Climate: Boston has a continental climate with some influence, and using the −3 °C (27 °F) coldest month (January). The hottest month is July, with a mean temperature of 73.4 °F (23.0 °C). The coldest month is January, with a mean of 29.0 °F (−1.7 °C). Most snowfall occurs from December through March, as most years see no measurable snow in April and November, and snow is rare in May and October.
Economy: A global city, Boston is placed among the top 30 most economically powerful cities in the world. Encompassing $363 billion, the Greater Boston metropolitan area has the sixth-largest economy in the country and 12th-largest in the world.
Boston's colleges and universities have a significant effect on the regional economy. Boston attracts more than 350,000 college students from around the world, who contribute more than $4.8 billion annually to the city's economy.
Boston Public Garden
Tourism comprises a large part of Boston's economy, with 21.2 million domestic and international visitors spending $8.3 billion in 2011. Other important industries are financial services, especially mutual funds and insurance etc.
Boston Fenway Park, the oldest professional baseball stadium
Sports: Boston has teams in the four major North American professional sports leagues plus Major League Soccer, and has won 34 championships in these leagues, as of 2013. It is one of five cities (along with New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Detroit) to have won championships in all four major sports.
Boston, located near the Financial District and Beacon Hill, is the oldest public park in the United States.
An MBTA Red Line train on the Longfellow Bridge
Transportation: Logan Airport, located in East Boston and operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), is Boston's principal airport.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA—known as the "T") operates the oldest underground rapid transit system in the United States and is the fourth busiest rapid transit system in the country, with 65.5 miles (105 km) of track on four lines. The MBTA also operates busy bus and commuter rail networks, and water shuttles.