Attraction PassesThe Boston CityPASS offers savings of 47 percent to four top Boston attractions. CityPASS tickets include prepaid admission to some of the city's fun places to go such as New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science. Plus, your choice of two out of these three attractions: Boston Harbor City Cruises, Franklin Park Zoo or the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Boston CityPASS tickets are valid for 9 consecutive days beginning with and including the first date of use. Should travel plans change, CityPASS offers a full refund on any unactivated tickets within 365 days of purchase date. For current pricing and information, or to purchase a CityPASS go to www.citypass.com. Phone (888) 330-5008.
Note: Reservations are required or highly recommended at some attractions. Please check for updated attraction reservation information.
The Go Boston pass saves visitors on admission to more than 40 Boston-area attractions. There are different passes to suit, whether you want to choose the number of days or attractions to visit. Top attractions include the New England Aquarium, Fenway Park tour, trolley tours, cruises, walking tours and more! The Go Boston pass is available online or over the phone (800) 887-9103.
AAA’s in-person hotel evaluations are unscheduled to ensure the inspector has an experience similar to that of members. To pass inspection, all hotels must meet the same rigorous standards for cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. These hotels receive a AAA Diamond designation that tells members what type of experience to expect.
The state sales tax in Massachusetts is 6.25 percent. Combined city and state taxes on hotel occupancy in Boston is 14.45 percent.
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, (617) 667-7000; Boston Medical Center, (617) 638-8000; Massachusetts General Hospital, (617) 726-2000; Tufts Medical Center, (617) 636-5000.
2 Copley Place, Suite 105 Boston, MA 02116. Phone:(617)536-4100 or (888)733-2678
Logan International Airport (BOS) is just 3 miles east of downtown across Boston Inner Harbor.
Boston is served by most major rental car agencies. Hertz provides discounts to AAA members; phone (617) 568-5200 or (800) 654-3131.
Amtrak offers service to and from New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., out of Boston's South Station at Atlantic Avenue and Summer Street. Connections to all points in the national Amtrak system can be made at the Back Bay Station, 145 Dartmouth St.; phone (800) 872-7245 for reservations and information. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates commuter rail service; phone (617) 222-3200.
Greyhound Lines Inc., (800) 231-2222, and Peter Pan Bus Lines, (800) 343-9999, operate from South Station.
Cruiseport Boston’s Black Falcon Cruise Terminal is at 1 Black Falcon Ave. in South Boston.
Cabs in Boston are metered, with the fare $2.60 for the first 1/7 mile or less and 40c for every 1/7 mile thereafter. Phoning for a pickup or going to a hotel taxi stand is easier than hailing a cab on the street. Local companies include the Independent Taxi Operators Association, (617) 268-1313. Limousine service is available throughout the Boston area for about $80 an hour, normally with a 4-hour minimum.
Transportation by trolley, bus, boat and subway is available in Boston.