City Breaks to Boston for 2016/2017
American cities aren't places which hide their lights under a bushel with their taglines, and Boston's – 'the Hub of the Solar System' – certainly gives you some idea of the grandeur that awaits you on a city break here.
After a handful of English colonists sailed into Massachusetts Bay in 1624, the city became a hotbed of resistance to colonial rule. Thankfully, though, British visitors are today welcomed with open arms.
The city's downtown districts boast The Freedom Trail, cutting through many of its diverse neighbourhoods - each bustling with activity which you can easily get swept up in on a Boston city break.
Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market will satisfy the hungriest shopaholic, while history buffs shouldn't miss seeing the Old State House - and especially its balcony, from where the American declaration of independence was first read.
On a city break in Boston, you can also see the first Chinatown district established in America, and head across river to visit Cambridge - home to Harvard University as well as lots of trendy shops and the highest concentration of bookstores anywhere in the world.
Also not to be missed is a wander around the city's North End district, lying right at the tip of the peninsula on which Boston stands. It's home to a massive variety of small businesses - especially traditional delis, cafes, bakeries and grocery stores which hark back to the heyday of such shops in the UK.
Boston city breaks bring to life a multitude of classic American movies and TV shows, and for anyone looking for the roots of modern America, they can be found here. Book your break now, and look forward to seeing a city that offers a much more cosmopolitan diet than most other American destinations.
Booking Ahead – Boston City Breaks 2017/2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Boston city breaks in 2017/2018.
Booking ahead for your 2017 / 2018 holiday to Boston has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book an all-inclusive Boston holiday for next year and save money now.
Boston - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Boston easily attracts over 20 million visitors each year and is a modern, progressive city. Whether you love culture, history, sports or food, holidays in Boston have something for everyone. Boston is home to excellent museums, scenic parks and delicious American cuisine.
Ideal Time to Go: Boston is known to have a temperate climate which means you can expect great weather whenever you book a city break to Boston. If you want to get the most out of Boston’s sunshine, then you should book a holiday to Boston around July/August. These are the hottest months and provide consistently warm weather.
For those who are looking for cheaper city breaks to Boston, then we recommend booking cheap holidays to Boston around May to June or September to October. These months are just outside of the high season, which means you can expect warm weather with fewer tourists to contend with. You can also expect the hotel rates to drop which means you can save money.
Weather: Boston’s temperate climate provides consistent sunshine throughout the year. The hottest months are July and August with temperatures rising up to 28°C, whereas the coldest months are January and February with temperatures dropping to -6°C. Flight Time: Direct flights to Boston from the UK can take around 7 hours with connecting flights taking longer.
Time Difference: Boston is 5 hours behind the UK time.
Currency: US Dollar ($)
Fun Fact: The first American subway was built in Boston back in 1897.
Top Tip: If you plan on visiting multiple museums, then we recommend booking City Passes. These give you access to the major attractions in Boston at a cheaper price.
Places to Visit on your Boston City Break
Boston is brimming with history and culture which is waiting to be explored. Here are a few recommended places to visit during your city break in Boston.
- Freedom Trail – this 2.5 mile long path passes the 16 significant locations to the history of America. If you love historical attractions and culture, you definitely cannot miss out on this opportunity.
- New England Aquarium – this giant aquarium attracts over 1.3 million visitors per year. This fascinating aquarium also features the New England Whale Watch building and an IMAX theatre. This is the ideal attraction for families.
- Museum of Fine Arts – Boston is home to the 4th largest museum in the USA which attracts over 1 million visitors per year. With an impressive collection of over 450,000 master pieces, this is one of the most meticulous collections in America.
How to Get There
Direct flights and connecting flights to Boston are available all-year round due to the popularity of the holiday destination. You can find direct flights and connecting flights to Boston from airports across the UK.