A visit to Boston requires as much or as little forethought as you want, taking into account one important general rule: The later you plan, the more you'll pay. That isn't strictly true in the depths of winter, but for the other 44 or so weeks of the year, you'll most likely find yourself balancing spontaneity against thriftiness. This guide provides a variety of planning tools, including information on how to get there and quick, on-the-ground resources.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.