Founded in 1630 by John Winthrop, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Driving around Boston in a hire car is the best way to discover the historical sites that tell the city's varied history.
Built in the Georgian style, the Old State House is one of Boston's premier attractions. This is where, in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed. The magnificent building stands between modern skyscrapers and bravely defends the history of the USA. Today the Old State House is used as a local museum.
Idyllic New England: from Boston to Maine by car
In the Indian Summer the forests of New England are a blaze of colour and the morning sun bathes the rugged coastal landscape in a mysterious light. From the car rental station in Boston follow the famous Route 1 past blue lakes and small wooden houses to the Canadian border.
Visit the small harbour town of Rockland on your way, and savour freshly caught lobster for lunch. A detour to the Acadia National Park in Maine or a ride to Mount Washington in New Hampshire are two interesting added options. If you hire a car in Boston, you should choose a cabriolet to enjoy 360-degree views of the legendary landscape and enjoy the road trip feeling even more intensively.
By hire car to a seaside sojourn at Cape Cod
When you drive a hire car out of Boston, you will almost automatically pass golden beaches. Kilometres of sandy beaches to the north and south promise perfect conditions for sunbathing and swimming. The beaches back onto dunes and pine forests, while quaint wooden houses add to the typical ambience of the Atlantic coast of New England.
South of Boston nature has created a small paradise that is particularly popular with families. The beaches at Cape Cod are protected from the waves of the Atlantic, the golden sand gently slopes into the water and offers the best bathing conditions. Over 100 beaches await your visit and can be easily reached by car from Boston.