Boston is one of the oldest cities in America, so it goes without saying that it’s steeped in history. While it might have started out as a key seaport, it’s come a long way since then and is now considered to be one of the most innovative cities in the world. It hasn’t lost that old fashioned charm though. The largest city in New England still boasts cobbled streets and pre-Revolution landmarks. Spend a few days here as part of a larger tour of the East coast, or it can easily be the main focus of your holiday.
The Freedom Trail is one of the most popular activities in Boston and simply cannot be missed. The three-mile long route takes in all the sites of Old Boston and starts at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Often referred to as the "Cradle of Liberty," Faneuil Hall hosted America's first Town Meeting. The role in revolutionary politics this venue played had not been part of its original plans, but and interesting collection of events happened here that shaped the nation's history. Today, Faneuil Hall is home to the world famous Quincy Market, the largest and oldest food hall in the country. Just around the corner, you'll also find America's oldest restaurant - Union Oyster House where the clam chowder is extraordinary!
There's also a more cosmopolitan side to Boston providing a completely different take on the city. Head to the Institute of Contemporary Art for something a little different or go to Back Bay and hit the shops. You’ll find everything from high street to designer in this part of the city, so it’s well worth a mooch. Newbury Street is home to stylish boutiques and luxury retail - eight full blocks of them!
Take a wander round the city to relax in the floral gardens and green parks or walk the famous Boston Common for an afternoon of fresh air and beautiful sights. Of course, you can’t visit Boston and not pay a visit to Fenway Park, the home of the star baseball team, the Boston Red Sox. Grab a drink and a stadium tour or even better, get tickets to one of the games for an unforgettable experience.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.