Boston, the largest city in Massachusetts with a population of 600,000, is an easy to reach destination with regular flights from cities all over Europe. One of America’s oldest cities it offers the visitor a wealth of cultural, sporting, and sight-seeing options, a true blend of historic charm and contemporary vitality where cobble-stoned streets meet glass-enclosed shopping galleries.
Late Spring and Autumn, are perfect times to visit with mild temperatures and the many parks blooming or displaying the colourful foliage that New England is so well-known for. But truly Boston is a four-season destination. Summer brings yachts to Boston Harbour and crowds to the beaches and resorts so easily reached from the city: winters are cold but clear and the cultural tempo the city is so known for picks up.
No single element has influenced Boston so much as its educational institutions. It is home to 68 universities and colleges, most famous of which is Harvard, a great place to hang out. Boston is home of the First Thanksgiving and of bountiful autumnal harvests. It is America’s seafood capital, famed for lobster and clam chowder, and boasts some of America’s best restaurants. It is equally known for its magnificent architecture giving rise to the nickname “the Athens of America”: it is a walking city through its diverse neighbourhoods. Boston is recognised as one of the best shopping cities in the US. Home of the Red Sox there are many sporting options to experience. Boston Harbour provides a magnificent scenic backdrop to the city, its 34 islands a day of sea-borne adventure by yacht or rib, or whale-watching a half-day option from the city.
With a vast array of hotel, venue, restaurant, entertainment and tour options, Boston truly has something for any and every group imaginable.