Autumn is truly the best time of year to experience Boston – the weather is pleasantly cool and crisp, and the trees are afire with glorious autumn foliage.
This historic city, in Massachusetts, USA, simply oozes charm and sophistication. Why not head out to New England this fall and discover Boston for yourself? Learn about the city's revolutionary past, explore the theatre district, or simply enjoy its perfect location on the harbour.
Make like a Bostonian and see what makes the city tick.
Eat lobster – chances are, if you have one lobster dinner in New England, you’re likely to have another one soon after. Once regarded as poor folks’ food, lobster is now a delicacy, with dedicated lobster restaurants drawing in customers by the droves.
Try the local ice cream – ice cream is a serious business in New England, and in Boston they eat more of it than any other city in the USA.
Watch a game – Boston has three major-league teams: The Red Sox (baseball), the Celtics (basketball) and the Bruins (ice hockey). Boston’s relationship with baseball in particular goes back a long way – built in 1912, Fenway Park is the USA's oldest major professional sports league stadium still in active use.
Head outdoors – Bostonians are passionate about being outdoors. The city’s string of parks and public places – the ‘Emerald Necklace’ – provides stunning, well-maintained green space. And the beautiful 47-mile HarborWalk is one of Boston’s most popular outdoor gathering places, with cafes, flower gardens, and panoramic views of the harbour.
September, October and November famously see New England turn into a riot of vivid colour, as the trees’ leaves turn vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange.
Boston is extremely compact, and most of its attractions are within easy walking distance of each other.
AA members receive discounts on a great range of travel products and services, including:
(24 October 2013)
Hertz car hire
Members save 10% when booking online