Nancy Monson

With its Yankee swagger and Brahmin charm, Boston is a compact city of contrasts, with diverse neighborhoods, rabid sports fans (go, Red Sox!), great transportation and historic importance as the site of the Boston Tea Party, one of the climactic events leading to the American Revolution. Beantown (so-called thanks to Bostonians’ love for baked beans) has something for everyone: world-class entertainment and shopping, museums for every mood, beautiful parks, some of the best seafood you’ll ever taste, and a seaport area that is expanding rapidly. Every visit, every season will reveal new charms and experiences.