Boston, MA

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Facts About Boston, MA

Regional Population: 589,141

Elevation: 13 meters

Time Zone: America/New_York

Local Currency: USD

Latitude: 42.3584308

Longitude: -71.0597732

Nearby Airports: BOS

Top Trips: road trips to Boston

How Far Is It: distance to Boston


Articles About Boston, MA

Boston Travel Planning by Neighborhood

Our local expert shares her tips to help you plan your vacation to Beantown and discover its many wonderful historic neighborhoods.

Best Boston Restaurants—Classic and New

From classic clam chowder to contemporary cuisine infused with a New England flavor, Boston has it all.

Best Kid-Friendly Boston Hotels

Check out these properties for kid-friendly services and local family-fun attractions.

Following Boston’s Freedom Trail

Get local expert tips on how to make the most of your tour to these 16 historic sites that trace America’s colonial roots.

Best Boston Museums and Institutions

Art, science, children, history, sports—check out the city’s best creative and intellectual institutions, sure to satisfy any range of interests.

Top 10 Boston Pubs: Cheers!

Favorite places—both new and historic—to get wicked shattered, from Faneuil Hall to South Boston.

Boston: Hub of the Sports World

From baseball to hockey, the marathon to a regatta, get insider tips on how to catch a piece of the sporting action, both pro and college, on your next visit to Beantown.

5 Free Boston Attractions

Spend time without spending a lot of money to get to know Boston with these free (or nearly free) things to do and see.

Boston’s Best New, Renovated Hotels

Read about the latest and greatest places to bunker down on your Boston vacation.

College Visit Guide: Boston

Tips for families to maximize their college visit to Boston, which is the college-visit capital of the country.

10 Historical Events Across America

From the Colonial East to the Wild West, step back in time at some famous—and not-so-famous—destinations.

Amusement Parks: Fun for Less

Slashed gate prices and online specials help families save big bucks at amusement parks this summer.

7 New England Family Road Trips

Take a family vacation road trip to these New England destinations that are kid-friendly and affordable.

Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Events

Check out these St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations around the world to show your love for the Irish.

Top 10 U.S. Boutique Shopping Destinations

For those who like local, one-of-a-kind finds, here’s a list of the best boutique shopping cities in the U.S.

Top 10 Holiday Events for the Family

Start the holiday season with these fun top family activities including concerts for the kids, a train ride with Santa and chocolate-making demonstrations.

Valentine’s Day Events to Remember

Sharpen your Cupid’s arrow and take your sweetheart to one of these annual love events held around the world.

Fine Dining on the Fly

At some airports, you can bypass the fast-food feeding frenzy and enjoy a real meal at one of these 14 worthy eateries.

Top 5 Brewery Tours

Sip famous, handcrafted beers and learn how they’re made on brewery tours across the country.

Top U.S. Holiday Teas

Hotels around the country are gearing up for the holidays with select Christmas-themed teas for the entire family.

Boston in Your Back Pocket

This city’s Little Black Book travel guide compacts all the info you need to know to act like an in-the-know local on your next Boston vacation.


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