Holidaymakers looking for an exciting vacation in the northeast of the United States may like to try the Greater Boston area. In and around the fantastic city of Boston there are many interesting things to do and see. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and campgrounds.
There are many excellent hiking and cycle paths taking holidaymakers through some wonderful areas of Greater Boston. Numerous watersports such as swimming, kayaking, canoeing, rowing and sailing can be done along the Charles River and Boston Harbour as well as other waterways. Fishing is very popular in Greater Boston and other places nearby in the state of Massachusetts. There are several golf courses in the Greater Boston area including Granite Links Golf Club and the George Wright and Franklin Park Golf Courses. The Boston area has a number of beaches for people wanting to relax in the sun including Winthrop Beach and Wollaston Beach. In the winter visitors can enjoy the cross country ski trails of Rocky Woods in Medfield and Weston Ski Track. Numerous restaurants, bars and inns are located here offering a wide range of cuisine ranging from fine dining to take out food. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the many grocery stores and markets in the area. There is a large choice of department stores and outlets with up market goods in Boston and Cambridge in particular.
The Greater Boston area has many interesting places to visit including museums and galleries. These include Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum and the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Visitors can also see some great lighthouses here such as Deer Island Light and Long Island Head Light. Families may like to take a trip to Franklin Park Zoo in Boston or enjoy the beauty of Boston Public Garden. Tours of some of Boston’s historic buildings and streets are offered such as City View Trolley Tours and the Boston Historic Trail Tour. Cruises are available from Boston Harbour including whale watching trips.
The warmest month of the year is July with an average high temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average high temperature of 36 degrees Fahrenheit and average low of 22. November is generally the wettest month of the year with an average of 4.2 inches rainfall. Substantial snow can be seen between December and February peaking with 12.8 inches in January.
Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston has flights from major cities such as Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris and Rome as well as Los Angeles, New York, Washington and many other U.S destinations. Passengers can hire a car from various companies located at the airport and there are taxis waiting outside the terminal buildings. There are several rail and bus routes serving Boston as well.