Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States and its rich history shows in its architecture and multi-cultural residents.
Why hire a car at Boston airport?
Known as Logan International, this airport is the main entry point for international holidaymakers into Boston. Public transport is pretty good here, but if you’re travelling as a family or small group it’s often more cost effective to hire a car. Plus, you get the freedom to travel beyond the city and really make your holiday, yours.
That all-important first mile:
driving out of Boston airport?
There is a toll of $3.50, so for a swift exit, make sure you have some change on you when you leave the airport.
Some car hire providers operate outside the airport but are just a short shuttle ride away. Use one of the clearly marked car rental phones in the arrivals hall to arrange collection once you've landed.
Be aware of picking up liquids such as perfume and alcohol if you have a connecting flight in the EU, it's likely they will be confiscated due to different travel regulations. Instead, go home with the one thing you should, some Boston Red Sox merchandise.
There are cash machines and banks located in the arrivals hall.
For some last minute all-American fare before your flight home, pop to Wendy's for something savoury and Dunkin' Donuts for something sweet. Yum.
Logan International is a busy airport. Don't get confused with all the road signs at the exit, just follow those for Boston Route 90 and you'll be in the city centre in ten minutes.
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If you'd like to dip jet-lagged toes in the ocean before exploring the city of Boston, collect your hire car and take the short drive south to Nantasket, a peninsula beach that at low tide, has acres of tidal pools to wade and forage in.
Hungry from your flight? Then why not fill up and make friends within minutes of landing at the original Cheers Bar. Here, you can pull up a stool and, if you’re brave enough, take the challenge to finish an enormous Norm Burger and make it into the hall of fame. By the time you leave everybody (could) know your name.
For authentic Chinese, Vietnamese or Cambodian food head to Chinatown. This district is a great place to either sit, and watch the world go by, or wander around in while you eat. There are loads of shops, interesting architecture and historic sites to see but if you eat on the go, watch out for noodle splashback.