An invitation to shop, dine and explore! Boston (aka “Beantown” or “The Hub”) is a very historical city in the northeast of US where the US revolutionary war of Independence was begun. Many of the Constitutional signatories were Bostonians and this is reflected in the city's keen appreciation of history. On a contemporary note, Boston is home to some of the finest museums, universities and hospitals in the world. Add a good dose of world class shopping and tremendous nightlife and you have a city that must be visited. While Boston boasts all of the amenities offered by other large cities in the US, the people of Boston are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality, and the city is easily walk-able. However, if you prefer to drive, please check our webiste for the best car hire prices in town!
Areas of Interest
Boston is the capital and the largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the US. With its rich history, impressive architecture and world-renowned cultural institutions, the city retains and radiates the glory it has garnered over the last four centuries. No doubt, you will never be short of things to do in Boston!
Whether you are interested in history or art, Boston has a museum for you. From The Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, to the John F. Kennedy and Boston Fire museums, there is something for everyone. You can explore your scientific side with a trip to the Science Museum, or your inner child with a trip to the Boston Children's Museum.
However, if you are more attracted to out-door activities, visit Arnold Arboretum, which is a truly great place to get away for a whole family, especially during the spring and summer months. The two-mile-long main walking trail is paved and allows for leisurely pushchair walks. Also, visit Stage Fort Park Beaches. It consists of Half Moon and Cressy's beaches. Half Moon is a lovely small beach ideal for families with children while Cressy's Beach is a rocky, more natural beach. Besides, Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area, offers countless opportunities for visitors to tour historical sites, observe wildlife, and participate in recreational activities. Also, why not take in an afternoon Red Sox baseball game or the Boston Bay Duck tour. You can always walk the freedom trail or go to see the Cambridge College.
Did you know that Boston is the home of over 400 movies and TV shows? Get a piece of the lights, camera, and action! Take a tour past the doorsteps of your favorite TV and movie characters with the Boston TV and Movie Sites tour. The tour is led by a local actor, so come ready to laugh and have a good time!
The nightlife in Boston is vibrant and pulsating where great nights out with new or old friends will create some fantastic holiday memories. And just to give you another great reason to visit, you’ll be glad to hear that clothes shopping is tax free here. Now, if that’s not an invitation to shop, what is?!
Top Boston Attractions:
Boston Children's Museum, Boston Fire Museum, Boston Public Library, Historic New England, Institute of Contemporary Art, Isabella Gardner Museum, JFK Library John F. Kennedy Library & Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Nichols House Nichols House Museum, U.S.S. Constitution Museum, Trinity Church, Old State House.!
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Boston Events Guide:
St Patricks Day – 17 March
St. Patrick's Day is the most widely celebrated saints day in the world. Much more, Patrick's Day Celebrations in Boston are a completely new experience and something that you don't want to miss!
Boston International Film Festival - 13 April
The Boston International Film Festival is a film festival in the United States held in Boston, Massachusetts which showcases over 90 films annually. Established in 2003, the festival features independent films from around the world and the U.S.
While in Boston you should really sample some of the incredible cuisine on offer in this diverse city. Chinatown for dim sum or peking duck, also great sushi made with fish fresh from the local fishing fleet, can all be had in this Chinese enclave. Next, walk towards the water, this will be The North End, Bostons “Little Italy”. The North End is renowned for its restaurants and desserts. For a truly fine dining experience head to Radius in downtown Boston. Also Grille 23 in the Back Bay is one of the best steakhouses in the city.
Boston is able to meet the shopping needs of anyone, from world class brand names to local boutiques and shops. Every area of the city offers a unique shopping experience and variety of shops. Also, Boston shopping options have a history all their own. Filene's basement, first opened in 1908, is the nation's oldest, most renowned off-price store. Faneuil Hall Marketplace, vibrant core of Boston's historic waterfront, spreads out in three restored 19th century buildings with some 125 shops and nearly two dozen restaurants in a festive atmosphere accented by cobblestone streets. Also with a spectacular waterfront location, CambridgeSide Galleria houses more than 120 of Boston's favourite stores. Copley Place Shopping Galleries feature Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., A/X Armina Exchange, Christian Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more.
Boston's many museums are also treasuries for shopping, from the Children's Museum for toys, the Concord Museum featuring reproductions and adaptations of American decorative arts, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum offering posters, rocking chairs, videos, t-shirts, books and much more. The Isabella Steward Gardner Museum stocks hand-crafted jewelry and scarves, books, prints, and postcards. Old North Church features pewter items, historical flags, candles and souvenirs.
Weather in Boston
Boston has the distinction of being one of only a handful of great cities in the US that enjoys four full seasons in a year. Winter time in Boston starts anywhere around November and can go until the end of March. Snow and extreme cold would be the prevailing conditions during winter. Springtime is characterized by sometimes rainy, sometimes sunny days, but all the time is improving as the days get longer and summer approaches.
Summer in Boston is a great time of year for beachgoers and people that enjoy hot, sunny days and warm to hot nights! The city really comes to life in the summer time with outdoor concerts and street performers. Autumn in Boston is probably the most special time of the year. The days are cool and sunny and the nights are brisk and clear.
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