Historic Boston hosts any number of great activities, tourist sites, and places to visit and explore, either from the air or on foot. To be honest, if you’re on the ground in Boston, you’re better off learning to use the city’s clean, efficient rail system to get around, which is also reasonably affordable – just avoid the trains at rush hour, when they fill up with commuters. Take a trip to Boston Common if you’d like to see more pigeons than you’ve ever seen in your life, and once you’re ready to the tourist thing, you’ll be almost overwhelmed by everything Boston has to offer. From the Boston Public Garden to Fenway Park, the Arnold Arboretum to a host of top-quality museums, Boston is rich with history and entertainment. The USS Constitution (now a museum) is anchored in Boston and can be toured. There’s also the Museum of Science, Symphony Hall, a host of local heritage and shopping areas, and more than a few stands selling “Yankees Suck” t-shirts. That’s right: If you’re a fan of the Red Sox, Boston is THE place to visit. Book your Boston helicopter charter today!
If you’re new to Boston, a native Bostonian, or a regular visitor, chartering a helicopter in Boston, MA allows anyone to appreciate a gorgeous skyline and historic city from views and angles that many would only imagine. From short city aerial tours in a pristine helicopter to a one-way, roundtrip, or multi-destination stop, we make sure that you get the service that you deserve. Did you know that you don’t even have to depart or land at an airport? Our off-airport pick-ups and drop-offs are becoming more and more popular as our clients love choosing more specific and random destination spots other than your typical airport. Destinations like rooftops, your backyard (space permitting), wilderness, or designated helicopter landing spots allow for avery versatile range of options to choose from when chartering a helicopter in Boston, Massachussettes.
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One of the greatest things about Boston is the sense of history that permeates the city. This is a city of 600,000 people in just 48 square miles, but of course the sprawl of Greater Boston encompasses a much larger area. There are millions of people living and working in Greater Boston ho commute to work in the city from their homes in the greater Boston area. We are proud to serve this dynamic area and we think you’ll enjoy the sense of so much past that has occurred here.
The first people came to Boston in the seventeenth century. Boston was, of course, a very important city during the Revolutionary War. According to the open-source encyclopedia, Wikipedia, “many of the crucial events of the American Revolution —the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, Paul Revere’s ‘midnight ride’, the battles of Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill, the Siege of Boston, and many others—occurred in or near Boston. After the Revolution, Boston’s long seafaring tradition helped make it one of the world’s wealthiest international ports, with rum, fish, salt, and tobacco being particularly important.” The birth of the United States could be said to have taken place here. The city of Boston features prominently in discussions of the of the best educational systems in the United States. There is also much higher education in the city of Boston. Unfortunately for the native Bostonians, the cost of living in the city is one of the highest in the country, but those who live here and appreciate everything there is to do and see in the Greater Boston area would tell you that this elevated cost of living is well worth it. The city rates very highly on indexes of “quality of life,” and this is why it is so interesting and fun to live and work here. What better way to see such a city than by private helicopter? Imagine how amazing the city of Boston looks from high above, seen in a way that its historic residents could only dream about.
Historic Boston Is Rich In Memories of Early America
During the War of 1812, traffic in and out of the harbor of Boston suffered greatly. This brought manufacturing to the forefront. By the middle of the 1800s, the primary economic activity in Boston was industrial manufacturing. Mills and factories on rivers in and around Boston brought bustling commerce to the area. During the years leading up to and during the Civil War, abolition became very prominent in the Boston area. Again, per Wikipedia, “In the 1820s, Boston’s population grew rapidly, and the city’s ethnic composition changed dramatically with the first wave of European immigrants. Irish immigrants dominated the first wave of newcomers during this period, especially following the Irish Potato Famine; by 1850, about 35,000 Irish lived in Boston. In the latter half of the 19th century, the city saw increasing numbers of Irish, Germans, Lebanese, Syrians, French Canadians, and Russian and Polish Jews settled in the city. By the end of the 19th century, Boston’s core neighborhoods had become enclaves of ethnically distinct immigrants—Italians inhabited the North End, Irish dominated South Boston and Charlestown, and Russian Jews lived in the West End. Irish and Italian immigrants brought with them Roman Catholicism. Currently, Catholics make up Boston’s largest religious community, and since the early 20th century, the Irish have played a major role in Boston politics—prominent figures include the Kennedys, Tip O’Neill, and John F. Fitzgerald.”
The twentieth century saw the decline of manufacturing in Boston and a number of controversial urban renewal projects in the 1950s. Much of the city’s history was destroyed during this time, but by the 1970s, the economy of the area was again booming. This was when some of the city’s biggest attractions were constructed, such as in the Financial District and Boston’s Back Bay. Some of the country’s most prominent hospitals were also established during this time, as were many colleges.
Boston is today a dynamic and bustling center of technology, politics, and culture. It is truly a world-class tourism destination and one of the major cities of the United States. This makes it a great place to charter a helicopter, whether for business or pleasure. Taking a helicopter in and around Boston allows you to circumvent much of the city’s traffic and sprawl, while seeing this amazing city by air is always sure to delight.
Seeing What’s to See In Boston
There is so much to see in Boston that even Wikipedia acknowledges how much you might enjoy a helicopter tour of the area. “Boston is surrounded by the ‘Greater Boston’ region and is contiguously bordered by the cities and towns of Winthrop, Revere, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Cambridge, Newton, Brookline, Needham, Dedham, Canton, Milton, and Quincy. The Charles River separates Boston from Watertown and the majority of Cambridge, and the mass of Boston from its own Charlestown neighborhood. To the east lie Boston Harbor and the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area (which includes part of the city’s territory, specifically Calf Island, Gallops Island, Great Brewster Island, Green Island, Little Brewster Island, Little Calf Island, Long Island, Lovells Island, Middle Brewster Island, Nixes Mate, Outer Brewster Island, Rainsford Island, Shag Rocks, Spectacle Island, The Graves, and Thompson Island).”
This geography is significant because a great deal of Boston’s “land” area was actually reclaimed from the water around the city. Many low-lying areas were filled in over hundreds of years. Low-rise Federal-style and Greek-Revival masonry buildings dot the area in between more prominent high-rises and landmarks. Some of the major tourist attractions include the Financial District and Government Center, the John Hancock Tower, the old John Hancock building (its illuminated beacon is a favorite with tourists), and the South End District (which boasts the largest single Victorian neighborhood to exist in the United States. The “Big Dig” construction project affected South Boston most, vastly improving eye sores and establishing green spaces for the city’s residents.
Boston sits on the ocean, which means its winters are relatively harsh but its climate is reasonably mild during the rest of the year. No trip to Boston by helicopter (or otherwise) would be complete without a visit to nearby Salem, famous for the witch trials that occurred hundreds of years ago. Salem is laid out for tourism by foot and features plenty of historic museums (many of which commemorate and trade on Salem’s “witch trial” history), not to mention fabulous restaurants and other tourist attractions. Seafood , of course, is one of the things the Boston area is known for, and no trip to the Boston area would be complete without indulging in some great seafood cuisine here in the Northeast.
Boston is fairly foggy in the spring and summer. Sometimes a hurricane or tropical storm will come into the area. Sea breezes from the North Atlantic often sweep through the city, and thunderstorms are common in the spring, summer, and fall. There has never been a violent tornado in Boston itself, though, and if you don’t mind a nor’easter now and then, there’s a lot to offer in the city and the greater Boston area when it comes to climate.
As a global tourist destination, Boston is also one of the world’s most powerful cities economically. Its gross metropolitan product is in the billions of dollars, putting it in the top 15 cities in the world. Per Wikipedia, “Boston’s colleges and universities have a significant effect on the regional economy. Boston attracts more than 350,000 college students from around the world, who contribute more than $4.8 billion annually to the city’s economy. The area’s schools are major employers and attract industries to the city and surrounding region. The city is home to a number of technology companies and is a hub for biotechnology, with the Milken Institute rating Boston as the top life sciences cluster in the country.” Thanks to its thriving medical centers, Boston gets more annual funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other city in the United States.
Tourism in Boston is a huge part of the city’s economy, boasting roughly twenty million domestic and international visitors who spend billions of dollars in the city. Because of Boston’s status as a state capital and the regional home of federal agencies, law and government are another major component of the city’s economy. The city is a major East Coast seaport and the oldest continuously operated industrial and fishing port in the Western Hemisphere.
There is an immense amount of entertainment to be had in the Boston area. Not far from famous Boston Common is the theater district. There you’ll find the Orpheum, the Colonial Theater, Citi Performing Arts Center, and Cutler Majestic theater. You’ll also find Boston Symphony Orchestra, Opera Boston, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. And there are many other kinds of music in the area, too. Punk and ska music has deep roots in Boston, and the city is home to groups like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
Many historic sites can be found on Boston’s Freedom Trail, which you can identify by the line of red bricks leading the way through the city. If you like art museums, there are plenty in the city, including the Museum of Fine Arts. Sports fans can find plenty to see in Boston too, of course, including the famous Red Sox and the New England Patriots (who were originally the Boston Patriots).
Transportation in Boston can be complicated, and that’s why chartering a private helicopter is such a great option. There’s the train from South Station, of course. Train lines in Boston are color coded. There is also Logan Airport and Beverly Municipal Airport, Norwood Memorial Airport, and Hanscom Field. By taxi, by private car, or on foot, you’ll find the streets of historic Boston anything but clean, tidy, and orderly. The city’s age makes its streets a complicated mess, which is further complicated by the high volumes of traffic they see. Some of the major highways in the area are the Massachusetts Turnpike and Interstate 90 (which will take you all the way through adjacent New York).
Public transportation is very common in Boston, and one in every three residents of the city use it to commute to work. During commute times, the trains really fill up, so keep that in mind if you’re moving around on the ground while touring the greater Boston area. There are plenty of Bostonians who use bicycles, too. According to Wikipedia, the “walking city” of Boston “hosts more pedestrian commuters than do other comparably populated cities. Owing to factors such as the compactness of the city and large student population, 13 percent of the population commutes by foot, making it the highest percentage of pedestrian commuters in the country out of the major American cities. In 2011, Walk Score ranked Boston the third most walkable city in the United States. As of 2013, Walk Score still ranks Boston as the third most walkable US city, with a Walk Score of 79, a Transit Score of 74, and a Bike Score of 68.”
Given Boston’s status as a world-class tourist destination, a hub of commerce, and the site of a great deal of economic and technological innovation, we aren’t surprised you want to visit. Don’t be satisfied with just an ordinary stay in Boston, however. Do yourself a favor and get around the city in style with a private helicopter charter from us. You won’t be disappointed. In fact, a helicopter tour through MyPrivateHelicopter.com, or a chartered helicopter from one location to another in and around the city, is the best possible use of your time and money. Don’t delay! Contact us today to book your flight. You will never enjoy either business or pleasure more than when you are soaring over the city of Boston in a privately chartered helicopter. We are the first, best private helicopter service in town. Book us today and let us show you the difference we can make!
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