Arts and Entertainment - There are many dance clubs, live music venues, ethnic, and avant-garde restaurants catering to all tastes. Boston also has a rich cultural tradition and is home to the world-famous Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Ballet Company, and Boston Opera as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Science. Each year the Boston Pops concert along the Charles River marks the celebration of the Fourth of July.
Sports and Outdoor Recreation - The Boston area is home to four major league sports franchises - the Celtics, Bruins, Red Sox, and Patriots.
Each team has a huge tradition and a loyal following. Watching a game live or with friends at a club is a unique experience in Boston. The Boston area offers unparalleled opportunities for sports and for outdoor activities. Near the hospital, the Esplanade is a great location for jogging, bicycling, or sailing on the Charles.
The Boston Marathon attracts the world's elite
runners at this annual world class event.
Seasons and Day Trips - The Boston area has four distinct seasons although
the weather is tempered by the citys proximity
to the ocean. There are limitless opportunities for
outdoor recreation throughout the seasons. During the
summer months Cape Cod, Marthas Vineyard, and
other area beaches provide beautiful getaways. Ferries
can take you to Provincetown from downtown Boston.
White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Berkshire Mountains
of western Massachusetts are within one-two hours by
car and have hundreds of areas for hiking, camping,
During the summer the Boston Symphony moves
to its summer home of Tanglewood, west of the city in
the Berkshires. The fall foliage in New England is spectacular
and attracts millions of so-called leaf peepers annually.
During the winter months skiing and snowboarding are
available at dozens of resorts, all within one-two hour
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