AACE in Boston
With a rich and illustrious history dating back to the 1600s, Boston is not only one of the oldest cities in the U.S., it is also one of the most popular.
From revolutionary American landmarks such as the Freedom Trail to the iconic, picturesque neighborhood of Beacon Hill, Boston has an unparalleled charm and a treasure trove of places to see and things to do.
In between attending the insightful Annual Meeting 2018 sessions, you’ll want to make the most of your time in Boston. Begin your planning at the official Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau Official website (https://www.bostonusa.com/). Here you’ll find a wealth of resources to inform your visit, among them a travel planner, a guidebook, a map, pamphlets, and information about discounts on shopping, dining, attractions and nightlife.
Getting Around Boston
Even though it’s one of America’s most walkable cities (Boston is amazingly compact and easy to navigate by foot), options for local transportation in Boston are plentiful.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (www.mbta.com) is Boston’s official public transportation system and the go-to site to explore the many subway, trolley, bus, ferry and commuter rail schedules and route maps, fare and pass information. The site also offers an interactive route planner. The T is Boston’s subway system, and a station is located just steps from the Convention Center.
Taxi service is also available throughout the city. From Boston Logan International Airport to most hotels in Boston, fares currently range from $25 to $35 one way. Ride-sharing services UBER and Lyft also service the airport and city. Simply request your UBER or Lyft when you are ready to walk outside the terminal, exit on the arrivals level and head to the nearest AppRide/TNC pickup lot. For pricing and additional information, visit Uber or Lyft .
Five Fun Facts About Boston You Probably Didn’t Know!
FACT #1: BOSTON’S NICKNAME “BEANTOWN” LITERALLY COMES FROM BEANS
The name came as a result of a love among the city’s earliest settlers for baked beans in molasses.
FACT #2: BOSTON IS HOME TO AMERICA’S FIRST PUBLIC PARK.
Established in 1634, the 48-acre Boston Common is the first public park in America. The nearly 400-year-old park served as a camp for British Soldiers during the American Revolutionary War, and also contains one of Boston’s oldest graveyards, the Central Burying Ground.
FACT #3: IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE WEATHER IN BOSTON, LOOK UP!
The John Hancock Tower (now called 200 Clarendon) predicts the daily weather for Bostonians: A series of colored lights atop this iconic, 60-story building lets residents know whether it’s going to rain (solid red), snow (flashing red), be cloudy (flashing blue) or be a clear day (solid blue).
FACT #4: BOSTON IS HOME TO THE FIRST COLLEGE IN NORTH AMERICA
Harvard was founded in 1636.
FACT #5: YOU CAN DRIVE 90 FEET UNDERGROUND IN BOSTON.
Ted Williams Tunnel is the deepest in America, approximately 90 feet under the earth.