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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.

Boston Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Boston

Downtown Boston which includes night scenes and a city as well as a small group of people

Downtown Boston

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,415 area reviews)

Known for its must-see aquarium and captivating waterfront views, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Boston. Check out top attractions like Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, and jump on the metro at State St. Station or Government Center Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Boston
Back Bay featuring a city

Back Bay

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,595 area reviews)

Travelers love Back Bay for its popular shops, and you can see more of Boston by jumping on the metro at Copley Station or Prudential Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Prudential Tower and Copley Place.

Back Bay
Seaport District which includes a city, a river or creek and a high rise building

Seaport District

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,075 area reviews)

A noteworthy feature of Seaport District is its captivating waterfront views. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Boston Children's Museum and Black Falcon Cruise Terminal.

Seaport District
Beacon Hill which includes landscape views

Beacon Hill

5/5Exceptional!(43 area reviews)

Historic sites, shopping, and restaurants are just a few things travelers like about Beacon Hill. Sights like The Freedom Trail and Massachusetts State House are spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Boston area at Charles-MGH Station.

Beacon Hill
Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Dorchester

3.5/5Good!(537 area reviews)

Consider a visit to John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Dorchester. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Fields Corner Station or Shawmut Station.

Dorchester
East Boston featuring a river or creek, a city and sailing

East Boston

4/5Very Good!(914 area reviews)

Travelers choose East Boston for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Wood Island Station or Airport Station and check out top sights like East Boston Memorial Stadium.

East Boston

Top Hotels in Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston
Hyatt Regency Boston
4 out of 5
One Avenue De Lafayette, Boston, MA
The price is NT$3,675 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Downtown Boston, this hotel is steps from Boston Opera House and Downtown Crossing. The Freedom Trail and Boston Common are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,687 reviews)

"Location, cleanliness , stuff members , spacious room"…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/28

Hyatt Regency Boston
Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
4 out of 5
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$3,630 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12

Located in Back Bay, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newbury Street, Boston Public Garden, and Boston Common. Copley Place and Hynes Convention ...

4.1/5Very Good! (5,404 reviews)

"I alway receive great service when I stay here. The staff is kind and always helpful and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/22

Boston Park Plaza
Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington
Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington
4 out of 5
18 3rd Avenue, Burlington, MA
The price is NT$3,041 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 10

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Burlington Mall and within 9 mi (15 km) of Tufts University and Woburn Mall. Bentley College ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (1,361 reviews)

"Awesome place. Staff is super friendly and professional. Hotel is very clean and up to date. Will definitely visit again."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/28

Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington
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$3,163 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

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! (1,826 reviews)

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Reviewed on 2020/8/26

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$2,583 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4

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! (1,770 reviews)

"I stayed in 2 bedroom suite at Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston for 2nights and 3 days. Overall, I was impressed how they are trying to maintain the facility clean and sanitized. Although the carpet has stains, the furnitures are worn out and the pots are rusty as mentioned in other reviews, the ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/11

Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
HYATT house Boston/Waltham
HYATT house Boston/Waltham
3 out of 5
54 4th Ave, Waltham, MA
The price is NT$2,672 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 9

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Brandeis University and within 9 mi (15 km) of Burlington Mall and Brighton Music ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,701 reviews)

"Very good. But not excellent. 4 stars. A bit old. If renovated it will be excellent."…"

Reviewed on 2020/9/8

HYATT house Boston/Waltham
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.

Popular places to visit in Boston

Fenway Park
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Fenway Park

4.5/5(2,499 reviews)

Catch a game or take a tour at one of America’s most historic and beloved ballparks.

Boston University
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Boston University

4.5/5(1,012 reviews)

Take a campus tour or just explore the area around Boston University, a top college in Boston. Stroll along the riverfront or experience the acclaimed art scene in this vibrant area.

Harvard University
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Harvard University

4.5/5(1,966 reviews)

Walk in the footsteps of presidents and Nobel laureates at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the United States.

Boston Common
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Boston Common

4.5/5(4,786 reviews)

The oldest public park in the United States has been the stage for centuries of drama. These days it’s the perfect place to unwind.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace

4.5/5(3,403 reviews)

With a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, a favorite shopping spot in Boston, you can browse for souvenirs. Attend a sporting event or visit the notable monuments in this vibrant area.

New England Aquarium
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New England Aquarium

4.5/5(1,678 reviews)

From sea lions to sharks, this modern aquarium on Boston’s waterfront brings the ocean world to your fingertips. 

Reviews of Boston

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Verified traveler

May 18, 2020

I visited Boston during the COVID19 lockdown and needed to go to Providence, RI. The Embassy Suite was a convenient location to hit the freeway. Boston is a wonderful city and I encourage folks to visit at least once during their lifetime.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 5, 2020

The airport crew were very kind

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 14, 2020

Boston is a beautiful city. I love it!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 6, 2020

Close to Back Bay, Copley Sq.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 29, 2020

Beautiful

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 28, 2020

Due to the outbreak there were many closings and few people about. That was good to walk around to see the city but could not experience the nightlife. There did appear to be a significant amount of homeless in the area until the quarantine began.

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