Boston offers a unique quality to visitors with its location in the charming New England region and its reputation as America's intellectual city. A warm welcome to this historic yet cosmopolitan North American city is extended to the English and all foreigners, 300 years after the infamous Boston tea party. In addition, having a car rental in Boston allows you to explore Massachusetts at large.
Most major national and international carriers service Logan International Airport, making Boston a popular destination and entry point into the US, with onward connections to many US cities. Frequent flights cross the Atlantic daily to many European cities. The eastern seaboard and the region inland towards Pittsburgh and Cleveland are serviced by Amtrak trains. By rental car to Boston, the city is fed by various highways, including I-93, which runs north and south, crossing the river near North end, and I-90 (Mass Pike), an east-bound toll road.
Trace the country's past at the suburb of Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and Quincy Market. The majority of the city's Italian population is situated in Boston's oldest neighborhood, the North End, where you'll also find Salem street with its maze of winding streets and quaint coffee shops. You will find national deals on travel to Boston online.
The Massachusetts State House, which is still in use after 200 years, is in the nearby Beacon Hill, Boston's most affluent neighborhood. The Old State House is also here and features the balcony from which the Bostonians first heard the Declaration of Independence read while a grievance session about a new tax, leading to the Boston Tea Party, was held at the Old South Meeting House.
The famous college town of Cambridge is north of the river in suburban Boston. Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and 30,000 university students can be found here; while book stores, cafs, restaurants and shops can be found in Harvard Square. Alternatively, Cape Cod is easily doable from Boston by rental car; a modern day playground for supermodels and presidents with an interesting past of fishing and whaling, and has dozens of pleasing little villages to explore.
A mature social scene can be found at the great bars and many fine restaurants in Boston, which is lively by night. Explore the modern CBD and in particular the pleasant river esplanade. This cuts through the Theater district, Southside and Chinatown, in one direction, and through pleasant parks upstream.
Even though Boston is renowned for its mature and intellectual outlook, it remains a large city and includes many of the usual dangers facing visitors and tourists. Pickpockets are a risk in busy areas and daytrips by car can also be hazardous. We recommend you take out travel insurance and consider national travel deals for Boston car rental.