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This cultural and historic city offers you a mixture of old and new. There are a multitude of activities available in Boston, from visiting the historic sights of the city, going to the museums and galleries and catching a Boston Red Sox baseball game, to relaxing with a drink in the famous ‘Cheers’ bar.

Eating out in Boston is a sheer pleasure. Fresh Cape Cod seafood is a must-try the clam chowder at eateries on Boston Harbour. For home-made pizza head for North End or visit Chinatown for Oriental favourites. Boston shopping caters for all tastes and budgets – bargain hunters should head for one of the many outlet stores in the vicinity, plus with boutiques, markets and top stores you'll be spoilt for choice.

Boston is also considered as the gateway to New England, so why not combine your stay in the city with a trip to this beautiful area? Experience the most important event leading to the American Revolution at the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum or head to Quincy market to browse local food.

Top 5 Experiences

  • Just 1.5 hours from the city is Cape Cod. Take a day trip on a tour bus with a professional guide to the world of quaint villages and sand dunes.
  • Follow the red line to see Boston’s best historic sights on the Boston Freedom Trail - a great way to get to know America’s ‘Walking City’.
  • Visit J.F.Kennedy Library and Museum. This fascinating museum portrays the life, leadership and legacy of President Kennedy.
  • Explore Back Bay. An area of graceful Victorian town houses, trendy restaurants and brownstone residences – this is one of Boston’s most beautiful and walkable areas.
  • Between March and November take a catamaran trip and catch a glimpse of the humpback whale.

Sightseeing & Tours

  • Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour – Discover Boston at your leisure with a one-day ticket on the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour. Highlights include the Freedom Trail and Back Bay. From £25pp.
  • Boston Duck Tour – Step aboard a WWII style amphibious landing vehicle for a tour to Boston’s unique neighbourhoods, then splash into the Charles River for breath-taking skyline views. From £27pp.
  • Whale Watching Cruise – If you get the time of year right, then a Whale Watching Cruise is a must! Cruise to Stellwagon Bank – the feeding ground for whales, dolphins and other marine life. From £32pp. Travel dates: 31 Mar – 27 Nov, yearly.

Key Attractions

  • Start point to The Freedom Trail
  • Cheers Bar
  • Copley Square
  • Entertainment and dining at Back Bay
  • Harvard University
  • Quincy Marketplace