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BostonUnited States of America

With an important place in the history of modern America, Boston will always be associated with American Freedom thanks to the city’s key role in the American Revolution.

The Boston of today remains an influential part of the East Coast, primarily thanks to its position as a higher seat of learning and reputation as one of America’s most upscale and progressive cities.

Famed for their non-rhotic accents, Bostonians are proud of their Revolutionary past and role in freeing America from British rule. With defining events such as the Boston Tea Party and Boston Massacre taking place in and around the city, it is no surprise that history still plays an important role today.

To this end, the city has a Freedom Trail – a 2.5 mile walk from the elegant to Boston Common Park to Charlestown. Marked entirely in red brick, the trail takes in 16 important sites related to America’s struggle. Including such places as Paul Revere House and the Old South Meeting House, the self-guided tour concludes at the USS Constitution – the world’s oldest military ship still afloat.

Boston is famed throughout the world as the home of Harvard University. Whilst few receive the chance to study at this prestigious school, the magnificent buildings are well worth visiting – not least to view the university’s public areas such as the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Whilst not as high in status as Harvard, Boston is home to many other esteemed seats of learning also worth visiting including Tufts University and Boston College.

As you might expect for a city famed for its intellectual prowess, museums and cultural activities are abound. Ranging from grand museums like the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Science, Boston is also home to more down to earth institutions such as Boston Children’s Museum, the New England Aquarium and Franklin Park Zoo – all perfect for family fun with an educational slant.

As a city, Boston is also renowned for its fine theatres and performing arts organisations. Based in superbly ornate theatres such as the Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston Opera House and Orpheum Theatre, visitors to the city can enjoy performances from celebrated companies such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Ballet – the perfect way to relax and drink in the culture and history of one of America’s most impressive cities.

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Hyatt Regency Boston
Hyatt Regency Boston
4 out of 5
One Avenue De Lafayette, Boston, MA
The price is £89 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov

Located in Downtown Boston, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Boston Opera House and The Freedom Trail. Boston Common and Orpheum Theater are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,776 reviews)

"Location to down town and Quincy market, clean hotel with nice staff"…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

Hyatt Regency Boston
citizenM Boston North Station
citizenM Boston North Station
4 out of 5
80-120 Causeway Street, Boston, MA
The price is £66 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov

Located in West End, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of TD Garden and The Freedom Trail. Boston Harbor and Museum of Science are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,171 reviews)

"We liked everything about the hotel. It was very ultra modern , very comfortable, clean,and everyone was helpful"…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

citizenM Boston North Station
YOTEL Boston
YOTEL Boston
3.5 out of 5
65 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA
The price is £90 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in Seaport District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Boston Harbor, Boston Children's Museum and Boston Tea Party Ship. Boston Convention and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,807 reviews)

"Clean hotel, robot was fun, loved the ambient lighting in the room and the bed was super comfy!"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

YOTEL Boston
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
3 out of 5
11 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA
The price is £74 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Burlington Mall and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Encore ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,792 reviews)

"Great property for the price! Reception was exceptional, and all our fellow guests were just as kind. 10/10"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
Staybridge Suites Boston Logan Airport - Revere
Staybridge Suites Boston Logan Airport - Revere
3 out of 5
245 REVERE BEACH PARKWAY, Revere, MA
The price is £85 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Suffolk Downs and Revere Beach. Massachusetts General Hospital and Northeastern University ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)

"Great hotel! Extremely clean and comfortable. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

Staybridge Suites Boston Logan Airport - Revere
Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
4 out of 5
8 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
The price is £140 per night from 30 Nov to 1 Dec

Located in Chinatown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Boston Opera House, The Freedom Trail and Boston Common. Emerson College and Tufts Medical ...

4.1/5Very Good! (192 reviews)

"I absolutely loved the place. From the house to the area and closeness to shopping centers. The security I checked in with initially was so kind and comforting it made the first night great. The second night however security was rude and not understanding. Still the place was great"…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug 2020

Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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