Boston HotelsSpend time among scholars, thinkers, and cultural innovators with a trip to one of the most forward-facing cities on the planet. Whether you're exploring galleries and museums, sipping coffee on cobbled streets, or gazing at the historic architecture, you'll soon discover Boston is a blend of refined style and thriving nightlife, where you can eat, drink, and be merry among future leaders of industry and art, or kick back with a beer and enjoy world-class sports and pastimes on offer in Beantown. Things to seeFor all its intellectual credentials, arguably the most iconic Boston institution has nothing to do with books, and everything to do with baseball. Fenway Park is home to Boston's beloved Red Sox and a trip to this hallowed asymmetrical shrine – a feature of Boston since 1912 – will put you close to the pulse of the city, and provide the perfect excuse to sample some real US sporting drama. An even older temple of worship is the Faneuil Hall Marketplace which these days welcomes shoppers and street performers to its cobblestones, and the square once declared The Cradle of Liberty by the city's founding fathers way back in 1742 is now a place where you're free to dine, shop, or hear local musicians. For a less built-up experience, Boston Common's 50 acres are the nation's oldest park, the start of Boston's Freedom Trail and home to memorials, bandstands, and softball fields. Hotels in
BostonThanks to its reputation as a city of culture and intellect there's no shortage of fine hotels catering to the city's thousands of visitors, and many of the top-end hotels in Boston make good use of the Common and the Harbor, offering stunning views of these impressive landmarks. Many elite hotels will offer on-site swimming pools and gyms, and well as WiFi, flat-screen televisions and tea, and coffee making facilities. Hotels at the more budget end tend to offer smaller rooms with somewhat less breathtaking views from the windows, but should have a strong level of amenities including WiFi and televisions. Where to stayBoston's Back Bay is the city's most fashionable neighborhood thanks to the mix of historical architecture, buildings like the Boston Public Library and the vintage boutiques and eateries which make Newbury Street and Boylston Street synonymous with good taste. The area around Quincy Market and the Financial District is another huge draw, thanks to being so close to a range of Boston's must-visit sites such as Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Waterfront, as well as its own range of shops and restaurants. To the east of Boston Common is the largely pedestrianized shoppers' paradise that is Downtown Crossing and the Theater District, where you can browse before catching a show. How to get to BostonLogan International Airport is the chief first port of call for international visitors to Boston, and its five terminals are well connected by shuttles to a range of transport options. Getting into central Boston from the airport is pretty hassle-free, thanks to the Subway which will get you into Downtown Boston in around 30 minutes, for a very reasonable price. There are also rapid bus services available, running regularly but taking a little longer to get you into the heart of the city. Trains from across the United States travel into and out of Back Bay Station, with a journey to New York taking around 4 and a half hours.