One of the most historically important cities in the USA, it is well worth finding cheap flights to Boston. The Massachusetts capital was founded in 1630 but has a youthful, vibrant atmosphere due to the many Harvard students that live here, and is green and verdant due to the 2,200 acres of parks and outdoor spaces. The Rose Kennedy Greenway, a recently renovated green park connecting the financial district and harbour areas, is particularly pretty.
Many famous American historical events, such as the Boston Tea Party and the ride of Paul Revere, happened here. The Freedom Trail is an absolute must-do about the past. You can do the pleasant two-and-a-half mile walk yourself, as it’s clearly marked by a red brick trail, but for extra fun join a tour from an actor playing a historical character. The walk contains 16 significant locations such as the site of the Boston Massacre and Park Street Church. The Old State House is particularly important as it’s the first place the Declaration of Independence was read out to the public. The Black Heritage Trail is another excellent and important walk, all about the history of black people and slavery in the USA.
If you do get flights to Boston, there is plenty more aside from the history. Areas such as Beacon Hill are full of cute boutiques and cafes, while South End has excellent restaurants and a rich jazz scene. There is a stellar art scene as well and places such as the Museum of Fine Art and the ICA have breathtaking collections.