As one of the most historic and influential city in the United States, over 16 million visitors a year visit Boston. Accommodation here is therefore not challenging to find, and for the best deals, simply browse our site.
This city is highly diverse and rich in culture, having several museums, historical sites and a myriad of live performances that attract and entertain visitors on a daily basis. One of the main traits this city has is being a well-known education hub and housing famed universities like Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Things to see in Boston
The array of museums is something visitors are encouraged to explore, and if time is a constraint, then try to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Bostons’s largest and most comprehensive art museum. Here you can find the largest collection of Monet paintings outside Paris, the largest collection of Japanese art outside of Japan and impressive collections of Egyptian, ancient Greek and Roman art. Visitors here will probably feel more cultured and learned after a couple of hours.
Find out about the regular live performances here by browsing free publications like the Weekly Dig and The Phoenix newspaper, all found in free newspaper vending boxes. Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market are two of Boston’s oldest marketplaces, and contain a huge variety of shops and eateries. There are also street performers to keep you entertained while you enjoy coffee, pastries, sushi, lobster and lobster rolls at any of the food stalls.
Hotels in Boston
In Boston, the hotel scene is highly developed and caters to visitors with all sorts of budgets and preferences. There are a wide array of options within each district, including budget, mid-range and luxurious hotels. Other options include hostels and motels, all well-equipped for comfortable and even unique experiences, depending on the amenities. Several hotels are situated close to major attractions, and getting around is relatively easy with the public transport system.
Where to stay
The hub of tourist activity lies within Downtown area, providing visitors with easy access to most of Boston’s attractions like Faneuil Hall, Boston Public Gardens, Boston Common and the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile redbrick walking trail that goes through 16 of Boston’s most historic sites, which includes churches, museums, burial grounds and historic ships. Accommodation options here are plenty and conveniently located near attractions.
Fancy a peek at the more upscale neighborhood in Boston? Then the Back Bay district will be a good choice to stay, at least for a couple of nights. You can start from the Public Garden and take a stroll up Newbury Street, where the shops will gradually change from high end to more Bohemian. After a quick retail therapy fix, the several bars and restaurants along Boylston Street might provide a great place to rest and relax before visiting other nearby attractions. Lodging here does include budget and mid-range, despite being a high-end neighborhood.
How to get to Boston
The main gateway by air is Boston Logan International Airport, just a few kilometers from downtown area. Domestic flights are also served here. The MBTA Blue Line and Silver Line connects Logan Airport to South Station. If you’re taking train, Boston has three intercity rail stations that serve both Amtrak and MBTA commuter rail trains. For those travelling by car, there are two major highways entering Boston, I-93 and I-90.