Visitor Information

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Visitor Information

Contact the city and state tourism offices for general information, details about seasonal events, discount passes, trip planning, and attraction information. The National Park Service has an office where you can watch an eight-minute slide show on Boston's historic sites and get maps and directions. The Welcome Center, Boston Common Visitor Information Center, and the Cambridge Tourism Office offer general information.

Contacts

Boston Common Visitor Information Center (148 Tremont St., where Freedom Trail begins, Downtown, Boston, MA, 02108. 888/733–2678. www.thefreedomtrail.org/visitor/boston-common.html.)

National Parks Service Visitor Center (Faneuil Hall, Downtown, Boston, MA, 02109. 617/242–5642. www.nps.gov/bost.)

Cambridge Tourism Office (4 Brattle St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge, MA, 02138. 800/862–5678 or 617/441–2884. www.cambridge-usa.org.)

Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau (2 Copley Pl., Suite 105, Back Bay, Boston, MA, 02116. 888/733–2678 or 617/536–4100. www.bostonusa.com.)

Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (State Transportation Bldg., 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4510, Back Bay, Boston, MA, 02116. 800/227–6277 or 617/973–8500. www.massvacation.com.)

Online Resources

Boston.com, home of the Boston Globe online, has news and feature articles, ample travel information, and links to towns throughout Massachusetts. The site for Boston's arts and entertainment weekly, the Boston Phoenix, has nightlife, movie, restaurant, and arts listings. The Bostonian Society answers some frequently asked questions about Beantown history on its website. The iBoston page has some wonderful photographs of buildings that are architecturally and historically important. Bostonist, The Improper Bostonian, and WickedLocal provide a more relaxed (and somewhat irreverent) take on Boston news and information.

All About Boston

Boston.com (www.boston.com.)

Bostonian Society (bostonhistory.org.)

iBoston (www.iboston.org.)

The Improper Bostonian (www.improper.com.)

Wicked Local (www.wickedlocal.com.)

Safety

Transportation Security Administration (www.tsa.gov.)

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