Boston is a city like no other. It’s huge and historically significant with suburbs that are dying to be explored; and the freedom that comes with renting a car in Boston means that you can experience each area whenever you please. While Boston is absolutely bursting with exciting things to do, there’s a lot of charm to be experienced in the vicinity. Drive your hire car to nearby Salem, a city famous for witch trials, take a scenic road trip to Plymouth or Cape Cod, or experience the alternative vibes of nearby Cambridge. With a hire car in Boston, you are completely free to enjoy New England as you please.
Famed for its history, Boston as a city tells the compelling story of the beginnings of the USA. Start your historical tour of Boston with a walk along the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile self-guided tour with many stops of historical interest on the way. Other fantastic historical attractions in Boston are the Paul Revere house and the Bunker Hill Monument, which is a fair climb but gives an unbeatable view of the city below. Also, be sure to check out Commons Park. It is the country’s oldest city park, which in itself is home to many significant past events: it has been the place of public executions, a campsite for British troops, and the venue for many famous speeches. It may well be country’s most historically rich place to relax!
If the weather isn’t on your side when you’re in Boston, there are plenty of museums to check out. The USS Constitution Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts are popular Boston visits, and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is a one-of-a-kind institution, telling the story of the infamous Boston Tea Party with live actors.
Visiting the local library might not always be at the top of your city bucket list, but you won’t want to miss the Boston Public Library. It’s got that real ‘old fashioned bookstore’ feel, with statues, gold lamps, and shelve upon shelve of aged books; a great place for snapping some unique photos! While you’re in an education frame of mind, hop over to nearby Cambridge and take a guided tour around Harvard University, which is the country’s oldest university and one of the world’s most renowned.
There are many more gorgeous buildings in other suburbs in Boston. Here, even the most basic house is a stunning architectural marvel. Be sure to include some suburb exploration time during your trip! With your hire car, you can venture further afield and really feel what this charming area of the country has to offer. Take a drive to Salem to visit the witch museum or road trip up to Cape Cod to enjoy the picturesque coastal scenes – lighthouse included.
When you get back to the center of Boston after a long day of sightseeing, refuel with some of the local specialties. The city excels in seafood and is home to some great ice cream stores. Be sure not to miss sampling a Boston cream pie!
We at Orbitz offer extremely low rates for your Boston car rental and have a wide range of vehicles, meaning that you are sure to find something to suit your tastes and budgets. Renting with us will guarantee you a stress-free car hire experience, meaning that you can devote more time into planning your Boston trip!