Boston is one of America’s oldest cities, founded in 1630 by English Puritan settlers. Over the years it has been the scene for a number of important founding moments for the United States – such as those related to the American Revolution. Boston city covers 124 km² and is home to the world’s oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon. The city community is diverse, with many different cultures and backgrounds present – this is reflected in the city’s architecture, food and art. Its seasons are well defined; autumn is a highlight with bright hues of red and orange blanketing the trees. Begin your trip by collecting your Boston car hire from Boston Airport. Boston Logan Airport is the largest airport in New England, servicing over 25 million passengers a year. The Airport is located just 6 km away from the city centre, approximately a 15-minute drive. DriveAway Holidays partners with 6 suppliers at Boston Logan Airport, which makes picking up a car easy.
What can you do in Boston? Well, there are the famed historical sites, such as the Freedom Trail, the world-renowned universities - does Harvard ring a bell? If you like sports, Boston is crazy for them, and don’t forget the amazing local food – Italian, Irish and Polish influences make for some mouth-watering treats. Boston’s location serves the northeast United States well, and is the largest city in New England. DriveAway Holidays suggests exploring some of the area’s most captivating parts.
- Salem, infamous for the 1692 witch trials is located roughly 40 minutes north of Boston by car. There are a number of museums to visit and walking tours to learn about the urban legends. Prepare to be bewitched by this small and spooky town.
- Burlington is located in the northeast corner of the state of Vermont and is a 3 and a half hours drive from Boston. It would be worth staying a night or two in Vermont’s largest city to see their charming way of life. Make sure to try their maple cookies or fresh, creamy ice cream. Come in autumn if you can to drive through corridors of colourful trees.
- Other notable places to visit: Portland, Providence and Portsmouth – all within a 2-hour drive from Boston