As one of the world’s most famous seats of education and a culturally rich city steeped in history – Boston fully deserves its tag as the ‘Athens of America’. Magnificent architecture and glorious green parks enhance Boston’s abundant charm.
From the world’s oldest floating warship to the site of the legendary Boston Tea Party – New England’s unofficial capital is simply overflowing with historic heritage. Walk the red brick-lined Freedom Trail on city breaks and discover Boston’s pivotal role in shaping America’s history. Wander at your leisure along quaint cobbled streets, stopping to browse in museums, art galleries and chic boutiques. Or take a stroll through stunning Boston Common in autumn and gaze at the vibrant collage of colours that surrounds you. See the Red Sox in action at Fenway Park then mingle with the alumni of prestigious Harvard university while enjoying a pint of stout at a buzzing Irish pub.
A magnet for fashionable folk – Back Bay boasts some of the best shopping in Boston. Discover an array of chic boutiques and trendy eateries in bustling Newbury Street. Or browse over 100 big-brand and designer stores at Copley Place Mall. The hip Prudential Center is the place to go for specialty boutiques. As well as offering some of Boston’s finest dining, Back Bay is a must-visit for baseball fans – see the Boston Red Sox in action at Fenway Park.
Wander around quaint narrow streets and soak up the distinct Italian flavour of one of Boston’s most historic neighbourhoods. Dine on authentic Italian cuisine or sit back with a cappuccino and watch the world go by. Browse the trendy clothing and jewellery at stylish boutiques and access Boston’s eclectic waterfront from Commercial Street. Stroll or picnic in beautiful Christopher Columbus Park and enjoy a concert or play under the stars on summer evenings.
Discover a diverse community in Boston’s popular South End neighbourhood. Admire the renowned Victorian brownstone buildings as you wander along Columbus Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue. Dine at world-class restaurants, soak up the thriving arts scene or unwind in one of South End’s 30 verdant parks.
Admire the beautiful colonial-style architecture as you explore Beacon Hill, one of Boston’s oldest neighbourhoods. Stroll along brick sidewalks dotted with gas lamps and take in the historic terraced houses with their attractive doors and intricate ironwork. Browse the charming antique shops or stop for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants that line bustling Charles Street. If you have the appetite, take on the Giant Norm Burger challenge at the original bar that inspired TV’s Cheers.
Boston’s Waterfront is where a diverse blend of areas meet. Stroll along trendy Fort Point Channel, with its artists’ studios, renowned restaurants and iconic Boston Wharf Company warehouses. Experience exceptional dining at the landmark Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurants in upmarket Fan Pier. Journey back to 1773 at the Boston Tea Party Museum, or tour one of the world’s oldest floating warships, the USS Constitution. Take children to meet Myrtle the 40 year-old turtle at the New England Aquarium.