The musical soil is fertile in Boston. Though it is home to Hall of Famers like Aerosmith and James Taylor, the city has inspired a bevy of proud Bostonian songs from all parts of the nation. No, Please Come to Boston doesn’t make this list.
Going out in Style by Dropkick Murphys
No band is more Boston than the Dropkick Murphys. The Celtic punk band pretty much encapsulates the city in this song. See also Shipping Up to Boston, of course.
Boston by Augustana
Possibly the most simultaneously depressing and hopeful song of all time, Boston is an anthem for anyone starting over. And what better place for that than America’s sunrise city?
Boat Drinks by Jimmy Buffett
Because anyone who has been in a Boston winter (especially this last one) knows that sometimes there’s nothing quite like getting out of Boston.
Dirty Water by The Standells
Anyone who says that this isn’t the song about Boston, has never been to Boston. Love that dirty water.
Rock & Roll Band by Boston
Yea, yea, it’s almost too easy. Boston’s eponymous band broke the mold for what area rock should look like. This song tells their story.
There are simply too many great musicians from Boston to list them all here. To really get into the Boston spirit, check out these other homegrown Boston bands, from They Might Be Giants to Dinosaur, Jr.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Book the Night on a Glacier experience, available May–September, from Off the Map Travel, to not only spend a one-of-a-kind night in a one-of-a-kind destination, but also enjoy your chance at seeing Norway’s magnificent polar bears.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
The City of Sin is often seen as the perfect destination for pre-wedding celebration, but it offers plenty of thrills for newlyweds, too. Alongside the bright lights and buzz of the casinos, the city offers world-class entertainment and numerous outdoor adventures.