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Welcome to Boston

The New England coastal city of Boston is known for hosting revolutionary meetings—literally. Its meeting halls and public places were the site of discussions and debates about the American colonies, which eventually led to the American Revolution. Fast forward to modern day, Boston still serves as a premier destination for meetings, events, and conventions, in part due to its renowned medical and educational institutions. Plus, the city boasts two convention centers, along with plenty of accommodations, activities, and entertainment.
Boston Highlights
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Charles River, Boston offers a slew of nautical adventures such as whale watches, harbor cruises, and tours of the Boston Tea Party Ship, as well as historical sightseeing opportunities like exploring the U.S.S. Constitution and following the Freedom Trail. Plus, there are a bounty of shops, restaurants, and of course Irish bars to visit.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
This floating museum features live actors and interactive exhibits, as well as a chance to dump tea overboard.
Freedom Trail
This 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of American Revolution sites starts at Boston Common and ends at the Bunker Hill Monument.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library
Explore exhibits about pivotal moments such as the Kennedy-Nixon debate, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the space program.
Samuel Adams Brewery
Taste limited-release pints and locally-made snacks in the brewery’s beer garden.
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston's oldest, largest, and best-known art institution, this museum is renowned for its Impressionist paintings.
Fenway Park
This famous baseball park includes the 37-foot-tall left field wall known as the "Green Monster."
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
A Venetian palace in the middle of Boston, this museum displays a collection of European, American, and Asian art.
Boston Common
Boston's oldest public park offers a peaceful escape from the busyness of the city.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
This floating museum features live actors and interactive exhibits, as well as a chance to dump tea overboard.
Freedom Trail
This 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of American Revolution sites starts at Boston Common and ends at the Bunker Hill Monument.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library
Explore exhibits about pivotal moments such as the Kennedy-Nixon debate, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the space program.
Samuel Adams Brewery
Taste limited-release pints and locally-made snacks in the brewery’s beer garden.
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston's oldest, largest, and best-known art institution, this museum is renowned for its Impressionist paintings.
Fenway Park
This famous baseball park includes the 37-foot-tall left field wall known as the "Green Monster."
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
A Venetian palace in the middle of Boston, this museum displays a collection of European, American, and Asian art.
Boston Common
Boston's oldest public park offers a peaceful escape from the busyness of the city.
Boston Weather
Boston winters are chilly and snowy, with the cold temps often lingering into the springtime. This is why the best time to visit is during the summer and fall seasons, from June to October, especially if you plan to spend time outdoors. The city’s temperate summers offer comfortable, not-too-hot temps, while fall brings slightly cooler yet still pleasant air.
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Boston Weather Essentials
MonthHighLowPrecipitation
August80°65°3.3 in
September72°57°3.4 in
October61°47°3.9 in
November51°38°4.0 in
December41°28°3.8 in
January36°22°3.4 in
February39°25°3.2 in
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Tue, Aug 10
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Wed, Aug 11
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Precipitation: 100%
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Wind: 11.86 m/s
Wed, Aug 04
75°
Rain
Precipitation: 74%
Humidity: 57%
Wind: 9.19 m/s
Thu, Aug 05
66°
Rain
Precipitation: 94%
Humidity: 98%
Wind: 10.69 m/s
Fri, Aug 06
82°
Clear
Precipitation: 48%
Humidity: 51%
Wind: 8.1 m/s
Sat, Aug 07
83°
Clouds
Precipitation: 4%
Humidity: 53%
Wind: 9.84 m/s
Sun, Aug 08
84°
Rain
Precipitation: 23%
Humidity: 49%
Wind: 8.05 m/s
Mon, Aug 09
79°
Clear
Precipitation: 21%
Humidity: 62%
Wind: 10.2 m/s
Tue, Aug 10
81°
Rain
Precipitation: 98%
Humidity: 62%
Wind: 11.86 m/s
Wed, Aug 11
86°
Rain
Precipitation: 100%
Humidity: 57%
Wind: 11.86 m/s
Boston Resources
Get There
What is the best way to get to Boston?
Flying: Located just three miles from downtown Boston, Logan International Airport is easily accessible via the city’s subway system; take the Blue Line directly to downtown Boston from the airport.
Train: Boston has three intercity rail stations (North Station, Back Bay, and South Station), which serve both Amtrak and MBTA commuter rail trains. Amtrak’s Acela Express runs high-speed service between Washington, D.C. and Boston. The regional rail serves the outlying Boston suburbs.
Car: Two major highways—I-93 and I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike)—run through Boston, while a third (I-95) encircles the city. If you drive into Boston, it’s recommended that you leave your car parked at the hotel and explore the city by public transit or on foot.
What is the best time to visit Boston?
Because Boston winters are usually cold and snowy, the summer and fall (from June to October) are considered the best times to visit. During the summer months, expect crowds of tourists and potentially higher rates, but thanks to the comfortable temperatures you’ll be able to easily host outdoor events. Also, the ocean breezes tend to help keep the humidity at bay. Later in the year, you can experience slightly cooler days along with the colorful fall foliage, which reaches its peak in mid-October. Some notable events to keep in mind include St. Patrick's Day Parade in March, the Boston Marathon in April, and the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in July.
Get Around
Walking: Most tourist attractions in Boston can be explored on foot, thanks to a downtown area that’s compact and easy to navigate. Just remember to wear shoes that are comfortable for walking on cobblestone streets.
Transit: Boston's public transportation system is operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and is referred to by locals as simply the "T." It consists of the subway system, buses, water shuttles, and commuter rail.
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