Boston: Need to Know

January 23, 2014 9:05 PM

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Arriving. Getting to Boston from Logan International Airport (code: BOS) is, quite simply, a pleasure. By car or cab, it is an effortless 10- to 12-minute drive to the city center (with traffic, maybe 15). A taxi will run you about $25 without tip. You can also take the subway, known as the T (short for MBTA, which is short for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority), which will take about 25 to 30 minutes. Catch the Silver Line at the airport, then transfer to one of the T's other four color-coded lines once you hit the city.

Getting Around. Unless you're planning a lot of travel outside the city there's no real need to rent a car. This is a small city and easily walkable. If you get tired, you can hail a cab on the street or jump on the T. ("The T" refers to the subway, but the MBTA system encompasses an extensive netwo...

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