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Area Information

Driving Distance
To Boston From...
Albuquerque 2221
Anaheim 2990
Atlanta 1080
Chicago 1012
Dallas 1768
Denver 2002
Fort Lauderdale 1476
Indianapolis 939
Kansas City 1440
Lake Tahoe 2920
Las Vegas 2751
Los Angeles 3024
Miami 1488
Nashville 1108
New Orleans 1530
New York 210
Orlando 1287
Palm Beaches 1439
Pensacola 1462
Philadelphia 316
Phoenix 2692
San Diego 3039
San Francisco 3139
Seattle 3090
Silicon Valley 3215
Tampa 1352
Washington D.C. 446
Driving distance quotes are in miles and
are estimates. Your mileage may vary.

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Boston Facts & Statistics

Mark Twain once commented that if you don't like the weather in Boston, just wait a minute. The area has a wide range of weather patterns, so be prepared when visiting.
Average temperatures:
Winter (Dec-Feb): 24-27 Fahrenheit; Spring (Mar-May): 41-56 F; Summer (Jun-Aug): 62-80 F; Fall(Sep-Nov): 48-62 F.
Total Days with Precipitation:
Winter (Dec-Feb): 35 days; Spring (Mar-May): 34 days; Summer (Jun-Aug): 30 days; Fall(Sep-Nov): 29 days.
Metropolitan Boston is home to over 3.2 million residents, representing diverse cultures from around the world. The city proper has 590,000 residents.
Area Geography
The city of Boston covers 43.68 sq. miles of land. Significant portions of Metro Boston, most notably the Back Bay and Logan Airport area, were originally under water but later filled in.
County Government
Boston is a part of Suffolk County, which also includes Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop.
Sales or Use Tax
City Sales tax is 5%. The hotel sales tax is 12.45%.
Important Numbers
Time/Weather: (617) 637-1234. Emergency Numbers: Dial 911 for police and medical emergencies. Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: (617) 536-4100.
Telephone Codes
Metropolitan Boston area codes are 617 and 781.
Time Zone
Eastern Standard Time (EST), five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Daylight Saving Time is observed from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.
Electrical Current
Electrical devices here run on 110/115 volt, 60-cycle current. International visitors therefore may need to use adapters or converters.
US Dollar ($). Numerous money exchanges are available. Most major airports, various banks and American Express offices are available to exchange foreign currency.

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