New to Boston? Here are some tips
Getting to (and around) Boston
Boston Logan International is the primary airport serving the Boson region. From there, you can take a free ride on the T, the oldest subway system in the USA, into the city. Just hop on the Silver Line (which is actually a bus) from outside any terminal and it will take you towards South Station, in the center of Boston. From there, you can transfer to the Red Line, which connects to other lines on the T. Uber and Lyft from the airport are also available.
If you're planning on staying in Waltham (see suggested accommodations below), renting a car is a reasonable option. If you’re staying in Boston or Cambridge, we recommend using public transportation and rideshare services instead, to avoid traffic and parking headaches. Boston is also full of Bluebikes stations, which offer a great way to get around this (very flat) city.
WHERE TO STAY
When visiting the Boston area, Airbnb provides the most flexibility in location and price. Fun options range from historic brownstones in Back Bay and Beacon Hill to converted townhomes in Cambridge. Apartments located in Boston itself or its small surrounding "cities" (Cambridge, Somerville, and Brookline) will have the best access to public transit and attractions. Explore Airbnb
What to do
There is so much to do in the historic cities of Boston and Cambridge! Food highlights include great pizza (we’d recommend Area Four and The Upper Crust), lobster rolls (James Hook & Co or, if you’re willing to wait in line, Neptune Oyster), and Italian food (a million options located in The North End).
If you’re interested in history and only have time for one activity, take a walk along The Freedom Trail, a brick-lined path stretching a couple miles through the main historic sites of Boston. You can take a paid tour with a charismatic guide dressed in colonial garb, if you wish, or download an app and walk the trail yourself.
As for museums, we love the Museum of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History (check out Harvard Square while you're there). For baseball fans, a tour of Fenway Park and the surrounding area is a lot of fun.If you’re looking for something farther outside the city, Salem (of the Salem Witch Trials from the 1690s) is a 45 minute drive north of Boston. While many of its attractions are on the cheesy side, it's absolutely worth the visit. We would also suggest the deCordova Sculpture Park near Walden Pond. If you want to check out some East Coast fall foliage, your best bet at this time of year will probably be to travel further north. The White Mountains are the primary hiking destination in the area.