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For all intents and purposes, Boston is America's oldest city. You can hardly walk a step over its cobblestone streets without hitting an historic site. The Freedom Trail makes its way around the city, connecting 16 historically significant sites -- the very places where history unfolded: from the first American public school to Boston’s first church to sites linked to America's fight for independence – Boston is one enormous outdoor history museum.
The arts have long thrived in Boston, earning it the title: 'the Athens of America'. The intellectual elite enjoyed fine paintings and classical music, but also dedicated themselves to spreading cultural wealth by establishing museums, libraries and symphonies. These artistic and cultural institutions play an irreplaceable role on Boston's cultural stage.
When in Boston, be sure to eat as much seafood as possible- try the 'sacred cod,' fresh steamed lobster, oysters on the half-shell or creamy chowder. You can eat seafood around the city (don't miss the fish-centered Seaport District with its harbor views). The creatures of the sea are your top priority, but don't miss the chance to devour delectable pasta options in the North End as well as Asian dishes in Chinatown.