Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England, with a population of over 500,000. It is considered a 'college city' with a student population of over 200,000 students representing over 50 colleges and universities from all areas of the United States and the world. Living in Boston will give you an excellent opportunity to experience one of the oldest cities in the United States, and to get a first-hand glimpse of American history. Many of the most important events of the American Revolution and the founding of this country took place in or around Boston, and historical monuments and museums can be found throughout the city. There are museums, performances, restaurants, bars, clubs and sporting activities to suit every interest and taste.
"If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute!"
Weather in New England can be unpredictable and changeable. There are four seasons with distinct weather conditions: autumn (also known as "fall"), winter, spring, and summer. The most enjoyable weather is typically during the spring months of April through June when flowers bloom and temperatures are moderate and the early fall from September to early November. Summers can be very hot and humid and the coldest and snowiest months are January and February.
Average temperatures in Boston for each season are as follows:
Autumn 46-60F degrees 8 - 15C degrees
Winter 0-37F degrees -17 - 3C degrees
Spring 38-60F degrees 3 - 15C degrees
Summer 60-95F degrees 15 - 35C degrees
Boston is fun!
While academic achievement is your primary goal at Cambridge College, part of the uniqueness of an international education in Boston is taking the opportunity to explore the pastimes, culture, and nightlife of this lively and diverse city.
The Freedom Trail
This is a walking tour of historic Boston, and is easily identified by the red lines on the sidewalk. Begin the walk from the Visitor Center at 15 State Street , Boston . Put on your walking shoes: this tour covers 3 miles and 16 historical sites. To join a guided tour, call 617.242.5642.
Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum
This is a replica of the ship where the famous Boston Tea Party took place. It is located on Congress Street at Fort Point Channel.
This is the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy. It is located at Charlestown Navy Yard. For hours call 617.242.5670.
New England Aquarium Central Wharf, Boston.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 280 The Fenway, Boston.
Museum of Science 1 Science Park, Boston.
Museum of Fine Arts Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.
Institute of Contemporary Art 955 Boylston Street, Boston.
Children's Museum 300 Congress Street at Museum Wharf, Boston. 617.426.8855.
Music, Theatre, Movies, Ballet - find out what's going on!
No matter what your taste, there is sure to be something going on in Boston to interest you. The possibilities are too long to list here, so check out these resources and explore the options!
The Boston Globe Calendar Section, which is part of every Thursday's Boston Globe, lists performances and activities in the Boston area for that week.
The 'Arts' section of the Boston Phoenix newspaper, which is free at newsstands every Friday, lists performances for the week.
Ticketmaster lists musical, sporting and theatre performances in the area. You can check dates and purchase tickets online
BosTix, located at Faneuil Hall or Copley Square in Boston, offers half price tickets on day of performance for many performing arts events. Cash or traveler's check only. Tel. 617.723.5181.
Boston is the home of several world-class professional sports teams, including the 2002 Super Bowl Champions the New England Patriots and 2007 World Series Champions the Boston Red Sox! Sports fans in Boston usually take their teams quite seriously, and attending a game is one of the best ways to experience Bostonians' pride in their city.
Boston Red Sox
The 'Sox' are Boston's professional baseball team. They play at Fenway Park, which is located in Kenmore Square and is very convenient to the B.U. campus. The baseball season lasts from April to October.
The Celtics are Boston's professional basketball team. They play at the TD Bank Garden, which is located near North Station. Basketball season runs from January to May.
New England Patriots
The Patriots are Boston's professional (American) football team. They play at Foxborough Stadium in Foxborough, MA. The football season lasts from August to January.
The Bruins are Boston's professional ice hockey team. They also play at the TD Bank Garden, and the hockey season runs from October to April.
New England Revolution
The Revolution is Boston's professional soccer team. They play at Foxborough Stadium in Foxborough, MA. The season runs from March to October.
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