Make your trip to Boston memorable with all the sights and sounds the city has to offer. Take advantage of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)—also known as “the T”—to get around Boston as well as the surrounding area. The MBTA offers heavy rail, light rail, and bus services to help you travel to all the historical sites and more. Take the MBTA’s Blue Line subway from Logan International Airport to South Station to get to the heart of Boston, or ride the Silver Line bus for free.
Once you get into the city of Boston, you will likely find yourself seeking out locales with rich histories along with delicious food. Take your senses on a wild ride in Faneuil Hall and see how it has transformed since 1742. Near the Government Center in Downtown Boston, Faneuil Hall is located near the waterfront and features three historic market buildings as well as a promenade. A variety of people have given speeches here, including Susan B. Anthony, Oliver Wendall Holmes, and Ted Kennedy. Today, the marketplace is an urban destination, attracting more than 18 million visitors each year.
Of course, you will also want to explore Boston Common, known as America’s oldest park. Dating back to 1634, Boston Common has continually been a place for free speech and public assembly. George Washington, John Adams, and General Lafayette went to Boston Common in order to celebrate the nation’s independence, Vietnam War protestors gathered in the 1970s, and today, people gather for fun and leisure.