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, but they are interspersed with the ultra modern skyscrapers that have become so synonymous with city life.
Trips down memory lane
Boston is an ideal location to spend a few days as part of a larger tour of the East coast, but you could just as easily make it the main focus of your holiday to America. The locals are keen to highlight how it differs from Manhattan and you won’t be disappointed at their attempts to stand out. What you will find is a clean, efficient city with a very interesting story to tell.
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. There are guided tours which come with a costumed tour guide, but you can just as easily download a map and create your own itinerary. Our experienced staff at Bon Voyage will be happy to help you create a schedule that not only fits in with your time frames, but lets you see all the bits you want to along the way.
Of course, the newer side of Boston will give you a completely different view of 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 visit if you’re looking for a new wardrobe. Newbury Street is home to the stylish boutiques, while Filene’s Basement on Boylston Street is perfect for the bargain hunters.
Contemporary city life is perfectly captured at Faneuil Hall, while Quincy Market is enlivened by clowns and magicians. 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 matches for an unforgettable experience.
Where to stay
There are plenty of hotels to choose from and something for every taste. The Back Bay Hotel was once the headquarters of the Boston Police and is now the perfect location for a modern, comfortable sleeping spot.
Omni Parker House epitomises luxury and this four diamond beauty will tick all of the boxes if you want something a little bit special from your Boston city break. Its great location also makes this a convenient base if you want to explore the sites and have a busy holiday planned.
If you want something close to the water, the only option you’ll want to visit is the Fairmont Battery Wharf hotel. This superior hotel also has a great reputation for both cocktails and food.
Your holiday to Boston exactly how you want it
The staff at Bon Voyage have personally visited the city and will be able to recommend the perfect itinerary for your requirements. Whether you’re planning a busy city break full of sightseeing or want to visit Boston as part of a multi-centre trip to the USA, you can be sure that you’re in good hands with us. Give us a call on 0800 316 3012 and find out how we can tailor-make your trip to ensure you have an unforgettable, truly amazing time. Alternatively, fill out the enquiry form and we’ll be in touch to help you plan the best holiday of your life. Bon Voyage provide all of your Boston holiday needs including flights, accommodation and car hire, plus, we can arrange all those extra side trips and excursions that turn an ordinary holiday into the trip of a lifetime.
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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.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford