Boston

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Boston

Peak Season: July to mid-October

The weather is great, but hotels are pricey, restaurants are crowded, and lines are long. July and August are the busiest and most expensive months, with Red Sox fever at full pitch and, in mid-to-late August, it's all about the convergence of college students.

Off Season: November to March

Count on the cold (and an average snowfall of 40-plus inches per year), but also rock-bottom rates on hotel rooms and easy-to-score restaurant reservations. The city really sparkles around the holidays so, if you can handle the chill, it's a beautiful time in Beantown.

Sweet Spot: April to June

Bone-chilling cold can last into March in Beantown, but it’s full-blown spring by mid-April. Scant visitors (relative to summer’s droves) and low hotel prices persist. Should the weather turn nasty while you’re perusing stores in the hip South End, head to the Museum of Fine Arts’ new Americas wing.

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