As the profusion of nicknames attributed to it perfectly illustrates, Boston is a multi-faceted city. If it was for a long time associated - and continues to be - with the pious and strict founding fathers of the nation, as the nickname The Puritan City suggests, that of The Athens of America still suits it like a glove. Progressive, intellectual, historically charged, Boston illuminates the entire New England region with its insights and ideas of social tolerance, hence the name The Cradle of Liberty. Art and culture are part of the city's DNA, and there are countless museums and historic sites, something that Boston's tourist guide has not missed. In spring, snow gives way to flowering trees and life returns to normal, while in autumn a shade of yellow, orange and red covers the city... Culture (the Museum of Fine Arts is not to be missed!), gastronomy, strolling, Boston is not lacking in attractions and will surprise many an already familiar traveller on the American East Coast

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When to go to Boston?

When to go to Boston? The best seasons to travel to Boston and New England are spring, late summer and fall. The Indian summer is magnificent and the autumn colours, red, yellow and orange, are flamboyant. With the exception of Boston and other major New England cities, the majority of beach towns fall asleep between November and April. While not all shops and hotels are closed, the majority of them have reduced hours. For mainly seaside destinations (beaches, islands), really avoid the months of January and February - cold and deserted. Of course, this does not apply to destinations that operate in both summer and winter, namely the mountain resorts of Vermont and New Hampshire. The same applies to national parks, which are generally closed in winter due to bad weather. It is also important to know that between June and September, it is the high season for New England. City dwellers rush to their second homes and small communities find themselves bottled up and stormed. So when to go to Boston? Ideally between April and June or between September and early November

How to go to Boston? Our advice & tips

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The American East Coast is a relatively well known area for French-speaking tour operators, and Boston is part of many larger tours in the region. It is easy to find packages combining flight and accommodation at attractive rates, which are ideal for a stay with family or friends, a romantic getaway (or even a honeymoon) or even a solo trip.

The average price of a France-Boston flight: 650 €. It should be noted that the price variation depends on the company borrowed but, above all, on the time required to book. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets several months before departure!

With more than 120 metro stations, Boston is a city that is very easy to discover. It will also be possible to use the city's buses, use taxis and other VTCs, cycle or even walk in the city's most central areas.

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    When to travel?

    When to go to Boston? The best seasons to travel to Boston and New England are spring, late summer and fall. The Indi...
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    Weather forecast

    The Boston weather is quite harsh in winter, and dry and very cold weather prevails. Il n'It is not uncommon for sn...
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    Budget

    The cost of living in Boston and the United States seems high to Europeans. The cheap sectors are mainly catering and...
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    Formalities

    To travel to Boston, you need a biometric passport. This passport allows you to benefit from the visa waiver program...
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    Health

    No vaccine is required to travel to Boston or to enter the United States from anywhere else. There are no particular...
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    How to travel by yourself?

    The average price of a France-Boston flight: 650 €. It should be noted that the price variation depends on the comp...
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    How to get organized?

    The American East Coast is a relatively well known area for French-speaking tour operators, and Boston is part of man...
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    Getting around

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