Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is the largest of the New England airports and is a major national and international airport hub. Serving around 30 million passengers a year, Boston Logan International Airport is also the 20th busiest airport in America.
On average, you can expect a non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Boston to take around 5 hours 30 minutes. A flight from New York to Boston will take just over 1 hour. Many major airlines and budget airlines offer flights to Boston from a number of popular destinations across the US. Popular airlines include JetBlue, Delta, American, United and Virgin America.
Don’t worry if you do not have any transfers already in place for when you arrive in Boston, there are plenty of transport options available once you get here. There are taxi ranks 24 hours a day outside the terminals. On average, a taxi ride to central Boston will cost between $25 and $45. Shuttlebuses are a more economical option and can be found outside the terminals. However, they can take longer as the vehicle will be dropping off multiple parties to different locations.
There is a complimentary water bus which conveys arrivals from the airport to Logan Dock. In addition, there are a number of private carriers which go to different locations in Boston.
There are plenty of public transport options available too. In terms of buses, there are MBTA buses which can take you to various destinations in Boston for just over $2 and there is a Silver Line express bus which can get you to central Boston in 20 minutes for free. Alternatively, you can take the metro, often called ‘The T’ by locals. The Blue Line at the Airport Station can connect you to a number of destinations in Boston for less than $3.
Things to do in Boston
The Freedom Trail is likely to be the most popular attraction; particularly for those who enjoy the rich history that this city has to offer. It is exceedingly easy to walk, as the trail itself only runs for 2.5 miles. It is characterized by a red brick surface and the trail will enable visitors to enjoy numerous museums, churches, Revolutionary War meeting houses and colonial-era ships. It should be noted that travelers can diverge from the trail at any time to explore these interesting surroundings. Most tours are guided and tickets will need to be purchased in advance. It is also wise to check the opening hours, for these will vary between summer, spring and autumn.
Due to such an important history, others may choose to visit the Boston National Historic Park Visitor Center. This includes a walking tour of approximately 90 minutes around the most important locations which were directly involved with the Revolutionary War (including the famous midnight run by Paul Revere). As with any outdoor tour, this will be available as long as the weather permits. So, it is a good idea to check the forecasts ahead of time before making any reservations. There is a limit of 30 persons per tour group.
Boston is a town which has been famous for brewing since the 18th century. In fact, many of the founding fathers were quite skilled in this ancient art. Thankfully, these traditions have carried on into the present day. Anyone who is a fan of the occasional pint should therefore not miss a handful of the most historic locations in the city. Some famous spots include the Green Dragon Tavern, Rumor, The Black Rose and the Bell in Hand Tavern (established in 1795). We should recall that these very same locations will serve up some culinary delights such as New England clam “chowda” to swordfish kebobs (yes; you read that correctly).