Book a flight from Halifax to Boston to see another kind of East Coast city.
Situated to the north of downtown Boston, Revere Beach is a closely guarded secret. The sandy enclave spans 3 miles and is a quaint seaside escape from the busy metropolis. While you’re there, you might catch the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Watch as international artists create amazing sand sculptures portraying mythical ocean creatures and prominent Boston landmarks.
After getting all of that sand out of your shoes, wander over to downtown Boston for a stroll along the Boston Harborwalk. The scenic waterfront walkway lets you traverse past the city’s cozy cafés and quaint shops. On the way, you’ll drift by “Old Ironsides”, the retired USS Constitution warship docked at the Boston Navy Yard.
Launched in 1797, Old Ironsides is now part of the USS Constitution Museum. Head inside for riveting accounts of the United States Navy’s maritime history. Peruse the museum’s collections, including the spoils of war and the personal items of daring sailors.
Hop off the Boston Harborwalk onto the connecting Freedom Trail. The marked, red brick pathway will lead you inland to some memorable points of interest in Boston. Get your camera ready to snap some of the city’s most iconic monuments and heritage buildings.
Among these buildings is Faneuil Hall, which is only a short walk from the waterfront. This public marketplace has been serving locals and tourists alike since 1742 and is still going strong. Explore the vast array of modern stores that now deck the halls. The building is also a great venue to enjoy a live performance from talented local musicians.
Trek down to the Boston Harbor for a quiet and scenic evening. You may even catch the glimmer of the Boston Light, located on Little Brewster Island, across the water. The lighthouse, built in 1783, is one of the oldest in the United States and it’s only a ferry ride away on your trip from Halifax to Boston.
Catch a flight from Halifax to Boston and peruse through the architectural heritage and charming green spaces of Roxbury.
The neighbourhood has seen a dramatic shift from its original use as farmland to a bustling Boston community. You’ll notice the evolution of Roxbury through its buildings. The Georgian design of its historic mansions is a contrast against the Greek-revival styles of the row houses that came after.
Behind the walls of these buildings lies the history of Roxbury. Massachusetts Governors William Shirley and William Eustis were the proud 18th-century residents of the Shirley-Eustis House. Take a tour of the mansion and its immaculate gardens for a peek at a departed era.
At the Roxbury Heritage State Park, you’ll discover another treasured structure. The Dillaway-Thomas House served as the base of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Today, you can visit the museum showcasing the culture and history of Roxbury.
Nearby, rising into the sky is the towering steeple of the First Church of Roxbury. The church is a cornerstone of Roxbury’s John Eliot Square District.
To enjoy some of Roxbury’s green space, relax on the lush lawns of Franklin Park. Within the park, you’ll find many of the fun things to do in Boston. With an expansive 485 acres, the park houses the Franklin Park Zoo where you can watch exotic animals interact with one another from around the globe.
Take a leisurely stroll through the downtown core following your flight from Halifax to Boston.
Bustling with history and culture, downtown Boston is full of fun things to do. As you wander down the busy streets, you may see some interesting characters dressed in old-world garments. They are likely the tour guides of the Boston Freedom Trail. Hop on this interactive tour of the city that will give you a firsthand look at life before and during the American Revolution.
Also known as the Freedom Trail Players, the actors have riveting tales to tell. Feel like you’re back in the 1700s while you learn about city riots like the Boston Tea Party or Paul Revere’s act of heroism on his Midnight Ride.
The trail leads to several of the city’s historic buildings including the Old State House. This red brick building sits neatly nestled among the towering skyscrapers in downtown Boston. Head inside for more enthralling stories of a liberated America. Grab your chance to speak with Samuel Adams and enjoy other stellar performances of famed revolutionary leaders.
Check out the Boston Opera House for more contemporary entertainment. Built in 1928 as a vaudeville theatre, today you can experience the mesmerizing recitals of the Boston Ballet. It’s also a perfect place to see a touring Broadway musical if you’re travelling from Halifax to Boston.
For a livelier outdoor setting, head over to the Boston City Hall Plaza. You’ll be engulfed by the cheering crowds, depending which of the local sports teams has won recently. Ensure you’re dressed for the occasion in the nautical blue of the New England Patriots or bright red of the Boston Red Sox.
Hop on a flight from Halifax to Boston for an entertaining getaway in the heart of this historic city.
Fly from Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), with a stop in Ottawa or Montréal and a connection in Toronto. Halifax to Boston flight time is 4 hours and 55 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Halifax to Boston is around 2,000 km / 1,245 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is located on the second floor, in the departures area.
Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is about 35 km / 24 mi from downtown Halifax.
Take the Metro Transit 320 bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.50 CAD.
The Airport Express shuttle bus provides service to the airport from downtown, during the summer months. The fare is $22 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxi and car service from downtown cost about $55 CAD.
Logan International Airport (BOS) is about 6 km / 4 mi from downtown Boston.
Water taxis to downtown cost about $15 USD.
Take the complimentary Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Silver Line SL1 bus from any one of the airport terminal stops.
Car rental services are available outside of the main terminal building of Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and are accessible by Massport shuttle buses.
The Logan Express shuttle bus provides service from the airport to downtown. The fare is $7.50 USD.
Taxis to downtown cost about US $25 USD. Car service costs about US $80 USD.