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Our tips for Boston

  • Take the First Pitch. Wait for a Red Sox game to start before purchasing your ticket to legendary Fenway Park. For weekday games versus less popular opponents, tickets can be had at below face-value from your friendly local scalper.
  • Don’t ‘B’ Late. When taking the ‘T’, avoid the ‘B’. The B line of the Boston MBTA subway is often crowded and slow due to stops at major universities. A ten-minute walk to the C or D lines could save you a half-hour. Wicked smart!
  • Upper Crustacean. Boston is known for its crabs, clam chowder, and baked beans. But, you should definitely try another original New England favorite: The Lobster Roll. It’s a shellfish pursuit!

Good to know

Best time to visit
The weather during a Boston tour can vary from minute to minute. But, for warm, sunny days and crisp, comfortable nights during your Boston sightseeing vacation, May/June and September/October are your best bets. During the hot and often oppressively humid summer months, Boston hosts a wide variety of music, film, and other cultural events. The holiday lights sparkle in Boston during the winter months; but, you should expect cold temperatures.
Getting around
Take a hike in “America’s Walking City”! The best way to see Boston is by pounding the pavement. But, if you’re in a hurry, here are some great alternatives:
  • Can a transportation system also be a Boston attraction? Yes it can! The historic “T”, together with MBTA buses, can place you just a short walk from anywhere you want to be. The “T” is quite safe and a one-way fare is only a couple of dollars.
  • For seamless Boston day tours, pick up a free CharlieCard. For just over $20, you can load it with unlimited rides on all MBTA lines for 7 days.
  • Traffic in Boston is a complete mess and if you are unfamiliar with the confusing maze of roads, you should avoid driving. Just take public transit and save yourself the stress. It’s what to do in Boston when you’re trying to get from Point A to Point B.
Stay Safe
Like any big city, Boston suffers from a range of petty crime. But, don’t fret. You can stay safe if you follow these safety tips:
  • Although South Boston is generally safe these days, heading further south into Roxbury or Dorchester is asking for trouble. Avoid these neighborhoods whenever possible.
  • Common crimes near tourist areas are pickpocketing, various scams, and petty theft. Try distributing your valuables equally between your front pocket, inside vest pocket, and money wallet.
  • Plot out your travel directions for a Boston day trip before you hit the streets. Try to have your “T” ticket/passes in hand and do your best to appear aware and confident to avoid attracting any unwanted attention.

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