East Boston is the welcome gate to Massachusetts, welcoming both ships through the harbor and airplanes to the airport. Visitors of this neighborhood can witness breathtaking views of the Boston cityscape from Piers Park or from aboard a water taxi, providing a quick trip to many Downtown Boston waterfront stops. Catch a glimpse of the floating lighthouse or hop aboard the Nantucket Lightship for a tour of the ship once known as the “Statue of Liberty of the Sea.”
Logan International Airport welcomes 75 domestic flights and international flights to 53 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia, daily, making Boston a truly international destination. Just north of East Boston is Revere, where you can visit the country’s oldest public beach, fondly known as the People’s Beach. Each summer, 500,000 people flock to Revere Beach to witness and partake in the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Revere is also home to the Necco Candy Factory and the original world-famous Kelly’s Roast Beef Sandwich shop, where the modern day roast beef sandwich was created.