Personally, I’d recommend adapting your travels to your personal tastes and hobbies. For example, if you are an NFL fan of a team other than the Patriots, I’d recommend taking a trip to that team’s stadium, watching a game, and taking in the whole atmosphere. If, on the other hand, you prefer visiting museums and important landmarks, New York City is the place to go. Fan of history? Philadelphia is flooded with it. Fan of Country music? Georgia, Texas, and Arizona are places you could visit. The price of travelling in the U.S. is far lower than you might think at first, and even finding accommodation can be accessible through new apps like Booking or AirBnb.
Personally, I’ve been fortunate enough to take three trips during my stay here. The first was in September, when I travelled down to Miami to watch the Dolphins host (and beat) the Patriots. The flight back, packed with Patriots fans staring at my Dolphins jersey was well worth the ticket. That trip was just a two day trip, but I got the most out of it that I could: from arriving early in the stadium to greet the players coming in (getting pictures and autographs was a must), to walking around the stadium while other fans tailgated, it was all an unforgettable experience.
The second trip, which was a five day experience, was over Thanksgiving Break. That was to Las Vegas - another great and fun experience and a place that is more than just casinos and parties. It has a rich history and great stories around every corner.
The final trip was over Spring Break, when we went to New York for a few days, visiting the most important museums and landmarks before travelling down to Miami to find some much needed sun.
All of my travels have been unique and incredible and I hope yours will be too. A piece of advice I should give is that, while travelling alone is great and a fantastic opportunity to spend time with your thoughts, travelling with people you recently met and getting to know them over a trip is even more amazing and something that will strengthen your friendship and enrich your experience in Boston. I hope that when you are here you, too, can find great places to visit and can live your own adventures to share when you’re back home.