Boston is one of the great American city break destinations. The capital of the state of Massachusetts, Boston has a wealth of historical, educational and cultural attractions which should not be missed!
Air: Logan International Airport (BOS) is the main airport servicing the city. There are numerous options to the city including the transit authority blue and silver lines. Taxis are also an option as the airport is not far from the city.
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Rail: Amtrak services arrive at South Station and connect to Washington DC, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York.
What to See and Do
Boston's numerous attractions include the following:
Boston Harbor Islands State Park: A boat trip to the islands gets you off the beaten track for a more unusual Boston experience. Local Rangers can lead you in a variety of activities.
Boston Common and Public Garden: This is the oldest public park in the USA. Take a trip on one of the Swan Boats or just wander amongst the fountains and trees. Nearby is the famous "Cheers Bar" from the TV show.
Harvard: Home of the famous University, Harvard is actually in the city of Cambridge across the river. Easily accessible from Boston on the Red Line train, you can take a University tour or wander through the bookshops. There is usually a wealth of street entertainment to keep you amused.
Museums: Boston has many museums to keep you amused. These include Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science, Mapparium and the USS Constitution Museum amongst others. You can be sure to find something to entertain you.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority runs a comprehensive network of transport which incorporates subway, bus, water shuttles, and commuter rail.
Subway: The subway is composed of four color-coded rail lines. The Red and Orange lines travel generally north-south; the Blue and Green lines travel generally east-west.
Buses: Buses tend to run round the city rather than through the centre.
Foot: The best way to see the main attractions of Boston CBD is to walk around on your own two feet! The city centre is reasonably small and easily navigable by walking around.