Introducing Boston

With its 400 years of history, elegant architecture, and venerable cultural institutions, Boston is a midsize city with an air of majesty. Ever since the Puritans’ quest for religious freedom brought them to the ‘shining city on the hill’ n 1630, Boston has been a crucible for free thinkers, poets, idealists, and rebels with a cause. Following the completion of the $15 billion Big Dig (1991-2007), the gleaming skyscrapers of downtown now unfurl to the reclaimed harbor, breathing new life into the U.S.’s oldest city. Still, for all its high-tech dynamism, hip bars, fine dining, and multicultural verve, tourists descend in their millions to follow the red brick road of the Freedom Trail and visit the churches and meeting halls where the ideals that stirred the American Revolution were born. For instant gratification, there’s the old school Italian restaurants of the North End where spaghetti just like Mamma made, industrial strength espresso, and glasses of gelato are served on red check tablecloths. There are the cobblestone streets of gorgeous Beacon Hill, with its antique stores, delis, and chic restaurants housed in gracefully aging brownstones, and show-stopping architecture along the grand avenues of Back Bay where hip Newberry Street attracts weekend brunchers to its street side patios. Fenway, a tranche of land between Kenmore Square and the Longwood Medical Area, exudes a laissez faire vibe thanks to its student density. It’s here you’ll find the shrine to baseball, the Red Socks’ beloved Fenway Park—the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball—as well as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Airports within a 50-mile radius of Boston:

  • General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (BOS)
    • Laurence G Hanscom Fld Airport (BED)
    • Norwood Memorial Airport (OWD)

Popular aircraft charters* in the Boston area include:

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.