One of the most important colonies before the American Revolution, Boston is built on foundations of long-standing community pride and history. The red line of the Freedom Trail leads to 16 historical places spanning 250 years of national history and the Museum of Fine Arts offers works from cultures that existed thousands of years ago. Boston’s position on the New England coast makes for great seafood; the clam chowder at Legal Sea Foods and the more upscale dishes at Great Bay in Kenmore Square are particular favorites. Higher education is vital to Bostonian culture, with over 100 colleges and universities in the area contributing to a substantial population of college students, and the accompanying shops catering to their budgets and interests.