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One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston can be considered a founding block of the nation. The Massachusetts capital is home to Fenway Park: the nation’s oldest baseball stadium, Havard and other world-leading universities, and an expansive culinary scene – all on show at Boston Public Market. Make sure to visit these attraction when visiting Beantown.
Just off the city’s shoreline sits the Boston Harbor Islands, a charming collection of 34 islands and peninsulas created by a major glacial event 15,000 years ago. For a great walk, head to Spectacle Island, where 5mi (8km) of hiking trails lead to the 155ft-high (47m) North Drumlin, the highest point in Boston Harbor. To soak up some history, jump on a boat to George’s Island and visit Fort Warren. Finished in 1861, it’s supposedly haunted by the Lady in Black, the ghost of a woman who died trying to rescue her husband from the fort’s dungeons in the 1860s.