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BostonUnited States of America

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

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

Downtown Boston

4.5/5Wonderful!(94 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!(192 area reviews)

Gourmet restaurants interesting history and top sights from Prudential Tower to Copley Place – discover Back Bay, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Back Bay
Seaport District featuring a skyscraper, a river or creek and a city

Seaport District

4.5/5Wonderful!(38 area reviews)

Travellers to Seaport District praise its captivating waterfront views. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to stop by Boston Children's Museum and Black Falcon Cruise Terminal.

Seaport District
Beacon Hill which includes landscape views

Beacon Hill

5/5Exceptional!(3 area reviews)

Historical sites, shopping and restaurants are just a few things travellers 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
East Boston featuring sailing, a city and cbd

East Boston

3.5/5Good!(36 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in East Boston. Spend some time visiting top spots like East Boston Memorial Stadium, and catch the metro at Wood Island Station or Airport Station to see more of the area.

East Boston
Theatre District featuring a city, street scenes and central business district

Theatre District

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

If you're spending time in Theatre District, you might enjoy attractions like The Freedom Trail and Boch Center. You might also enjoy the neighbourhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Chinatown Station to see more of the city.

Theatre District

Top hotels in Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston
Hyatt Regency Boston
4 out of 5
The price is SG$173 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

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

4.3/5Excellent! (1,689 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 28 Sep,2020

Hyatt Regency Boston
Boston Park Plaza
Boston Park Plaza
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$171 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

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 22 Sep,2020

Boston Park Plaza
Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington
Archer Hotel Boston/Burlington
4 out of 5
The price is SG$143 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

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

4.8/5Exceptional! (1,362 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 28 Sep,2020

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.

Holiday Rentals in Boston

HYATT house Boston/Burlington
HYATT house Boston/Burlington
3 out of 5
The price is SG$149 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

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! (1,826 reviews)

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Reviewed on 26 Aug,2020

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 SG$121 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

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 11 Sep,2020

Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
HYATT house Boston/Waltham
HYATT house Boston/Waltham
3 out of 5
The price is SG$126 per night from 8 Oct to 9 Oct

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! (1,701 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 8 Sep,2020

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(61 reviews)

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

Harvard University
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Harvard University

4.5/5(102 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(204 reviews)

The oldest public park in the United States, Boston Common is the ideal place to relax, unwind and soak up some history.

Top things to do in Boston

Go Boston All-Inclusive: 45+ Attractions & Tours on 1 Pass
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Go Boston All-Inclusive: 45+ Attractions & Tours on 1 Pass

SG$89
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Boston Duck Tours: Land and Sea
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Boston Duck Tours: Land and Sea

SG$69
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

SG$65
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
New England Aquarium Admission
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New England Aquarium Admission

SG$14
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Boston to Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour
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Boston to Martha's Vineyard with Optional Island Tour

SG$144
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour
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2-Hour Salem History Walking Tour

SG$55
Per adult
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Burlington which includes a park and an administrative building

Burlington

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