By Serge H. Malaison, Tour Guide
Boston remains one of my favourite cities on the American East Coast. Its colonial past, rich culture and diversity have made it an incredibly popular tourist destination. And, no doubt, the warm, friendly nature of Bostonians also adds to the appeal! I personally have a special place in my heart for this city because of the fact that it welcomed tens of thousands of Irish immigrants, including many of my very own ancestors.
If you like to party, you are sure to love Boston. Irish pubs abound, from one end of the city to the other. And, as a university city with gorgeous campuses such as those of Harvard and MIT, Boston also boasts countless green spaces you are sure to enjoy. It is truly a historic city—one of the oldest cities in the U.S., in fact. Its wealth of culture and historic districts make it a pure pleasure to discover.
Its French past is still very much evident throughout the city, with the French Quarter standing as testament to this incredibly rich history. After the French Quarter, Boston’s North End is another neighbourhood definitely worth checking out. Known as Boston’s Little Italy, this part of the city is packed with top-quality restaurants, pastry shops (famous for their cannoli) and, of course, a slew of art galleries. After New York the fabulous, Boston the marvelous is a joy to visit, thanks in part to its dozens of parks, and the countless places you can enjoy the water throughout the city. As much as I love New York for its sheer size, I have to say that I love Boston for its quiet charm. Of course, no visit to Boston would be complete without exploring the neighbouring areas. Cape Cod is a must-see if only for its fabulous beaches. And, a little farther off, the splendid castles of Newport are a thrill to see. I simply can’t contain my love for this region! Join me on one of our next departures and you’ll quickly understand why!