Boston offers a plethora of incredible places of interest that promise a memorable holiday experience to all. We bring you the top three to include in your travel itinerary.

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While there are ample distractions for tourists in Boston, the city holds special promise for history buffs – hardly a surprise, given that many of the attractions in Boston relate to its rich history. Let’s take a look at some of the best known sights that Boston has on offer.

Bunker Hill Monument

At Breed’s Hill, the renowned site of the first battle of the American Revolution stands the 221 feet tall Bunker Hill Monument, a gigantic granite obelisk. “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” the legendary order given by Colonel William Prescott, immediately comes to the mind at this historical monument. With no elevator support in the obelisk, climbing up the 294 steps is the only way to reach the top and treat your eyes to the spellbinding views of Cambridge, Boston skyline, Logan airport and Massachusetts Bay. The exhibit lodge is open daily from 9AM – 5PM while the monument is open till 4:30PM, and admission to both is free.

Harvard Square

History, books, entertainment, dining, shopping, and learning – there are reasons galore to visit Harvard Square, located in Cambridge. Hordes of street performers such as dancers, musicians, artists, and poets promise a world of merriment. For book lovers, the Harvard Book Store with its incredible collection of books across different genres remains an irresistible attraction. Apart from selling books, the store is quite popular for hosting regular first-class author events. Celebrated authors like Stephen King, John Updike, Al Gore and Salman Rushdie have made it to the celebrity list in recent years.

Massachusetts State House

The oldest building on the Beacon Hill, Massachusetts State House covers two city blocks with the Bulfinch Front facing south. The gleaming 24 carat gold dome, white pillars and red brick walls of this iconic architectural marvel catch the attention of travellers every season. While history lovers can explore the governor’s workplace and Freedom Trail; art and culture aficionados would do well to venture in. Take one of the 50-minute tours starting from Doric Hall that include certain stops such as Senate Chamber, sculptures of Daniel Chester French, Lincoln Memorial, and the wooden carved, Sacred Cod. Admission to the building is free and one may visit from 10AM – 4PM on all weekdays.

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