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What are the best things to do in Boston?
Walk the Freedom Trail while holidaying on return flights to Boston to take in a lot of history in a short period of time. The trail begins at Boston Common, then winds through central Boston for four kilometres (2.5 miles) before ending at Bunker Hill Monument. It passes many landmarks along the way, including Massachusetts State House, Old South Meeting House, the Boston Massacre Site, and Faneuil Hall. Walking along the Freedom Trail is the perfect way to get acquainted with the city after arriving on flights to Boston.
Boston Public Garden
Take a step back from the busyness of central Boston by visiting the Public Garden. These botanical gardens were established in 1837 and are connected to Boston Common, which is the oldest urban park in the United States. The gardens feature native flowers, exotic plants from other parts of the world, a large lagoon, and historical monuments to several notable Bostonians. Don’t miss the opportunity to take one of the iconic swan boat rides in the Public Garden if you book cheap flights to Boston in the summer.
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
Visit this attraction while holidaying on flights to Boston to learn about one of the city’s most famous events. The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum re-enact the Boston Tea Party – the event that kickstarted the American Revolution in 1773. Tour full-scale replicas of the ships that were involved, view artefacts from that period, and hear stories about what led to the Boston Tea Party and start of the American Revolution.
What is the best way to get around Boston?
Boston is home to a network of trains called the T, which is the best way to get around while holidaying on return flights to Boston. There are four T lines – Red, Blue, Orange, and Green. Visitors holidaying on flights to Boston can reach just about every attraction and popular neighbourhood by catching the T. Major T stops include Park Street, Government Center, Harvard, Fenway, and Logan International Airport (BOS).
Buses and commuter trains are also available to help you get around in between return flights to Boston. There are 170 bus routes around the city and suburbs. Trains out of Boston are primarily used by commuters, but will also come in handy for some day trips you may plan when you book tickets to Boston. Commuter trains are available to Salem and Plymouth, Massachusetts and to Providence, Rhode Island.
Public transport is the best way to get around the city, but a rental car is ideal if you’re planning day trips that aren’t accessible by train when you book airfare to Boston. Hire a car through Webjet that you can pick up from Logan International Airport (BOS). Some great day trip destinations include Cape Cod, the coastal town of Rockport, and Blackstone River Valley.
What are the best places to stay in Boston?
The North End
The central North End neighbourhood is Boston’s Little Italy. It’s brimming with Italian restaurants, bakeries, and gelato shops where you can indulge in some of the city’s best food while holidaying on cheap flights to Boston. The North End is Boston’s oldest neighbourhood, and it’s home to several major landmarks, including the Old North Church and Paul Revere House. Have a look at North End accommodation after booking airfare to Boston if you want to stay somewhere that’s bustling with activity, is easy to explore on foot, and has a great food scene.
Back Bay is another central neighbourhood to consider when you book tickets to Boston. It’s located in the southwest corner of the city centre and is bordered by the Charles River and Boston Public Garden. There’s plenty of history in Back Bay, but it feels more contemporary than other central Boston neighbourhoods. You’ll find Boston’s best shopping in Back Bay – head to Newbury Street for designer shops and the Prudential Center for high street brands – as well as good restaurant and nightlife scenes. Attractions to see in Back Bay include Copley Square and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Cambridge is one of the coolest neighbourhoods you could stay in when you book cheap flights to Boston. It’s a large neighbourhood north of the city that borders the Charles River. Both Harvard University and MIT are located in Cambridge, so the neighbourhood is particularly popular among young adults. Walk through the university campuses, take in the charm of the neighbourhood’s squares, enjoy diverse restaurant and bar scenes, and view the city skyline from the riverfront. Plan to stay in Cambridge while holidaying on flights to Boston if you want to stay somewhere that has a lot going on, but with smaller crowds than the city centre.