Boston

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Flying To Boston With American Airlines

Explore one of America’s most historic cities when you take an American Airlines flight to Boston. Visit the “cradle of liberty” in Faneuil Hall, now a modern-day market, stroll through the lush Public Garden, and climb aboard a 200-year old battleship in the Charlestown Naval Shipyard when you fly to Boston with American Airlines.

Celebrate freedom at Faneuil Hall

A popular meeting spot since pre-revolutionary times. Along with the ghost (and statue) of Sam Adams and those of other historic figures, it teems with street performers, pushcarts and unique Boston shops and restaurants. Save your hunger for the nearby Union Oyster House, which has been proudly shucking bivalves for almost two hundred years.

Catch a baseball game at venerable Fenway Park

Cheer on the beloved Boston Red Sox. The intimate stadium is one of the few remaining originals (it debuted in 1912), with quirky features like the Green Monster, the 37-foot left-field wall that taunts hitters. Ballpark tours are available both on game days and off-days.

Clamber around the USS Constitution

A 215-year-old battleship that retired from active naval service in 1855 and sits docked in Charlestown. You don’t have to know your stern from your prow to climb up on deck, have fun, and meet the sailor guides who lead tours in period dress. Then head to the USS Constitution Museum, which celebrates “Old Ironsides” in art, letters and memorabilia.

Ride the swans with the family at the Public Garden

America’s first botanical garden. Swan boats tootle around the duck pond in summertime, while tulips and other seasonal blooms add bursts of color to the surrounding paths. The bronze statues from the children’s classic Make Way for Ducklings, also in the garden, are an irresistible lure for the little ones.

View art in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

A three-story mansion gussied up as a 15th-century Venetian palace. Its rooms are chockablock with magnificent European and American paintings like Titian’s glowing Europa and a portrait of Isabella herself by John Singer Sargent, and its ornate central courtyard is a great place to take a break.

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More Things To Do In Boston

Head off the beaten path to discover more things to do in Boston with American Airlines. Explore the shops and clubs in Cambridge, take a ferry to the Harbor Islands for some family fun, and experience Boston’s charming Little Italy in the North End. American is with you every step of the way.

Window shop on Newbury Street

Back Bay’s top address for art and fashion. Contemporary galleries like Barbara Krakow, along with boutiques, salons and craft stores, are tucked into the first floors of the graceful Victorian brownstones on this eight-block stretch. The adjacent neighborhood, the South End, has a vibrant restaurant scene anchored by its signature spot, Hamersley’s Bistro.

Take the family on a ferry ride to one of the Harbor Islands

Just a short ride away from the waterfront. Hike and picnic on Grape Island, swim at the beach on Spectacle Island, check out the Civil War-era fort on Georges Island or simply ride one of the boats around the harbor for a better perspective of the city.

Explore the North End, Boston’s Little Italy

The winding streets are full of charming cafes such as the 90-year-old Caffè Vittoria—its pressed-tin ceiling, metal chairs and antique coffee machines exude an old-world atmosphere. Walk to the Old North Church, where lanterns were hung “two if by sea” to signal Paul Revere, followed by a self-guided tour around the Paul Revere House.

Feel like an Ivy Leaguer in Cambridge's Harvard Square

The square anchors the oldest institute of higher learning in the States. After you see the perfect greens and refined Greek Revival and neoclassical buildings of Harvard Yard, visit Grolier Poetry Bookshop for literary edification, then get your groove on at Club Passim, where folkies from Joan Baez to Tracy Chapman honed their chops.

Learn history at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Housed in an I.M. Pei - designed concrete and glass structure in Dorchester. Watching the 1960 debates between Kennedy and Richard Nixon —the first of their kind to be televised live —is a treat, as is spying the array of future First Lady Jackie’s dresses.

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