Holidays to Boston
Enjoy the sights and sounds of historic Boston this winter. Visit the world-renowned Harvard, cheer on the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, and take a tour of the world-famous Samuel Adam's Brewery.
One of the oldest cities in the United States, having been founded in 1630, you’ll find that there’s plenty of fascinating historical sights to explore on your cheap Boston holiday.
Old Times in New England
Walk along the Freedom Trail, a two and a half mile trek through the city that stops by some of the most important buildings in the shaping of American history. Starting in Boston Common, you’ll visit such places as the Paul Revere House which is now a museum, the warship USS Constitution, used to fight the British Navy, before finishing at the Bunk Hill Monument. While here, climb the monument’s 200 steps to see a breath-taking panoramic view over the city.
Harbour Bay Days
Sitting on the scenic Massachusetts Bay, gateway to the Atlantic Ocean, Boston has had strong nautical ties throughout its history. For a fun day out for the whole family on your cheap Boston holiday, head to P&G GilletteFort Point Pier. You can rent a boat and launch into the harbour for kayaking, canoe and sailing.
Have a Boston Tea Party
Keeping with the maritime theme, make sure to try some of the local delicacies, including the area’s famous crabs and lobsters. Order some east coast oysters and clam chowder from Neptune Oyster, foundon Salem Street. Or for a sweet treat, make sure to try one of the freshly made delights at Maria’s Pastry Shop; the cannolis were recently voted the best in the city. And if you really want to indulge yourself, book a table at East Coast Grill, where you can dine on tuna tacos, buffalo fried shrimp and, if seafood’s not your thing, order from an extensive BBQ menu.
The Museum of Fine Arts is Boston’s largest art museum and has a huge collection of nearly half a million items, spanning everything from Egyptian sarcophagi to works by Van Gogh. Scenically placed upon a pier the Institute of Contemporary Art is just as renowned for its striking architecture as it is for its exhibitions.If you want to see some local talent at work, visit the Boston Open Studios, where you can purchase work while talking to the artist at the same time.