Fly To Boston, Massachusetts
Boston is a compact city, but it packs a lot into its relatively small size. It’s one of America’s wealthiest and most influential cities, and is renowned for its progressive views on controversial political issues such as same sex marriage and universal healthcare.
The city itself reflects the forward-thinking nature of its residents with innovative urban planning and cutting edge architecture, interspersed with classic elements and iconic landmarks from Boston and America’s past.
Education will always be at the heart of Boston, with some of the finest institutions in the country located here. Colleges and universities such as Harvard have attracted some of the finest scientific, philosophic and creative minds, who, in turn, have contributed to Boston’s great cultural resources. You’ll find not only world-class museums, galleries, and classical musicians here, but an abundance of avant-garde studios, filmmakers, poets and artists as well.
Over 16 million people visit Boston every year. It’s one of the most popular places to visit in the whole of America. Find the cheapest flights to Boston using the online travel booking tool above, and find out why this city holds such a special place in the hearts of so many.
Visa Requirements and SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a U.S.A Visa to visit Boston, and anywhere else in the States. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The nearest South African Embassy to Boston is the South African Consulate-General in New York. 333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor, New York, 10016. Phone: + 1 212 213 4880.
See and do
Boston is a cultural centre, and its museums and galleries are as exceptional as they are numerous. If you have to choose, make sure you at least visit the Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts.
A convenient way to experience most of the historical landmarks in the city is to walk the 2.5 mile Freedom Trail. It begins at the Boston Common, and ends in Charlestown, and most of the iconic landmarks are absolutely free to enter.
If you walk the trail in the opposite direction, you can relax in the Boston Public Garden adjacent to the Common afterwards. It’s spectacular in spring and autumn, and you can skate on the pond in winter.
Quincy Market (officially Faneuil Hall Marketplace) is a wonderful indoor-outdoor shopping and dining experience. Pick up a Harvard T-shirt or a baseball cap with the letter B on it – it’s a Boston icon, and a popular souvenir.
Sightseeing around Boston is best done on foot, but the public transport system is an excellent option for tired feet. The subway and buses cover all areas, and are fairly affordable to use. For a more unusual experience try one of the amphibious vehicle tours. They run on land and water, and are a novel way to see the city. The drivers are also renowned for their humour and knowledge, so it’s bound to be fun as well as informative.
Logan International Airport – BOS
Food and beverage: Starbucks, Dine Boston Café, and Espressamente Illy.
Currency Exchange: American Express.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. The airport Lost and Found is run by the Massachusetts State Police Troop, and is situated at their headquarters across from the Airport MBTA station.
Airport Hotels: Hilton Boston Logan Airport and Hyatt Harborside.
Car Hire: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Airport Hub: Logan International Airport (code BOS) is a hub for Penair and Cape Air, and a focus city for JetBlue Airways.