Boston, Massachusetts, ranks among one of the best city breaks in the USA, ideal for a short getaway or as part of a longer vacation.
The city is steeped in history – and let’s be honest, not everywhere in the US can make the same claim. But history enthusiasts and those looking to delve a little deeper into Boston’s backstory will find a wealth of fascinating sights while in town.
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The Freedom Trail is the perfect place to start exploring. This two-and-a-half-mile street takes in a number of historically significant buildings, monuments and landmarks, including Park Street Church, the Massachusetts State House, Boston Green and 13 others.
Boston holidays also must include a visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. The floating museum is a great way to engage the kids in an event which changed the course of American history. With live actors, interactive exhibits and a multi-sensory documentary, it’s the perfect activity for family holidays in Boston.
Elsewhere, the Museum of Science and Samuel Adams Brewery also make for great ways to spend an afternoon.
Sports fans can head to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. The regular baseball season runs from around late March to late September, while post-season games can continue until early November.
If you’re looking for a spot of relaxation during holidays in Boston, the gorgeous Boston Public Garden provides tranquility in the heart of the city, with statues, monuments and a lake to wander around. It’s also located right next to Boston Common, the oldest public park in the entire USA.
Other than significant moments in history, Boston is also famed for its east coast cuisine – most notably clam chowder and lobster. You’ll find plenty of local restaurants at which to sample the delicious seafood, so be sure to add this to the agenda.
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