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Experience Boston, MA

Rich with History, Diversity and Youthful Energy

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is historically rich and cosmopolitan. Its vibrant neighborhoods offer something for every taste, with shopping and dining experiences influenced by the multi-cultural backgrounds of its residents. It is celebrated in food circles for its wide variety of markets and nationally-recognized restaurants – including the oldest operating restaurant in the country, the Union Oyster. As the birthplace of the American Revolution, the city provides a vivid window onto our country’s early beginnings, which you can experience by walking the 2.5 mile “Freedom Trail” that connects 16 national historic sites, including Paul Revere’s house. From Boston, you can also enjoy the many activities available around New England. Ski in Vermont, boat off of Rhode Island or Cape Cod, and take in the fall foliage changes in New Hampshire. Boston is electric with energy from the area’s large student population. It is home to some of the nation’s oldest educational institutions, including Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – both in neighboring Cambridge, where the Le Cordon Bleu campus is located and Julia Child once had a home.

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Unique Attractions

  • Copley Place (Upscale shopping)
  • Newbury Street (eight blocks of salons, boutiques and restaurants)
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Lyric State Company of Boston
  • Boston Opera House
  • Fenway Park
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library
  • Old Town Trolley Tour (a great way to see the city)
  • Bull & Fitch Pub (outside view of “Cheers” on TV)

Social & Culinary Attraction

  • Boston Seafood Show (every March)
  • Annual Restaurant Week Boston
  • Abundant Farmers Markets
  • Haymarket (one of the biggest farmers markets in the nation-open year round)
  • Seminars and lessons for small groups and individuals at many area restaurants.
  • A short drive away:
  • Upstate NY (leading area for sustainable farming)
  • Vermont (a great cheese-producing region)
  • Cape Cod and Maine (rich in seafood and shellfish)

Boston Area Chefs

  • Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger; TV personality)
  • Tony Maws (Craigie on Main; 2011 James Beard Award Winner)
  • Barbara Lynch (Chef/Owner of Menton, B&G, Oyster, No. 9 Park and four other area restaurants)
  • Jody Adams (Rialto; appeared on Top Chef Masters)
  • Todd English (Figs, Olives, Kingfish Hall; TV personality)
  • All of the restaurants mentioned above have supported our school through externships and full time employment.
  • And Much More!


Average Temperatures

  • January 22° – 36°
  • July 65° – 82°


  • The Cradle of Liberty
  • Beantown


  • Allston
  • Davis Square
  • Fenway
  • Porter Square
  • Somerville
  • And More


  • MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s (the “T”) rail, bus, & water shuttles)
  • Walking (13% of residents commute on foot)
  • Bicycle (encouraged by the mayor’s “Boston Bikes” program)


  • Red Sox (MLB)
  • Patriots (NFL)
  • Celtics (NBA)
  • Bruins (NHL)
  • Revolution (MLS)
  • Boston Marathon

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