Overview Boston

Visiting Boston

Founded by Puritan colonists in 1630, Boston boasts a fascinating history, great sightseeing and world-class museums, making it a popular tourist destination for history buffs and families alike. At the heart of Boston's history is the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile brick pathway winding from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument. Highlights of the 16 historical sites along the way include the Old North Church, Paul Revere's House and the famous Faneuil Hall Marketplace. More modern history remains alive at Fenway Park. The oldest major league baseball stadium in current use, Fenway has sold out every Red Sox home game since May, 2003. The museum offerings in Boston are top-notch, from the massive collection at the Museum of Fine Arts to the interactive exhibits at the popular Museum of Science. The ... Read More Founded by Puritan colonists in 1630, Boston boasts a fascinating history, great sightseeing and world-class museums, making it a popular tourist destination for history buffs and families alike. At the heart of Boston's history is the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile brick pathway winding from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument. Highlights of the 16 historical sites along the way include the Old North Church, Paul Revere's House and the famous Faneuil Hall Marketplace. More modern history remains alive at Fenway Park. The oldest major league baseball stadium in current use, Fenway has sold out every Red Sox home game since May, 2003. The museum offerings in Boston are top-notch, from the massive collection at the Museum of Fine Arts to the interactive exhibits at the popular Museum of Science. The New England Aquarium is a family-friendly Boston highlight, boasting a 200,000 gallon tank simulating a full Caribbean coral reef among its other exhibits of sea lions and penguins. And retail mavens need not despair, as the historic Newbury Street provides some of the best high-end shopping in New England. So once you've booked your flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers to the "Capital of New England."    Close

Stories and Tips Boston

The New, Old Boston

Written by atoochin on 12 Feb, 2006

"I hated Boston. All the clubs close at 2am." This is the most common response I get when people ask where I'm from. "Thanks," I say. Well, it's nice for a weekend, but I love NYC. Well, Boston has come a long way from the…Read More


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Boston on a budget!

Written by gypsygirl18 on 04 Aug, 2005

I've always dreamt of visiting Boston one day. Finally, it came true. Travelling 10,000 miles was definitely worth the trip. We took the tour bus from Chinatown in New York and joined the tour to Boston. It was quite a trip considering most of the…Read More


Manchester to Boston with American Airlines

Written by nickyjj on 13 Nov, 2005

When I visited Boston in September 2005, the most convenient way of getting there was to fly with American Airlines, which offers a nonstop service from Manchester, UK, where I live. Booking is easiest via the American Airlines online website, which offers the most competitive…Read More


What To Do In 2-3 Days in Boston

Written by coolspot on 26 Apr, 2005

(Okay, this may sound like a lot, but downtown Boston is pretty small, and you can walk from one end to the other in a couple of hours.) A lot of people skip the end of the Freedom Trail that goes to Charlestown, but I think that's the…Read More


Shoppin' it up Boston-style

Written by bebetx03 on 25 Jul, 2005

If you love shopping, Boston is the city for you. There are many distinctive areas where your credit cards won't get tired. Plus, this is a sales-tax free city with individual items less than $100. One of my favorite areas was Newbury Street. Although this can…Read More


Nightlife and Shopping

Written by lola akinsiku on 12 Jan, 2005

After a commute from hell, a stop over in Connecticut, and a lengthy amount of time spent in line, it’s already 15 minutes before midnight and I am without my promised complimentary champagne. Despite all of this, New Year’s Eve in Boston Massachusetts far exceeds…Read More


I love Fenway

Written by soxgal5 on 09 Sep, 2004

Its 92 years old. It’s the oldest ballpark in the Major Leagues. It’s Fenway Park: the best place in the world to watch a baseball game. Even if you are not a baseball fan I encourage you to go if for nothing…Read More


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Fenway, my way

Written by soxgal5 on 09 Sep, 2004

Fenway holds a special place in the hearts of many. If you’ve never been before, I think it’s important to get there early in order to soak up as much of the atmosphere as you possibly can. Start by arriving to…Read More


Neighborhoods of Boston Metro

Written by ShannonBrooke on 27 Jul, 2003

A traveller can have fun exploring our neighborhoods, and also it may help them to choose a hotel near things that interests them. I will do a brief overview of some of the Boston neighborhoods, based on the T-stop you use to get there. …Read More


Make Way for Ducklings: A Visit to the Boston Public Gardens

Written by ShannonBrooke on 18 Aug, 2003

The Boston Public Gardens has been a budget traveller's activity since it was established in 1837, the first public botanical garden in the US. The park consists of 24 acres bound by Arlington, Boylston, Charles and Beacon Streets, and is nearby the Boston…Read More


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