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Boston’s crucial role in America’s story continues to lure visitors every year. Enjoy an
electric array of performing arts, shop in chic boutiques and high end malls and discover the true essence of Boston.

Home to a long list of historical sites, modern-day Boston is also known around the globe as a centre of high-tech innovation and highbrow culture, with dozens of world-class museums and colleges. It is also a prominent port city, with fabulous seafood restaurants, a harbour full of islands and a freshly-energised waterfront as the result of a huge project to move old elevated highways underground.

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Top 5 things to do in Boston

Freedom Trail - If you’re in Boston for history, you need to follow this 2.5 mile-long path around the downtown district. It passes by 16 points of interest that were crucial to the development of the USA.
Museum of Fine Arts - The MFA boasts one of the most comprehensive art collections in the world with 500,000 pieces on display. Artistic styles include Egyptian, Contemporary Art, European, Asian, and African.
Boston Public Garden - This picturesque and historical garden is home to several statues of important historical figures and events, such as Boston philanthropist George Robert White and Charles Sumner, a Senator from Massachusetts during the Civil War era.
Boston Harbour - A natural harbour home to numerous small islands, hop on one of the regular day-cruises to explore.
New England Aquarium - Its stand-out feature is the Giant Ocean Tank, which mimics the ecosystem of the Caribbean Sea, hosts bonnethead sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and moray eels. There’s also a walkway that spirals down allowing 360 degree views of the tank.

Boston Holiday Highlights

Boston CityPASS

Adult: £48 Child:(6-12 yrs) £38

The Boston CityPASS gives you access to 4 must-see Boston attractions at one incredible price!

And with nine days to use all of the CityPASS tickets and no waiting in queues, it is perfect for a weekend break or week away! Your Ticket Booklet is valid for 9 days from first use and includes all you need: One-time admission tickets, detailed attraction information, coupons and a map.

Boston CityPASS Admissions:

  • New England Aquarium
  • Museum of Science
  • Skywalk Observatory

You also have the choice between:

  • Boston Harbor Cruises OR Harvard Museum of Natural History

Plus: Save time with easy access at most attractions. Once you have your CityPASS booklet, skip the ticket line and head straight for the entrance.

Please Note: You do not need to decide at the time of purchase which of the two attractions (eg. Boston Harbor Cruises) you want to visit but can make up your mind as you go!

Hard Rock Cafe Boston

Adult: £21 Child:(6-12 yrs) £21

After 18 years of rocking Copley Square, the Hard Rock Cafe Boston opened its doors in the vibrant Faneuil Hall area at 22-24 Clinton Street in 2007.

Our venue is one of the city’s largest entertainment destinations with more than 16,000-square feet of space including a 514-seat restaurant, our Cavern Club featuring billiards, live music and special events, and a Rock Shop offering Hard Rock’s iconic and collectible merchandise.

When to Visit

  • Jan
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  • Currency US Dollars ($)
  • Flying time from UK 10 1/2 Hours
  • Primary Language English
  • Passport & Visas Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that's valid for six months after you return to the UK.
Boston is up there with one of the coolest places I've ever visited, the problem is how much to squeeze into the time we had, which is why I was delighted to discover the self-guided Freedom Trail. This is a 2.5-mile red-lined walk that leads us through 16 historical sites and an absolute must on day 1 to get your bearings around this stunning city. I loved Boston's contrast between being a busy city, but with so many green well-preserved spaces, Boston Common being my favourite. We visited the Waterfront a few times followed by the best mac n' cheese in the nearby Quincy Market and Boston's famous fresh lobster in Legal Sea Foods. If you're a beer lover, Boston is the place for you with the craft beer industry booming. We visited two breweries; Sam Adams which is a little out of the city, but with free beers and a tour, we were glad we made the journey. Harpoon Brewery was the other where we visited before a concert at the incredible outdoor amphitheatre, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. This was a great way to see Boston's Seaport District.
Karen -Events Executive