Visit Boston, New England
Famous for everything from the Red Sox and Paul Revere to Cheers and clam chowder, Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the largest city in New England.
Founded in 1630 and one of the oldest and most culturally significant cities in the USA, it is also a modern metropolis with a wide variety of attractions. It's also very easy to get around, either on foot or on the user-friendly public transport system.
The Freedom Trail, a well-preserved pedestrian path, weaves in and out of historic neighbourhoods, from the lively Boston Common and Public Garden to the gold-domed State House, Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. Between landmarks, you can shop in the fabulous stores on Newbury Street, have a delicious Italian meal in the North End or browse the antique shops and distinctive red brick buildings of Beacon Hill.
The more culturally inclined will not want to miss the city's world-class museums, theatres and music venues, including the John F. Kennedy Library and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Just across the river, the city of Cambridge is home to Harvard University. This family-friendly city also boasts a renowned aquarium, children's museum and science museum, making it a great destination for all.
Suggested itineraries featuring Boston
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Boston, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Boston
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Places near Boston
- Provincetown 50 miles away
- Sturbridge 56 miles away
- Falmouth 61 miles away
- Newport, Rhode Island 62 miles away
- Bennington 63 miles away
- Hyannis 64 miles away
- Martha's Vineyard 72 miles away
- Chatham 74 miles away
- Kennebunkport 76 miles away
- Nantucket 90 miles away
- Lenox 114 miles away
- Woodstock 115 miles away
- Stockbridge 116 miles away
- Manchester 117 miles away
- North Conway 118 miles away
- Lincoln/North Woodstock 120 miles away
- Bretton Woods 133 miles away
- Sugar Hill 134 miles away
- Albany 139 miles away
- Saratoga Springs 148 miles away
- Lake George 154 miles away
- Camden 163 miles away
- Burlington 182 miles away
- New York 189 miles away
- Lake Placid 198 miles away
- Bar Harbor 201 miles away
- New York State 252 miles away
- Philadelphia 271 miles away
- Ithaca 278 miles away
Accommodation choices for Boston
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Ideas for experiencing Boston
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