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Explore Boston

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Boston offers visitors a rich cultural experience—from diverse food and neighborhoods to performing arts and historical attractions. We’ve put together a few suggestions to acquaint you with Boston, and encourage you to explore this vibrant city during your stay.

CONVENTION CENTER PARKING

Fees
$17
$34 for oversized vehicles

Directions
From Summer Street, turn onto East Side Drive, drive past the valet area, and continue straight along the side of the building. At the end of the building, make a right and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and you will see the entrance to the South Parking lot in front of you.

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210

WEATHER

Average Temperatures:

Month

High (°F)

Low (°F)

October

62°

46°

 

 

 

 

Getting Around Boston

LOGAN EXPRESS - NONSTOP BUS SERVICE FROM LOGAN AIRPORT
Travel time is approximately 30-45 minutes. Scheduled times for departing Logan Airport are shown for Terminal A. Departure times from other terminals are a few minutes later. Please be sure to allow extra time during rush hour and peak travel periods.

Logan Express offers travelers a convenient way to get to Logan from the Downtown Boston area. Catch nonstop service between the airport and Back Bay neighborhood. More information

TAXI
From Logan International Airport to most hotels in Boston and Cambridge, current fares are approximately $25-$35 one way.

Taxi Associations in Boston:
Boston Cab: 617-536-5010
City Cab: 617-536-5100
Independent Taxi (ITOA): 617-825-4000
Metro Cab: 617-782-5500
Top Cab: 617-266-4800
Town Taxi: 617-536-5000

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
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 color coded - Red Line, Green Line, Blue Line, Orange Line, or Silver Line.

To ride the T, you need to purchase a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket. These can be purchased at every subway station at vending machines and at select convenience stores. The basic fare is $2.65 for adults and children 11-years-old and younger ride for free. For specific information on routes and schedules, call the MBTA at 617-222-3200 or visit mbta.com.

Dining

Boston has become a go-to location for food lovers from around the globe. From traditional to contemporary cuisines, you can find it all.

Little Italy houses an array of Italian cuisines ranging from traditional fresh pasta dishes to contemporary pastry shops. The Seaport District is home to some of the best seafood in the United States, a go-to for most visitors. Finally, the South End and Back Bay neighborhoods are are mix of international cusines, bringing Boston into the international world of food.

 

Neighborhoods

Boston has 27 different neighborhoods to visit, each with its own style and tone. Below are a few to visit during your trip.

BACK BAY 
Back Bay is an upscale neighborhood in the heart of Boston where the famous Newbury Street is located. It houses lively bars and a vivid restaurant scene. Don't forget to check out the famous Boston Library. Unlike most libraries, the Boston Library resembles a museum with its detailed architecture and grandiose entrance.

NORTH END
The North End is Boston's oldest residential neighborhood and is known as Boston's Little Italy. While you are in the North End, be sure to visit Paul Revere's home.

SEAPORT DISTRICT
Boston's newest neighborhood, the Seaport District, is part of the Port of Boston on Boston Harbor. Here you can find many commercial buildings as well as an upcoming restraurant scene. This neighboorhood is also where ICA is located, home to exciting contempory art and live performances.

DOWNTOWN
Downtown is a mix of the old and new Boston. It includes Post Office Square, the Exchange Place, International Place complexes, and the landmark Custom House Tower. It is also the home of the 18th-century Old South Meeting House, where a meeting of more than 5,000 colonists resulted in the Boston Tea Party of 1773. Vsit the famous Boston Commons and Public Garden, both located downtown.

CHINATOWN
Boston's Chinatown neighborhood is the third largest in the country. Here you will find everything from traditional bakeries to retail shops.

Other Important Information

Time Zone
Eastern Time Zone

Currency Exchange
The Currency Exchange International is located less than 15 minutes away from the convention center at 100 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02116. There are also ATMs located throughout Boston. Traveler’s checks are also a safe option for taking money abroad. For current currency exchange rates, please visit a currency exchange website such as http://www.xe.com/.

Electricity and Adapters
If your small electrical appliances use 220-240 volts, you will need a 110-volt transformer and a plug adapter with two flat parallel pins to operate them in the United States. Please note, downward converters that change 220-240 volts to 110-120 volts are difficult to find in the U.S.