New to Boston’s hotel stock this year is a 272-room CitizenM in the West End neighbourhood and a 340-room Marriott Moxy Hotel in the Theater District, which has ‘Wicked Awesome View’ corner rooms with panoramic city views from two sides. Serviced accommodation provider 3Sixty (stay3sixty.com) offers a variety of apartments throughout the city from around $200 a night.
As a coastal city, seafood is bountiful and some of Boston’s signature dishes are focussed around the catch of the day. Lobster, clam chowder and oysters are restaurant staples while classic American diners serve signature burgers and Boston’s famous baked beans. Check out the Time Out Market for options galore. For a more formal experience, head to Yvonne’s for small plates and cocktails or Bistro du Midi for some real show-stoppers.
A lively theatre scene features everything from Broadway favourites to the acclaimed Boston Ballet. For after work drinks, Quincy Market boasts a great selection of bars and pubs.
All of Boston’s downtown areas and neighbourhoods are accessible by train, bus, subway or ferry – all part of the public transport system known locally as the ‘T’. That said, walking is always a good option, with Boston regularly ranked as one of the USA’s most walkable cities.
Take in the skyline from the water on a Boston Harbour City Cruise. Daily sailings include lighthouse and sunset cruises as well as private charters and whale watching. For a bit of history, check out the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science, Franklin Park Zoo and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
United Airlines launched daily flights from London Heathrow to Boston Logan Airport in April. Also new for this year, JetBlue now flies daily from both London Gatwick and Heathrow. Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and British Airways also fly to Boston from Heathrow.