Boston

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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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Where to stay in Boston

Hampton Inn Boston - Logan Airport
Hampton Inn Boston - Logan Airport
2.5 out of 5
230 Lee Burbank Hwy, Revere, MA
The price is £76 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of TD Garden, New England Aquarium and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Boston Common and Boston Convention ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,405 reviews)
"I wish the water was hotter"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2021

Hampton Inn Boston - Logan Airport
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
3.5 out of 5
207 Porter St, Boston, MA
The price is £79 per night from 24 Dec to 24 Dec
Located in East Boston, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Long Wharf. Boston Harbor and TD Garden are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,032 reviews)
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Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport
Encore Boston Harbor
Encore Boston Harbor
5 out of 5
1 Broadway, Everett, MA
The price is £260 per night from 5 Dec to 5 Dec
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Encore Boston Harbor, The Freedom Trail, and Assembly Row. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,500 reviews)
"It’s incredible"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2021

Encore Boston Harbor
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
3 out of 5
145 Beech St, Chelsea, MA
The price is £99 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Situated in Chelsea, this aparthotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Encore Boston Harbor, and within 6 mi (10 km) of TD Garden and USS Constitution Museum. Faneuil ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,186 reviews)
"Great stay. Highly recommend it to anyone who visits Boston."

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport District
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport District
3 out of 5
670 Summer Street, Boston, MA
The price is £122 per night from 25 Dec to 25 Dec
Located in Seaport District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion and Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. Boston Convention and ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (74 reviews)
"I loved it"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Seaport District
Homewood Suites by Hilton Needham Boston
Homewood Suites by Hilton Needham Boston
3 out of 5
200 First Avenue, Needham, MA
The price is £121 per night from 21 Dec to 21 Dec
Situated in Needham, this aparthotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Boston College, Babson College and Wellesley College. St. Elizabeth's Medical Center and Alumni ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (554 reviews)
"Very clean"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Needham Boston
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