WHAT TO SEE
However long you allow here, it will never be enough! New England's Boston is no less vibrant, cosmopolitan and compulsive - and mixes contemporary flair with a garnish of colonial history. Busy modern boulevards, the quaint old cobbled streets of the Beacon Hill district, the wide open spaces of Boston Common and the Charles River waterfront - Boston is a metropolitan tour de force. It's also the gateway to New England, perhaps the most historic corner of the USA and certainly one of the most beautiful.
WHAT TO DO
It's not called 'America's Walking City' for nothing. Obvious sightseeing 'musts' are to follow the historic 'Freedom Trail' that unfolds the story of American independence. Browse the boutiques of Faneuil Hall, Newbury Street and Copley Place. Take a harbour cruise on the Charles River; visit the Boston Tea Party & Ship Museum. And much more! - How long did you say you were staying? The city also makes a great first or last stopover if you're planning a New England self-drive tour. New England is beautiful year-round; however, late September to mid-October is usually the best time to view the autumn foliage in its splendid glory.