Boston Journals

Boston by Subway - How to Get Where You Want To Be

A travel journal to Boston by Alyssa

Quote: It's easy to sightsee Boston using the city's famous MBTA - the oldest subway system in the US.

Boston by Subway - How to Get Where You Want To Be

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Overview

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Boston's subway transit system has improved since the famous song about "Charlie and the MBTA"--"No, he never returned, he never returned...and his fate is still unlearned." The wheels may squeak, but you can still get there from here--from most anywhere in Boston to wherever it is you want to go in the city. Here then is a primer to getting around town and leaving the driving to them.Quick Tips: The Park Street station on the red line in the center of Boston is the hub for the MBTA system--with red and green lines radiating out from there, as well as connections to the other main lines. Start here to get your bearings, find your way around town, and get bus infomation for suburban forways...Read More

Harvard Square

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Attraction | "Harvard Square and Harvard University"

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Harvard Square is where the action is--for visitors and residents alike. A quaint, eclectic area originating with the birth of Harvard College in the 1600's, it still has remnants of the twisty streets and historic buildings established at the time the university was founded. This is the center of cafe life in the Boston-Cambridge area, and there is a wide choice of places to plop down and people watch--from the always-busy snack-and-brew emporium, Au Bon Pain, in the center of the Square, to the precious, tiny and robust TeaLuxe, on Brattle Street nearby, where the selection of teas is plentiful and astonishing. Upstairs at the Harvard Coop Cafe you can browse the magazines and books to your heart...Read More

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Harvard Square

Boston, Massachusetts

Quincy Market

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Attraction

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From Park Street, take the Green Line (any car marked "Lechmere," "North Station," or "Government Center") one stop to Government Center. Take the escalator upstairs and walk across City Hall Plaza, down the steps and across the street to Faneuil (pronounced like "spaniel") Hall, birthplace of the American Revolution. Just behind this beautifully restored American landmark are the shops known as Quincy Market, the brainchild of a Cambridge architect, who transformed the old warehouses from the days of the shipping trade into a tourist mecca, with double corridors of glass-canopied restauarants, boutiques and specialty shops. The twinkling lights in the trees along the pedestrian walkways made of so...Read More

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Quincy Market
Faneuil Hall Market Place
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(617) 523-1300

Newbury Street

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Attraction | "Newbury Street Shopping Mecca"

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Boston's Newbury Street is the fashion mecca of the Hub. Just three stops from Park Street on the Green Line (take any outbound car, "Boston College," "Heath Street," "Cleveland Circle," or "Riverside") and get out at Copley (pronounced "cop-lee"). Copley Square features two special architectural treasures, historic Trinity Church (it's worth a look inside to see the stained glass windows and vaunting structure) and the sleekly modern John Hancock Building, a towering structure of glass. (Trinity Church reflected in the Hancock windows is a favorite subject for photographers). The imposing Boston Public Library faces Trinity Church, and Newbury Street is one block towards the Charles River and Com...Read More

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Newbury Street
Back Bay Area
Boston, Massachusetts 02116