Boston, Massachusetts is located on the east coast of America and is one of the country's oldest cities. It is known as "America's walking city" due to its compact centre.
A holiday to Boston is a perfect mix of old and new with state of the art office blocks blending in with older buildings. The range of architecture also reflects the city's rich heritage, including the Irish and Italian immigrants who now call the Boston home.
The best time to visit Boston
Holidaymakers visit Boston all year round but the early summer months are particularly popular due to the pleasant weather. Autumn is also a favourite time, with clear blue skies and cooler temperatures. A holiday to Boston during this season sees people flock to the 'fall foliage' - where trees provide a fascinating natural display due to their changing leaves.
Sightseeing in Boston
The main attraction in Boston is The Freedom Trail, which is a walking tour of the city and takes around three hours. During the tour you'll visit 16 sites including the place of the Boston Massacre, the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument.
Mid way through the tour take a break and visit the Quincy Market. The historic market hall houses numerous shops and restaurants.
A Boston holiday with the family is fantastic, add a trip to the New England Aquarium where you'll find penguins, seals, turtles and whales plus an IMAX theatre where you can take a 3D journey to the bottom of the sea.
Nightlife in Boston
Boston has a wide range of evening entertainment options. After dining out on the local specialities of lobster and Boston Cream Pie you can take your pick of where the to spend the rest of your time. There are many bars across the city, including Irish themed and the famous Cheers Bar.
Boston is known for its arts and the theatre district includes orchestras, ballets and opera. You'll also find jazz and comedy clubs on your Boston holiday.
- Nearest Airport
- Logan International
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