Boston can be found on the east coast of America, north east of New York and south of Portland, Maine.
With such a prime position perhaps it isn’t surprising that it has so much to offer. As such you won’t want to waste any time getting acquainted with the best sights and sounds of a city that was the home to the Boston Tea Party just over two hundred years ago.
Of course one of the best ways to get around town is on foot. And that is how you will need to travel to get the best out of the Freedom Trail – one of the most famous activities you can try in Boston.
The Freedom Trail is two and a half miles long, and it is far more than just a relaxing walk through the streets of Boston. It is the best history lesson you will ever have, and takes in a total of sixteen historic locations. Many people say it is the best way to start any holiday in Boston, as you will appreciate the city you are staying in far more once you have walked this route.
Even though Boston is close to the coast, you may not immediately associate it with swimming – unless you visit a public pool of course. But another way to get some exercise during your stay is to try out a rooftop pool or two. This won’t get you around the city, but it will get you some fantastic views and the chance to swim somewhere unique. Try the Colonnade Hotel for starters, and explore some other venues if you have the time.
One sight that many visitors head for is the Charles River. You can get great views from either bank, but the best way to travel to it – and on it – is to take a Duck Tour.
This is definitely one of the best ways to explore the city as well as the river that runs through it. The vehicle takes you on a guided tour of the best places in Boston, before exchanging the road for the river and taking you on a boat tour as well.
Many people agree that this is a good way to kick off any tour of Boston. You can view the best attractions and venues from the Duck Boat before heading there on foot for a closer look.
But regardless of whether you get around on foot, by boat, by car or even by bike, you will find that staying in one of the many Boston hotels available puts you right in the middle of the action. No matter where you want to go during your stay, you’ll have a great base to explore from.