Boston’s historic sites and monuments, Freedom Trail is the first place you have to visit. It has footprints at street crossings and a sidewalk lined with red bricks to guide people along the path. The trail will take you through Old Granary Burying Ground, King’s Chapel Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Paul Revere House, Old North Church and ends across the bridge in Charleston.

  1. Faneuil Hall

Built in 1742 by Peter Faneuil, a Huguenot merchant, he presented the market hall to the city with a condition that it should be open to the public. Popularly known as “Cradle of Liberty”, the ground floor is a marketplace while the upper floor is a council chamber (which was a meeting place of the revolutionaries). Ancient and Honorable Artillery Museum is on the fourth floor, which has a collection of paintings, weaponry, and uniforms of significant battles. The Faneuil Hall Marketplace has three halls, filled with exhibitions, shops, and restaurants.

  1. New England Aquarium

Home to 20,000 aquatic animals and fish, the New England Aquarium is exquisite. It has a man-made Caribbean coral reef housing a wide variety of tropical fish. Visitors are allowed to handle crabs, starfish, and sea urchins in the Edge of the Sea Touch Tank. You also have the opportunity to watch harbor seals perform, play, and live their habitat. There is an IMAX theater which shows 40-minute films on topics related to nature. You also get to watch whales outside the Boston Harbor.
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  1. The Bleacher Bar

A unique bar that is located in Fenway Park, it is one of the best places you can visit in Boston to watch a game of baseball. Open all year around, you can go to the bar to enjoy the view or watch the sport. The experience is unforgettable as the bar is close to the Red Sox (Professional baseball team). You can watch the entire nine innings while munching on burgers, salads, sweets, and sandwiches.

  1. Legal Harborside

Regardless of which season you visit Legal Harborside, it is the perfect place to spend a night watching ships pass below you. A rooftop lounge with a retractable roof, it is a popular spot among the locals. As the views of the water are amazing, it gets packed every night. It is a great place to meet new people as fun-loving crowds visit the hotspot.

  1. Frost Ice Bar

Located in Faneuil Hall marketplace, it is the largest permanent ice bar in the world. Frost Ice Bar is a great place to visit if you are visiting the city with your family. Up to 4:15 pm, kids over the age of six are allowed inside, allowing you to enjoy a few drinks while your children enjoy the décor. Post 4:15 pm, the ambiance of the bar changes, making it an ideal nightspot for those who want something different. Sit on an ice seat, drink from an ice glass and enjoy the beautiful carvings, paintings, and sculptures.

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