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BostonUnited States of America

Boston shines as Massachusetts’ revolutionary capital, from Harvard to the Freedom Trail. 

One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston dates back to 1630 and was the site of many key battles during the American Revolution. Today, the city is home to more than 6 million people and is known for its quintessential Irish pubs, fanatical Boston Red sox fans and a relaxed, small-town vibe.

Boston has 21 neighborhoods. These include South Boston, popular with young professionals and families; trendy Jamaica Plain, which was gentrified in the early 2000s; wealthy Beacon Hill; and upscale Back Bay, where the city’s iconic brownstone buildings reign supreme. Nearby Fenway is home to Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox baseball team. The more modern Financial District, dense with skyscrapers, is where you’ll find the New England Aquarium. Make time to stroll through the Boston Common in the downtown area. It is the United States' oldest city park, dating from 1634. Take a ride on an iconic swan boat, paddle in the Frog Pond, or see the final resting places of revolutionary soldiers.

With its European-style street pattern, Boston can be a challenge for the uninitiated to navigate. The grid system typical of many American cities doesn’t exist here, but first-time visitors often enjoy getting lost on its narrow, winding streets. From the Boston Common meander through history along the famous Freedom Trail. This 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) course takes you past more than a dozen sites significant to the American Revolution, including Paul Revere House and the USS Constitution Museum. The trail brings you to Faneuil Hall, a marketplace studded with shops, eateries and galleries. Street performers are ever-present here and add to the rowdy atmosphere.

Boston’s cuisine is eclectic, revealing the influence of the many ethnic groups that moved to the city in the early 1900s. East Boston in particular was a magnet for immigrants from Italy, Guatemala, El Salvador and Brazil. You’ll find plates of rich Italian spaghetti and the popular pupusas, tortillas stuffed with meat and beans.

Despite the city’s twisting streets, Boston is relatively compact and easy to explore on foot. For longer journeys, take a bus or the subway, affectionately nicknamed “The T.” Boston’s public transport system is one of the best in the country.

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Where to stay in Boston

Top Hotels in Boston

citizenM Boston North Station
citizenM Boston North Station
4 out of 5
80-120 Causeway Street, Boston, MA
The price is NT$2,773 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in West End, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of TD Garden and The Freedom Trail. Boston Harbor and Museum of Science are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,354 reviews)

"Nice hotel with funky little tiny rooms. Lacks privacy a bit since bathroom has a transparent door"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/18

citizenM Boston North Station
The Godfrey Hotel Boston
The Godfrey Hotel Boston
4 out of 5
505 Washington Street, Boston, MA
The price is NT$2,348 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Downtown Boston, this boutique hotel is steps from Boston Opera House, The Freedom Trail, and Orpheum Theater. Boston Common and Emerson College are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (2,263 reviews)

"I've stayed in three Boston downtown hotels during COVID and by far The Godfrey Hotel staff made my last stay very pleasant. They were focused on my safety and comfort even when all services could not be provided."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/25

The Godfrey Hotel Boston
Loews Boston Hotel
Loews Boston Hotel
4 out of 5
154 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
The price is NT$3,335 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in Back Bay, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of John Hancock Tower and Newbury Street. Copley Square and Copley Place are also within 10 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Very nice hotel in a great location. My only complaint is that the WIfi that they provide is not secure."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/18

Loews Boston Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Boston

HYATT house Boston/Burlington
HYATT house Boston/Burlington
3 out of 5
2 Van De Graaff Dr, Burlington, MA
The price is NT$2,976 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Burlington Mall and within 9 mi (15 km) of Tufts University and Woburn Mall. Somerville Theatre ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,857 reviews)

"I love everything about the Hyatt house very nice n clean"…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/29

HYATT house Boston/Burlington
Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
3 out of 5
11 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA
The price is NT$2,493 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Burlington Mall and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Encore ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,815 reviews)

"The lobby is very nice. Check in was efficient and the suite I booked looked as advertised."…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/21

Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
4 out of 5
8 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
The price is NT$2,920 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Chinatown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Boston Opera House, The Freedom Trail, and Boston Common. Emerson College and Tufts Medical ...

4.1/5Very Good! (195 reviews)

"I absolutely loved the place. From the house to the area and closeness to shopping centers. The security I checked in with initially was so kind and comforting it made the first night great. The second night however security was rude and not understanding. Still the place was great"…"

Reviewed on 2020/8/15

Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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