Ah, Boston. It’s a fantastic city, as anyone who has visited will know. This is a city that seems to blend all the best qualities that we look for in a travel destination. It’s large enough to be exciting, small enough to be walkable. There’s plenty of modern culture, but also, this is a city that’s packed with history. While it may not be quite as famous as nearby New York, Boston is no runner-up to the Big Apple; it simply has its own vibe and attitude. It also makes for an ideal weekend escape, though you’ll want to know some handy tips before you go.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at some tried and tested tips for ensuring your body trip is everything that you wanted it to be and more.
When to Go
Plenty of cities have “seasons,” but Boston seems to take things to another level. You can visit Los Angeles all year round and essentially do the same thing no matter when you’re visiting. In Boston, timing is everything, because your experience will vary significantly depending on the time of year. The winters are cold; the summers are humid. If you’re a sucker for winter landscapes, then go during winter. It’ll be very cold and likely very snowy too, but that’ll just give you an excuse to cozy up in a tavern bar and chat to the locals.
If you’re more into exploring cities without having to wear multiple layers, then go during late spring or early summer. There’s nothing quite like Boston in springtime when everything’s in full bloom, the weather is fine, and the city just seems to be in a good mood. You’ll get extra bonus points if you swing by Fenway Park for a game during this period: it’s the best time to go (if for no other reason than the hope that Red Sox will win the World Series is always strong in April and May!).
Make the Most Of Your Time
One of the reasons why Boston is an appealing weekend destination is because it’s highly walkable and easy to get around. Still, though it may be relatively compact, it’s still a large city. If you’re going to make the most of your time in Boston, then you’ll want to plan your trip wisely. If you’re only going for a weekend, then don’t mess around trying to find the cheapest flights: go for the ones that’ll maximize your time there. You’ll want to book a journey with a company that offers Boston Airport transport, so you can head straight to the city when you land. It’s also recommended to book yourself into a centrally located hotel, so you can explore at your leisure, without having to journey to and from the center.
Finally: the must-visit sites. The Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Fenway Park, and the Boston Common should rank on everyone’s ‘to-do’ list. Beacon Hill will provide a perfect photo op, while a trip to Harvard Square is also recommended.