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26.2 Reasons We Love Boston

As Boston celebrates Marathon Monday today, one year after the tragic Boston Marathon bombings of 2013, we are reminded of all of the reasons we love the historic and resilient Massachusetts city. 

We are in awe of Boston's strength always, but especially today. As the city rallies together again – stronger than ever – to run 26.2 miles, or cheer on their loved ones, they remind us of how love, courage and camaraderie can conquer anything.

From those of us here at Celebrations who are from Boston, went to school there or just admire the city, we have compiled a list of 26.2 reasons we love Boston: delicious cuisines, iconic locations, our favorite celebrities and all of the people that make up this great city. We are all cheering on the runners today on Marathon Monday, and we are all Boston strong. 

We love Boston because...

1. Boston Cream Pies

2. Boston Clam Chowda

3. The St. Patrick's Day celebrations

4. Amy Poehler

5. Ben Affleck & Matt Damon (how about them apples?)

26.2 Reasons We Love Boston

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6. Mark Wahlberg

7. New Kids on the Block

8. Aerosmith

9. "I'm Shipping Up to Boston," by the Dropkick Murphy's 

10. Cheers (the hit TV show and the actual bar)

11. Sam Adams (the beer and the brewery)

12. The city is wicked smaht (there are more than 50 colleges and universities, ncluding Harvard, MIT and Boston College)

13. Red Sox Nation 

14. The Charles River

15. It makes the perfect setting for hit movies such as The Departed, Good Will Hunting and The Town

16. The BU "Beach"

17. Cambridge, with all the Harvard smarties

18. The fall foliage is picture perfect

26.2 Reasons We Love Boston

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19. Shopping on Newbury Street

20. Brunch on Charles Street

21. Duck Tours

22. "Sweet Caroline," and how all Red Sox fans geek out over the iconic jam

23. Wicked delicious lobster rolls

24. T. Anthony's Pizza

25. Cheering on everyone on Marathon Monday

26.2: Nothing can, or ever will, break Boston Strong

26.2 Reasons We Love Boston

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