Highly influential in America’s independence movement, Boston is a historic city with a vibrant modern culture. Outstanding museums and art galleries combine with tranquil green spaces and walking trails.
Things to do in Boston
Visit Boston Common, the oldest public park in the United States, which has tree-lined walking trails and landscaped gardens sprawling across 20 hectares in the heart of Boston. Ride one of the famous swan boats that cruise the lagoon where Robert McCloskey’s book “Make Way for Ducklings” was set.
Discover the rich history of Boston along the four-kilometre-long Freedom Trail that takes you from Boston Common to Charlestown’s Bunker Hill Monument. This red-brick trail winds past 16 architectural landmarks that played an important role during the independence movement, including the Old State House and Faneuil Hall.
Built in 1742, Faneuil Hall is regarded as the “Cradle of Liberty” and where the likes of Samuel Adams and James Otis once made speeches. It also forms part of Quincy Market, a great place to grab a bite to eat, with plenty of gourmet food stands and live entertainment.
Want to find out what the Boston Tea Party was all about? Experience a lively re-enactment of these British tea taxation protests on a guided ship tour at Fort Point Channel. Join the Sons of Liberty to dump tea from the ships and glimpse one of the only two tea chests remaining.
Getting around Boston
Boston Logan International Airport is the main gateway to New England and situated around 10 minutes’ drive east of Boston. Subway trains, buses and light rail services travel across the city, and its historic streets are renowned for being pedestrian-friendly.