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Boston Layover

Jan 05, 2014 | Comments 1

Stuck on a Boston layover at Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) in Massachusetts? As a major hub for Jet Blue and one of the top 20 busiest airports in the U.S., many passengers on a layover in Boston can find a number of activities available both inside and outside the airport. For logistics, including up-to-date weather, flight or security info, click here. The airport also offers an online flight tracker.
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If you’re stuck on a layover inside Boston’s Logan airport, there’s a ton of services offered to help you bide your time. The airport offers salon and spa services including the Jet Setter Mini Spa and Classique Hair and Nail Salon in Terminal C and the XpresSpa in Terminal B. If you’re looking for online services, there’s wireless Internet Access (WiFi) and Internet kiosks in all terminals. In addition, there’s duty free shopping and regular shopping, banking services, airport lounges, and dozens or restaurants and eateries. For kids, there’s also Kidports in Terminals A and C that have games and activities for kids.

If you’re looking to ditch your bags to explore, unfortunately the luggage lockers are currently unavailable for use. You can always leave any bags in a hotel room, if you choose to book a room (many times hotels will offer hourly room rates at many hotels for a quick nap or to leave your bags while you sightsee.) The hotel’s airport, The Hilton Boston Logan, is just 2 miles from downtown Boston. There’s also the Hyatt Harborside, as well as tons of other options.

If you have a long Boston layover and are looking to explore the city, there are many transportation options. Taxis are located outside each terminal. You can also take the MBTA’s Blue Line subway service, which has an Airport Stop (you need to take a free shuttle bus to the subway stop from the airport, though). The MBTA’s Silver Line connects the downtown Boston financial district (South Station).

LayoverGuide.com’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Boston Layover:

Boston Tours
If you’re trying to avoid the old-school bus tours, Boston has a lot of options. You can see the sites by segway with Boston Gliders or by bike with Urban AdvenTours or by boat with Boston Duck Tours. You can also do a tour of the Freedom Trail or take a trolley tour of Old Town.

North End
Great for some shopping, grabbing a bite to eat or taking in some historical Boston sites, strolling in North End is a great way to spend the afternoon. You’ll also find lots of specialty bakeries, arts and crafts, butchers and fish markets.

Fenway Park
For every baseball fan, it’s hard to miss a trip to the oldest Major League baseball park. For tickets, check out the Red Sox website to purchase and find out more information (including tickets for Spring Training). Red Sox also allows people to line up for game day tickets 5 hours before the game.

Samuel Adams Brewery
Free hour-long tours of the Samuel Adams brewery are available every 45 minutes from 10am to 3pm Monday – Saturday. The brewery is located at 30 Germania Street in the Jamiaca Plain neighborhood of Boston (Stony Brook stop on the orange line).

None of these interest you for your Boston layover? Click here for more options, and here’s a list of 25 things to do in Boston for under $25.

Have a suggestion for a Boston layover? Leave a comment below!

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  1. Nomadic Matt says:

    There is also the copley area which is great for food and shopping as well a fanueil hall which is great for eating, sightseeing, people watching, and drinking. Both are close to the airport.

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