Honeymoons in Boston
A honeymoon in Boston offers up a lovely combination of old and new. Boston is the capital city of the state of Massachusetts, and is located on the east coast of the United States. It is an old city (one of the oldest in the United States), founded as a homesteading town in 1822, and has a distinct old European flavour. Famous for being the home of several major historical events in the US, such as the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution, the city is rich in history and a honeymoon in Boston is sure to prove intriguing. In addition, Boston is a centre for higher education and medicine, and enjoys a strong intellectual reputation.
Boston is a favourite location for filming in the United States, and is famous for its beautiful fall foliage. The leaves on the trees turn amazing shades of yellow and red before dropping off for the winter, and lend to the romantic setting you will enjoy during your honeymoon in Boston. The city is home to people from many cultural backgrounds, which brings a real international feel. Next to being known as a centre for higher education, Boston is also a major centre for classical music and religion. As the region’s social hub, a honeymoon in Boston will offer many opportunities for cultural entertainment including museums, concerts and historical sites. Boston is also an attraction for those interested in sports, as it is home to a wide variety of professional sports organizations and teams including the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins, the Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots. A honeymoon in Boston could therefore be the perfect choice for sports fans!
The following suggestions will give you some great ideas on what to do during your honeymoon in Boston:
- Follow the Freedom Trail. As one of America’s first historic walking tours, the red brick path will lead the way to 16 of the cities historically significant sites. Perfect for history buffs or curious couples.
- Take a stroll on Newbury Street, known as Boston’s most enchanting street. You’ll find eight blocks of quality dining and shopping experiences just waiting for you.
- Tour the city through a Hop On Hop Off Bus & Trolley Tour. You’ll have the freedom to create your own itinerary, and spend as much (or as little) time as you’d like at each attraction.
Key Facts for Boston
Currency: U.S Dollar
Flight time: 6 hours from London
When to Honeymoon in Boston
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Boston’s climate is continental, with maritime influences due to its location on the eastern coast. Summers are warm and wet, with temperatures reaching into the twenties (Celsius), but if you plan your honeymoon in Boston during the winter you can expect wind and snow, with temperatures often falling below zero. Milder weather is experienced in the spring and autumn, but can vary widely from year to year and from day to day. Fog and thunderstorms are common in spring and summer as well, so come prepared to layer clothing and armed with an umbrella!
Air France offer a flight from Dublin via Paris. The flight takes just under 11 hours total.
A visa is not required for visitors from Ireland entering the United States, but if you’re planning your honeymoon in Boston you will need a valid passport. In addition, you will be required to complete an online application for a visa waiver at least 72 hours prior to departure. This application can be found online at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov, takes only a few minutes to complete, and is free of charge. As with most large cities in the United States, there is an excellent public transportation system in place, eliminating the need for a rental car during your honeymoon in Boston.
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Getting Married in Boston
If you want to have your wedding in a city with a distinctive character, plenty of fantastic architecture and a rich history then why not take a look at getting married in Boston. The capital of Massachusetts, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States and absolutely packed with ancient monuments, beautiful hotels and romantic locations, all perfect for holding your wedding in Boston. Getting married in Boston will not only leave you with some fantastic memories but also some amazing wedding photographs that you can treasure forever. If you are thinking of getting married in Boston then there are some legal requirements that you will need to consider but your wedding planner will be able to advise you fully on these. If you are looking to extend your stay then there are many open-air markets, shops at art galleries just waiting to be explored.
The couple must apply in person at the Registry Division in Room 213 of Boston City Hall for a marriage intention application. This requirement applies to both residents and non-residents.
In Boston, proof of age is required if under the age of twenty-four. For proof of age, a certified birth record or passport is required.
There is a (3) three day waiting period to receive your license. The license is valid for (60) sixty days from the day you originally file and may be used in any city or town within the Commonwealth. This license cannot be used outside of this state. A waiver of the (3) three day waiting period can be applied for at the city or town clerk's office where you apply and then presented to a court of competent jurisdiction for approval.
The person who performs the ceremony of marriage must sign the license and return it to the city or town where it was issued. That is the only place where the license will be registered.
For more details visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/registry/marriage.asp
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