Fly To Boston, Massachusetts - USA
Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the earlier settlements in North America. This premier city is a travel destination that features many notable landmarks, museums and a close-up view of early American history. Book cheap flights to Boston with Travelstart Nigeria; fly to this metropolitan city and enjoy its uniqueness.
Requirements for Entry to the United States
A Passport with a minimum period validity of 6 months is needed at the time of travel. Nigerian citizens and residents must obtain a tourist visa prior to boarding a flight.
Obtain one from the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the Consulate General in Lagos.
Getting to Boston from Boston Logan International Airport BOS
Downtown Boston can be reached inexpensively and quick and in an environmentally friendly way. The MBTA is the mass transportation system with the Blue Line Subway and Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit offering direct service. Another unique way that has gained popularity is by the water shuttle or water taxi, departing the Logan dock year-round. This option provides direct connections to downtown Boston and other waterfront destinations in the city. There are also metered taxis available but this tends to be a pricy option.
On the waterfront, Quincy Market has become a Boston major attraction for tourists and locals alike. This area is a success story of urban renewal and the marketplace boasts numerous shopping, dining and nightlife options.
The USS Constitution is a three mast heavy frigate launched in 1797. It is now a floating museum located at the Charlestown Navy Yard. This historic navy wooden hill ship is commonly referred to as “Old Ironsides”. Inside it, there is a collection of over 1500 artefacts, including personal journals of its former crew members, rare books, paintings and weapons.
Things to Do
The Freedom Trail follows a 2 1/2 mile trek through time. It features 16 historic sites dedicated to the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the end of slavery. Some of the highlights include the Old South Meeting House, Bunker Hill, The Paul Revere House, the position of the Boston Massacre and the State House.
One treasure is the Boston Harbour Islands right off the city’s harbour. Escape from the maddening crowds by ferry and spend the day for some hiking and nature walking. Some of points of interest include a national park, a civil war era fort that has been perfectly preserved and the Boston Lighthouse which is the oldest lighthouse in the United States.
As with most large cities, Boston’s restaurants have an international flavour running the gamut from Afghan to Vietnamese and everything else in-between. However, to obtain the ‘true’ essence of culinary fare, it is a city where seafood reigns. This is the place for shellfish, lobster rolls and clam chowders. Boston’s specialties can be found in inexpensive food trucks to Michelin star fine dining restaurants.
Hotels and Accommodation
Accommodations in Boston are as assorted as the city itself and cater to every budget. All the major hotel chains in numerous categories and locations are represented as well as B&Bs and small inns. Travellers on a budget might choose a self catering apartment.
Boston is easy to manoeuvre around on foot. The city has an extensive public transportation system (MBTA) making all of Boston's neighbourhoods accessible by subway, bus, or water transportation. Tickets are available for single rides, unlimited use for one day or seven at moderate pricing.
The Inner Harbour Ferry serves Charlestown Navy Yard to Long Wharf with stops at other shore areas in Boston.
Best Time to Visit
Boston welcomes visitors year round as there are always cultural events at museums, theatrical and concert performances, festivals and sporting events. Typically, winter has large amounts of snowfall and below freezing temperatures. The best times to visit this holiday destination are autumn, spring and summer. The period from April to October offers pleasant weather.
Cheap flights to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) are accessible from Lagos LOS or Abuja ABV among several air carriers with direct flights.