Boston holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Spring, Summer, Autumn

April – June

October

Getting There

270 £GBP

LCY → BOS

Stay There

131 £GBP

3-star hotel

Visas

Visa Waiver Program

Up to 90 days

Currency
U.S. dollar
1.00 USD = 1.00 USD
CURRENT WEATHER
Sunny
+15°C
Airport Transport

Taxi: 8 £GBP (15 min)
Bus: 1 £GBP (25 min)
Shuttle: 28 £GBP (20 min)

Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 10 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 35 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 3.50 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.95 £GBP
Health & Safety
Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 911
Police: 911

Why Boston

Kick-off your New England odyssey with a stay in the gorgeous harbour city of Boston.

The city is home to a university that is world-famous, the Freedom Trail, one of the US’ most iconic baseball teams. Explore Boston’s, or the ‘Athens of America’s’ rich past and unique charms. Stylish, beautiful and intertwined with America’s history as the ‘birthplace of a nation’ Boston awaits your discovery.

Go on Boston holidays in autumn, or as the locals would say “fall”, when the city’s fantastic parks become a riot of autumnal colour. Follow the historic Freedom Trail – a 4 kilometre (2.5-mile) path that hosts 16 sites linked to the Revolutionary War, or tour the prestigious Harvard University. Take in a ball game at the home of the Boston Red Sox - Fenway Park or snap a selfie at the famous Cheers bar – home of the 80s sitcom. Or hire a car to explore more of stunning New England.

When to go

Climate

Summer in Boston is generally warm to hot, rainy and with high humidity. Winters alternate between cold rains and snow, with cold temperatures. Spring and autumn are usually mild.

July is the hottest month, with an average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius (73.4 Fahrenheit). January represents the coldest month, with an average of 1.7 degrees Celsius (29 Fahrenheit). Temperatures in excess of 2 degrees Celsius (90 Fahrenheit) in summer and dipping below freezing in winter are not uncommon.

Where to go/stay

Boston is perfect for a city break and most of the best places to stay on Boston city breaks are in ideal locations to make the most of the city’s various highlights.

With its sheltered harbour, and the fact it is the closest port in the Americas to Europe, Boston rapidly became the most important city in the New World.

This is where the American Revolution began and where modern democracy was founded. For this reason Boston has always been hugely influential intellectually. The importance of the city is reflected in its architecture and most of the best of it is crammed in the historic centre.

Beacon Hill is the other area worth exploring on holidays to Boston, as it is the historical home of the majority of the city’s greatest personalities.

Things to do

There’s a wealth of things to do on Boston holidays. From the shoppers’ haven that is Newbury Street to the atmosphere of a Red Sox game at Fenway Park or courtside for a Boston Celtics basketball at TD Garden. Get a photo outside the bar that was the inspiration for the TV sitcom Cheers and eat a delicious Boston cream-pie in its birthplace.

Newbury Street is known as one of the most expensive streets in the world – think eight city blocks consisting of big-brand stores and chic boutiques. Stop for lunch at the historic Faneuil Hall’s replica Cheers bar. Make your way to Wrentham Village or Washington Avenue for designer bargains on your holidays to Boston.

Head to the acclaimed seafood restaurant Atlantic Fish Co to sample clam chowder, but skip dessert. For that visit the award-winning Parkers ‘home of the famous Boston cream-pie’.

The bar that inspired the TV show Cheers is a must-see on Boston city breaks. Or take in the historic atmosphere at 350-year-old Irish pub The Green Dragon.

Chow on a hot dog at Fenway Park, while watching the Boston Red Sox in action or the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.

Stroll the Freedom Trail and find out Boston’s crucial role in shaping US history. Tour the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest warship, or visit the Boston Tea Party Museum to capture the pivotal 1773 event.