Boston is a vital stop on any tour of North-Eastern USA; here’s all you need to know about Massachusetts’s state capital.
- Fenway Park- Home of the Boston Red Sox, one of the USA’s most iconic stadiums
- Boston Common- The cities Central Park, the oldest city park in the USA
- The Freedom Trail- A 2.5 mile path through the city that leads visitors to 16 historical sites
- Public Garden- Across from the Common, home of the iconic Swan Boats
- Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum- Replica ships and a museum dedicated to the 1773 protest that led to the Revolutionary War
Plane: The city airport is Logan International (BOS), only 3 miles from downtown and with a range of transport connections to the city. Flights arrive here from the UK operated by airlines including British Airways, Delta and Virgin Atlantic. Internal flights are also available from most of the USA’s major cities operated by the likes of American Airlines, Delta & JetBlue.
Train: There are two main rail stations; Back Bay & South Station, depending on your end destination in the city. Both are stops on the Amtrak service from New York and other origins in the North East.
Boston prides itself on being a very walkable city but also boasts a good option of public transport. The main method of transport is the Subway, run by the MBTA which has four main lines connecting Central Boston with its suburbs and the surrounding areas. Bus, Train & Boat services are also available. For more information Click Here
Boston’s coastal location means the winters can be particularly cold, alternating between periods of cold rain and snow. Spring & Autumn are generally mild and influenced by the wind and jet stream. Summers are relatively hot and humid with average temperatures being in the mid 20 degrees C, although rain is still as likely.
Day Trips from Boston
- Cape Cod
- Harvard University
- Martha’s Vineyard
- Salem- Home of the Witch Trials
Experience the Local Culture:
- Catch a Red Sox’s game at Fenway Park (April-October)
- Watch a concert at the Symphony Hall
- Celebrate Boston’s literary heritage and visit the Old Corner Bookstore
Best time to Visit
June – November. The Summer climate and a variety of City Events means it’s best to visit at this time of year. Temperatures do drop back in Autumn but conditions are still fairly mild and as tourist numbers dwindle accommodation is likely to be cheaper.
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