River tour in downtown Boston


Hudson is widely known for its picturesque downtown, which earned national recognition in America's Main Streets contest and for the nonprofit Hudson Cultural Alliance's fundraising efforts to transform an armory into a community arts center. These activities were showcased at Hudson's inaugural Celebrate Hudson event held September 17 with musical acts providing entertainment and food trucks stationed outside Avidia Bank on South Street as attendees were treated to musical entertainment and food truck eats!

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1. The Freedom Trail

Boston is home to more sites related to America's fight for independence than any other city, making its Freedom Trail an essential visit. Situated throughout historic downtown neighborhoods, you can discover many of its highlights on foot.

Here, several landmark events related to American freedom, human rights and social justice took place for the first time - among them William Lloyd Garrison's first major speech against slavery in 1829.

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2. The Charles River

Plan ahead as walking the Freedom Trail may take several hours; stop for food and refreshments along the way and leave enough time for enjoying each historic site along the route.

The McKim building overlooking Copley Square is an exquisite gallery of art and architecture. Within, you will discover rare manuscripts, centuries-old maps, as well as John Adams' personal library - just some of its treasures!

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3. The Public Garden

The Public Garden was completed in 2007, featuring a playground, community gardens and wheelchair accessible plant beds. Funding came from Revere on the Move; one plot is named after Corey Abrams while there's also a fountain and plaza area complete with tables - it can all be found between Callendar and Magee Streets on Putnam Ave.

7. The Public Library

The Boston Public Library is one of the nation's premier libraries. As an associate member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and depository for federal and state documents, as well as possessing an impressive collection of historical manuscripts and rare books; classes and events offered for adults as well as teens are free!

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8. The Prudential Center

The Prudential Center opened in 2007 as a world-class sports and entertainment arena. Home to both the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils and Seton Hall's men's basketball program, as well as hosting numerous concerts and events throughout the year, this state-of-the-art venue also hosts concerts by various artists throughout its yearlong program.

Public transit is the best way to reach The Prudential Center. Six train lines and multiple bus lines stop at Newark Penn Station, just two blocks away from its arena.

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9. The New England Sports Hall of Fame

Every year, the Hall of Fame recognizes an individual for making an outstanding contribution to interscholastic athletics. Honorees must have accomplished significant accomplishments such as all-conference, all-state or all-New England recognition - as well as have demonstrated exceptional service in some other capacity.

The Kraft family designed The Hall as an immersive museum experience to honor past New England Patriots greats while honoring team history. Utilizing video and interactive features, fans are brought closer together through video streaming and other means.

10. The Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace (pronounced "qwin-zee") boasts an exciting mix of local shops, artisan pushcarts, top restaurants and pubs - right on Boston's Freedom Trail!

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Upscale shops such as Ann Taylor, Coach and Nine West can be found throughout many malls; alternatively there are also more Boston/New England themed stores like Best of Boston College Gear World Futbol Boston that may appeal to you.

The Marketplace hosts various events throughout the year and is known for hosting Blink!, an amazing light and music show during holiday seasons.