5 Reasons Why Boston Is The Best City in the USA


Boston is not only one of the oldest cities in the US, it's also the best. You can attend one of our English schools in Boston next to the legendary Fenway Park or in Harvard Square, just minutes from the well-known school that shares its name.

Check out the five biggest factors that make Boston such a great place to learn English through Kaplan.

1: Top Universities

Boston is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. The iconic Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) speak for themselves. Don't forget about Tufts University, Berklee College of Music, or Boston College either though. It's even where the first public school in US history was founded.

Whether you want to study business, engineering, or music, there's a school and program for you in Boston. Even if you don't plan on attending school, it makes for a terrific learning environment.

2: Fascinating History

The truth is, America simply wouldn't be what it is today without Boston, going all the way back to the country's founding. That's because the city played host to some of the most important events during and leading up to the American Revolution.

5 famous events from Boston's Revolutionary history:

*Boston Massacre

*Boston Tea Party

*Siege of Boston

*Starting place for Paul Revere's “Midnight Ride”

*Birthplace of Samuel Adams, a key founding father

3: Outstanding Architecture

When dozens of historical landmarks mix with innovative modern buildings, you're left with one really amazing city for architecture. That's Boston. It's one of the few places where you can find some of both the oldest and most modern buildings in the country all within blocks of each other.

5 must-see architectural highlights:

*Museum of Fine Arts

*Trinity Church

*Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge

*John Hancock Tower

*Faneuil Hall

4: Clam Chowder

Clam chowder – also known as clam “chowdah” by the locals – is a thick, cream-based soup usually consisting of onions, potatoes, and, of course, clams. One other thing: it's delicious. Though it's considered a regional dish of New England, Boston is widely regarded as producing the best clam chowder.

It's even referred to as Boston clam chowder in some other areas of the country. By the way, don't forget to eat it with oyster crackers.

5: Super Sports Teams

Nicknamed “TitleTown, USA”, Boston's four major sports teams – the Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots, and Bruins – have combined for eight championships since 2001. The famous Fenway Park, major league baseball's oldest field, sits right in the heart of the city, just like the team that plays there sits in the hearts of its citizens.

Whether it's Larry Bird or Tom Brady, Boston has possibly the deepest sports history of any city in the nation.

Are you ready to pack your bags for Boston yet? For those of you that have already been to Boston, what is your favorite thing about the city?

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