About Boston


Let's have a look around into background of Boston
  • County: Suffolk County
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 42.3583333
  • Longitude: -71.0602778
  • Time zone: US/Eastern
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours

Weather in Boston

  • Climate: Humid Continental Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: June to October (Fall Season)

Location

It is the capital and most populated city of the commonwealth of Massachusetts of the U.S.A. with a population of about 667,137 (2015 Census)

Distance from Boston center to Airport

Airport: Boston Logan International Airport acts as the primary commercial airport for the city with general aviation needs being handled by Beverly Municipal Airport, Hanscom Field and Norwood Memorial Airport.

Driving Distance: 4 miles / 6 km

Driving Time: 9 Minutes

Languages: English followed by Spanish and Portuguese

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Boston Logan International Airport, Beverly Municipal Airport, Hanscom Field and Norwood Memorial Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System.
  • Road: Bus – MBTA Bus Service ; Taxi – Boston Cab Association

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 

Nearby Tourist Cities




Jersey City

Location

It has earned the place as the second most populated city in the US sate of New Jersey.

Weather
  • Climate: Humid Subtropical climate
  • Best Time to Visit: January to April
Tourist Attractions
  • Liberty State Park
  • Jersey Shore
  • Ellis Island 




New York

Location

It is the most densely populated city of the state of New York of the U.S.A. with a population of about 8,550,405 (2015 Census)

Weather

New York’s climate ranges between the warm and humid subtropical to humid continental. The temperature falls below freezing point and snows profusely in January and February. Summers are warm marked by hot days and late sunset prevailing from June going way up till September. Winters season is chilly and crisp though the sky remains clear mostly. It lasts from November through April in northern New York, and retracts slightly early in the southern New York.

Summers can be a bit hot but the mild spring season and the autumn month makes for a perfect time to plan a trip to New York.

  • Climate:  Humid Subtropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to June and September to Early November  
Tourist Attractions

New York is an extremely lively city with lots of activities and places to visit. The whole list of choice gets somewhat overwhelming but its best to start with Manhattan’s topmost building; the Empire Square to get a bird’s eye view of the entire city from the 86th and 102nd floors that provide mesmerizing 360° view of the city or reserve a table at the 101st floor at the One World Observatory.

Kids simply love the Christmas tree and the ice rink at the Rockefeller Center combined with the tour of the NBC studios at the Top Of The Rocks.

Check out one of the most visited museums in the world; The Metropolitan Museum of Art which is the 10th most viewed museum in the world. The American Museum of Natural History at the top of the list of the best Science museums in the world.

Walk through the themed rooms of the Madam Tussauds Museum which houses more than 200 figures.

Some must-see places in New York include the beautiful American Museum of Natural History, Ellis Island and Coney Island, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, and Times Square.

  • Statue of Liberty
  • The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
  • Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial

Emergency Contact Numbers in Boston city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: 617-222-3200
  • Cab: +1 617-536-3200 (Boston Cab Association)
  • Airport: +1 800-235-6426 (Boston Logan International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 617-726-2000 (Massachusetts General Hospital)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Boston.

  • Mariners At Red Sox, Fenway Park
  • Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series: Elisa Hamilton, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Stir: Beth Morrison Projects Presents Nico Muhly & Anthony Roth Costanzo

Tourist Attractions

  • Massachusetts State House
  • Faneuil Hall Historic Site
  • The Paul Revere House

Theatre & Concerts

  • Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
  • New England Conservatory Jordan Hall
  • The Concert: A Summer Soirée, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Visit Top Restaurants in Boston

  • Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Ocean Prime - Boston
  • Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - Boston

Top Shopping Centers in Boston

  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • Brattle Book Shop of Boston
  • New Balance Factory Store

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • James P Kelleher Rose Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  •  Pão De Queijo  - Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Truffle Mac n Cheese - Ocean Prime - Boston
  • Au Gratin potatoes - Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - Boston

Sports Club

Home of Boston Red Sox (Major League Baseball), Boston Bruins (National Hockey League) and the Boston Celtics (National Basketball Association).

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $ 1.93 / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: $ 3.00 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 2,677.68
  • Cheap meal: $ 15.00
  • Gasoline: $ 0.61 / liter
  • 3 course meal: $ 65.00
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