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Boston Destination Guide

Fly Direct to Boston 

Whether travelling for business or leisure, get your trip to Boston off to a perfect start and enjoy close airport parking with short walks to the terminal. You’ll also love the relaxed atmosphere at Shannon - no congestion and no hassle guaranteed! 

And remember that if you’re travelling to the United States from Shannon, our full US Preclearance facilities means you can undertake all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections before you leave, making your arrival in the US easier and faster. Before you travel, you might need to clarify what travel visa you’ll need.  You can find out more here on the US travel visas required for your trip from Shannon. 

When you land 

Get the free Silver Line Rapid Transit service from all terminals to South Station in the city while Blue Line Subway services are also available. If you’ll be using public transport a lot, you’re best off picking up a Charlie Card, for discounts on travel and entertainment. 


As the largest city in New England, Boston has been the site for numerous historical events including the Boston Tea Party and the Boston Massacre. Try and make time for the Freedom Trail, a red brick path through down-town Boston that leads visitors to 16 significant historic sites. 


Boston is sports-crazy and home to some famous teams including Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox, the Bruins (Ice Hockey), the Celtics (Basketball) and the New England Patriots (American Football).  

Fun for all the family 

From The New England Aquarium and the Franklin Park Zoo to the Museum of Science, there’s plenty to keep the kids happy. And when tummies start to rumble, head to the historic North End for great restaurants and people-watching opportunities – we recommend the, seafood, particularly clam chowder. Use the subway (or the ‘T’) to get around where possible as there’ slots to see in this great city. 

Shopping and Nightlife 

Shoppers love Boston and Newbury Street, The Prudential Centre and Copley Place Mall are not to be missed, while Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and “Southie” are packed full of homegrown treasures and keepsakes. 

For late nights, Boston boasts a lively nightlife scene, particularly on Lansdowne Street near Kenmore Square and hotels and guesthouses to suit every budget.  

Start planning your trip and find out more about Boston right here.
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