A city steeped in more culture, history, architecture and fantastic food than you can handle in one trip – it’s easy to see why Boston is a must-see destination on any US adventure.
Boston is bursting with hugely important US historical sites and landmarks, along with over 60 museums to learn more about it all. The best way to discover it all is on the Freedom Trail, made up of 16 historical sites from the Boston Tea Party site to the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest ship still afloat. Take a guided tour to learn more, or follow the trail yourself – it’s up to you.
It’s also more walkable than other major US cities, so you can explore its old-world architecture, shining modern structures and cobblestone streets on foot (or by cycle) and at your leisure. For the best view of the Boston skyline, head up the Skywalk Observatory or the Top of the Hub restaurant.
Have more time to spend in the city? Immerse yourself in Boston’s many exceptional museums, as there’s something for all tastes, from the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) to the fabulous Boston Children’s Museum. You should also check out the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum – site of the theft of13 priceless works of art back in 1990, pieces that have never been recovered. If you happen to be called Isabella, you’ll get in for free.
And of course, Boston is famously a sports-mad city, home to the oldest baseball arena in the country – the iconic Fenway Park. Visit in April and you might also catch the impressive annual spectacle of the Boston Marathon.
As if all this wasn’t enough of a claim to fame, some also call Boston the seafood capital of America. Its many fantastic restaurants serve the freshest of catches right out of the nearby Atlantic Ocean, with the wonderfully moreish New England clam chowder being a must-try dish.
Plan your trip to Boston today!