Flights to Boston arrive at Logan International Airport (BOS) which serves a huge amount of domestic and international destinations. The airport is five miles away from the city centre making it a straightforward drive. There are daily London to Boston flights which take around seven hours and 40 minutes. Once you rent a car in Boston, you can get to know this popular city a little better. It is made up of a series of boroughs and districts, each of which provide their own characteristics. Boston’s Downtown area is where you will find all the popular attractions such as the Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall while the affluent area of Back Bay is full of restaurants, bars, cafes, and the famous Fenway Park. Venture out over the Charles River to neighbouring Cambridge, where you can visit Harvard University, or take a drive to Dorchester to visit the JFK Library.
Once you check in to one of the many Boston hotels, you can embark on the many things to do in Boston. Learn about the city’s history by walking the Freedom Trail, where you follow the red brick path from the Boston Common to Charlestown. You will pass 16 significant points related to U.S. history, including Faneuil Hall. A marketplace and meeting hall since 1743, it has been the scene of speeches by famous Bostonians such as Samuel Adams and James Otis, who advocated for independence from Great Britain. If you want to indulge in a spot of culture then head to the Museum of Fine Arts and wander through thousands of exhibits. All anyone in Boston will want to know is if you have been to Fenway Park. This iconic baseball stadium has been home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912, one of the most successful teams in MLB, and is a special sight on gameday.
Massachusetts’ first governor, John Winthrop, once described Boston as a 'shining city on the hill' and it is somewhere that has been ever-present throughout the history of the US. Boston, considered the birthplace of American liberty, was the scene of battles during the Revolutionary War. The city is also known for its vast population descended from Irish immigrants. Every step you take in Boston, you will find another piece of history while the distinct accent and welcoming nature of the locals make for a unique visit. You won’t find any more fanatical sports fans in the U.S. than in Boston. If you're there in season, be sure to take in a Red Sox or New England Patriots game. The Boston Marathon, meanwhile, is one of the most famous races in the world. Given Boston’s location on the East Coast of the U.S., it endures freezing cold temperatures in the winter while enjoying warm summers. Visit in the autumn, however, and see Massachusetts bathed in a multi-colour of fallen leaves.
Driving in this city is an experience and once you rent a car in Boston you will discover why. It is an in-joke among people on the East Coast about navigating the roads of Massachusetts’ busiest cities. Unlike New York, Boston does not have a grid-style layout and you have to watch out for pedestrians who are liable to walk out. You are likely to encounter the famous Bostonian driving skills so take extra care as some drivers are a little impatient. Like a lot of major cities, Boston is becoming increasingly bike-friendly, so be aware of cyclists. Rush hours are extremely busy and tend to start around 4pm on weekdays and last until around 7pm. This is also similar to when the Patriots or Red Sox are at home.