Originally founded in 1630, Boston is the state capital of Massachusetts and one of the oldest cities in the USA. The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile route through the historical sites that helped Boston play a key role in the American Revolution. Boston is a city of culture with its rich history and successful sporting teams. Affectionately known as the ‘Beantown’ due to the love of their regional dish of baked beans, Boston is a fantastic destination for a relaxing and educational holiday.
Before you book your break to the Beantown, remember to apply for your ESTA visa at least 72 hours before you are set to travel. This will allow you entry into the United States for up to 90 days.
This self-guide tour is easy to follow, it starts at America’s oldest public park, the Boston Common and finishes at the Bunker Hill Monument. There is so much history here to sink your teeth into that you may not be able to fit it all into one day, which isn’t a problem as you will love coming back multiple times. The greatest joy is that you can do the trail at your own pace and stop whenever to feel like for a meal or a refreshing drink.
The undisputed home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway Park has to be visited by all sports fans. You feel the wave of history as soon as you step inside the stadium that has been home to the greatest Red Sox players of all time including Babe Ruth. Even if you’re not a baseball fan you should definitely go to watch a game as there is nothing quite like the atmosphere of a live game and the beer and food is reasonably priced too.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Who would have known at the time how the famous event of the Boston Tea Party would change the course of American history forever? Stroll back in time to December 16 1773 when the Sons of Liberty dumped the tea overboard, meet the colonists and explore the ships. The floating museum is located on the Congress Street Bridge and features live actors, interactive exhibits and authentically restored tea ships. You can also enjoy ‘Let It Begin Here’ the multi-sensory documentary.