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Boston Layover

| January 5, 2014

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.
Boston Massachusetts Layover stopover
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).

Layover Guide’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. There are many to choose from including day tours, segway tours, bus and bike tours, night cruises, outdoor activities, and more.

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.

  2. Robbin Parsons says:

    My husband and I along with another couple will be in Boston on November 6th at 9pm for an 8hr layover and don’t want to spend $200 or more for a hotel just for few hrs. What should we do? Are there cheaper places near airport that are decent ? Clean ? Safe ?

  3. Anil says:


    I’m visiting USA and on return, I have a booking from Detroit to Dubai via Boston. In Boston I have a layover of 14 hours.
    I have the following questions
    1. Can I go out of the airport to visit Boston
    2. Will my luggage be automatically checked upto Dubai in Detroit only and I dont have to carry the luggage

    Please direct me to the correct contact if no direct answers are available.