Boston, famous for the Boston tea party and as the capital of New England, is a wonderful city to visit at any time of year but if you had to choose New England, the fall (autumn to us Brits) is the time to really see Boston in all its glory. As one of America’s oldest cities it has a very European feel about it. The old brownstone house are plucked right out of the 18th century

Although a relatively small city by American standards there are a few distinctive locations where visitors may choose to stay. The Back bay area with hotels like the Hilton Boston Back Bay and the Back Bay Hotel, once a former police station, are ideal for those that wish to be near some of the best seafood restaurants on the east coast. If you want a central location then Copley square has the Fairmont Copley Plaza and the Copley Square Hotel, from here it is a short walk to enjoy a drink with the regulars at the Bull and Finch pub where everyone will know your name;  more famously known as the bar from the famous Cheers TV series.

A city break to Boston however has many sights to explore and with a wide variety of Boston hotels to stay in there is plenty to choose from. Below is a selection of some of the great sights to see in this laid back picturesque city.

  • Visit the Boston Aquarium, especially great if you’re on a family holiday with the kids.
  • Walk through Boston common, the centre of the city, and once at the other side why not stop for a drink in the bull and finch pub, the original cheers pub
  • Visit the world famous Harvard university, the academic jewel in America’s crown
  • Take a look at the tall ships from the Boston tea party, a turning point of American history
  • Explore further afield and visit Salem, the famous home to the witches
  • Have a lobster meal with clam chowder, a New England specialty – a visit to Boston is not complete without seeing why.

raw Boston lobster plate

Boston is also easily accessible from New York  via train, with Amtrak train services running multiple times an hour and with a train ride of as little as 3 hours you could easily combine a Boston Holiday with a New York holiday and make  your trip a twin centre holiday

A  Holiday to Boston is a great and more laid back option to a New York Holiday for those wanting east coast excitement.