Boston Travel Central: Practical Tips For When You Are In Boston
Welcome to Boston!
This page is designed as a quick resource to help you get the most of your trip to Boston. Bookmark it on your laptop or scan it into your phone and you'll always have traveler tips within easy reach. Enjoy your stay!
Hotel and Weather:
For a quick reference, the hotel website, weather report and Google map of the surrounding location can be found here:
Drugstores & Pharmacies:
If you need some quick grooming supplies, or if you forgot your prescription at home, you can get help near the hotel. Check these maps for places you can go.
Need to know how to navigate your way around the city? Below, are a few options:
(Just a reminder: you can find airport/train/bus transportation into the city on the NEAIR conference web site)
- The Subway (MBTA)
- The subway map, (we call it "the T”)
- Or you can find an app for your phone at the MBTA app page
- Or maybe a cab? Cabs are licensed and authorized by the city, but please note that they do run expensive…
Looking for a night out at a great restaurant and want to try someplace new? Whether you're feeling adventurous or want to play things safe, your options are endless.
- Use the restaurant recommendations on the NEAIR web site
- Ask the concierge
- Or, better yet, be your own concierge! Check the following sites for reviews by locals in the know:
If you're looking for nightlife, you've come to the right place! The links below should help get you started….
- THEATER – Boston is a great theater town. A couple of the major players are listed below, but this is just a small sampling. The A&E section of Boston.com is a good resource to find the perfect outing to suit your interests.
- MUSIC – There's no shortage of live music and concert venues in the Boston area. Locals rely on A&E newspaper, The Boston Phoenix , for the skinny on what's happening. A few shortcuts to popular music venues are:
- House of Blues is adjacent to Fenway Park, meaning you can knock two items off your "must see” list at once.
- Legendary Club Passim is in Harvard Square
- Scullers books world-class jazz artists
- Rock club more your speed? Try the Paradise
- Or enjoy a classic Boston evening with the Boston Symphony (BSO)
- SPORTS – With the NBA lockout, the Boston Bruins are the winter sport in town. Tickets can be tough to come by. Massachusetts has legalized resale ticket brokers, including Stub Hub and Ace Ticket
This little site can't hold links to all of the area's museums, but we can include a couple of the greatest hits!
History without the Museum:
Feel like experiencing a little living history? Check out the Freedom Trail!
Or simply check out a National Park Visitor Center for more ideas:
And Finally, What About a Daytrip?
- Salem, MA has witches, and so much more, including House of the Seven Gables, Salem Witch Museum, Salem Wax Museum, and Peabody Essex Museum
- Concord, MA has Battle Road Trail, Orchard House, Minute Man National Historic Park, and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
- Plymouth, MA has Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth Rock, and Mayflower Cemetery
A few other ideas include: Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA; Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA; and the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, MA