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Driving in the city center of Boston is not easy as many streets are very narrow and were designed in the days before the invention of the automobile. If you are driving from Logan to downtown Boston, the most direct route is by way of the Sumner Tunnel, which has a small toll charge. As there are many one-way streets and roads with identical names, a map is essential. 

A current driving challenge is the “Big Dig.” This is a project that is submerging Boston’s main highway, the Central Artery and covering it with attractive landscaping, new housing, and retail space. An even more attractive city will be the result. 

Parking on the street is possible, but it is better to park in garages or specific parking lots, as you will be more likely to avoid tickets and accidents. Major public lots are located at Government Center and Quincy Market, beneath Boston Common (entrance on Charles Street), beneath Post Office Square, at the Prudential Center, at Copley Place, and off Clarendon Street near the John Hancock Tower. There are many smaller lots and garages are scattered throughout downtown, especially in the Theater District and off Atlantic Avenue in the North End.

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MTBA

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway, or 'T' as it is affectionately called,  is one of the best subways in America. It serves most areas of the city and Cambridge, with several lines even running to outlying suburbs.  The different routes are identified by different colored lines - Green, Blue, Red and Orange lines

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Bus
Buses cross the metropolitan area and travel farther into suburbs than subway and trolley lines.

Boston Trolleys
Trackless trolleys connect  the terminal points of the subway lines to destinations in the suburbs, with some routes running through the city. They are powered electronically and departure times are less frequent than on the 'T'.

Train
Boston South and Boston Back Bay stations are connected to Providence, New Haven and New York City by Amtrak rail services.

Taxi and Shuttle
Taxis are plentiful and very convenient. They can be easily hailed on the street and are available around the clock.

Commuter Boat
A shuttle boat departs throughout the day from Rowe's Wharf to Logan Airport and also from Long Wharf to Hingham:a unique way to travel in and out of the city. 
 

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Cambridge
Across the Charles River from Boston, Cambridge has many hidden facets that are awaiting exploration.. As a captivating, off-beat alternative to Boston, the "Squares" of Cambridge are charming neighborhoods with exciting dining options as well as unique shopping, theaters, museums, and historic sites.

Located between the academic powerhouses of Harvard and MIT, Central Square is the seat of City government and home to a rich variety of international restaurants and music clubs.

Harvard Square, located around the historic brick walls of the country's oldest university, is a mecca for dining, shopping, book shops, and entertainment.

Historically, Inman Square is a bustling shopping district and is home to a wide variety of unique restaurants offering cuisine of excellence and diversity.

Just a bridge away from Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, Kendall Square is home to MIT and the heart of Massachusetts' booming high tech and biotechnology industries In north Cambridge, Porter Square boasts the region's largest concentration of Japanese restaurants and shops, including a popular Japanese bookstore.


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