City charm in Boston

Whether clients visit for a city break or as part of a wider tour, Boston will leave a lasting impression thanks to its diverse neighbourhoods, American Revolution history and lively markets, says Jessica Pook

While some cities in the U.S. can overwhelm with their size, Boston is walkable and has a small-town feel. 

It is also one of the ‘closest’ American cities to the UK and served by 91 weekly direct flights, including the return of Delta’s seasonal summer route from Edinburgh. 

Who to sell to

Boston has established itself as a top spot for foodies. As a coastal city, seafood is bountiful and some of the city’s signature dishes are focused around the catch of the day. Lobster, clam chowder and oysters are restaurant staples and classic American diners serve signature burgers and Boston’s famous baked beans. 

 Known as ‘Title Town’ Boston prides itself on the sporting achievements of its basketball, ice hockey, NFL and baseball teams. Sports fans should see The Boston Red Sox play at historic Fenway Park. 

 Walk the famous Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile red-brick trail through Boston’s neighborhoods that tells the story of the American Revolution. 

What to sell 

Take in the skyline from the water on a Boston Harbour City Cruise. Daily sailings include sightseeing cruises, lighthouse and sunset cruises as well as private charters and whale watching excursions. 

A brewery tour is one of the best ways to uncover the region’s top pubs, brewpubs and eateries. Boston Brew Tours offers daily beer adventures which explore the city’s history, culture and beer!

The Boston CityPASS® offers almost a 50% discount on top attractions including New England Aquarium, Museum of Science  Boston Harbor City Cruises, Franklin Park Zoo and Harvard Museum of Natural History and is valid for nine consecutive days. 

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Quincy Market downtown Boston at the freedom trail

When to sell 

Boston has four distinct seasons and  the local weather motto is: If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. 

Temperatures rise in spring when there are also less crowds. Summer is warm with the ocean breeze keeping humidity at bay. Autumn presents glorious fall foliage and winters can be cold, but less extreme on the coast. There are festivals and concerts throughout the year with highlights including Dine Out Boston in August, Boston Pride in June and First Night/First Day on December 31 – a Boston New Year’s tradition for over 40 years!

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Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River

Book it with… Delta

Basic fares start at £481pp based on two passengers flying mid-week in October for a seven night stay. Delta Premium Select fares start at £1,140. delta.com