When it comes to culture in the USA 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 town has become the Irish and lots of members of 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 renowned for the Cheers bar, and you can still go to this today. Do not be too disappointed when you find that the inside of the bar looks like the TV show; the outside looks precisely the same though. The interior of the Cheers bar was created in another part of the city for those die-hard lovers who wish 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 several nice cultural treats. This is a college city so that it places a whole lot of weight in people’s educational achievements. In other areas of the United States they might judge a many by his pocket, but in this town it is brains that gets the most respect. Boston Common is where to go if you fancy a bit of theatre and everywhere in the city three you will find different forms of the arts represented.
If you want music with a little more oomph then you will find that the town has been home to some of the greatest rock and pop band. Many indie bands came from here and many 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 group as their primary inspiration. More mainstream pop bands like Boston (band) and The Cars also come from town. A good deal of Hip Hop has also been created in here.
The town is home to a fine museums like the Museum of Fine Arts and the National Museum of African American art. Harvard University and Boston University also home some nice artwork. There are loads of festivals in town 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’re looking for a bit of culture or simply want to find the city that brought you the Cheers bar. If you have an artistic soul then you will find plenty to keep you motivated and entertained. Boston can provide you a lot of things, but a dull moment wont’ be one of them.