What Are Some Popular Tourist Spots in Boston?


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Some of Boston's most popular tourist spots are Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Fenway Park and the Cheers bar from the opening credits of the sitcom of the same name. Many visitors to Boston also enjoy following the redbrick Freedom Trail between Boston Common and Bunker Hill, taking in such historical sites as Paul Revere's House and the old North Church. A recommended place to stop along the way is the Bell in Hand Tavern.

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace is popular for its unique wares and varied foods, as well as street performances. Established in 1742, the marketplace has expanded to include the North Market, Quincy Market and South Market building. Markets typically close by 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, but restaurants stay open later.

Fenway Park is one of the most famous baseball stadiums in the United States. Tourists can schedule their visit to watch the Red Sox playing or else visit the stadium's popular Bleacher Bar with views onto the field.

Another popular bar, Cheers, was originally known as Bull & Finch. Geared especially to tourists, the bar is known for playing the Cheers theme often and for its proximity to other attractions, such as State House, the Public Garden and the boutique shops of Newbury Street.

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