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Holiday In Boston

Boston is a city of many firsts. The first public school. First subway system. First Tea Party movement (if you’re into American politics). That’s just a fraction of the rich history this town boasts. Where is Boston, anyway? It’s on the East Cost of the United States in the state of Massachusetts. When you book Boston holidays with lastminute.com.au, you’ll be transported from your humble abode, into the centre of the American Revolution. Don’t worry, the revolution has long been over and won’t be televised, but there’s still plenty of action going on in “Beantown”.

Things to Do in Boston

You bought a Boston package and now you’re in town, but what next? First things first. Take a walk down the Freedom Trail, which twists and turns through downtown for four kilometres. Some of the most important sites in American history, like the USS Constitution, Boston Common and the Old South Meeting House sit along that route. The Old South is where the Boston Tea Party was planned, but please don’t throw any tea into the harbour during your Boston holiday—that joke has gotten old.

Samuel Adams was an American statesman, a Founding Father and most importantly…a beer brewer. There’s no better way to pay your respects to the man than going to the brewery that bears his name and sucking down a cold one. Take a tour of the facility and try some (or all) of the company’s award-winning beers. Like Will Ferrell said in Old School, “It’s so good! Once it hits your lips, it’s so good!”

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Don’t worry about not spending all your money; there’s more than enough places to shop and spend some serious change. Check out the Prudential Centre and Copley Place in the Back Bay neighbourhood. Both malls are connected to each other by a glass-enclosed skywalk has and are loaded with stores of all sorts. Unload all your goodies at the hotel you got through our awesome Boston holiday deals before heading back into the city for some evening fun.

Are you hungry yet? You better be, because Beantown has some good grinds. First off, try the local baked beans—they’ve been a regional specialty for centuries, and as you might have guessed, they’re how Boston came by that particular nickname. Not into beans? That’s cool; it’s not all New England clam chowder and lobster rolls—the North End neighbourhood is home to the finest Italian restaurants in the city. You’ll feel like Michael Corleone in The Godfather when he sits down with the police chief and Sollozzo, except there’s nothing hidden behind the toilet. The food is good, though.

When you’re through eating and you feel like loosening your collar over cocktails, stay in the North End. It isn’t just fancy restaurants—it’s also grown into a happening nightlife area. Get one of lastminute.com.au’s great Boston car hire deals and head to South Boston (Southie, as it is affectionately known) and explore the neighbourhood’s Irish bars. We hope you like whiskey and Guinness.

What’s Next

Start practicing dropping your R’s and then browse lastminute.com.au’s fine selection of Boston holiday packages. Book one now, mate! You won’t regret taking work off when you’re enjoying a cold Boston Lager at a Celtics game. It’s all possible with our Massachusetts package deals, so stop dreaming and start doing.


Guide to Exploring Boston


Top Hotel Deals in Boston

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Boston Park Plaza

Boston Park Plaza

50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located in historic Back Bay, this hotel just completed a $100 million dollar renovation, and is 3 miles from Logan International Airport and 200 yards from ...

    Boston Park PlazaAU$143

    Revere Hotel Boston Common

    Revere Hotel Boston Common

    200 Stuart St, Boston
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

      The Revere Hotel is at the edge of the Theatre District, 1 block from the Arlington "T" Station and 2 blocks from Boston Common and the Public Garden.

      Revere Hotel Boston CommonAU$196

      Boston Omni Parker House Hotel

      Boston Omni Parker House Hotel

      60 School St, Boston
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Located on Freedom Trail in downtown Boston, this hotel is 3 blocks from Quincy Market, 2 from the State House and Boston Common, and adjacent to the Financial ...

        Boston Omni Parker House HotelAU$146

        The Godfrey Hotel Boston

        The Godfrey Hotel Boston

        505 Washington Street, Boston
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Downtown Boston, this boutique hotel is steps from Boston Opera House, The Freedom Trail, and Downtown Crossing. Boston Common and Orpheum Theater ...

          The Godfrey Hotel BostonAU$168

          Hyatt Regency Boston

          Hyatt Regency Boston

          One Avenue De Lafayette, Boston
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)

            This Boston theater-district hotel has direct access to the subways and is connected to Macy's at Downtown Crossing, within 2 blocks of Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market ...

            Hyatt Regency BostonAU$210

            Seaport Hotel

            Seaport Hotel

            1 Seaport Lane, Boston
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Atop Commonwealth Pier, near the Seaport World Trade Center and the Boston Convention & Exhibit Center, this hotel is one mile from the Financial District, three ...

              Seaport HotelAU$214

              Boston Marriott Copley Place

              Boston Marriott Copley Place

              110 Huntington Ave, Boston
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                This 38-story Boston hotel is adjacent to 2 malls and a convention center, forming 3 climate-controlled blocks of shops and restaurants; within a half-mile of ...

                Boston Marriott Copley PlaceAU$189

                Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree

                Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree

                50 Forbes Road, Braintree
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree is located right across the street from premier shopping at South Shore Plaza. Guests can take a free shuttle to select destinations ...

                  Hyatt Place Boston/BraintreeAU$115