Boston Fun Facts

Boston Fun Facts

Boston Flowers & Plants

  1. The "trailing arbutus" is one flower you may want to stay away from - the mayflower (or "epigaea repens" as it is scientifically known as) is the Massachusetts state flower so you could get fined if caught picking it!
  2. The Harvard Museum of Natural History contains a totally unique collection of 3,000 models of 830 different species of plants and flowers in the Glass Flowers gallery, crafted by artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka over the course of five decades.
  3. A seven mile park system links over half of Boston's parks from the Boston Common to Franklin Park. Named the Emerald Neck Conservancy, it spans 1,100 acres and goes through Boston and Brookline.
  4. Some plants you might see in Boston are the Eastern Prickly Pear, Marsh Marigold, Winterberry, Mayapple, and the Sweetfern.
  5. Some of the best parks in Boston include Arnold Arboretum, Boston Common, Castle Island, the Charles River Esplanade, and the Public Garden.

Neighborhood Attractions

Boston is a fun place to visit, whatever your interests may be. You can find tourists and locals alike in the famous Fenway Park, cheering on the Red Sox. If you're not too interested in sports, stop by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to view a robust American arts section, along with pieces from all over the world. One of the most popular attractions is the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail, which takes you through 16 of some of the best historical landmarks in America. Another attraction for those history lovers is the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Literally located in the water, you have to take a boat to see where the Boston tea was famously destroyed on December 16, 1773.

If you want to feel like a Boston local, check out Copley Square, Fenway Park, Harvard Square, Beacon Hill, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Sam Adams Brewery. If you've visited all of these or you just want to get out of the city, look into Brighton, Cambridge, Allston, Watertown, or Newton.

Boston Fun Facts

  • The deepest tunnel in the country, the Ted Williams Tunnel, is about 90 feet below the streets of Boston.
  • Boston is famous for their baked beans made with molasses (a dish from the 1620s), which is where the nickname "Beantown" originates from.
  • America's first national park, the Boston Common, was opened in 1634.
  • The skyscraper "200 Clarendon" (originally called the John Hancock Tower) broadcasts its weather predictions in a pretty cool way. The lights on top of the 62-story, 1,700,000 square foot building will change color for coming rain, snow, or clear skies.
  • Boston is such an old city, you'll discover the first public school system, the first public library, the first St. Patrick's Day celebration, the first subway system, the first lighthouse and the first university, Harvard.

Locals Love

Experiencing all four season, craft beer, the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and the Boston Red Sox

Locals Hate

Traffic, parking in the city, getting delayed on the "T," road construction, and getting too much snow in the winter.



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