Getting Around Boston

 

Commuter Rail/Subway/Bus
Thousands of residents and visitors use the extensive MBTA system of trains and buses to get in and around Boston. The MBTA can help get you from Point A to Point B using subway, train, and bus lines. They also have a trip planner tool and special alert system to let riders know about service interruptions. For specific information on routes and schedules call the MBTA at [001] 617-222-3200 or visit http://www.mbta.com.

Taxi
Boston’s taxis are regulated by the Boston Police Department’s Hackney Carriage Unit.

Walking
Boston is sometimes referred to as “the walking city.” The City of Boston works hard to live up to this title. The Public Works and Transportation Departments are constantly marking crosswalks, performing regular maintenance of traffic signals and pedestrian pushbuttons, and using innovative pedestrian safety signs at busy locations such as downtown Boston.

Driving
Boston has historic cobblestone streets that were once horse-cart paths and may present a challenge for drivers. If you would like to drive, be sure to use a good map and plan ahead for parking, as parking is difficult and expensive in downtown Boston. Parking at the Westin Copley Place is also expensive.

Bicycling
The Boston Bikes program seeks to make Boston a world-class biking city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all biking residents and visitors.  Boston participates in the Hubway bike rental program, http://www.thehubway.com.  There is a Hubway located across from the Westin Copley Place, by the Boston Public Library.  Please  check with the hotel’s concierge for more information.

Boat
Boston’s Harbor helps connect residents and visitors to neighborhoods such as Charlestown and East Boston via water taxis. The Harbor is always buzzing with a variety of sea-faring vessels ferrying passengers to and from locations along the water. It is a great way to see the city skyline and some of Boston’s famous buildings.

City of Boston
For more information on things to do in Boston, please visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/visitors/thingstodo.asp or call the Westin Copley Place at [001] 617-262-9600 and ask for the Concierge desk.

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