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6-hour BOS Layover. Recommendations?

6-hour BOS Layover. Recommendations?

Old Jan 18, 16, 5:21 pm
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6-hour BOS Layover. Recommendations?

Hi all,

I have a 6-hour layover in BOS on a MR during the day coming up. Recommendations on things to do? I have Admiral's Club AAcess and could easily just spend the day in there, but was looking for other recommendations. Thanks!
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Old Jan 18, 16, 10:31 pm
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That gives you maybe 4 1/2 hr, a bit more if you
have PreCheck. Plenty of time to see, for example,
the North End and that part of the Freedom Trail:
take the airport shuttle bus to the Blue Line, then
it's $2 something and 2 stops to Aquarium, whence
you can go to the Aquarium itself, or south to the
harbor stuff (I don't find it that interesting), or
west to Quincy Market, or north to the North End.
You can also access the T system for free if you
feel you have maybe an extra half hour to save the
$2 something (inbound only - outbound you have to
pay the regular fee) - this takes you to South
Station, where transfer to the Red Line is possible.

If you want to just hang briefly and have a tasty
but unhealthy meal, you can take that same shuttle
to the Blue Line, but instead of getting on the train,
you go through the park parallelling the tracks until
you smell pizza across the tracks to the right -
that's Santarpio's, and you can easily spend a
couple hours with a pizza and a handful of cold
longnecks. That area is also good for various kinds
of Central and South American grub if you are into that.
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Old Jan 19, 16, 6:53 am
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When is your layover? If this weekend, you might start to plan for contingencies as a huge snow storm will hit the Mid-Atlantic and New England.
Otherwise, take the T as suggested by violist and spend some time at the waterfront. Bring a warm jacket. It has been very ice-windy lately.
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Old Jan 19, 16, 11:14 am
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Silver Line from the airport to the city is free. Return will cost you $2.65. Easy to buy fares at machines at every stop.
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Old Jan 27, 16, 7:20 am
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Taxi to/from Boston will take 15 min each way, so you could easily go to the city.
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