Side Trips from Boston Travel Guide

Getting Here and Around

Air Travel

Boston’s Logan International Airport is the state’s major airport. Trains, ferries, and small commuter flights take you to points around the state. If you’re driving to Cape Cod, avoid the Friday late-afternoon-to-early-evening summer rush.

Boat Travel

Though not covered in this chapter, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod are popular getaway destinations from Boston. High-speed ferries provide transportation to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. The Bay State Cruise Co. and Boston Harbor Cruises run 90-minute ferry rides between Boston and Cape Cod’s Provincetown from May through October; reservations are strongly recommended. For details on what to see and do in these destinations, see Fodor’s Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard.

Bay State Cruise Co. (877/783–3779. www.baystatecruisecompany.com.)

Boston Harbor Cruises (Long Wharf, 1 Seaport Ln., Boston, MA, 02210. 617/227–4321 or 877/733–9425. www.bostonharborcruises.com.)

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