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Boston, Massachusetts is an iconic US city renowned for its pivotal role in American history, and visiting here means taking a step back in time and uncovering the country’s rich past at famous landmarks. Boston also has a thriving cultural scene with world-class museums, theatres, and galleries to explore.

The city is nicknamed as the Athens of America due to its concentration of prestigious universities and colleges, such as Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both of which offer guided tours and access to their renowned libraries and museums.

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Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor

101 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128, United States

Room Only 5 Nights
From £1179 per person View Offer

Local Information & Travel Tips


Navigate the city easily with Boston's efficient public transportation system, including the subway (known as the "T") and buses operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Alternatively, explore the city on foot or by bicycle, with numerous bike-sharing programs available.

Visa Requirements

To travel to the United States of America, British citizens need a valid passport and a visa or ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation). You can apply for a visa with Brightsun. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s USA travel advice.

Plug Types

Boston, like the rest of the United States, typically uses Type A and Type B electrical outlets with a standard voltage of 120V. Consider bringing a universal adapter if your devices use a different plug type.

Safety Tips

While Boston is generally a safe city for tourists, it's advisable to stay alert and aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas and tourist spots. Keep your belongings secure and avoid displaying valuable items openly.

Local Culture, Traditions, and Customs

Respect local customs and cultural norms during your visit to Boston. The city is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, so be courteous and polite to locals. Remember to queue patiently and tip service staff appropriately, as tipping is customary in the United States (typically around 20% of the bill).


Follow basic etiquette guidelines when interacting with locals, such as greeting people with a smile and a handshake, addressing them by their title and last name unless given permission to use their first name, and refraining from loud or disruptive behaviour in public spaces.

Things to Do and See in Boston

Best Beaches

While Boston itself doesn't have beaches, nearby destinations like Cape Cod and the North Shore offer pristine sandy shores for sunbathing and water activities.

Must-Visit Attractions

Explore iconic landmarks such as the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Common, Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team), and the USS Constitution Museum.

Places to See

Don't miss the breathtaking views from the Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center, the tranquil beauty of the Public Garden, and the historic charm of Beacon Hill.

Local Cuisine & Dining

Indulge in Boston's culinary scene with a taste of New England seafood, clam chowder, lobster rolls, and iconic dishes at renowned restaurants like Legal Sea Foods and Neptune Oyster.

Shopping & Souvenirs

Browse through bustling districts like Newbury Street and Quincy Market for unique finds, local crafts, and souvenirs to take home.

Local Festivals, Holidays & Events

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of events like the Boston Marathon, Boston Harborfest, and the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Fourth of July.

Nightlife & Entertainment

Discover the city's lively nightlife with trendy bars and live music venues dotted all over Boston, as well as theatres showcasing Broadway shows and performances at the Boston Opera House.

Family-Friendly Activities

Families can plan for fun-filled days at the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science, and the Franklin Park Zoo.

Unique Experiences

Walk along the Charles River Esplanade, take a duck boat tour, explore the historic neighbourhoods of Charlestown and the North End, or embark on a whale-watching excursion from the city's harbour.

Nearby Attractions

Explore the historic towns of Salem and Plymouth, or take a day trip to the picturesque Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod for scenic landscapes and charming seaside villages.

Weather in Boston

Boston experiences a diverse range of weather throughout the year, with distinct seasonal changes adding to the city's charm.

Hottest Months

The hottest months in Boston typically occur during the summer, from June to August. During this time, temperatures can soar, with average highs ranging around 24-28°C. Humidity levels can also be high, especially in July and August.

Coldest Months

Winters in Boston are cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping below freezing. The coldest months are typically December, January, and February, with average lows of around -6 to -1°C. Snowfall is common during these months, creating a picturesque winter wonderland in the city.

Wettest Months

Boston experiences precipitation throughout the year, but the wettest months are usually from November to April. During this period, rain showers are frequent, and snowfall can occur, especially in the earlier months. Be prepared for rain and occasional snowstorms if you're visiting Boston during these months.

Best Time to Visit Boston

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) offer mild and pleasant weather in Boston. Temperatures during these seasons are comfortable, with crisp mornings and cool evenings. Springtime brings blooming flowers and budding trees, while fall foliage paints the city in vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow.

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