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Boston

Boston shines as Massachusetts’ revolutionary capital, from Harvard to the Freedom Trail.

Home to more than 6 million people, Boston dates back to 1630 and is one of the United States’ oldest cities. Boston has a very interesting history, and a number of important battles were fought here during the American Revolution. Although big, the city has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with many traditional Irish pubs, international restaurants and enough art and culture to keep visitors coming back for more.

In total, there are 21 neighbourhoods in Boston, each with its own unique personality and style. The skyscraper-filled Financial District is also home to the impressive New England Aquarium. Many young professionals and families live in South Boston, while the city’s richest residents live in wealthy Beacon Hill. Jamaica Plain is probably the most fashionable and stylish neighbourhood, and in elegant Back Bay, you can enjoy the classic Brownstone buildings that the city is famous for. The area of Fenway is where you will find Fenway Park, the stadium of the Red Sox baseball team. Boston Common dates back to 1634 and is the oldest city park in the USA. It is the perfect place to take a walk, ride the famous swan boat, or perhaps visit the graves of soldiers from the American Revolution.

Boston’s layout is different to that of other American cities. Where many US cities use an easy-to-navigate grid system (like in New York for example), the streets of Boston are more European in style, with plenty of narrow and winding alleys. This makes it a really enjoyable city to walk around, as you never know what you may find round the next corner! It’s great fun to go for a long walk on Boston Common, especially along the 4-kilometre long Freedom Trail. This walk takes you past many different sites that are important to the American Revolution (such as the USS Constitution Museum and the Paul Revere House) and finally finishes up at Faneuil Hall marketplace. The marketplace is vibrant and colourful and filled with plenty of shops, restaurants, galleries and street performance artists who spend their days entertaining the crowds.

You can enjoy many different types of food as you dive into Boston’s great restaurant scene. There are many diverse cuisines thanks to the influence of the ethnic groups that have made Boston their home over the last century. These include authentic Italian, Chinese, Indian, Brazilian, Japanese and Guatemalan cuisine among others.

Boston is such a great city to visit because so many of its top sights and attractions are within easy walking distance. For journeys further afield, visitors can use the efficient public transport system, which includes the bus and the subway, also known as the T.

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Where to stay in Boston

Downtown Boston featuring night scenes and a city as well as a small group of people

Downtown Boston

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Known for its must-see aquarium and captivating waterfront views, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Boston. Check out top attractions like Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, and jump on the metro at State St. Station or Government Center Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Boston
Back Bay showing a city

Back Bay

Travelers love Back Bay for its popular shops, and you can see more of Boston by jumping on the metro at Copley Station or Prudential Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Prudential Tower and Copley Place.

Back Bay
Seaport District which includes a river or creek, a skyscraper and a city

Seaport District

A noteworthy feature of Seaport District is its captivating waterfront views. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Boston Children's Museum and Black Falcon Cruise Terminal.

Seaport District
Beacon Hill which includes landscape views

Beacon Hill

Historic sites, shopping, and restaurants are just a few things travelers like about Beacon Hill. Sights like The Freedom Trail and Downtown Crossing are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Boston area at Charles-MGH Station.

Beacon Hill
East Boston which includes sailing, a city and a river or creek

East Boston

Travelers choose East Boston for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Wood Island Station or Airport Station and check out top sights like East Boston Memorial Stadium.

East Boston
Theatre District featuring a city, city views and signage

Theatre District

Visitors often come to Theatre District for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like The Freedom Trail and Boch Center. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you catch a ride at Chinatown Station.

Theatre District

Top hotels in Boston

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Bostonian Boston
The Bostonian Boston
4 out of 5
The price is P6,296 per night

Located in Downtown Boston, this romantic hotel is steps away from Faneuil Hall Marketplace, The Freedom Trail and Quincy Market. Boston Harbor and Paul Revere ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,862 reviews)

"Hotel was awesome! Parking was kind of inconvenient/expensive but worked out after we figured it out."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

The Bostonian Boston
Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
4 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is P7,534 per night

Located in Back Bay, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newbury Street, Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. Copley Place and Hynes Convention ...

4.1/5Very Good! (7,227 reviews)

"TV did not work reliably. Technician unable to fix. Too late in the eve to bother asking for a room change and none was offered."…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Boston Park Plaza
Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington
Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington
4 out of 5
The price is P4,856 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Burlington Mall and within 9 miles (15 km) of Tufts University and Woburn Mall. Bentley ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (1,293 reviews)

"Love staying here often. Feels like a luxurious hotel room. Bed is super comfy and the studio rooms are awesome."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington

Popular places to visit in Boston

Fenway Park
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Fenway Park

Catch a game or take a tour at one of America’s most historic and beloved ballparks.

Harvard University
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Harvard University

Walk in the footsteps of presidents and Nobel laureates at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States.

Boston Common
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Boston Common

The oldest public park in the United States, Boston Common is the ideal place to relax, unwind and soak up some history.

New England Aquarium
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New England Aquarium

From sea lions to sharks, this modern aquarium on Boston’s waterfront brings the ocean world to your fingertips. 

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
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Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Explore treasures from ancient times to the masterpieces of tomorrow at this eclectic museum.

Copley Square
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Copley Square

Explore some of Boston’s finest buildings, educational and arts institutions, and shopping, or simply find a patch of grass and relax.

Top things to do in Boston

Go Boston All-Inclusive: 45+ Attractions & Tours on 1 Pass
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Go Boston All-Inclusive: 45+ Attractions & Tours on 1 Pass

P3,263
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

P2,356
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Boston Duck Tours: Land and Sea
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Boston Duck Tours: Land and Sea

P2,532
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Whale-Watching Cruise in Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary
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Whale-Watching Cruise in Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary

P2,899
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Tickets
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Tickets

P1,494
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Boston to Woods Hole & Martha's Vineyard Ferry Private Chauffeur Service
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Boston to Woods Hole & Martha's Vineyard Ferry Private Chauffeur Service

P3,305
Per adult

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