Boston Travel Information
Filled with an impressive history,
Boston has been New England's leading city since it was founded in 1624.
Having played a prominent role in the American Revolution, several
historic sites relating to that period are preserved as part of the
Boston National Historical Park making this a fantastic place for
Today, cobbled streets, colonial
houses and picturesque parks stand in stark contrast to the modern
skyscrapers of the financial district.
History buffs, art lovers
and culture vultures are all catered for.
Boston Travel Information
One of America's oldest settlements, Boston is an ideal choice for a
really rewarding city break.
Today's visitors find a warm welcome
in Boston, through the famous Tea Party of 1773, when chests of British
tea were thrown into the harbour, is still remembered.
Boston at night
Now striking modern buildings sit beside old
colonial architecture; the leafy public parks and the harbour beckon
after a day's spending spree in the stylish shops.
come to retrace Paul Revere's path along the Freedom Trail or enjoy a
beer in 'Cheers', you'll find 'America's most civilised city' a joy to
Scheduled flights to Boston can be
booked at Hessle Travel with direct flights from the UK with British
Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Delta and American Airlines. You can also fly
from your local airport with a change in London, Europe or the US.
Getting Around Boston
The 'T' underground system
runs across the city and over the river for those wanting to visit
Harvard University, Boston
Flight time from the UK (London)
hours 30 minutes
What to Do
The Freedom Trail that traces
Boston's role in the American Revolution is one of the best
ways to see the city, taking in all the important sites from Boston's
Walk along the two and a half miles of red brick
embedded in the ground from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument.
The trail ends at the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned
warship in the world.
Admire Copley Square and Beacon Hill's town
houses. Visit the famous Museum of Fine Arts, take an amphibious 'duck
tour' or take the T to the Harvard Campus.
Try whale watching off
the Cape Cod coast, enjoy Quincy Market or drop into TV's 'Cheers Bar'.
Visit the Cheers Bar
For designer bargains try Filene's basement.
At one of the many restaurants, try Boston clam chowder or New England
After shopping on Newbury Street or
watching a baseball game at Fenway Park, head out of town to the beaches
and pretty villages of Cape Cod, or to stylish Newport in Rhode Island.
Boston is also the ideal place to start a road trip
to the forests and mountains of Massachusetts and the surrounding states
that make up beautiful New England.
Boston has its share of department stores, malls and chain outlets,
but for something different try Newbury Street for chic boutiques and
art galleries, or follow the students up Massachusetts Avenue.
Boston Bakes Beans are one of New
England's most loved traditional dishes and they have to be tried during
your holiday, but what else is available?
There is a cosmopolitan
array of restaurants from Chinatown to North End to suit every taste,
but the real emphasis in Boston is on seafood. Head to a lobster loungs
and you will be given a plastic bib and metal cracker to delve in to
Boston's speciality. Clam chowder and oysters have got to be tried here
Try the Boston seafood
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What not to miss in Boston
Follow the red brick line which
connects Boston's 16 most important historical and colonial sites. Maps
for this two and a half mile self guided walk are available at the
Visitors Information Centre on Boston Common.
Follow the red line for the 'Freedom Trail'
and Public Garden
The oldest in America, established in
1634, now a place for music, baseball, skateboarding and many special
events throughout the year.
'ld Ironsides' is the U.S. Navy's oldest ship and proud winner of 42 sea
battles with the British in the war of 1812. The museum displays
John F Kennedy Library and Birthplace
A memorial to Boston's most famous son, it has a collection of Kennedy
memorabilia including his famous rocking chair, a section of the Berlin
Wall, the presidential desk and many unique documents and photographs.
Located outside of central Boston as is JFK's birthplace at 83 Beals
Street in Brookline.
Prudential Tower offering breathtaking panoramic views of Boston and
Across the Charles River in
Cambridge is the renowned Harvard University (arguably the finest in
America) plus numerous bookstores, museums and restaurants.
Boston - Highlights
> See the famous Boston Tea
> Walk the Freedom Trail that links the
historical sites of the War of Independence
> Say 'Cheers' in the
> Home to the 'Red Sox' baseball team
the Charles River and visit Harvard University
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