America’s city of education and one of the world's greatest learning destinations

Boston Travel Guide

If you are looking for a taste of why Boston is such an amazing city, then you have come to the right place.

Find out here what makes Boston famous, take a look at some of its popular sights and discover how to spend your time in and around the city.


From Harvard to MIT, Boston is America's education capital. Learning here is an inspiring experience.


Discover the rich history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, where every step tells a story.


Boston is one of the oldest cities in America, and since its founding in 1630 it has always been a melting pot of old traditions and new ideas.


Bostonians are crazy about sport! Its professional teams (Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots) are loved.­­ Make sure you catch a game!

Public Holidays on a Weekday

  • 02 Jan
  • 16 Jan
  • 20 Feb
  • 17 Apr
  • 29 May
  • 04 July
  • 04 Sep
  • 09 Oct
  • 10 Nov
  • 23 Nov
  • 24 Nov
  • 25 Dec

Useful information

Drinking Age

Legal age for drinking in the US is 21 and many places will ask for identification.


All EC Boston students must be covered by health insurance for the entire length of their stay in the U.S. If you do not have health insurance, you must purchase insurance from EC Boston.

Smoking laws

Smoking is banned in all enclosed public places and workplaces, including restaurants and bars.

Driving Age

The minimum driving age is 16 years but most rental companies require that you be at least 25 years old, have an international driving license, a second form of identity and a major credit card.

Costs of Living

  • $1.35

    1 litre of milk

  • $2.69

    2 litres of water

  • $2.00

    A loaf of bread

  • $3.39

    Big Mac

  • $12


  • $3

    Coffee in a café

  • $29

    Cost of sim card

  • $6


  • $20

    Average 2 course meal

  • $1

    Can of Coke

  • $5 - $20

    Entrance to clubs