Boston

Boston, on America's East Coast, is New England's largest city. Boston is city of contrasts - blending colonial charm with urban sophistication, brownstone lined streets and modern skyscrapers, big city entertainment and a small town atmosphere.

Boston is a winding network of neighbourhoods and boroughs lining the sprawling Charles River. Enjoy the Freedom Trail – a 3-mile historic walk through Old Boston, marked by a red painted stripe on the brick paths, cobblestones and sidewalks. Places of interest include famous sites of the American Revolution, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere's House, Harvard University, wealthy Beacon Hill, the thriving harbour, the Boston Tea Party Ship and the Cheers Bar of TV fame.

Boston is a shopper's paradise – pick up a designer bargain in Filene's basement; window shop around the beautiful shops on Newbury Street; explore the Copley Street and Prudential Centre malls or soak up the atmosphere of Faneuil Hall Market Place and Quincy Market. Boston also has the best restaurants, hotels and nightlife in New England.

Escape city life and head for the beaches and pretty villages of Cape Cod or the stylish Newport on Rhode Island. There's also the nearby town of Salem, site of the infamous 17th century witch trials, to explore. With so much to see and experience in and around Boston, it's easy to see why it's a popular choice for a holiday to America.


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Boston facts at a glance
Flight time:
6.5 hours
Time difference:
-5 hours
Currency:
United States dollar
Flying from
Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle

Best time to go

Boston is a great place to visit all year round from the beautiful fall season to the christmas shopping madness there is always something exciting going on

Things to do

You'll be spoilt for choice of things to do in Boston. Enjoy an Old Town Trolley tour, taking in Boston Common, Beacon Hill, Copley Square and Faneuil Hall. Or explore on foot along the Freedom Trail. Go whale watching off the coastline. Climb the 294 steps to the top of the Bunker Hill Monument for the best views of the city. Enjoy a brewery tour and tasting at the Sam Adams and Harpoon Breweries. Go for a walk on Boston Common and Boston Public Garden and take a swan boat ride. Enjoy a beer at the original Cheers bar (The Bull & Finch Pub) at the side of Boston Common. Head to Fenway Park and catch a Boston Red Sox baseball game. Take a Boston Duck Tour on a World War II amphibious vehicle to see Boston by land and by water. The children will love the New England Aquarium.

Food and drink

There's a restaurant in Boston to suit every palate. Seafood and oysters are a popular choice on many restaurant menus. Local Boston specialties including New England clam chowder, Maine lobster, Boston baked beans, steamed clams and juicy corn on the cob followed by Boston Cream Pie for dessert. There's also a good choice of international fare available including Italian, Japanese, French, Asian and Indian choices. Cocktails, beer and wines will quench your thirst.

In the evening

Nightlife in Boston is quite low-key with most clubs and bars closing by 2am. You can enjoy all types of music from classical music to live music, blues and jazz. Pool and bowling are popular pastimes. Downton Boston is home to many theatres.

Health and entry requirements

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

All Passengers travelling to the USA require a compulsory ESTA (visa) to gain entry into the county to find out more please click here


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