When it comes to culture in the United States you will see a lot of it in Boston, Massachusetts. They have their own way of speaking and a uniquely Bostonian means of doing things. A big influence on the city 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 visit this today. Don’t be too disappointed when you find that the interior of the bar looks nothing like the TV show; the exterior looks precisely the same though. The interior of the Cheers bar has been made in another part of the city for those die-hard fans who wish to have the show in real life; sadly Sam Malone will not 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 university city so it places a whole 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 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 other forms of the arts represented.
If you like music with a little more oomph then you’ll find that the town has been home to some of the greatest pop and rock band. Many indie bands came from here and others moved here in order 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 primary inspiration. More mainstream pop bands such as Boston (band) and The Cars also come in town.
The town 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 town and it has among the largest St Patrick’s Day parades in the world. The Boston Jazz festival, Palm Bay Wildlife Removal and Boston Film festival are also well worth adding to your social calendar.
Boston is an excellent place to travel to if you’re looking for a little bit of culture or just want to find the city that brought you the Cheers bar. In case you have an artistic soul then you’ll find plenty to keep you inspired and entertained. Boston can give you a lot of things, but a dull moment wont’ be among them.