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Boston
United States of America

*Boston Harbor is located on the East Coast of the United States, in the state of Massachusetts. Boston is home to several prestigious museums and universities.

Rich in history, Boston was at the heart of the American Revolution. In 1773, during protests against British taxes on tea, protesters stormed British ships and threw their cargo of tea into the water. The Freedom Trail is a walk in the city that allows you to better understand these historical events.

Boston is usually a port of embarkation or disembarkation. In order to discover the attractions of the city, it is interesting to stay there for a few days.

Useful Information

Language

English

Currency

USD
US dollar

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Time difference

UTC: -5

from New York: None

from San Francisco: +2h

from London: -5h

Tips

A 15% tip will be appreciated in restaurants and taxis.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
-5 22
-2 29
2 36
853.25
February
-4 25
0 32
4 39
833.25
March
-0 31
4 39
8 46
1104.25
April
5 41
9 48
13 56
953.75
May
10 50
15 58
19 66
883.50
June
15 60
20 68
25 76
943.75
July
19 65
23 74
28 82
873.50
August
18 65
22 72
27 80
843.25
September
14 58
18 65
23 73
873.50
October
8 47
12 54
17 62
1004.00
November
3 38
7 45
11 52
1014.00
December
-2 28
2 35
5 42
963.75

Where is locate the Port of Boston

The Boston Cruise Terminal is located southeast of downtown. It is possible to reach the center in 30 minutes on foot. Near the port you will find restaurants and museums.

Travelling around the port of Boston

Transfer between Boston cruise terminal and Boston Logan Airport

Taxis and services from such as Uber and Lyft are a flexible and fast way to get between the airport and the port. The journey takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

By public transport, the bus lines SL1 and SL2 allow you to make the journey between the airport and the port in about 30 to 40 minutes.

You can also book a private transport in advance.

The public transportation system is well developed in Boston and includes buses, a subway and ferries. 1- or 7-day passes are offered and provide access to buses and the subway.

The SL2 Bus route allows you to get closer to the center of Boston from the cruise terminal.

You can visit the city of Boston on tram-style Hop-on hop-off tourist bus .

Activities in Boston

Neighborhoods

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Guided tours by students or a free mobile application will allow you to discover this prestigious university.

Boston’s historic neighborhood consisting of pretty 19th century townhouses.

Landmarks

This “Richardsonian Romanesque” architectural style Church is considered a masterpiece of American architecture.

The seat of Massachusetts government since its opening in 1798.

This monument is a tribute to the memory of the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill. The monument was built by the Marquis De Lafayette, 50 years after the battle.

Built in 1723, Boston’s oldest church. Over 1,100 bodies lay underneath the sanctuary in the Old North Church historic crypt.

Built in 1713, the Old State House was a seat of British power and site of the Boston Massacre. A museum presents exhibitions about the American Revolution era.

Built by Peter Faneuil, this public market includes a meeting hall. This place has been the scene of many debates since the end of its construction in 1742. It occupies an important place in the advancement of freedoms and democracy.

Historical sites

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Ce trajet de 4 km relie 16 sites historiques et culturels qui ont marqué la Révolution américaine. Vous n’avez qu’à suivre les briques rouges au sol. Un bon point de départ est le parc Boston Common.

Museums

The Salem Witch Museum examines the events surrounding the Salem witch trials of 1692.

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This museum features interactive exhibits, life-size replicas of 18th-century sailboats, and historical artifacts tracing the events that sparked the American Revolution.

The Charlestown Navy Yard is one of the original six naval shipyards in the U.S. Today, you can learn more about the United States Navy history visiting its museums and historic warships. Free of charge.

Launched in Boston in 1797, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat. The visit is free, but you will be asked to present a valid Photo ID or Passeport at the security screening.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of the thirty-fifth president of the United States.

The MFA’s collection includes nearly 500,000 works of art from around the world and features world-class temporary exhibitions.

From dinosaurs to nanotechnology and everything in between, this museum presents permanent and temporary exhibits, planetarium shows, Omni films and 4D films.

Located in the Boston Harbor, the Aquarium is home to a huge variety of aquatic animals. The Simons Theatre presents films about nature and wildlife.

Nature

This 20-hectare park is very lively and popular with locals and tourists alike. During the War of Independence, it served as a camping ground for British troops.

Established in 1837, the Boston Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America. You can admire more than 80 species of plants in this Victorian influenced botanical garden.

Activities

Skywalk Observatory

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The observatory located on the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower offers a 360-degree view of Boston.

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Le stade de baseball le plus ancien toujours utilisé par une équipe de la Ligue majeure de baseball, les Red Socks de Boston.

Excursions in Boston

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