Five Reasons To Visit Boston In 2015

Five Reasons To Visit Boston In 2015

Besides all of the historical sites, art festivals, food events, concerts, restaurants and shops the area has to offer, here are five more reasons that make Boston the premiere place to visit in 2015. From live entertainment, to sports, to beer aplenty, there are lots of things to do and see in Boston in the upcoming year. Check out these options to help you schedule your next Boston trip whether you are traveling from near or far.

U2 In Concert (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

U2 In Concert (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Music
TD Garden
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 624-1050
www.tdgarden.com

One of the best reasons to visit Boston in 2015 is for all of the live music and concerts. The TD Garden will host shows such as Cher on January 7, Maroon 5 on March 3, Bette Midler on June 12 and U2 on July 11-12. Featuring 19,600 seats, the Garden is centrally located in downtown Boston and is the perfect place to visit not just for concerts and sports, but the area also offers plenty of restaurants and bars as well.

(Photo credit ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Beer Festivals
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
200 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 385-5000
www.seaportboston.com

The Seaport Hotel hosts some of the best beer festivals worth a visit to Boston in 2015. On March 20th and 21st, the 12th annual invitational Extreme Beer Fest will be held. Hosted by BeerAdvocate and sponsored by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, it is going to be “the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity.” Then in May from the 30th to the 31st, another beer event at the Seaport will be the 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest presented by BeerAdvocate and Harpoon Brewery. Featuring over 640 craft beers from over 140 American brewers, it will be a gathering of over 15 thousand beer enthusiasts.

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Dine Out Boston
Various Restaurants Located in and Around Boston
www.bostonusa.com

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and American Express host an exciting culinary event in Boston twice a year, formerly known as Restaurant Week. Locals and visitors can visit participating restaurants for prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner during Dine Out Boston weeks, at discounted and affordable rates. The winter edition is scheduled for March 2015 (March1-6 and 8-13) and then there will be an event in summer as well, probably in August. It is a great chance to try new restaurants and sample all types of cuisines around the Boston area from French to Italian and American to Spanish favorites.

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2014 Boston Marathon. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

2014 Boston Marathon. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

2015 Boston Marathon
www.baa.org
CBSBoston.com/marathon

On April 20, 2015, Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, Boston will host the annual Boston Marathon. An exciting event for not just the runners but the spectators, the event is a weekend to remember. From the John Hancok Sports & Fitness Expo to the actual marathon day, Boston continues to stay Boston Strong no matter what has happened in the past and to show support to the runners.

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Sports
Various venues:
www.tdgarden.com
www.boston.redsox.mlb.com
www.gillettestadium.com

No visit to Boston is complete without cheering on one of the many Boston teams. From the Celtics to the Bruins and Patriots to the Red Sox, show your support of the Boston teams with a visit to Fenway Park, TD Garden or Gillette for a game in 2015. The Bruins season runs through the winter and into the spring, with the last game scheduled for April 11th. Also through April, the Celtics are hitting the court. And August through December, Patriots games are in full swing, along with the Revolution, which you can catch around March through the end of the year.

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Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.