Gay Boston and Beyond
Foodies, art lovers, sports fans, and history and architecture buffs have more than enough reason to visit Boston, its neighboring nest of academia, Cambridge, and the nearby town of Salem which is a a fantastic daytrip destination with its own annual Pride celebration, slate of yearlong social events, a world-class art museum (the Peabody Essex), and a wealth of witchy kitsch.
Logan International Airport, which added international carriers Emirates, Turkish Airlines, and Hainan to its lineup in 2014, is accessible via Boston’s T (the subway’s Silver Line) and it is free for arriving passengers) and bus services, that take about 30-40 minutes to or from downtown Boston or Cambridge.
Taxis, including eco-friendly hybrid cars, take about 20 minutes and fares range between $25-$45. Smartphone app GobiCab can be used to arrange shared taxi rides for those seeking to minimize their carbon footprint or save a few dollars. Amtrak, meanwhile, offers comfortable, quick, and Wi-Fi-enabled rail service from Washington D.C., New York, and other East Coast hubs.
Getting around Boston and Cambridge is a breeze thanks to subway and buses. Good news for night owls: on March 28th, 2014, late-night service was added on Fridays and Saturdays to key lines, so last trains now leave their stations at around 2:30 A.M. Hubway, a public bike-share program with stations throughout the Metro-Boston area, offers 24- and 72-hour passes ($6/$12, respectively). You can ride for unlimited 30-minute periods, but you need to return and dock the bike for a short period before taking one out again or you’ll pay an additional fee.
This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog. Image via Apple Maps