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BostonUnited States of America

History and heritage, shopping and dining, sport and academic prowess – just some of beautiful Boston’s many attractions.

Boston traces its history back to 1630, which is ancient by North American standards. Famous as the cradle of the American Revolution, this lovely, laid-back city is a jewel in the crown of New England. See the major sights on a short break, or spend longer getting to know this friendly community on the banks of the Charles River.

Over six million people live in the 21 neighbourhoods of Boston, ranging from trendy Jamaica Plain and South Boston to upmarket Beacon Hill and historic Back Bay, where most of the city’s iconic brownstone buildings are situated. Nearby Fenway Park is the home of the world-famous Boston Red Sox baseball team, while the Financial District has added controversial modern skyscrapers to the historic Boston skyline.

Boston Common, the oldest city park in the USA, is a green and airy oasis in the busy “downtown” area and a favourite meeting place for families and friends, especially in summer when the quirky swan boats take to the water. The common is also the start of the Freedom Trail, a 4-kilometre walk that passes many of the city’s major historical landmarks, including Paul Revere House, home of the famous patriot and hero of the Revolution. A popular stop-off point on the trail is the market at Faneuil Hall, where you can snatch a quick bite to eat while enjoying the street performers and the lively atmosphere.

The city has a wealth of museums where you can spend a day admiring fine art or learning more about the natural world. Visit world-famous Harvard University to wander among its historic buildings and absorb its special atmosphere, or lose yourself in Boston’s twisting streets and tranquil squares.

The city centre is compact enough to explore on foot, but when you need a rest the public transport system is convenient, reliable and easy to navigate. As the evening closes in, sample some of the eclectic local cuisine, which reflects the influence of decades of immigration in the early part of the 20th century, or make friends with the locals in one of the city’s famous Irish bars.

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Where to stay in Boston

Top hotels in Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston
Hyatt Regency Boston
4 out of 5
One Avenue De Lafayette, Boston, MA
The price is NZ$155 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Downtown Boston, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Boston Opera House and The Freedom Trail. Boston Common and Orpheum Theater are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,784 reviews)

"Best location!!! Within walking distance to everything downtown has so offer and the T"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2020

Hyatt Regency Boston
citizenM Boston North Station
citizenM Boston North Station
4 out of 5
80-120 Causeway Street, Boston, MA
The price is NZ$177 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.

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. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,179 reviews)

"The hotel its good clean nice view but the parking I don’t like the location and its not included"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2020

citizenM Boston North Station
InterContinental Boston
InterContinental Boston
5 out of 5
510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA
The price is NZ$242 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.

Located in Boston Financial District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Boston Harbor, Boston Tea Party Ship, and Rowes Wharf. Boston Children's ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (950 reviews)

"I loved this hotel!! Staff was wonderful and was very helpful. Location was amazing!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2020

InterContinental Boston
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

Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
3 out of 5
11 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA
The price is NZ$141 per night from 5 Dec. to 6 Dec.

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! (1,799 reviews)

"Great property for the price! Reception was exceptional, and all our fellow guests were just as kind. 10/10"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2020

Sonesta ES Suites Burlington Boston
HYATT house Boston/Waltham
HYATT house Boston/Waltham
3 out of 5
54 4th Ave, Waltham, MA
The price is NZ$125 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.

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! (1,712 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
Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
4 out of 5
8 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
The price is NZ$278 per night from 21 Dec. to 22 Dec.

Located in Chinatown, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Boston Opera House, The Freedom Trail and Boston Common. Emerson College and Tufts Medical ...

4.1/5Very Good! (192 reviews)

"I absolutely loved the place. From the house to the area and closeness to shopping centers. The security I checked in with initially was so kind and comforting it made the first night great. The second night however security was rude and not understanding. Still the place was great"…"

Reviewed on 15 Aug. 2020

Global Luxury Suites Downtown Boston
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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Reviews of Boston

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Verified traveller

3 Jan. 2020

Boston is beautiful. Loved Little Italy. Definitely walk the Freedom Trail!

5/5 - Excellent

MA

15 Nov. 2019

Amazing city with rich history with beautiful charm and very friendly people.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Oct. 2019

Loved it. Beautiful city. Easy to get around. Fabulous gardens. Great dining experiences.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Oct. 2019

Easy to get around. Taxi fare reasonable. South Station easy to navigate.

5/5 - Excellent

Kent

1 Oct. 2019

Very clean, friendly and a pleasant city. Easily walkable or reachable to most areas by bike. Great vibe and excellent restaurants.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Sep. 2019

A guided tour of Fenway Park should not be missed.

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