Boston is a vibrant and sophisticated city, combined with characteristic New England charm. The capital of Massachusetts is packed with attractions, with Boston holidays attracting over twelve million visitors every year. It has a thriving cultural and entertainment scene and charming architecture and quaint squares. Ideally, most sights are accessible by foot. In fact, there are self guided walking tours which offer a great way to view the city, past and present.
There is an eclectic mix of diverse neighbourhoods to visit on holiday to Boston, each with its own personality, from the North Ends’ Little Italy with its fantastic selection of trattorias to the exclusive Back Bay and the historic Beacon Hill.
Things to do
There are a range of sights to see in beautiful Boston. You can walk the freedom trail which guides you through the history of the American Revolution via a series of historic sites that include museums, churches, a ship, meeting houses, burial grounds and parks.
Climb Beacon Hill to visit the 18th century Massachusetts State House with its landmark golden dome. The Bunker Hill Monument is the scene of a key battle in the War of Independence. A three hundred step spiral staircase offers superb views of the city.
There are also nature attractions to be seen. The amazing waterfront New England Aquarium features more than six hundred different species. Among the hightlights are the penguins and the four storey Giant Ocean Tank where sharks, sea turtles and rays populate a Caribbean coral reef environment. Be prepared to be amazed.
As you would expect from a large bustling city, Boston provides excellent opportunities for shopping, from large malls and discount shops to small one off boutiques. ShoppingBoston is an event in itself. There are the upscale boutiques of Newbury Street, Copley Place and the Shops at Prudential Centre in the Back Bay. Across the Charles River, there’s Harvard Square and Cambridge side Galleria.
Boston is known for its diverse Nightlife and cultural offerings, such as the symphony orchestra and the ballet. Throughout the year there are various exciting events, theatre productions and an array of bars and clubs to dance away the night.
As Boston is the largest city in the state of Massachusetts, there is a huge choice of restaurants to try on a holiday in Boston, offering everything from unpretentious New England fare to high-end gourmet cuisine.
The cuisine in Boston is quite diverse. Boston is also home to a wide array of restaurants that offer the highest quality cuisine available. Some of the different cuisine types include Italian, American, Seafood, Japanese, and even Steakhouses. No matter what you are in the mood to eat, you will have no problem finding something delicious while dining in Boston.
If you are in the mood for fine Italian cuisine and a romantic evening, the Northend Pomodoro is a great place to stop. The Pomodoro is known for its romantic setting. This is an ideal place to take your significant other for a romantic date. The Pomodoro offers large portioned dishes of some of the most favorite Italian dishes such as Lasagna, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Fettuccine Alfredo. Even if you enter this restaurant hungry, you will surely leave feeling completely full.
There is no shortage of steakhouses in the Boston area. Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse is perhaps one of the most popular steakhouses in the Boston area. Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse serves only the most prime USDA steaks with side dishes such as broccoli, carrots, potatoes, and even hash browns. For those that do not enjoy a delicious steak, the steakhouse also offers seafood and poultry dishes. There is something for everyone to enjoy on this menu. It truly does not matter what you choose to eat while dining in Boston, you will surely be pleased.