- On Jun 8, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
The student summer break is coming. It's the time to take a summer vacation in East Coast with kids and friends. What about the East Coast travel destinations as Boston, Massachusetts, New Haven, Connecticut city?
A town steeped in rich history, Boston is home to some of the country’s best museums and most popular historic attractions. One of the ideal ways to start your exploration of the city is at Boston Common, the oldest park in the United States and the starting point of the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile long trail of Boston’s most historically significant sites such as the Benjamin Franklin Statue and the Commonwealth Museum. The Old State House, also part of the Freedom Trail, allows visitors a glimpse into the dramatic events that paved the way for the American Revolution including the Boston Massacre and the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. It is also the oldest surviving building in Boston.
History buffs with a love for American history can journey back 200 years to meet colonists of America, explore authentically restored ships and even dump tea overboard into the sea like the Sons of Liberty at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Tourists can also gain knowledge and learn about the life of the country’s 53rd president at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library. Other notable museums and historical sites to visit include the Museum of African American History, the Faneuil Hall Historic Site, the USS Constitution Museum and the New England Holocaust Memorial. Of course, no visit to Boston is complete without a tour of “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” and home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park.
New Haven, Connecticut
A visit to the city of New Haven, home to Yale University, promises spectacular views and exceptional museums for all ages. One of the top places to see in New Haven is the Yale University Art Gallery, home to a spectacular collection of African sculptures, Italian paintings and American decorative arts among others. View the Gutenberg Bible, works by Benjamin Franklin, Goethe and Charles Dickens at one of the world’s largest buildings dedicated to rare books and manuscripts at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Venture into the history of the earth at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and see the famous Great Hall of Dinosaurs, the Age of Reptiles and the mounted Brontosaurus. Meanwhile, the Yale Center for British Art houses the largest collection of British Art outside of the United Kingdom.
Recreational activities like hiking and bicycling can be enjoyed at the East Rock Park alongside excellent views of New Haven, Long Island and the Long Island Sound. History and relaxation come together at the New Haven Green, a historic park in New Haven and the central square for one of the original Puritan colonists, John Brockett. One of the city’s most unique activities is found at the Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park. The carousel itself dates back to the 1920s and features two chariots and 70 figures all being led by a depiction of George Washington.