After flying to NY and spending a few days there, we're off to stay with friends in Connecticut for a few days before getting a hire car to go to Cape Cod. From there we'll be spending three nights in Boston before flying back early in the morning from Logan. I'd really welcome any thoughts about whether it's easier en route from Cape Cod to Boston to drop the car off at the airport (and catch a cab into town to start our three days in the city) or to drive into town to drop the car off. We're pretty confident drivers but it will be our first time driving in the States. Secondly, the general view previously seems to be that staying in the centre of Boston (and catching a cab) is almost as handy as staying at an airport hotel if we have to be there for 5.45am for the early flight to Heathrow. Is that still the view? Your thoughts would be really welcome and will help me decide whereabouts in Boston to stop and which car hire company to go with.