City Breaks to Boston
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.