Boston

Accommodation:

  • Boston Common Hotel

Transport:

  • Boston’s public transportation system is operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, known as the ‘T’
  • It offers subway, bus, trolley car and boat service to just about everywhere in the Greater Boston area and beyond
  • Subway stops are colour coded – Red Line, Green Line, Blue Line, Orange Line or Silver Line
  • You need to purchase a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to ride the T, which can be purchased at most subway stations at vending machines and at select convenience stores. The basic fare is $2.90 with a CharlieTicket or $2.40 if you have a Charlie Card
  • The T’s LinkPass ticket enables visitors unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry and Commuter Rail Zone 1A for one day ($12)
  • Most departures for Boston’s Commuter Rail take place at South Station, North Station or Back Bay Station
  • The Logan Express bus stops at all terminals and takes around 20 minutes. It is free to ride from Logan Airport to Boston, but a one-way fare from Boston to Logan Airport costs $3.00
  • The Logan Express bus departs at :00, :20 and :40 past the hour
  • Ride the Blue Bikes for free, for any trip that is less than 30 minutes in duration

Things to see:

  • Freedom Trail
  • Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
  • Boston Common
  • Boston Public Garden
  • North End
  • Old North Church
  • Beacon Hill
  • The New England Holocaust Memorial
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway
  • Bunker Hill Monument
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Faneuil Hall
  • John F Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library

Tips:

  • To catch the Logan Express bus to the airport, the pickup location is from Hynes Convention Center, (opposite Gloucester Street). From the airport into the city, the pickup spot is Back Bay station (Dartmouth Street). Check here for more information
  • Check out Paul Revere House, built in 1680, which was home to patriot Paul Revere during the American Revolution
  • Visit Beacon Hill for antique lanterns, steep streets and Victorian-style brick row houses
  • Why not pop into the Boston Library, the third-largest public library in the US, for daily tours highlighting the architecture of its famed Central Library buildings. Tours last approximately one hour and begin from the McKim Building vestibule, through the library’s Dartmouth Street entrance
  • Visit St Botolph’s Church, which was long used as a landmark for sailors. On a clear day, it can be seen from Norfolk
  • If visiting Boston in the winter, take winter clothing as temperatures can rapidly drop and the snow can reach over cars. During these winter months, it’s advised for people to be indoors by 5pm

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