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Boston is Massachusetts’ capital and largest city. Founded in 1630, it’s one of the oldest cities in the U.S. The key role it played in the American Revolution is highlighted on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking route of historic sites that tells the story of the nation’s founding.
One stop, former meeting house Faneuil Hall, is a popular marketplace. “Beantown” is home to Symphony Hall, where the legendary Boston Pops orchestra performs, and Fenway Park, where the beloved Red Sox baseball team plays. Famous cultural institutions include the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, housing a world-class collection in a space designed like a 15th-century Venetian palazzo. Popular strolling spots include the Public Garden, featuring iconic swan boats; Newbury Street, offering upscale shopping; the Waterfront, dotted with seafood and chowder restaurants; and the North End, abundant with Italian bakeries and cafes
Boston University (BU) is a private research institution of higher learning located in Boston, Massachusetts. With over 31,000 students and over 4,000 faculty members, it is one of United States largest private universities and one of the biggest employers in Boston. BU is categorized in the Carnegie Classification of Higher Education as a Research University / very high research activity (RU/VH). It is also Boston Consortium for Higher Education’s member.
Getting Around in Boston
It may be "America's Walking City," but Boston also features an extensive transportation system to help you navigate smoothly, from Harvard to the Harbor.
Take the "T"
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 and kids - 11 years and younger - ride free! And your Charlie Card will provide you with more than 75 discounts on attractions during your visit. The "T's" Day/Week LinkPassgives visitors unlimited travel on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry and Commuter Rail Zone 1A for one day ($12) or seven days ($19). More than 500 fare-vending machine are located throughout all subway stations.
For specific information on routes and schedules, call the MBTA at 617-222-3200 or visit mbta.com. Information is in six languages and the website offers a very useful "Trip Planner" to get you to your destination.
Taxi service is available throughout the city. From Logan International Airport to most hotels in Boston and Cambridge, current fares are approximately $25-$35.00, one way.
Bicycle – Boston’s Hubway
Hubway is your bike sharing system providing over 100 stations and 1,000 bikes available in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville. Grab a bike near your hotel and pedal your way to your next attraction, shopping trip, or to visit friends and family.
Boston has a variety of lot and garage parking options
Bostonian's can now search, find and reserve parking right here, and right now. Reserve parking ahead of time to know how much you will pay, and where exactly you will park using the SpotHero App
You can drive 90 feet below the earth's surface in Boston - Boston’s Ted Williams Tunnel is the deepest in North America, running nearly 90 feet underneath the earth’s surface. (more..) (less..)