Roughly bounded by the I-95 beltway (or Route 128 to some locals) and Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay, Greater Boston is home to over 3 million people, making it the most populated region in New England.
- Boston - the urban hub of Greater Boston
- Brookline - a suburb tucked inside the city, ranging from urban bustle to peaceful streets
- Cambridge - highly urbanized city across the Charles River from Boston; home to Harvard and MIT
- Chelsea - working class city across the Mystic River from Boston
- Dedham - lower middle class suburb
- Everett - working class city much like Chelsea
- Lexington - historic town, site of the first battle of the American Revolution
- Medford - home to Tufts University.
- Milton - home to Milton Academy and former home of George H. W. Bush
- Newton - upscale suburb west of Boston, home to Boston College
- Needham - middle class residential suburb
- Quincy - "City of Presidents", home to the Adams family
- Revere - has the oldest public beach in the US.
- Somerville - an increasingly hip city with a vibrant community of immigrants, students and artists
- Stoneham - a good zoo and some nice countryside here.
- Waltham - center of the Route 128 (now I-95) technology corridor, and home to Brandeis University and Bentley College
- Watertown - home to an Armenian immigrant community
- Wellesley - wealthy suburb, home to Wellesley and Babson Colleges
- Over three million people live in the cities and towns immediately surrounding Boston, or "Greater Boston".
- Greater Boston is home to more than 110 institutions of higher education, including Harvard University in Cambridge, the nation's oldest.
- Greater Boston has some of the oldest and most visited historic sites in the country.
- Logan International Airport (BOS), Boston, .
- Airporter, Phone: +1 781-899-6161, toll free: +1 877-899-6161, firstname.lastname@example.org, . Between Logan and the suburbs, door to door.
- AMTRAK, .
- From South Station in Boston: Acela Express - Boston/New York/Philadelphia/Washington, DC.
- From North Station in Boston: Downeaster - Boston to Portland, ME.
- Mass Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), . Commuter rail service to Worcester, Providence, RI and most of the Boston suburbs. Bus and subway service throughout Boston and bordering cities.
- Holocaust Memorial, 126 High Street, . Free.
- Boston Public Garden, 9 Arlington Street, . Free.
- New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, . Adult - $19.95; Child (3-11) - $11.95.
- Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, . $20-$125.
- Boston Duck Tour, 100 Huntington Avenue, . Adult - $29.95; Child (3-11) - $20.00.
- Freedom Trail, . Free.
- Top of the Hub, 800 Boylston Street #52, . $$$$.
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