Start of Boston Marathon 2014 (Photo Courtesy of Reuters)

Boston is stronger a year after the tragic Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013. And to prove it, millions of spectators came out today to cheer on 36,000 athletes as they raced from Hopkinton, MA, to Boylston, MA.

So who were the big winners? Meb Keflezighi took 1st place in crossing the finish line of the 26.2-mile run. Keflezighi, the first American winner of the Marathon since 1983, clocked in at 2 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds. And Kenyan marathoner Rita Jeptoo was the first woman to cross the finish line in 2:18:57.

South Africa’s Ernst Van Dyk — for the 10th time — was the first to cross the finish line for the Official Men’s Push Rim Wheelchair race. And celebrating her 25th birthday today, Tatyana McFadden from the US was the first woman to cross the finish line in the Women’s Wheelchair Division.

Now, it’s time to celebrate and enjoy all that Boston has to offer. So if you plan on staying in the city, make the most of your trip and check out our recommendations for Boston’s top attractions, museums, restaurants, and even helpful Beantown tips from Nick Groff, an investigator featured on Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. With these helpful travel tips, you’ll experience Boston’s rich history and culture that’s as diverse as the people who live in the city.

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