An International Travelers' Ground Transportation Guide
Boston Tour Ideas
Explore the winding colonial streets of Boston on your own time with this 2-hour or 24-hour Boston bike rental. Hop on a hybrid bike (combines city and all-terrain riding) and set out on the town. The pickup location across the street from Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park puts you at the footsteps of the North End, several of Boston's picturesque wharfs and more. Within minutes, you can be pedaling past the stately brownstones in Beacon Hill or riding around the Boston Common.
Leave Boston behind and visit two iconic New England destinations, Plymouth and Cape Cod, during this full-day tour. With a small group of 14 or less, stop at both the Plimoth Plantation and the Heritage Museum and Gardens to learn more about the history of this area. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included from select hotels in Boston with a professional guide.
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Things To Do in Boston & Boston Logan Airport Layover Ideas
Things to do in Boston if you have a Boston Logan Airport Layover or Extended Boston Logan Airport Stopover
If you have an extended layover at the Boston Logan Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Boston.LayoverIdeas.com
A long layover may mean you are keen to get away from the airport for a few hours. If this is the case why not take one of the Boston Tours. You can see the sights in a number of different ways such as by segway with Boston Gliders or by bike with Urban AdvenTours. You could also try a boating tour Boston Duck Tours or take a trolley tour of Old Town. With much of Boston easily accessible by efficient public transport any of these tours would be a great way to see the city before you need to head back to the airport.
The North End of Boston is the oldest part of the city and has some great historical sites to visit. Best seen on foot, the North End offers shopping, delicious dining experiences there are lots of specialty bakeries, arts and crafts, butchers and fish markets to browse through. Remember not to get too engrossed that you miss your connecting flight. The North End is accessible on public transport from the airport.
Home of the Red Sox, Fenway Park is the very oldest Major League baseball park. If you are lucky enough to be on a long layover when a game is on, Red Sox allows people to line up for game day tickets 5 hours before the start.
Things to do at Boston Logan Airport
If you prefer not to leave the airport, Boston Logan International Airport offers pampering-a-plenty in the form of salon and spa services which can be found in Terminal B and C. There is also wireless Internet Access (WiFi) at Internet kiosks in all terminals.
If you prefer to shop there’s a choice of either duty free shopping or regular shopping. You can do your banking, relax awhile in the airport lounges, or make the most of the time to indulge in a lengthy meal at one of dozens of restaurants and eateries. If you need something to keep you children happy, why not send them to the Kidports in Terminals A and C where they can play games and do activities until it is time to board the next flight.
As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Boston Logan Airport in time for your connection and enjoy your layover city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.
If you visit Harvard, you'll always be able to say, "I went to Harvard!". The university is situated across the river in the city of Cambridge, easily accessible on the Red Line; get off at Harvard Square Station. Things you can do include:
- Take a tour of Harvard University and the Yard
- Visit the historic cemetery
- Shop around, especially at the excellent bookstores
- Pick one of the many restaurants and cafes - browse the papers, read a book, people watch, and imagine all who've been here before
- Check out the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments' 20,000+ objects dating from 1400 to present day (free)
- See some fantastic art at the Harvard Art Museum
- Drop by the Harvard Museum of Natural History and see the amazing "Glass Flowers", a major tourist attraction for 100 years
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