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Boston
Travel Guide

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

Home to more than 6 million people, Boston dates back to 1630 and is one of the United States’ oldest cities. Boston has a very interesting history, and a number of important battles were fought here during the American Revolution. Although big, the city has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with many traditional Irish pubs, international restaurants and enough art and culture to keep visitors coming back for more.

In total, there are 21 neighbourhoods in Boston, each with its own unique personality and style. The skyscraper-filled Financial District is also home to the impressive New England Aquarium. Many young professionals and families live in South Boston, while the city’s richest residents live in wealthy Beacon Hill. Jamaica Plain is probably the most fashionable and stylish neighbourhood, and in elegant Back Bay, you can enjoy the classic Brownstone buildings that the city is famous for. The area of Fenway is where you will find Fenway Park, the stadium of the Red Sox baseball team. Boston Common dates back to 1634 and is the oldest city park in the USA. It is the perfect place to take a walk, ride the famous swan boat, or perhaps visit the graves of soldiers from the American Revolution.

Boston’s layout is different to that of other American cities. Where many US cities use an easy-to-navigate grid system (like in New York for example), the streets of Boston are more European in style, with plenty of narrow and winding alleys. This makes it a really enjoyable city to walk around, as you never know what you may find round the next corner! It’s great fun to go for a long walk on Boston Common, especially along the 4-kilometre long Freedom Trail. This walk takes you past many different sites that are important to the American Revolution (such as the USS Constitution Museum and the Paul Revere House) and finally finishes up at Faneuil Hall marketplace. The marketplace is vibrant and colourful and filled with plenty of shops, restaurants, galleries and street performance artists who spend their days entertaining the crowds.

You can enjoy many different types of food as you dive into Boston’s great restaurant scene. There are many diverse cuisines thanks to the influence of the ethnic groups that have made Boston their home over the last century. These include authentic Italian, Chinese, Indian, Brazilian, Japanese and Guatemalan cuisine among others.

Boston is such a great city to visit because so many of its top sights and attractions are within easy walking distance. For journeys further afield, visitors can use the efficient public transport system, which includes the bus and the subway, also known as the T.

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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 SG$131 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (1,417 reviews)

"Very clean, and strict with Covid regulations which made you feel safer. Parking.... had to pay at the garage and you don’t get to come in an out, so plan ahead if you’re traveling. It’s expensive"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb,2021

citizenM Boston North Station
Loews Boston Hotel
Loews Boston Hotel
4 out of 5
154 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
The price is SG$227 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (984 reviews)

"El trato del personal fue excelente, siempre muy amables y atentos"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb,2021

Loews Boston Hotel
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 SG$191 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (5,049 reviews)

"I didnt like tge fact that restaurant was closed. It was available for take out. The room were very nice. The bed was very comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb,2021

Boston Park Plaza
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Holiday Rentals in Boston

HYATT house Boston/Waltham
HYATT house Boston/Waltham
3 out of 5
54 4th Ave, Waltham, MA
The price is SG$137 per night from 13 Mar to 14 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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

4.3/5Excellent! (1,728 reviews)

"the staff was okay and they dont let u play music or anything and wasnt how picture looked but decemt"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb,2021

HYATT house Boston/Waltham
Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
3 out of 5
11 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA
The price is SG$132 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (1,821 reviews)

"Room was exactly as described looked exactly like the pictures. I just have 2 complaints .. 1, the window was so drafty we put the heat all the way to 75 and we were still cold!! ( wearing sweatpants and sweatshirts) 2, the garbage disposal smells RANCID. I was trying to cook and I kept getting a ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb,2021

Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
HYATT house Boston/Burlington
HYATT house Boston/Burlington
3 out of 5
2 Van De Graaff Dr, Burlington, MA
The price is SG$158 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,870 reviews)

"Hotel staff were courteous and helpful. They attended to our requests promptly. Special mention to Dan, Michelle and Cristina."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb,2021

HYATT house 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.

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