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Thrifty Car Rental – Boston (BOS)

40 Lee Burbank Highway
Revere, MA 02151
Phone: 877-283-0898

There's a lot of 'new' to do in Boston

It's one of America's oldest cities and one known primarily for historical walks and landmarks, but Boston offers much more for travelers who want to get off the well-trodden cobblestone path. Massachusetts' capital and the largest city in New England features great shopping, beautiful scenery, modern architecture and elegant neighborhoods. Put these attractions on your itinerary once you land in "The City on a Hill":

Newbury Street
Take a drive in your Boston rental car to the most fashionable street in the city. Newbury Street runs roughly east to west from the Boston Public Garden to the Massachusetts Turnpike in the city's Back Bay neighborhood. Visitors will find a 2-mile section of high-end shopping and restaurants like Chanel and Ralph Lauren nestled in the historic brownstones. 

Once you're done shopping, head east to Boston Common, the oldest park in the country. The 50-acre grounds are home to The Frog Pond spray pool and carousel, and features outdoor performances by the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. And if you want to view some pop culture history while in the neighborhood, walk over to Cheers at 84 Beacon St. right near Boston Common for a cold one and some conversation. 

Neighborhood stroll
Boston is known as "America's Walking City" and a visit to Beantown wouldn't be complete without a relaxing walk through the city's most picturesque district: Beacon Hill. Historic red-bricked row houses line the streets, which are lit by gas lamps. 

But to get a totally different taste of what this town has to offer, take your rented car over to the city's Little Italy.. Known as the North End and bordered by Boston Harbor on the north and east, this is Boston's oldest neighborhood and one filled with culinary delights.

Mod Boston
Rest your feet from the winding and narrow cobblestone streets and check out some of the 21st-century creations Boston has to offer. Drive your Boston rental car to the The Institute of Contemporary Art, which is near Boston Harbor. The city's contemporary art museum moved to this waterfront locale in 2007, and one of the most exciting features is the futuristic design of the museum itself, which features jutting angles of glass and steel.

To see another modern marvel of Boston, head to Rose Kennedy Greenway. By far one of the biggest logistical feats for U.S. highways, the area rerouted stretches of highway and created a linear ribbon of parks in the city.