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A historic Tea Party, passionate Red Sox fans, and Cheers, a bar where everybody knows your name. Boston is a city intrinsically linked to history, sport, and iconic modern culture. Just follow the Freedom Trail to discover the past, present, and all of Boston’s glory.

When you visit Boston you appreciate how well the city’s old landmarks mix with the new. Nowhere is this more apparent than along the highly recommended three-mile Freedom Trail walkway. This popular tourist route will take you via 16 of Boston’s historical monuments, now interspersed with appealing modern architecture. Interesting sites to visit on the tour include Bostons’ oldest cemetery King's Chapel Burying Ground, and the Old South Meeting House, where the Boston Tea Party was born. The walk ends in the district of Charlestown with impressive views of the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument. Boston Common and Public Garden offer green space, water activities, and monuments, both ancient and young. Respectively the oldest park and botanical garden in America, these connected areas are home to the Frog Pond and the city’s Swan Boats. The famous white watercraft were first launched in the 1870s and are a delightful way to explore the gardens' scenic waterways. More waterside historical fun can be found all around Boston’s harbour. To discover important details about the past of Massachusetts's capital city, check out the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. This unique venue has tours, full-scale replicas of ships, and a participatory reenactment of the Boston Tea Party. The harbourside district is also the location of many galleries and museums. Notes for your must-see list include the Museum of Science, Boston Children's Museum, New England Aquarium, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Sporting history can be enjoyed at Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox. The baseball stadium, which opened in 1912, runs fascinating tours that are entertaining even if you are not a fan of the game. Finally, what to do at night? Boston is a city simply bursting with great restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. But all the fun should start at Cheers on Beacon Hill. You can’t visit Boston without having a quick beer in tv’s most famous American bar. And if you are a big fan of Cheers, you’ll probably stay there all evening.