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Top 10 Boston by Patricia Harris, Jonathan Schultz, David Lyon

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Downtown & the Financial District

The heart of Boston is sandwiched between Boston Common and the harbor. Unlike many US cities, Boston has great respect for its past and there are reminders of nearly four centuries of history embedded in the center of this modern metropolis. The 18th-century grace of historic buildings like the Old State House still shines within a canyon of skyscrapers. Even the heroes of Boston’s early years remain here – city founder John Winthrop, patriot Paul Revere, and revolutionary Samuel Adams are buried just steps from sidewalks abuzz with shoppers. Rolled in to this amorphous area is Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the oldest ...

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