Boston is a City of Culture

When it comes to culture in the United States you will find a lot of it in Boston, Massachusetts. They have their own way of speaking and a uniquely Bostonian way of doing things. A big influence on the city has been the Irish and many people in the city are of Irish decent. Boston has also been strongly influenced by Italian, British, Hispanic, and West Indian culture. The city has its own unique dialect that has been strongly influenced by Hiberno-English.

In popular culture Boston is famous for the Cheers bar, and you can still visit this today. Don’t be too disappointed when you find that the inside of the bar looks nothing like the TV show; the outside looks exactly the same though. The inside of the Cheers bar has been created in another part of the city for those die-hard fans who want to experience the show in real life; unfortunately Sam Malone won’t be there to tend bar.

As well as low-brow entertainment shows Boston is also the home of some fine cultural treats. This is a university city so it places a lot of weight in people’s educational achievements. In other parts of the United States they might judge a many by his wallet, but in this city it is brains that gets the most respect. Boston Common is where to go if you fancy a bit of theatre and elsewhere in the city three you will find other forms of the arts represented. The Boston Early Music Festival attracts people from all over the world.

If you like music with a bit more oomph then you will find that the city has been home to some of the best rock and pop band. Many indie bands came from here and others moved here to make their name. The Pixies come from Boston and they are credited with inspiring the whole grunge scene with Nirvana listing the band as their main inspiration. More mainstream pop bands like Boston (band) and The Cars also come from the city. A lot of Hip Hop has also been created in here.

The city is home to some fine museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the National Museum of African-American art. Harvard University and Boston University also house some fine artwork. There are plenty of festivals in the city and it has one of the largest St Patrick’s Day parades in the world. The Boston Jazz festival and Boston Film festival are also well worth adding to your social calendar.

Boston is a great place to travel to if you are looking for a bit of culture or just want to see the city that brought you the Cheers bar. This is a city that is familiar with welcoming strangers and you won’t feel like an outsider for long. If you have an artistic soul then you will find plenty to keep you inspired and entertained. Boston can give you a lot of things, but a dull moment wont’ be one of them.