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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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  • Some of the major 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 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. Important 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.

  • The main airport serving Boston is Logan International.

  • Professional sports franchises 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'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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Frommer's Boston day by day

By Leslie Brokaw

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Released: October 2nd, 2018
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Fodor's Boston (Full-color Travel Guide)

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Travel Like a Local - Map of Boston: The Most Essential Boston (Massachusetts) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

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Released: August 1st, 2018
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Boston Travel Guide 2022: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in Boston, Massachusetts (Travel Guide 2022)

By Deborah B. Lyon

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Released: May 2nd, 2021
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Lonely Planet New England's Best Trips 4 (Trips Regional)

By Benedict Walker, Amy C Balfour, Gregor Clark, Brian Kluepfel & Mara Vorhees

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Released: December 17th, 2019
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  • Authors: Benedict Walker, Isabel Albiston, Amy C Balfour, Robert Balkovich, Gregor Clark, Adam Karlin, Brian Kluepfel, Regis St Louis, Mara Vorhees
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Lonely Planet Pocket Boston 4

By Mara Vorhees

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Moon Boston: Neighborhood Walks, Historic Highlights, Beloved Local Spots (Travel Guide)

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Boston Travel Guide 2020: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in Boston, Massachusetts (Travel Guide 2020)

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