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Essential information for Boston

Local time

Language

USA flag
American English

Currency

US Dollar $
Official currency of the United States

Do I need a VISA?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

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Flight information

Boston (BOS)
7h 40m
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic fly daily to Boston from Heathrow
are our main partner airline

Getting around

Most sights are easily accessible by foot, plus there's an efficient public transport system including the T - a comprehensive metro system, as well as a linking bus service.

Highlights of Boston

Home of the famous Freedom Trail, brownstone houses and historic Boston Tea Party. Here are Boston’s best attractions.

Culture & Attractions

- Take in 16 key historical sites along Boston’s famous Freedom Trail.

- Walk the cobbled streets of the historic Beacon Hill and visit the 19th Century Gibson House, a time capsule brownstone house in Back Bay.

- Get a bird’s eye city view from Skywalk Observatory on the Prudential Centre’s 50th floor.

- See if you can get seats at The Bleacher Bar. It has a window looking directly into Fenway Park where the Red Sox baseball team play.

Wildlife & Family Activities

- Jump on a Boston Duck Tour along the Charles River to see unique neighbourhoods and get great views of the city.

- See white side dolphins and humpback whales on an amazing whale-watching tour.

- Spend an afternoon at The New England Aquarium and Simons IMAX® Theatre.

Luxury

- Follow in the footsteps of presidents and royalty at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel.

- Pamper yourself with a Thalgo facial using riches of the sea at Chuan Body & Spa, at the Langham.

Food & Drink

- Enjoy tea with a historic twist at Abigail’s tearoom at the Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum. - Tuck into seafood at Rowes Wharf Sea Grill or enjoy vineyard-to-table dining at Meritage Restaurant, at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Events & Festivals

- March: Almost a quarter of Boston’s population are of Irish descent so expect big St Patrick’s Day celebrations and parades.

- June: 50 teams from around the USA take part in The Boston Dragon Boat Festival.

- October: Octoberfest is the perfect opportunity to try the local Harpoon beer.