Boston is the perfect place to experience a taste of America, and you can explore this bustling metropolitan city by ground or by sea. Boston has everything to offer – from modern arts to timeless architecture, high-end shopping districts and delicious cuisine. Take a look at our inspirational travel guide for more information.
Known as America's Walking City, Boston offers a range of transport methods that can get you to all corners of this buzzing metropolis. Bus, tram and boat services are available from the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority (better known as “The T”). There is also an easy-to-navigate subway service, with coded stop colours. Take advantage of the CharlieCard or CharlieTicket that will also give you juicy discounts at more than 75 local attractions. Or give Hubway a go – it’s a bike-sharing transport system that has many stations in Boston and bordering towns like Brookline, Somerville and Cambridge.
The weather in Boston changes so frequently that the locals live by the motto: “Don't like the weather? Wait 5 minutes.” Although it does heat up to 26,7°C (80,6°F) in July, it’s still best to keep a light sweater and an umbrella handy. Thunderstorms are commonplace and equally unpredictable. Expect snowfall between December and March, but don’t expect it to last long, as winter temperatures tend to stay above freezing. Autumn is a beautiful time to visit the city, as it’s transformed with breath-taking colours.