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From its downtown core to the outlying neighbourhoods, Boston is a city of intriguing diversity. Within the city, there’s history and high technology, academic excellence and vibrant neighbourhoods, scientific achievements and a thrilling cultural scene—all within walking distance. If you get tired, just hop on the ‘T’, Boston’s public underground system, which connects to all major attractions—museums, colleges, shops and hotels.

Boston Highlights

You might be surprised by...

The best bicycle tours in the USA. And a shared bicycle system so you can come and go from 600 locations in the city!

Don't leave without tasting...

Lobster, fried clams, scallops and a glass of Sam Adams beer. Try out America’s oldest restaurant—and a seafood landmark—the Union Oyster House.

Where locals go to relax

Locals have lots of favourite pubs to hang out at; Cheers on Beacon Street is the most famous. They also head to the downtown and waterfront parks: the new Kennedy Greenway and Columbus Waterfront Park, the Charles River Esplanade and the seven miles of ‘Emerald Necklace’ parks that wind through Boston.

Top photo opportunities

You pick: the Charles River looking back at Boston with sailboats in the foreground or the Boston waterfront with yachts and cruise ships.

Must-see museum

The Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the New England Aquarium, the Old State House (first British government seat of power), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum, the Museum of Science—and there are more than 25 others!

Your child will always remember...

The Boston Children’s Museum and following the red-brick line of the Freedom Trail along the city streets (and the constant stream of snacks available at pavement pushcarts!).

Want to stay up late?

Next door to Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team) is Lansdowne Street, with everything from jazz to blues to piano to acoustical guitar clubs…

Favourite souvenirs

Stuffed lobster toys, a Red Sox baseball, a Boston Bruins puck, a New England Patriots jersey, a Harvard T-shirt.

Don't overlook this...

Wonderful heritage parks include the New England Holocaust Memorial, the Chinatown Heritage Park, the new Armenian Heritage Park and the Black Heritage Trail.

Best bargains

  • Newbury Street shops
  • Wrentham Fashion Outlets (170 shops)
  • CambridgeSide Galleria in Cambridge.

Official Boston Travel Site

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Monthly Climate

Average Temperature


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-4
feb
7
-1
mar
13
5
apr
19
10
may
24
16
jun
28
18
jul
27
18
aug
22
14
sep
16
8
oct
11
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nov
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Average Precipitation


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85
feb
109
mar
94
apr
88
may
93
jun
87
jul
85
aug
87
sep
100
oct
101
nov
96
dec
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