New York City, with its centuries of history, is an accessible day trip from equally historic Boston. Take a whirlwind day trip from Massachusetts to Manhattan and see some of America's top East Coast sights along the way. Here are your options for making the trip.
New York can be reached from Boston by road, though finding parking in Manhattan can be difficult. Private chauffeur service and tours allow for point-to-point transportation with a custom departure time.
Visit New York from Boston by rail, leaving the NYC train station to see the city by hop-on hop-off bus. Listen to narration from a tour guide while you take in the major sights, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.
Depart for New York by air to arrive by early morning and have five to six hours to explore multiple neighborhoods—including Midtown, Chinatown, and Greenwich Village—on a hop-on hop off tour with lunch included.
Things to Know
New York City is about 215 miles (346 kilometers) from Boston, a one-way journey of about 3.5 to 4.5 hours by road.
A New York City to Boston trip can also be taken to see major Boston sights such as the Freedom Trail, Boston Common, and Quincy Market.