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Boston – America’s historic city

Flights to Boston with Etihad Airways are your key to discovering a US city steeped in history.

Known as the ‘Cradle of Modern America’ and the birthplace of the American Revolution, Boston has
played a vital role throughout US history.

acorn street boston with american flag

Stroll through the cobbled streets, walk the Freedom Trail and visit 16 culturally significant sites. Then, head down to the harbour to discover how The Boston Tea Party changed the course of US history.

Enjoy a range of sights and activities, from the Harvard Museum of Natural History to the home of the Boston Red Sox – Fenway Park.

Boston has a modern side to it too. Standing alongside Gothic churches and classic brownstone houses are towering glass skyscrapers that provide a picturesque skyline, especially from Boston Harbour.

Book your Boston flight tickets and experience a city that has it all.

What's the weather like in Boston?

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Fly to Boston during the summer months of June to August, and you can expect generally warm weather, with temperatures reaching above 20°C. Spring and autumn (or ‘fall’) bring mild pleasant conditions.

During winter, Boston becomes a typical American winter wonderland, as temperatures often drop below zero with a chance of snow. Ice rinks pop up in the city during winter too.

Reasons to visit Boston

boston skyline with fenway park from above during summer day

Sporting greatness

With a rich sporting heritage, it is little wonder that people around the world choose to fly to Boston to experience its basketball, football and baseball institutions. The Boston Celtics remain the most successful team in NBA history while the New England Patriots are well known for their Superbowl victories.

Perhaps the most iconic of all are the Boston Red Sox. Watch a game in the towering Green Monster stand and sing along to ‘Sweet Caroline’ in the eighth innings. Even if it’s off season, it’s worth visiting Fenway Park to learn all about the team’s incredible history.

harvard university along the charles river boston

Cultural appeal

With more than 60 museums around the city, there is an attraction for everyone in Boston, whether you are a history enthusiast or culture vulture.

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in America, while the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is worth a visit for the stunning architecture and picturesque gardens. Boston Ballet attracts talent from across the globe and regularly hosts acclaimed productions.

Alternatively, take a tour of the city’s illustrious universities, with both Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offering a chance to explore their sprawling campuses.

part of the freedom trail boston

History lessons

Flights to Boston offer a gateway to the most fascinating stories of the USA’s past.

This city has a rich history and is where the fight for independence from Britain first began. Perhaps the best way to gain an insight into its fascinating past is to walk Boston’s Freedom Trail, which passes by 16 locations that are significant to the history of the United States.

A trip to Griffin’s Wharf is also a must. Here, there’s an excellent museum where you can learn about the events of the Boston Tea Party – an event that changed the course of American history and led to the Revolutionary War.

Things to know before you fly to Boston

plane Airport transfers

Logan International Airport is around five miles (eight kilometres) from downtown Boston. For comfort and convenience, you can arrange an airport transfer with Etihad at the same time as booking your Boston plane tickets.

Alternatively, taxis are available outside the terminal. Airport shuttles are also available and cover a range of Boston destinations.

bus Getting around

You’ll be surprised how compact the centre of the city is. In fact, you can walk across the heart of Boston in around one hour.

Renting a bike is a great way to see the many attractions, while taxis are widely available and easy to flag down. The MBTA, Boston’s public transportation system, is also a great way to explore the city cheaply and easily.

meals Local cuisine

Boston is famous for its seafood and there’s a wide range of delicious dishes you can try while visiting.

Enjoy a creamy clam chowder, grab a lobster roll and fries near the harbour and finish it off with a signature Boston cream pie.

holiday Festivals and events

The Boston Marathon falls on Patriots Day every year in April and attracts thousands of runners and spectators.

Harborfest is celebrated over Independence Day weekend (4 July) and in October, Boston is home to the Head of the Charles Regatta – one of the largest two-day rowing events in the world.

Flying to Boston: FAQs

What should I see in Boston?

With Boston being a relatively small city, it is possible to explore multiple attractions in a day.

The Freedom Trail is a great way to get a sense of the city’s rich history as you visit 16 significant locations by following the two-and-a-half-mile (four kilometres) path. The Boston Tea Party ship and museum is another must-visit destination.

Where should I stay in Boston?

One of the most popular neighbourhoods to stay is Back Bay. Right in the very heart of the city, you’re steps away from top sights, like the Boston Public Library and the Public Garden.

Newbury Street is also close by and is home to luxury shops and independent boutiques, as well as an array of excellent dining options.

What food is Boston known for?

There is no shortage of Italian restaurants and bakeries in Boston, while the British favourite of fish and chips is also hugely popular here.

Thanks to its proximity to the ocean, Boston is also blessed with fresh seafood, with lobster rolls and oysters available.

How many days should I spend in Boston?

There is lots to see and do in Boston. Stay for a week and you’ll have plenty of time to see the sights and enjoy any events on in the city.

Stay for longer and take the chance to head out of the city and see more of Massachusetts, or the wider USA.

Why we love Boston

“There’s just so much to see and do in Boston, from visiting historic sites to simply relaxing at the harbour and indulging in some local seafood. The wide range of museums and famous sport's teams means that there really is something for everyone to enjoy.”

Weather in Boston

16 °C
Friday23 Oct 2020
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Saturday24 Oct 2020
9 °C
Sunday25 Oct 2020
11 °C
Monday26 Oct 2020
9 °C
Tuesday27 Oct 2020
11 °C
Wednesday28 Oct 2020
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Thursday29 Oct 2020
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