Boston General Information
The largest city in New England and the capital of Massachusetts, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US with a heritage that dates back to 1630, while still retaining many of its European links.
Boston is home to the prestigious Harvard University, where the Harvard Art Museums and Harvard Museum of Natural History are a must for any Boston holiday. Stroll into the popular Faneuil Market Place, Paul Revere’s house, the Old North Church or stop off at the Cheers bar to soak in this US city with a distinctly European style.
Things to do in Boston
Holidays to Boston provide perfect opportunities for visiting some historic sites as well as a wealth of museums. Take a Boston Tour; some on foot, some by road and some even by water. Prop up the bar at the original Cheers bar, as used in the classic comedy TV show, or take a behind-the-scenes look at Fenway Park, the oldest Major League baseball park in the country and home to the Boston Red Sox.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Fenway Park- home to Boston Red Sox
Harvard University Guided Historical Tour
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
The Freedom Trail
Boston Children’s Museum
Boston Duck Tour
Hop-on, Hop-off trolley tour
When to go to Boston
Boston is famous for its cultural links to Ireland and hosts a massive St Patrick’s Day celebration each year on 17 March. The weather can be as unpredictable in Boston as it is in the UK, so it is best to be prepared for variable conditions with summer highs average 27°C in July with lows in winter of -5°C in January.
The five-star, contemporary Intercontinental Hotel, Boston overlooks the historic Boston harbour in the heart of one of the US’ oldest cities. The five-star Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston has been a symbol of Boston’s old world heritage and culture since it opened in 1912. Each of the rooms are elegantly furnished and have a cozy feel with rich colours and quality furnishings.
Eastern Discovery is a nine-night tour that begins and ends in New York, going as far north as Quebec, taking in Montreal, Toronto and Niagara Falls. As part of the beautiful New England states, Massachusetts comes alive in the autumn as the forests turn fire red and burn into golden banks of rolling colours. The tour Autumn Colours heads north from Boston through Massachusetts and New Hampshire before heading through Maine up to Bar Harbor, then turning eastwards.
Boston is ideally suited for a multi-centre holiday expanding out into Massachusetts or wider to the New England states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Planning a holiday to Boston in 2013 or 2014?
Planning a holiday to Boston in 2013 or 2014? American Sky has the experience to help you plan your perfect holiday. Call our Massachusetts Specialists today and make the most of your next holiday.