Posted by Dr. Ushasri Boda on March 30, 2018
Boston, Massachusetts is a popular destination for tourists and business travelers alike. According to eMedEvents, the largest online database for medical events, Boston is one of the most popular U.S. cities for medical conferences. With its amazing history, diverse neighborhoods, and unique venues, this is a wonderful city to visit to earn your CME/CE credits.
The best time of year to visit Boston is from June to October. Though the summer will be busy with tourists and hotel prices may climb, the weather is ideal for walking in this city. Average highs are in the 70s, lows in the 50s and 60s. If you visit in the fall, you can enjoy the spectacular colors of fall foliage. Winters are harsh in Boston, with high temperatures averaging in the 30s and 40s from December through March.
Boston is home to Boston Logan International Airport. Once you arrive in this city, you have many options for transportation. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is also commonly known as the T. It offers public transportation by way of subway, bus, trolley, commuter rail, and ferry. A reloadable CharlieCard can be used with a fare of only $2.25 per ride. Taxis are available at the airport and around town as well as the ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft. After reaching downtown Boston, the best way to get around is by walking. Boston has been called America’s greatest walking city and encourages pedestrians to travel its cobblestone streets and explore its history. Just be sure to bring some comfortable walking shoes. Boston also offers Hubway, a bike-sharing system as another option. Parking is expensive here and there are plenty of narrow, one-way roads, so renting a car is not the best option.
Because it is a city on the coast, Boston is known for its delicious seafood. Be sure to try some of the local cuisine as well as some of the other world-class restaurants in town when you step away from the conference.
Local Cuisine- Neptune Oyster, Bostonia Public House, Atlantic Fish Company, Loyal Nine
Fine Dining- Ostra, Mistral, O Ya, Yvonne’s
Cheap Eats- Monica’s Mercato & Salumeria, Theo’s Cozy Corner Restaurant, Regina Pizzeria
Boston Pizza Tours
The Black Rose
Hoping to do some shopping during your break from the medical conference? Boston has plenty of great options from local bookstores to big shopping malls. Visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market for distinctive shops, restaurants, market stalls, and entertainment. Visit the mall at the Prudential Center for great shopping and Eataly. Another must-see shopping destination is Brattle Book Shop, one of America’s oldest, founded in 1825. Looking for more high-end stores? Try Copley Plaza or Newbury Street.
Freedom Trail- a 2.5-mile self-guided tour of American Revolution sites starting at the Boston Common and ending at the Bunker Hill Monument
Fenway Park- Visit the home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912 and the Green Monster
South End Open Market- farmers market and crafts
Harborwalk- Boston’s beautiful waterfront
Boston Harbor Islands- tour lighthouses, ride ferries, hike, or swim
Boston Public Library- the first free, publicly-supported municipal library in the country
JFK Presidential Museum & Library
Museum of Fine Arts
Bully Boy Distillery- Boston’s first craft distillery
Samuel Adams Brewery
Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum- dump tea into the Boston harbor just like the Sons of Liberty
New England Aquarium
Boston Public Garden- see the Swan Boats in America’s first public garden
The Paul Revere House
U.S.S. Constitution and Museum
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