Massachusetts’ capital city is a haven of history, arts and culture. Home to the American Revolution, Boston is packed with historic sites, while modern developments mean there are plenty of great cafés, parks and museums to discover. With so many great flight and bus fares to the city, there’s never been a better time to visit Boston – join us as we explore our destination of the week!
Travel To Boston
All prices are for round trip fares traveling by bus or plane, found on liligo.com on May 18 2017
- Population: 670,000
- Annual rainfall: 43″
- Best time to go: Head to Boston between June and October to experience the city at its best, Boston is a hub of activity during the summer months as the city comes alive with outdoor activities and, while it’s high season in the city – meaning more crowds and higher prices – the abundance of al fresco fun makes it worth the trip. Meanwhile, during early fall Boston is painted with those famous New England fall colors – reds, oranges and yellows adorn the city’s trees while the milder temperatures make it easy to explore by foot.
Things To See And Do In Boston
Walk The Freedom Trail
Running for 2.5 miles through downton Boston, The Freedom Trail is a must-see sight in the city. Boston is packed with historic sites, and the Freedom Trail allows visitors to see a large number of them along one handy route. For an insight into the history of the American Revolution, walk the full length of the trail to visit museums, churches and parks such as the Boston Common, the Old South Meeting House and the USS Constitution. Whether you want to explore the entire trail or just a part of it, it’s a great way to spend a day learning about the history of modern America.
During the summer months, Boston is best lived outdoors. Sidewalk cafés fill the city providing the perfect opportunity to relax under the sun with a coffee; open air concerts can be enjoyed almost every day; while open air markets such as the SoWa Open Market and Greenway Open Market are great ways to spend a weekend.
Home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is the place in Boston to catch a baseball game. Opened in 1912, the park is a historic site known around the world and Bostonians are rightly proud of their iconic ball park. Whether you’re a baseball fan or not, a visit to the park is a great activity to put on your Boston bucketlist. Book tickets well in advance if you want to catch a game, or take a guided tour of the park during the day.
Explore Boston’s Museums
Boston is home to plenty of great museums, with everything from art to science covered. The architecturally stunning Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses an excellent collection of Italian art; the Museum of Fine Arts features works by Renoir, Van Gogh, Winslow Homer and many more; the Institute of Contemporary Art is a waterfront building offering a collection of works from modern artists.
Away from the arts world, the Museum of Science features planetarium and IMAX shows; the Boston Children’s Museum makes for a great family activity; and the Harvard Museum of Natural History showcases pieces from the University’s collections as well as multimedia exhibitions and more.