Founded in 1630, Boston - the capital of Massachusetts - is one of the oldest and most culturally rich cities in the USA. Renowned for its sophisticated cultural attractions, champion sports facilities, superb shops and world class educational institution, this cosmopolitan city has something for everyone.
From Cheers to Chowder, Boston Red Sox to the Freedom Trail, this modern metropolis is easy to get around either by foot or the public transport system. Discover the historic neighbourhoods by following The Freedom Trail, a well-preserved pedestrian pathway that weaves in and out of historic neighbourhoods, from Boston Common and Public Garden to the opulent gold-domed State House, Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. With activities ranging from tours and museum visits to encounters with marine life, you may find yourself short on time but not on options.
The more culturally inclined will not want to miss the city's world-class museums, theatres and music venues, including the John F. Kennedy Library and the Museum of Fine Arts. Just across the river, the city of Cambridge is home to Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the U.S.S. Constitution.
Boston is also one of the most child-friendly cities in the USA. With wide-open parks where kids can run and play and the abundance of hands-on museums, Aquarium and learning experiences, it's nearly impossible for kids to be bored in this bustling city.
Things to do
The Midtown Hotel is a classic hotel with good amenities and a great central location, close to the excellent shopping district of Back Bay.
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Top tips for visiting Boston
• Boston has the shortest transatlantic flight into mainland USA at around 7.5 hours
2. Getting around
• Boston is a walking city (no need to hire a car as parking is astronomical)
• There is no sales tax on clothes under US$175 and only a 6.25% sales tax otherwise.
• Boston has four distinct seasons and is truly a year-round destination.
Summer (Late June, July, August)
• Night-time air is sometimes cooler in the northern mountainous and coastal regions — bring a sweatshirt!
Fall (Sept through to early Nov)
• Average temperature: 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit (7-10 degrees Celsius)
• Fall air is crisp and cool. This is great travelling weather.
Winter (mid-Nov through to the end of March)
• Average temperature: 25 degrees Fahrenheit (-3 Celsius)
• Snowfall: Southern New England snowfall averages around 35 inches per year while the upper mountainous regions often receive over 100 inches annually – to the delight of skiers and snowboarders.
Spring (April, May and early June)
• Temperatures: 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit (4 - 15.5 degrees Celsius)
• Bring a jacket, just in case.
• New England’s principal gateway is Boston, Massachusetts, the region’s largest city. Three major airlines operate direct scheduled flights from the UK into Boston’s Logan International Airport, situated just a stone’s throw away from the city centre. The airport is located in the heart of New England’s interstate highway network linking Boston to every corner of the region.