Boston, one of America’s oldest cities founded by the Puritans in 1630, is the capital and largest city in Massachusetts with an estimated population of 667,000 people. Playing a major role in the American Revolution, Boston helped America gain independence from Great Britain.
It is host to the world’s oldest annual marathon, one of the six World Marathon Majors. Boston can brag to have several of America’s firsts including the first public school, first subway system and first public park. Known as the international center of higher education, Boston is home to 35 universities and colleges, increasing the city population by 150,000 people each September.