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BostonUnited States of America

Boston shines as Massachusetts’ revolutionary capital, from Harvard to the Freedom Trail.

Home to more than 6 million people, Boston dates back to 1630 and is one of the United States’ oldest cities. Boston has a very interesting history, and a number of important battles were fought here during the American Revolution. Although big, the city has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with many traditional Irish pubs, international restaurants and enough art and culture to keep visitors coming back for more.

In total, there are 21 neighbourhoods in Boston, each with its own unique personality and style. The skyscraper-filled Financial District is also home to the impressive New England Aquarium. Many young professionals and families live in South Boston, while the city’s richest residents live in wealthy Beacon Hill. Jamaica Plain is probably the most fashionable and stylish neighbourhood, and in elegant Back Bay, you can enjoy the classic Brownstone buildings that the city is famous for. The area of Fenway is where you will find Fenway Park, the stadium of the Red Sox baseball team. Boston Common dates back to 1634 and is the oldest city park in the USA. It is the perfect place to take a walk, ride the famous swan boat, or perhaps visit the graves of soldiers from the American Revolution.

Boston’s layout is different to that of other American cities. Where many US cities use an easy-to-navigate grid system (like in New York for example), the streets of Boston are more European in style, with plenty of narrow and winding alleys. This makes it a really enjoyable city to walk around, as you never know what you may find round the next corner! It’s great fun to go for a long walk on Boston Common, especially along the 4-kilometre long Freedom Trail. This walk takes you past many different sites that are important to the American Revolution (such as the USS Constitution Museum and the Paul Revere House) and finally finishes up at Faneuil Hall marketplace. The marketplace is vibrant and colourful and filled with plenty of shops, restaurants, galleries and street performance artists who spend their days entertaining the crowds.

You can enjoy many different types of food as you dive into Boston’s great restaurant scene. There are many diverse cuisines thanks to the influence of the ethnic groups that have made Boston their home over the last century. These include authentic Italian, Chinese, Indian, Brazilian, Japanese and Guatemalan cuisine among others.

Boston is such a great city to visit because so many of its top sights and attractions are within easy walking distance. For journeys further afield, visitors can use the efficient public transport system, which includes the bus and the subway, also known as the T.

Where to stay in Boston

Downtown Boston which includes a city and night scenes as well as a small group of people

Downtown Boston

4.5/5Wonderful!(94 area reviews)

Known for its must-see aquarium and captivating waterfront views, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Boston. Check out top attractions like Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, and jump on the metro at State St. Station or Government Center Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Boston
Back Bay which includes a city

Back Bay

4.5/5Wonderful!(192 area reviews)

Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Prudential Tower to Copley Place – discover Back Bay, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Back Bay
Seaport District showing a city, a high-rise building and a river or creek

Seaport District

4.5/5Wonderful!(38 area reviews)

Travellers to Seaport District praise its captivating waterfront views. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to stop by Boston Children's Museum and Black Falcon Cruise Terminal.

Seaport District
Beacon Hill showing landscape views

Beacon Hill

5/5Exceptional!(3 area reviews)

Historical sites, shopping and restaurants are just a few things travellers like about Beacon Hill. Sights like The Freedom Trail and Downtown Crossing are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Boston area at Charles-MGH Station.

Beacon Hill
Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Dorchester

4/5Very Good!(5 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Dorchester. If sightseeing is on the list, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Fields Corner Station or Shawmut Station to see more of the area.

Dorchester
East Boston featuring a city, sailing and a river or creek

East Boston

3.5/5Good!(36 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in East Boston. Spend some time visiting top spots like East Boston Memorial Stadium, and catch the metro at Wood Island Station or Airport Station to see more of the area.

East Boston

Top hotels in Boston

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Bostonian Boston
The Bostonian Boston
4 out of 5
26 North St, Boston, MA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs9,494 per night

Located in Downtown Boston, this romantic hotel is steps away from Faneuil Hall Marketplace, The Freedom Trail and Quincy Market. Boston Harbor and Paul Revere ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,568 reviews)

"Friendly staff, best location- perfect for walking in the city and the parking is across street!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul 2020

The Bostonian Boston
Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
4 out of 5
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs11,353 per night

Located in Back Bay, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newbury Street, Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. Copley Place and Hynes Convention ...

4.1/5Very Good! (7,223 reviews)

"TV did not work reliably. Technician unable to fix. Too late in the eve to bother asking for a room change and none was offered."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2020

Boston Park Plaza
Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington
Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington
4 out of 5
18 3rd Avenue, Burlington, MA
The price is Rs7,322 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Burlington Mall and within 9 miles (15 km) of Tufts University and Woburn Mall. Bentley ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (1,288 reviews)

"I loved the hotel! It was a great stay. I would definitely go back."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2020

Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington

Popular places to visit in Boston

Fenway Park
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Fenway Park

4.5/5(61 reviews)

Catch a game or take a tour at one of America’s most historic and beloved ballparks.

Boston University
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Boston University

4/5(17 reviews)

Explore the campus of Boston University, a top university in Boston. Stroll along the riverfront or experience the acclaimed theatre scene in this vibrant area.

Harvard University
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Harvard University

4.5/5(102 reviews)

Walk in the footsteps of presidents and Nobel laureates at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States.

Boston Common
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Boston Common

4.5/5(204 reviews)

The oldest public park in the United States, Boston Common is the ideal place to relax, unwind and soak up some history.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

4/5(169 reviews)

With a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a favourite shopping spot in Boston, you can search for that perfect souvenir. Attend a sporting event or visit the notable monuments in this vibrant area.

New England Aquarium
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New England Aquarium

4.5/5(57 reviews)

From sea lions to sharks, this modern aquarium on Boston’s waterfront brings the ocean world to your fingertips. 

Reviews of Boston

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Verified traveller

17 Mar 2020

Would definitely recommend Boston but not in the middle of a global pandemic!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Boston Tea Party. Freedom Trail. Prudential Building.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Feb 2020

Best city in the USA for repeat visits

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Jan 2020

Fantastic city. Good for just about anything. Good bars, eateries, history, shopping, walking.

5/5 - Excellent

Susan

8 Jan 2020

Boston has plenty for everyone, particularly history buffs. A great city for walking, but also has excellent tube links, should you wish to go further afield. Plenty of art galleries and museums, but shopping can be expensive, as can eating out.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Jan 2020

I would recommend a weekly T pass if you are there for a week. The hotel is easily accessible via the T if you have limited luggage. The T is a great way to get around without having to pay costly fees to cabs.

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