Explore Boston

There’s no better place to be back together again for ACEP21 than Boston! Boston is easy to get around, from the subway to rail, or just a quick stroll to a local restaurant, there are so many things to see and do close to the ACEP21 BCEC (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center) and official hotels.   

Getting Around

Shuttles

There are lots of ways to get around Boston and shuttles will not be provided.

See this map for the proximity of hotels to the BCEC. If you choose a hotel beyond your comfortable walking distance, you will need to arrange for your own transportation to the convention center. 

Public Transportation

The BCEC is steps away from the MBTA’s Silver Line World Trade Center stop, which is the same subway line that services Logan Airport. It’s also a 15-minute walk from South Station, one of Boston’s major transportation hubs. South Station provides local services via bus, subway (Red Line), and the regional Commuter Rail, plus service across the country through Amtrak and bus.

MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) Boston’s public transportation system, the MBTA, or “The T” to locals, connects all of Boston and its suburbs by subway, rail, bus, and even boat! Whether you’re riding by taxi, Amtrak, or The T, our convention centers are conveniently located near several major hubs of public transportation.

Use the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority “Trip Planner” tool to plan your T ride from beginning to end. Simply enter in your starting location and it will tell you where you need to go stop by stop to get here quickly and easily via subway or bus.

MBTA Trip Planner

Transit Services Boston makes it easy to explore the city with a variety of transportation service options. Below is a list of transit service options, that include maps, schedules, and fares.

Subway

Bus

Commuter Rail

Ferry

The RIDE

Transit Fare Information

Amtrak Service Boston is a major hub on the Amtrak Northeast corridor railroad system, and connects passengers to not only the rest of New England, but major cities along the entire east coast. Passengers can pick up Amtrak service in Boston at South Station, just minutes from the BCEC; at Back Bay Station, right down the street from the Hynes; or at North Station for Downeaster service from Brunswick, Maine. Learn more.

Taxi & Ride-Sharing Services 

Taxicab stands are located at the airport, most hotels, attractions, and shopping centers.

Boston Cab: 617.536.5010

City Cab: 617.536.5100

Independent Taxi (ITOA): 617.825.4000

Metro Cab: 617.782.5500

Top Cab: 617.266.4800

Town Taxi: 617.536.5000

Uber

Request a ride and have a driver curbside in minutes. There's no need to carry cash. When you reach your destination, your fare is automatically billed to your card on file. Learn more.

Lyft

No matter where you end up, count on Lyft for rides in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with friendly local drivers at the tap of a button. Just request and go. After the ride, simply pay through your phone. Learn more.

Alternative Transportation

Consider taking other fun and affordable ways to explore Boston. There are so many exciting options!

Boston Pedicab offers regular and pre-scheduled tours and rides at a flexible cost. Learn more

Blue Bikes, Boston’s public bike-sharing system with 1,800 city bikes and 180 bike stations throughout the city, including stations directly outside the BCEC. Learn more.

Zipcar is the world’s largest car-sharing service, giving you convenient access to vehicles located all over Boston, including many close to BCEC. Simply reserve cars by the hour or day, all for one low rate. Learn how to become a member, reserve a car, and hit the road.

Learn more about getting around in Boston.

Restaurants

Boston is more than just a historic city; it’s also well known for its spectacular dining scene! Whether you want world-class seafood served along waterfront rooftops, a masterpiece steakhouse at one of the many downtown steakhouses or just a casual night out eating a burger with colleagues and friends, Boston offers it all.

Discover Yelps 10 best restaurants in Boston. Read more.

Take a cue from local Bostonians and eat where they eat. Take a look.

Reserve your spot, have it delivered, or pick it up! Choose your option.

Things To Do

Boston is a Wicked Good Time!

Freedom Trail - Take a stroll down the famous Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile red-brick trail through Boston’s historic neighborhoods that tells the story of the American Revolution.

Fenway Park Tour - Grab your glove, some cracker jacks, and be prepared to step inside “Americas Most Beloved Ballpark” and home to the Boston Red Sox.

Samuel Adams Boston Brewery – Enjoy s brewery tour or have a beer (or two) in the beer garden at the original home of Samuel Adams.

Boston Tea Party – Be part of one of the most historic events in America’s history!

Top Boston Attractions – Discover some of the top Boston attractions and make the most of your stay!

What’s Open – Stay current and get the latest updates of everything that's open during ACEP21.

Family Activities

Boston is a city for families with dozens of activities for the entire family during ACEP21. Below are just a few.

Boston Children’s Museum – Explore art and science exhibits, designed specifically for children and families.

Boston Pizza Tours – Eat pizza, learn some history!

Whale Watching – Hop aboard a catamaran and see one of the ocean’s most enchanting creatures.