Boston, Massachusetts, is an exciting city that is home to some of the most popular universities and statesmen in the country, but that's not the only reason it’s a fantastic place to visit. History is not forgotten in Boston; it’s alive and well and welcoming visitors from around the world. Considered a combination of stylish sophistication and New England charm, it offers cozy boutique resorts in the Back Bay shopping area and the financial district as well as five-star Boston beach resorts. Expedia.com is your gateway to resorts in Boston, MA, and we’ll get you the sweetest deals available whether you’re traveling to the city's spectacular Fourth of July event or are looking for some awesome skiing in the area.
When to Visit Boston
The summer months of late May through late September, with daytime temperatures between the high 60s and the low 80s, are the most popular time to visit the city. The electrifying fall foliage is at its peak in mid-October, and the crisp and sunny fall days are perfect for walking the Freedom Trail. Because of the modifying effect of the Atlantic Ocean, the winters can range from moderate to cool with an average low daytime temperature of 22 degrees. It’s perfect for skiing and other winter sports, and Expedia.com can get you the best rates on ski resorts near Boston.
Where to Start
The museums alone feature a wealth of exhibits, starting with the Museum of Fine Arts. Aside from Paris, it hosts the biggest collection of Monet paintings as well as the biggest collection of Japanese art, next to Japan. Kids love the Egyptian exhibit where they can see several mummies and tombs, and the museum has many paintings of famous Revolutionary War heroes. Another top attraction is the MIT Museum. It has changing exhibitions and hands-on activities in science and technology, architecture and design, and holography.
After visiting the indoor attractions, you walk The Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile route that passes 16 historical sites. The tour features guides dressed in 18th century costumes who put on a fun and interesting show with information about Boston Common, the Granary Burying Ground, the Paul Revere House, and the USS Constitution, to name a few.
Convenient Boston Resort Amenities
Some of the amenities available during you stay at resorts near Boston include free bottled water, Wi-Fi, and newspapers. The rooms contain bathrobes, coffee makers, climate control, and fitness centers. Many Boston resorts have in-house pubs and cafes. Family-friendly amenities include childcare, video game consoles, microwaves, and refrigerators on request. Many hotels in Boston cater to business travelers with workstations featuring multimedia connectivity, ergonomic chairs, data ports, and meeting rooms.
Boston really is the hub of some of the most famous destinations in the country. You can take a ferry from the harbor in the summer to Cape Cod for fun and entertainment. You can also take a ferry or bus to Salem, Massachusetts, home of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, for a Halloween celebration you’ll never forget.
When you need a break from city life, try visiting one of the beaches just a few miles away. The L Street Beach in South Boston and Revere Beach are two of the most popular. Revere Beach hosts the New England Sand Sculpting Festival for five days every July and attracts sculptors from all over the world. You can taste some delicious lobster rolls or order a clam plate at one of the many nearby eateries. It’s the oldest public beach in the U.S. and has lifeguards on duty from late June to Labor Day.
Back in the city, you can take a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery on Jamaica Plain and sample a bit of this craft brew, or visit the Boston Aquarium, one of the best in the country, in the financial district. Book your cheap vacation to Boston on Expedia.com today. We’ll arrange cheap flights to Boston, a romantic getaway for couples, or a resort stay that offers spa treatments in this vibrant and fascinating city.