Boston Travel Tips

Ever wanted to visit Boston, also known as the “Hub of Universe?” Are you wondering about the weather, the best time to visit, and transportation? The following will help you plan your trip.

  1. Best Time To Visit – April and May are stunning months to visit Boston, as spring blooms along the city’s parks and green spaces. October and November will show you an authentic New England fall.
  2. Boston Transportation – Getting around the city is a snap with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (known as the “T”), as it includes subways, buses, and commuter rail services that serve Boston and beyond. A single subway trip costs $2.10, and if you plan on making a number of trips, you might invest in a weekly pass for $19.
  3. Boston Weather – January is the coldest month, with an average temperature of 37°F (2.7°C). July is the warmest month, with an average temperature of 82°F (28 °C).
  4. Know Before Visiting – Much in Boston revolves around the area’s colleges and universities, and you’ll find that hotel prices in May and September rise accordingly. Book far in advance to snag a deal during these times, and if you don’t mind the cold, try a visit in January and February. Everything is a bit less crowded and hotel prices are much more reasonable.

Money Saving Tips

  1. Eat at Quincy Market – The Quincy market food colonnade in Faneuil Hall offers a wide range of food stalls at low prices. It’s a hugely popular place to eat, especially during lunch.
  2. Take the walking tours – Because Boston is such a historical area, you are able to take advantage of plenty of free walking tours including the most famous, The Freedom Trail. Free Tours by Foot in Boston offers a number of different free walking tours.
  3. Drink outside downtown – Experience Boston nightlife in Brighton or Allston for cheaper drinks and a more relaxed (and younger) environment.
  4. Enjoy the free parks – You can experience nature for free at the Arnold Arboretum. Here you can find more than 260 acres of free public space, open from sunrise to sunset. There are running trails, gardens, open lawns, and lots of flowers from all over the world. Relax among the plants and take a step back from the fast pace of the city.
  5. Enjoy free concerts – During the summer, there are a lot of free concerts on the Charles River.
  6. Consider the Boston City Pass – This pass allows you to nearly 50% off admission at a number of attractions. A pass is $55 per person and gets you entrance into Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, Skywalk Observatory, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston or Boston Harbor Cruises.
  7. Get free water or free refills – If you order a drink, most restaurants allow free refills while you eat your meal or refills at a low cost. And, for my non-American friends, water is free!

We at Boston Chauffeur know a little something about the Boston area and would be happy to give you a guided tour in one of our luxury vehicles. Just give us a call at 978-921-4334 to help you determine the best vehicle for your excursion.

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Source: Travel Leisure Author: Boston Travel Guide editor

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