At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. In this edition, we find ourselves in the historic city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Although only the 24th largest city in the United States with the tenth most populated urban region, Boston exerts an influence and hold well beyond its size. The largest city in New England is one of the oldest in the United States, and has enjoyed centuries as a major regional and national centre of commerce, education, politics, and culture. Founded by Puritan settlers from England on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630, what is now Boston was settled by Native peoples for millenia before that. Boston was the largest town in Colonial America until Philadelphia surpasses it in the early 1700s.
Boston, however, remained a prominent city for strategic, economic, and cultural reasons, and the city was the setting for many of the legendary and dramatic events of the American Revolution, including the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere’s midnight ride. After American independence was won, Boston’s economy shifted gradually from an emphasis on trade to a manufacturing base and the city became an important centre of intellectual, literary, and artistic life as well as of progressive politics. The city grew through land reclamation in the 19th Century as well as through major waves of immigration, much of it from Ireland and Italy.
Today, Boston’s rich history is perhaps more evident than in any modern city in the United States and attracts millions of visitors every year. Historic sites such as Faneuil Hall, the Old North Church and Paul Revere House, the Old State House, Boston Common, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the U.S.S. Constitution are only a few of the notable historic sites and museums in Boston. Quincy Market, next to Faneuil Hall, has long been a popular food market and now hosts some of the most delicious eats in the city. More history and fine dining can be found in the North End, where Revolutionary-era sites are located mere steps from restaurants, bakeries, delis, and other signs of the neighbourhood’s Italian-American heritage.
Boston remains one of the most prominent educational and cultural centres in the United States, often called “the Athens of America”. Prestigious post-secondary institutions Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are located across the Charles River in the suburb of Cambridge, and other large universities such as Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern University are spread across the city. Cultural institutions of importance include the Boston Public Library on Copley Square in fashionable Back Bay, Symphony Hall (home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra), the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Boston Athenaeum.
Boston is also known for its public recreational spaces and its successful sports teams. Boston Common and the adjacent Boston Public Garden are part of a network of public parks and squares known as the Emerald Necklace. The New England Aquarium attracts enthusiasts of marine life to the harbourfront. Boston sports teams, which have won 36 total championships and have all been champions of their respective leagues in the past decade, attract considerable followings in the Greater Boston Area and beyond. The most famous of these franchises is undoubtedly the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball, who have played at the sport’s oldest stadium, the legendary Fenway Park, since 1912 and have emerged from an 86-year title drought to become one of MLB’s most successful contemporary franchises. The NHL’s Boston Bruins and the NBA’s Boston Celtics play home games at the TD Garden in the Haymarket area. The New England Patriots, one of the NFL’s dominant franchises in recent seasons, play in nearby Foxboro.
Boston is served in terms of air traffic by Logan International Airport in East Boston, across the bay from the downtown. It is the 18th busiest airport in the U.S., and is comparatively much closer to its city’s core than most airports of comparable size.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Boston, Massachusetts.