Famed for its historical significance, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. From the office-folk filled business center which overlooks sapphire blue waters to the leafy brownstone suburban streets, cosmopolitan Boston makes for a particularly attractive city break. A cultural haven, Boston is home to a large collection of galleries, museums, and theaters too.
Thing to see
Fans of baseball will want to make a home run for Fenway Park. The oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in use, it’s been the base of the legendary Boston Red Sox since 1912. If that doesn’t satisfy sports fans however, then the 18,600-seater TD Garden will. With over 200 events a year, the area hosts major basketball and hockey games, along with concerts from some of the biggest names in music. For inner city tranquility, find a spot in Boston Common. The oldest city park in the U.S, the 50 acre haven is especially attractive when in bloom. Complete with ponds, fountains and statues – it’s a true urban oasis. In Back Bay you’ll find Copley Square, worth a look for the grand and varied architecture that surrounds it. Boston is also home to the prestigious Harvard University. The university welcomes visitors from all over the world, offering tours for free.
Hotels in Boston
There’s a huge variety of hotels in the city, with something to suit every taste and budget. If you’re all about the finer things however, then the luxury hotels in Boston are in a league of their own. With glittering waterfront views and 5-star service American style, the choice of accommodation includes some of the world’s most prestigious hotel chains. For mid-range budgets, Boston and Greater Boston yields even more options. Chic boutiques provide a stylish city break, whilst quaint historical B&Bs give you a real taste of New England. Economy accommodation is also available; with budget motels and student hostels aplenty.
Where to stay
The 'city of neighborhoods’, Boston provides some great places to stay, each offering something a little unique. Historical Back Bay is an ideal location for those in pursuit of luxury, with fine dining and shopping comparable to LA’s Rodeo Drive and New York’s 5th Avenue. Many visitors choose a hotel in Boston’s Downtown, a thriving tourist center and home to the many of the city’s attractions. The area is packed with restaurants, bars, shopping, and entertainment – including Quincy Market and the Theater District, located around Downtown Crossing. The nearby water fronted Financial District also makes a convenient base, and is home to the New England Aquarium.
How to get to
Logan International Airport receives visitors flying in from all over America and major European cities, including London, Paris, and Rome. Located three miles from Downtown, the airport’s well-connected train station can whisk you to your final destination cheaply and conveniently. Taxis are a slightly more expensive option, so be sure to enquire and agree on a fare prior to hopping in. There are two station stops within Boston for those arriving from the west and south via the Amrak train service. The first of these is at Back Bay Station, whilst the second is at South Station where the service terminates.