Boston, Massachusetts, is a relatively compact city and most of the major places of interest are within walking distance of each other. Boston is also a convenient gateway to the beautiful New England countryside, so you can either enjoy a city break or combine a few days in Boston with an independent fly drive holiday touring New England or head for the superb beaches of Cape Cod.
There is a wide selection of Boston hotels available to suit every taste and budget, ranging from the most luxurious hotels, to smaller inexpensive lodgings. The busiest times include the college graduation weekends each May and during the summer and autumn months. Consider staying in the pleasant South End area if you prefer more intimate B&B style accommodation.
The whole of the Greater Boston area is served by an excellent transport system, including an underground railway - the 'T', which is perhaps the easiest way to travel into and around the city. Attractions include the famous ‘Cheers Bar’ and Faneuil Hall, a shopping and dining complex. For shopaholics, Boston offers a wide choice of venues. Head to Newbury Street for designer items, Filene’s Basement for every day clothes at bargain prices and the department stores of Macy’s, Marshall’s and DSW which sell everything under one roof.