Long known for its “old world” charm, from the historic Faneuil Hall to the Freedom Trail that celebrates Boston’s preeminent role in the American Revolution. Boston has come a long way towards staking its claim in the 21st century. With the completion of the “Big Dig,” which buried Boston’s vast network of highways underground, Boston has hit the new century running.

Attractions span the old and the new including the JFK and Boston Public Libraries, the Boston Children’s Museum, the New England Aquarium, Boston’s beautiful Public Gardens and her extraordinary Museum of Fine Art and Museum of Science.

With a collection of parks set to take the place of the ungainly elevated highways, the years to come promise to see Boston only grow more beautiful.

Facts

Population

560,000

Currency

American Dollar $1 = 100 cents

Newspapers

The Boston Globe The Boston Herald Boston Phoenix (free alternative weekly magazine)

Tourist information

Boston Common Visitor Information Center Address: 148 Tremont Street, Boston Underground: Park Street Phone: +1 617 536 4100

Travel to Boston

Book one of Etihad Airways’ flights to Boston and get ready to discover the most European city in the United States. Boston will win you over with its vitality, the British influence on the architecture of many of the buildings, and the dramatic rivers that flow through the city out into the Atlantic Ocean.

Top 5 Things To Do in Boston

  • Admire the masterpieces of artists such as Degas, Donatello and Gauguin at the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Navigate the Public Garden on board one of the unique swan boats, an attraction that has been enjoyed since 1877
  • Go shopping on Newbury Street, where there is a neighbourhood of red brick houses dating back to the 19th century intermixed with trendy shops and lovely terraces
  • Experience the Harbor Islands by taking a kayak ride, exploring the parks or swimming at the beaches
  • Share in rooting for the home team and cheer for the Red Sox, at Fenway Park, the oldest baseball stadium in Major League Baseball

Plan Your Boston Holiday

With Etihad Airways you can find great flight deals to Boston. Keep in mind, however, that during the months from October to May there tends to be a lot of rain. If your plans include taking part in outdoor activities, consider getting your tickets to Boston for travel during the months from June to September instead, when the weather is drier and warmer.

One of the most important outdoor events in the city takes place during these months, Saint Anthony’s Feast. The streets get decorated and there is a colourful parade, but the main draw is the live music and delicious Italian food. Of course, to find cheap hotels in Boston during this time period, you will need to book your reservations in advance.

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