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How to get there

  • By air: Boston is approximately 40 minutes / hour away from DC by air. Boston has one major airport - Logan International.

One can take the subway from the airport into the centre of the city.

  • By train: Amtrak
  • By bus: Greyhound

Getting around Boston

Much of Boston can be seen on foot, however the cities subway (the T) is a great method of transport around the city. [1]

What to see

  • Boston City Pass

CityPass gets you into the New England Aquarium and five other attractions for $39.00 for adults, $19.50 for youth (ages 3-17).
http://citypass.com/city/boston.html?mv_source=nea

  • Museum of Fine Arts

Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5597
http://www.mfa.org/
Hours: Monday and Tuesday; 10 am-4:45 pm; Wednesday-Friday; 10 am-9:45 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10 am-4:45 pm
Admission: Adults $15; Seniors and Students 18 and older $13; Youths 7-17 $6.50; Youths 6 and under FREE

  • MIT Museum
MIT
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MIT

265 Massachusetts Avenue N52-200
Cambridge, MA 02139
http://web.mit.edu/museum
For anyone who is interested in science and discovery this museum is well worth a visit. The MIT campus also houses some very interesing architecture. The Museum has one of the largest collections of holographic images.
Hours: Tues - Fri; 10am - 5pm Sat & Sun; Noon - 5 pm Monday; closed Closed Dec. 24 & 25
Admission: Adults - $5; Youth (ages 5 – 18), students, and seniors - $2

  • New England Aquarium

Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
http://www.neaq.org/index.flash4.html
This place is amazing - especially for those of you who are penguin lovers like me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there are also some great pictures and a lot of information on the web-site. You can also book extra activites such as Whale watching and seal training :-)
General Admission: Adult $17.95; Child (3-11) $9.95
Whale Watch - Admission: Adult $31.00; Child (11 & under) $25.00
Times available on the Website

  • Museum of Science

Museum of Science
Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
http://www.mos.org/
Hours: The Museum is open 9 am - 5 pm daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. It closes at 2:00 p.m. on both November 24 and Christmas Eve.
Admission: Number of different packages available (http://www.mos.org/doc/1010)ranging from $13 - 25 adults; $10 - 18 for children.

  • Walk the Freedom trail

Walking the freedom trail will give you an excellent tour around the main sites in Boston as well as an insight into the cities heritage and history. One can take a self-guided tour or one of the tours available through the National Park Service, which begin every half hour from the park visitor center at 15 State Street opposite the Old State House. [2]

  • Beacon Hill

The view from Beacon Hill over the city is excellent and its great to wander around the cobblestone streets of the surrounding area. [3]

Longfellow bridge
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Longfellow bridge
  • Charles River / Longfellow bridge
Charles River
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Charles River

This is an epecially nice area to walk at sunset

  • Cambridge - Harvard and MIT

Take the T across the river to visit Cambridge. As well as the attractions of MIT and Harvard (Americas oldest college) there are also a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and bars here.

  • Boston Common
  • Old State House

Known for its balcony where the Declaration of Independance was first read to Bostonians on July 18th 1776. Also close to the site of the Boston Massacre.

  • China town and the theatre district

Home to a number of theatres, comedy clubs and some excellent resturants

  • Copley Square
  • Government Centre area

This area is home to a number of Bostons tourist sites inc:

Qunicy square and market - http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/
Faneuil hall and market place
Boston City hall

Where to eat

Penang
Washington St
Serves really good and some really weird / exotic Malaysian food.

Cheers Bar
http://www.cheersboston.com/
Visit the Pub that inspired the TV show. Food and Beer are good.

Quincy Market
All sorts of wonderful take out food inc some wonderful truffles can be bought in the food court inside of Quincy Market

Day Trips from Boston

  • Salem

http://www.salemweb.com/
http://www.salemweb.com/memorial/
Visit the venue of the famous Salem Witch trials of 1662. The city also has a lot of Maritime history. If you dont have a car you can take the MBTA Commuter Rail from Bostons North Station to Salem.

  • Cape Cod

http://www.sunsol.com/ccvd/
Visit the sand Dunes of Capecod one of New Englands favourite summer destinations.

Useful Links

http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/home.htm
http://www.beaconhillonline.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi
http://www.masstourist.com/
http://www.searchboston.com/dir/Boston/

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