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Where In the World: Boston The Town that Sparked A Revolution Article & Photos by Theresa St. John The Marthon The Boston Marathon, a race 26 Why ‘Beantown’? miles and 385 yards long, is always Although it’s known as the largest held on Patriot’s Day. One of the center of higher education, with most revered and prestigious events over 100 colleges and universities, in the world, the Marathon was Boston is also a cornucopia of begun to honor a fabled run by the history, culture, architecture, sports, Greek soldier Pheidippides. restaurants, theatre and art, leaving no shortage of things to do while On April 19,1897, the first Boston visiting the city. Settled in 1630 Marathon field of runners was less the birthplace of freedom over loud by Puritan colonists from England, than 20. Today, a swell of 30,000 speakers as they meander along Boston quickly became the hub of all is estimated for the 2015 event. the Charles River - the attraction things New England. Runners begin in the early morning is a “must do” for anyone visiting hours in the rural town of Hopkinton Beantown. The American Revolution started and their last painful steps end in in Boston. History buffs can easily the city, with enthusiastic spectators The North End immerse themselves in details of lining the route to cheer each runner The North End is an assault on the The Boston Tea Party, the epic battle on to the finish line. taste buds. The oldest residential at Bunker Hill and The Siege of community in Boston and known Boston - a bombardment of cannons Anyone who wants a great cup for its Italian American population, and artillery led by New England of coffee can enjoy a latte or everywhere you look the culture is militiamen- forcing British troops to cappuccino with a savory meat pie or rich with the celebrations of being leave the city and making it a major Anzac cookie in a little Aussie kiosk Italian. It hosts nearly one hundred turning point in the war. Today, called Cuppa Coffee, located right restaurants and shops and has many sightseers can walk the Freedom outside Faneuil Hall. It is a gathering tourist attractions and festivities Trail, stopping often as they learn place for ex-pats from Australia and that occur throughout the year. about the early days in the state’s New Zealand wanting a touch and Architecture in the city is varied. capital. taste of home, as well as others who just need a jolt of caffeine to get Boston is a proud city, home to through the rest of their day. several sports teams that can’t help but inspire intense emotions Boston is a treasure, overwhelming in the people who live here. The one’s senses with art and Boston Celtics, Red Sox and the history museums, theatre and New England Patriots are just a few comedy shows, or duck tours that get the crowds to jump to their taken in a World War II style feet and cheer them on while in the amphibious landing vehicle. Run throes of the game. by ConDuckTours - hosted by colorful characters who highlight 8 - Vacation Rental Travels | Fall 2014
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