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Book Holidays to Boston 2024/2025, this oldest and most popular city in the United States is Boston capital city of Massachusetts and it is also the largest. Famous for its colleges, universities and battles during the American Revolution, such as the Battle of Bunker Hill, Boston is full of rich history and culture and attracts make a holiday in Boston perfect for those who love to explore
starting with the many islands and peninsulas that stretch over 1,600 acres, these islands include Boston Harbour Islands National Park area and create a natural haven for nesting coastal birds. On a Boston holiday visitors can wander at their own pace or if preferred take one of the guided tours. Each island has its own attributes. On Georges Island is Fort Warren a National Historical landmark that served as a training camp during American Civil War and many troops passed through the islands of Boston Harbour. Here The Webster Regiment composed the lyrics of the famous song John Browns Body.
Alternatively Grape Island is a good choice for those who enjoy the great outdoors with picnic areas, woodland trails and guided walks. However, before deciding which islands to visit for your holiday in Boston it is well worth securing a ride on the park ferry around the harbour from where you can view many of the islands from the water. Whatever route you wish to take Charter Travel can offer you their expertise and advice to cover your preferences and even plan a personal itinerary holiday in Boston down to the last detail. Travelling through the Boston Harbour Islands by boat is an experience in itself and there is also the opportunity to tour the historical lighthouses, Long Island Light and Graves Light and at Little Brewster Island there is the oldest lighthouse station in America.
Boston Childrens Museum is one of the best in the country. Popular with smaller children there is an art studio for little fingers to dabble in paint and a construction zone designed to look like a construction site with bridges and tunnels and even a Bobcat. There is also a climbing area three storeys high and lots of fun learning activities. Visit the gift shop to take home some souvenirs and then enjoy a well earned rest with a meal in one of the nearby restaurants.
No Boston holidays 2023 would be complete without a taste of the arts and where best to begin than a behind-the-scenes tour of the Boston Symphony Hall to explore the history of the Boston Symphony Orchestra with all its traditions as well as viewing the public areas in the Hall beginning at the Massachusetts Avenue lobby entrance. Another icon of the arts is The Boston Opera House its origins dating back to 1827. It was designed in French and Italian styles and renovated in 2002. The magnificent interior now reveals grand staircases, chandeliers and silk wall panels and there are plenty of shows and events taking place to entertain all tastes. check out more things to do and see in Boston
Take some time out to explore the city, meander around the malls, there are many great shopping areas to discover. Situated in the historic Back Bay, Copley Place consists of a two level shopping complex with many famous named shops including Emporio Armani, Christian Dior, Burberry and Tiffany and when you are completely exhausted there is an abundance of fine restaurants to choose from. Other shopping areas include the elegant Newbury Street also in the Back Bay area where there are hundreds of shops and restaurants at all levels and covering the exclusive to the affordable. Here there are eight blocks of unique and individual retail outlets where there are also street vendors adding to the busy atmosphere but where the pavement areas are spaciously wide. The Prudential Centre also boasts a fine selection of shops and restaurants as well as the Skywalk Observatory, a sky-high vantage point to view and hear about the sights and places of historical interest of Greater Boston. Also from the Prudential Centre visitors can take a tour on one of the red Beantown Trolleys. The total length of the tour is two hours but if you do not want to go the whole way you can leave the trolley wherever you like.
Getting away from the shops why not take a Boston Duck Tour. This is a cruise on an authentic World War II amphibious landing vehicle. The Duck cruises past many places of interest from the golden domed State House to the Big Dig, Government Centre with lots of information from the guide along the way.
The Boston Park System is known as the Emerald Necklace and consists of a 1,100 acre chain of nine parks and waterways. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and attracts visitors from all over the world. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 19th Century and if you are feeling really energetic you can walk through all the parks from Boston Common to Franklin Park, a distance of about 7 miles. If you want to take the family for a day out at Franklin Park Zoo you will find it situated within the Emerald Necklace Park system. It covers 72 acres and well worth a visit featuring over 220 species of animals. The Kalahari Kingdom is an African themed area and the Outback Trail has kangaroos, emus and many other animals. Three acres are set aside especially for the Childrens Zoo with two rare leopards and farmyard animals.
As you can see a holiday in Boston shows you a city of many faces and to find your way around it is always comforting to have the back-up of an experienced team to guide you through the maze of exciting places. Charter Travel with be pleased to receive your call on 01635 551011.