Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Boston Educational Tours

Looking for a educational, yet fun destination for a student tour? Consider Boston, MA; this city has great parks, dining, museums, and is also a wonderful and rich location for historical events and sites. Of course, everyone shouldn't have difficulty remembering the Boston Tea Party and the role it played in future events, but Boston also played a significant role in the American Revolution, and thus features many other historical sites can be found in Boston. There are many possibilities to view theater productions and concerts as well, and visiting some landmarks and quality museums are also options. The following information are about some places and things your group won't want to miss out on when they tour America's own, Boston.
As stated before, Boston has numerous historic sites that trace events from colonial times through the present, so be sure your group gets a chance to view some of them. The Freedom Trail is a great way to see the most famous historical sites. The red, mostly brick pathway, takes its followers past sixteen significant sites including several meeting houses, famous churches, and a few burial grounds. The Paul Revere House and the USS Constitution are popular sites that are located along this trail SOMETHING ABOUT THE BOSTON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK.
Boston also includes several museums that may interest your group. The Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the National Museum of Afro-American Art for viewing many different styles of art. The interactive exhibits on culture and science at the Children's Museum make it a great destination for a field trip with younger students, and for older students the Museum of Science is a popular choice, with hands-on displays and an IMAX theater. The Franklin Park Zoo and the New England Aquarium will be exciting places to enjoy animal life and learn new things about their natural habitats and behavior.
Boston contains several opportunities for those interested in the arts. The Boston Symphony, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players are a great choice for a classical music concert, as well as the famed Boston Symphony Pops, which features lighter classics and popular tunes. Boston also includes a Theater District that houses a number of elaborate theaters, such as the Boston Opera House and the Cutler Majestic Theater. Dance fans will want to see a performance by the world renowned Boston Ballet, and there are numerous street performers that serenade shoppers at several locations within the city. For the musically adventurous, there is a thriving underground music scene, as Boston is the home to hardcore punk and supportive of Rock, Indie and more.
Of course while touring Boston your group will want to sample some the popular regional cuisine. Being a port city, many of the famous dishes include seafood; fish and chips, New England clam chowder, oysters, lobster and fried clam are all popular foods. Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market are both good places to find some of these dishes, and also double as a shopping venue. These places are especially ideal for older students, who will enjoy the environment created by the novelty shops, exciting restaurants and street musicians.
These are a few things your group may find helpful. Of course there is much more to do in the city, such as seeing a sporting event or visiting a park. Be creative, learn something new, and above all else have fun!

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