What is the best way to get to Boston?
Flying: Located just three miles from downtown Boston, Logan International Airport is easily accessible via the city’s subway system; take the Blue Line directly to downtown Boston from the airport.
Train: Boston has three intercity rail stations (North Station, Back Bay, and South Station), which serve both Amtrak and MBTA commuter rail trains. Amtrak’s Acela Express runs high-speed service between Washington, D.C. and Boston. The regional rail serves the outlying Boston suburbs.
Car: Two major highways—I-93 and I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike)—run through Boston, while a third (I-95) encircles the city. If you drive into Boston, it’s recommended that you leave your car parked at the hotel and explore the city by public transit or on foot.
What is the best time to visit Boston?
Because Boston winters are usually cold and snowy, the summer and fall (from June to October) are considered the best times to visit. During the summer months, expect crowds of tourists and potentially higher rates, but thanks to the comfortable temperatures you’ll be able to easily host outdoor events. Also, the ocean breezes tend to help keep the humidity at bay. Later in the year, you can experience slightly cooler days along with the colorful fall foliage, which reaches its peak in mid-October. Some notable events to keep in mind include St. Patrick's Day Parade in March, the Boston Marathon in April, and the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in July.
Walking: Most tourist attractions in Boston can be explored on foot, thanks to a downtown area that’s compact and easy to navigate. Just remember to wear shoes that are comfortable for walking on cobblestone streets.
Transit: Boston's public transportation system is operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and is referred to by locals as simply the "T." It consists of the subway system, buses, water shuttles, and commuter rail.