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Boston has its roots in Colonial times - and you'll find plenty of authentic sites to explore, including a few Revolutionary War era taverns (beer has always been the favorite brew here), and the city's famous Freedom Trail past 16 historic sites.
But it's also a vibrant modern waterfront city with a thriving theater district, four winning pro sports teams, a passion for music fueled by numerous shows on any given night, a foodie culture with lots of excellent chef-owned restaurants, and wonderful places to shop all over the city.
If you're visiting with kids or teens, you'll find lots of family-friendly attractions and activities - best of all, many are free or low-cost.
If you just like to explore and experience the "real" Boston - see the city as a traveler instead of a tourist - start with the city's eclectic mix of distinct neighborhoods, or walk the length our linear parks such as the Esplanade, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, or Harborwalk along the waterfront.
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