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In a nutshell:

  • Boston is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economical and social history

  • Boston is home to nearly 590,000 residents, many institutions of higher education, some of the world's finest inpatient hospitals, and numerous cultural and professional sports organizations

  • Boston-based jobs, primarily within the finance, health care, educational, and service areas, numbered nearly 660,000 in 2002.

  • Millions of people visit Boston to take in its historic neighborhoods , attend cultural or sporting events, and conduct business.

  • The MBTA - referred to as the T - runs daily service on buses, trains, & trolleys throughout Boston & surrounding towns

  • Performance venues include: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, New England Aquarium, John F. Kennedy Library Museum, The Shops at Prudential Center, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, CambridgeSide Galleria , Old South Meeting House, Mary Baker Eddy Library, Stone Zoo, Franklin Park Zoo, Museum of Science Boston, USS Constitution ship, Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, Old Sturbridge Village, Newport Mansions, Concord Museum

  • Top Ten Attractions : Boston Duck Tours, Cheers Beacon Street & Faneuil Hall, Filene's Basement, Freedom Trail Sites, Freedom Trail Sites, Harbor Cruises, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, Trolley Tours & USS Constitution

  • Boston- America's Walking City

  • Try not to drive a car-there's a lot of traffic and it's easy to walk around or take public tran sit

  • The Big Dig Walk through the largest construction project in the history of the country!

  • Shopping at: Back Bay & Beacon Hill area, there is the Prudential Center, Copley Place, Newbury Street and Charles Street.

  • Downtown & Waterfront Boston area there is Downtown Crossing, Filene's, Filene's Basement, Macy's and Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

  • In Cambridge there is Harvard Square and CambridgeSide Galleria.

  • Beyond Boston there are the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets – New England's Largest Collection of Designer & Name Brands located just 35 miles from Boston

  • New Hotels opened in 2005 Courtyard By Marriott South Bay & Hotel 140

  • New & Renovated Hotels- In 2006 three new hotels will open. In 2007 four new hotels will open.

  • New Restaurants: Dick's Last Resort, Domani, Eastern Standard Kitchen, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Marco Restaurant, Morton's, The Steakhouse, OM Restaurant & Lounge, Ruth Chris Steak House,
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