A holiday in Boston - in the footsteps of the American Revolution
Sure, you've already heard of the Boston Tea Party - but otherwise? The metropolis in the northeast of the USA is still in the shadow of well-known destinations such as New York and Toronto. It is worth a city trip to Boston, because here you experience American history firsthand.
Getting to Boston
You can fly from Frankfurt directly to Boston with Lufthansa. In the city itself you can get there by metro, but for trips in the area you should take a rental car. It's best to spend an entire week for your vacation in Boston. So you have enough time to visit the neighboring villages and spend a beach day at one of the beautiful beach resorts along the South Shore.
The highlights of Boston
Boston is known for its European-style downtown (Downtown), which is easy to explore on foot. There is also a large selection of American hotel chains and legends such as the Omni Parker House, opened in 1855, where Charles Dickens read from his Christmas story and John F. Kennedy stopped for Jackie's hand.
A must on your Boston vacation is a walk along the four-kilometer Freedom Trail through the city center, which leads to the main historic sites. Among other things, you see:
More tips for the city break to Boston
If you want to spend your vacation in Boston for a shopping spree, you will find plenty of opportunity. The most beautiful place is undoubtedly the Faneuil Hall Marketplace (Quincy Market) at the harbor. More than a hundred shops gather here - try local delicacies such as clam chowder (clam clam soup) and Boston Cream Pie. Of course there are also typical American shopping malls in Boston like Copley Place and the Prudential Center.
A holiday in Boston is the perfect opportunity to experience US sports live, such as the Red Sox at Fenway Park . Then look in the "Cheers" bar on a cold Sam Adams over. Boston's historic taverns and Boston's Theater District are other recommendations for enjoyable evening hours.
A holiday in Boston brings you closer to the history of the United States while giving you the opportunity to explore some of North America's most beautiful coastline. An unforgettable holiday that you will remember for a long time to come!
- Boston Common (the oldest public park in the USA)
- Massachusetts State House
- the old city hall (Old State House), before 1770 the infamous "Boston Massacre" took place: The murder of five civilians by British soldiers contributed significantly to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. John Adams read here in 1776 the Declaration of Independence.
- the Paul Revere House, home of the revolutionary who immortalized from Boston to Lexington in 1775 through his "Midnight Ride."
- the USS Constitution, a frigate from 1798 and now a museum ship
- the Faneuil Hall of 1742, meeting place of the revolutionaries
- Bunker Hill, where in 1775 a famous battle of the Revolutionary War took place
You'll also find some of New England's most important museums in the city center, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Athenaeum and the Museum of Science. At the harbor you will find the Boston Aquarium.
The suburb of Cambridge is the home of the famous Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From Boston you can easily reach Cambridge by subway. Enjoy the atmosphere on the campus of the time-honored institutions, check out the worth seeing museums like the Harvard Museum of Natural History and buy a t-shirt from the university if you at least pretend.
In 1620, in Plymouth, the Pilgrim Fathers landed and founded New England's first colony. Today, next to a plaque on Plymouth Rock, you can see a replica of the Mayflower and visit Plimouth Plantation, a replica of the first settlement.
Our Pirate Tip: Explore the pre-archipelago islands in Boston Harbor with a cruise ship, take a mini cruise to Cape Cod or drive out to sea for whale watching.
Salem was in 1692 scene of the notorious witch trials that claimed numerous deaths and have since been recorded in numerous films, books and plays. Not only on Halloween worth a visit to the town to visit the witch museum.