City Guide Boston, USA

Visiting Boston

Boston's charm lies in the fact that it has combined the old with the new in a way you seldom discover - not just in the States but worldwide. And despite its growth and development through the centuries, its small town qualities have prevailed throughout.

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Boston Podcasts

Boston - Ask the locals

Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of Boston to ask the locals there where they like to go out at night, what their favourite restaurants are and which neighbourhoods they like hanging out in.

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USA Videos

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Find out how you can get around Miami for free, how to save money when shopping and much more with our editor Colm.

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Boston Pocket Guide

Boston Pocket Guide

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Boston City Reviews

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    New England's Capital

    This city you can feel the history all around you, uncommon for an American metropolis, some areas also have a very European feel to it, seafood here almost always is locally caught. It's not a huge city, easy to walk and get around with plenty of historical landmarks to see, great restaurants and pubs to eat and drink, sports events to go watch and guided tours fun to check out. Just a 30 minute train ride to the historical city of Salem, for the October carnival or witch museum.

    Insider Tip:There's one Sam Adams brew that only makes it out of the brewery to 6 pubs in town and nowhere else in the country called the Sam Adams Brick Red. Try it, it's good stuff. Can be found a Hennessy's, pub where on Wednesday nights, the Karaoke happens and you sing with a live band backing you up instead of looking at a screen with the lyrics and background music.

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    Boston is good for taking a NYC break

    I didn't expect much of Boston and initially, I though of skipping this city. But all Americans I talked to the past year advised me to go there. And I'm happy I did. Boston is a cool place to be, with many students that make the city just something else. The day I got there, there was a massive weed fest in the park, which only confirms my last statement.

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    Boston city review

    I was in the city on and off between July and August ~ used the city as a home base to get to and back from hikes in Vermont and New Hampshire (and then eventually New York). Lots of history, schools and delicious seafoods. I'm mostly impressed with the architecture. The city is very walkable and the subway system (T) is a little frustrating but with patience you can get nearly anywhere.

    Insider Tip:Charlestown is the quieter Beacon Hill. Harpoon Brewery > Sam Adams Street performers are incredibly talented so show your support! Do some island hopping via mail boat. Bus tickets to NYC are very cheap so just do it.

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    Visiting Boston for a weekend

    Great city. Visited the Fenway Park area and enjoyed going around Cambridge and the tourist spots. It was a nice spring weekend and there are nice places to bike and walk.

    Insider Tip:Get the transit passes if you are going to use public transportation to move around. They are a little more pricey but worth for those moving around a lot

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    It was definately a good idea to go there-going on the freedom trail is a must! By following the line on the sidewalk you have a chance to see all the most important things there are to see in Boston so its really easy.

USA: Itinerary

Due to a layout which is unlike other American cities and its prominent Irish population, Boston has always been a popular destination with travellers going stateside. Fusing the old and the new effortlessly, it has a rustic charm which is hard to find anywhere else.

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