Boston is the capital of the state of Massachusetts and the gateway to New England. It serves as the perfect starting and ending point for a vacation to the East Coast of the United States. Boston, “the Walking City”, is the most European city in the US and is a fabulous combination of old and new. Cobblestone streets juxtaposed against glass shopping galleries; historic landmarks from the War of Independence next to fancy bars and restaurants. Over 60 universities and colleges are located in and around Boston, including Harvard and MIT. This beautiful coastal city is the springboard for boating and whale watching, the home to clam chowder, and a mecca for sports and entertainment. GIA serves the German-speaking travel industry on behalf of Meet Boston.