When travelling to Boston it’s a good idea to make sure that there’s plenty of time to enjoy everything on offer. The largest city in New England, Boston features red-brick sidewalks and tall, glistening glass modern buildings in a diverse, modern neighbourhood. The city is home to the USS Constitution and vast harbors (historically used for the Boston Tea Parties). There are adorable, family-owned restaurants nestled in between the town houses in Beacon Hill and bigger restaurant names situated downtown.
The best time to visit Boston is spring and fall because the weather is delightfully warm and the chill in the air has disappeared. Many streets are cobbled with colonial style architecture to admire so feel free to wander round, on foot is one of the best ways to see the city.
It’s a good idea to hop on the Freedom Trail which is a 2.5 mile long and hosts 16 different sites from the war of independence. See Boston’s Little Italy and the home of Paul Revere which is typical of how people lived in the 1770’s. Another historic landmark is the Old North Church where Paul Revere warned that the British were arriving by sea in 1775. There’s a huge collection of Boston Tea Party memorabilia to look at.
For food and shopping, drop into Faneuil Hall Marketplace and to see a very high fashion neighborhood, drop into The South End which is known for young, upscale living and features tree-lined streets with old-fashioned town houses dating back to the 1800’s. This area is home to many of the best restaurants in Boston and little, independent boutiques. Then head towards SoWa (South of Washington) into Harrison Avenue to take in some of the city’s very best contemporary art galleries. During springtime, the local artists showcase their work to the public.
Possibly the best way to view Boston is above the harbour, on-board one of GOGO Jets private flights, from the sky, the entire city is visible on a clear day. The best time to do this is either at sunrise or sunset, just when the city is waking up or as the sun casts its magnificent light over the water.