Boston & New England Guide

With its cobbled streets, public parks and red brick buildings, modern Boston retains much of its colonial charm. The fascinating ‘Freedom Trail’ through the city takes in many historic landmarks as it highlights the key role played by Boston in the American Revolution.

Boston is also gateway to the beautiful New England region, known as the birthplace of America. The stunning scenery and friendly country and coastal towns make it a perfect self drive destination.

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Visit Boston

Its British settler roots and centuries of inward migration have created a unique European feel to this grand city, with fine buildings and historic monuments around every corner.

Home to Harvard University and with major museums and galleries, there is plenty of culture to keep you occupied.

Things To Do In Boston

  • Walk the famous Freedom Trail
  • Take a tour of Harvard University
  • Stroll the historic streets of Seaport
  • Visit the 200 year old iron-sided ship, USS Constitution
  • See the Boston Tea Party ships and museum
  • Picnic and people watch on Boston Common
  • Climb to Bunker Hill Monument
  • Discover secrets of the deep at the New England Aquarium
  • Browse in the enormous Boston Public Library
  • Marvel at the magnificent Trinity Church
  • Enjoy the bars and restaurants of trendy South End

Getting There

By Road – New York 227 miles; Niagara Falls 470 miles

By Rail – 4 hours from New York, plus local services around New England

By Air – Direct flights from the UK and most major US cities

Getting Around

Downtown Boston is easy to navigate without a car. It is compact and walkable, has an abundance of taxis and an accessible public transportation system.

Day tours and experiences can be booked locally or with Freedom Destinations.

Hotels & Experiences

Our Boston and New England hotels are chosen for their location and great value. Don't forget to pre-book your day tours and activities.

Visit New England

The states of New England – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont – are considered the birthplace of America. The area is rich in American and colonial history and the mountain, forest and coastal scenery is spectacular.

Drive around and you will find charming towns and villages with colourful houses and white steepled churches.

Around New England’s coast there are bustling fishing harbours, rugged coastal paths and historic lighthouses to explore.

Things To Do In New England

  • Explore New England’s scenic walking and hiking routes
  • Visit some of the 200 plus lighthouses
  • Play golf on one of the fine courses
  • Learn about the craft brewery craze sweeping New England
  • Relax on New England’s soft sandy beaches
  • Enjoy a scenic coastal or lake cruise
  • See humpback whales on a whale watching cruise
  • Explore the many local art galleries and museums
  • Photograph New England’s unique covered bridges

Getting Around

Although there are local trains and busses, the best way to explore New England is by car on a self drive tour. The distances are not huge and you will find plenty to see and do. You can start in Boston or drive up from New York, just over 200 miles away.

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