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Planning Your Vacation to Boston
With a multitude of museums, a rich art scene and a diverse selection of delicious restaurants, our tours in Boston are crammed with culture. If you’re planning a vacation to Boston, taking some of our guided tours in Boston is a must! It’s the perfect pit stop as part of a longer road trip or the ideal destination for a jam-packed, energetic city break. Be sure to pack some comfortable shoes because walking tours in Boston are one of the best ways to experience this vibrant metropolis. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the 250 years of significant history or simply meander around the winding colonial streets, it’s best seen on foot. Take a look at our award-winning Boston tours below and experience some of the best tours in the United States.
Why take a vacation to Boston?
Boston, Massachusetts is a city for everybody. With the beautiful Charles River meandering in the forefront, Boston stands proud in being the backdrop of some of the USA’s most significant historic moments. No matter what your interests are, Boston caters for all. Dubbed the Athens of America, Boston vacations flaunt an immersive art scene. Boston's love of art has thrived since the 19th century so naturally our private tours in Boston include visits to established and contemporary art galleries, museums and musical and theatre venues.
A vacation to Boston offers a whole host of different things to do. Take a weekend city break where you can throw yourself into the diverse culture; watch a show, visit an art gallery and soak up the rich history that has enabled Boston to become such a hot spot. Or perhaps you’re a sports fanatic, if so, this is the city for you. With the famous football team the Patriots, baseball team the Red Sox, the Celtics basketball team and the Bruins hockey team, there will be no shortage of sports to follow to intersperse with your guided tours in Boston. If you’re a water sport fan then come and witness the world's largest two-day rowing event, the Head of the Charles Regatta.
Whether you’re traveling alone, in a group or with your family, our private tours in Boston offer something for every type of traveller. Spend the day visiting the city's most famous spots or embark on a Boston Instagram tour of the most historic landmarks. For those of you with a passion for food, our Boston foodie tour will get your taste buds going.
What to pack for Boston
- First and foremost - Comfortable footwear - Lot’s of Boston’s landmarks are best seen on foot or on a bicycle, so comfortable shoes should be the first thing to go into your case, especially if you’re taking one of our walking tours in Boston!
- Plug adapter - hairdryers, phones, cameras, there’s always something that needs plugging in, so if you’re traveling from overseas a plug adapter is essential. With so many Instagramable sights to see, the last thing you need is a flat camera battery.
Camera - We know most people nowadays use their phone but with so many spectacular sights to see we think an alternative camera may come in handy too!
Sun Tan Lotion - Boston has four quite distinct seasons, however, it is always advised to pack your sun tan lotion especially if you’re traveling in the summer.
Lightweight clothing - Your choice of clothes will of course be dictated by the season in which you’re traveling but it’s always best to bring clothes that you can layer up, because even in the summer it can get chilly at night.
Over-the-shoulder-bag - With so many things to see and do in Boston it’s ideal to have a comfortable bag to carry your belongings around in if you’re taking a tour in Boston. An over the shoulder bag is also a great way of keeping your things safe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Boston safe to visit?
It’s only natural to wonder if a city you’re traveling to is safe. You’ll be pleased to know Boston is extremely safe, of course you have to keep your wits about you, for example, don’t venture into unknown neighborhoods. Practice the same precaution measures you would in any other city. Boston and the people who are lucky enough to call it their home are proud of their city and will welcome you with open arms.
How long should I stay in Boston?
To make the most of your vacation in Boston you need to have at least a good few days exploring. A week would be great, longer would be fantastic. There’s so much to see, so many restaurants to sample, sports games to watch, we’re pretty sure that no matter how long you decide to stay, you’ll leave wanting more!
What’s the best way to travel in Boston?
With most of its attractions within a 1 - 3 mile radius of the centre, Boston is a great place to see on foot or on a bike. The subway is also very accessible and a cost effective way to travel. There’s always somebody around to help with directions. Some attractions may require a short bus ride and a couple require a boat ride or two.
Is Boston expensive to visit?
Prices to visit Boston fluctuate depending on what time of year you travel, with spring and summer having the highest prices. It’s the hotels that will be the most costly part of your vacation to Boston so if you’re happy to be a little more flexible with the hotel you choose, it's worth shopping around before you book. An average amount for a traveller to spend on an evening meal is around $43 per person.
When is the best time to visit Boston?
To enjoy the most pleasant weather the best time of year to visit Boston is autumn or spring. The city comes alive with many outdoor events and as we’ve suggested so much of Boston can be seen on foot so it’s best to visit when the sun is shining. Summer can be busy but can also be very hot. The Charles River and the Boston Harbor have many water sports on offer including kayaking and sailing and in some sports even allow swimming, if you need to cool down.
Our private tours in Boston are a great way to fill your itinerary if you’re planning your Boston vacation; there’s so much to see and do that guided tours can help you see the best of the city with friendly and knowledgeable locals. If you’re still not sure, browse our favorite tours in Boston above!