Boston, Massachusetts
ZipTipz Boston Travel Guide

The most European of American cities, Boston will charm the most discerning traveler. Perfect to be explored on foot, from the Freedom Trail to Faneuil Hall. Visit this ethnic melting pot of diversity.

District Guide

Boston, one of the oldest cities in America, evokes a distinct European feel, which is evident in the city's culture. The city's role in the American Revolution has led to the nickname, the "Cradle of Liberty."

Once considered ultra-conservative, Boston has developed a progressive culture and...

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Historical Background

A few years later, William Blackstone, a scholar and clergyman from the Plymouth settlement, set out in search of solitude. He found himself, his bull and several hundred books at the foot of Beacon Hill. In 1630, Blackstone lured other Puritans to Boston with promises of ample fresh wate...

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Where To Stay

Thousands of visitors visit Boston and the surrounding areas each year, especially in the spring and summer. Accommodations range from resort-like establishments to inexpensive hostels and motels. Business travelers can choose from locations near the heart of the Financial District or hotels in...

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Dining and Drinking

Drinking is a favorite pastime. Bars and pubs fill to capacity during the week when the after-work crowd comes out. College students add to the scene in laid-back establishments that serve more draft beer than martinis. On almost every corner of urban Boston you can find a casual pub or a swanky,...

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Once considered ultra-conservative and boring, Boston has become a world-class metropolis with endless ways to educate, enthrall, entice and, of course, entertain. Vibrant nightlife and a surge of innovative restaurants have added options to an existing stable of world-class museums and theatres,...

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Recommended Tours

If you would like a tour guide with real character, groups can sign up for the Freedom Trail Players, who will personally escort you around the 2.5-mile trail. You can also take a tour with Boston By Foot or, from the same company, Boston By Little Feet, a tour customized for children.

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ZipTipz facts about Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston is located in SUFFOLK county, in the state of Massachusetts. It includes the following ZIP codes within its boundaries: 02297, 02298, 02112, 02108, 02109, 02110, 02111, 02113, 02114, 02284, 02293, 02115, 02116, 02117, 02118, 02119, 02120, 02121, 02122, 02123, 02133, 02124, 02125, 02127, 02128, 02295, 02163, 02211, 02212, 02283, 02196, 02199, 02201, 02203, 02204, 02205, 02206, 02207, 02210, 02215, 02216, 02217, 02222, 02241, and 02266.

According to the United States Census 2000 data, Boston has a population of 359,585. There are 155,129 households in the city with an average of 2.32 persons per household.

Some additional information about Boston, based on United States Census 2000 data:

  • Time zone: GMT-5 (observes Daylight Savings Time)
  • Latitude/Longitude: 42.35837 / -71.06022
  • Elevation: 20 feet
  • County area: 59 square miles
  • Average house value: $246,511
  • Income per household: $38,360

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Boston is the capital and the most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a state of the United States of America. Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest and most culturally significant cities in the United States. Boston is recognized as a gamma global city. Its economy is based on higher education, research, health care, finance, and technology, principally biotechnology. Citizens of Boston are called Bostonians.

The city lies at the center of Greater Boston, which also includes the cities of Cambridge, Quincy, and Newton, the town of Brookline, and many suburban communities farther from Boston. The Greater Boston area encompasses parts of the states of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The city also lies at the center of the Boston-Worcester-Manchester Combined Statistical Area (CSA), the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States.

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