By Airplane, Boston
I flew via Air Canada from Vancouver to Ottawa which took about 4 hours. I then switched planes (to the smaller one you see in the photo) all the way to Boston's Logan Airport. The flight from Ottawa to Boston took about an hour. If you're further away than a day's drive from Boston, I'd highly suggest flying into the city.
Photo: Moments after touching down in Boston, here I am posing outside of the plane that brought me there. Photo taken by Brent on May 30, 2002.
Take a direct plane, or fly to Kennedy airport New York and rent a car.
Drive along the coast. Many fine places on your way. Newport is burned into memory cause the night jazz club me me remember for untold reasons.
The metro (underground) very cheap 85cents any where in the city. Not the cleanest I've seen DC is far better but you can't beat the price. They also have water taxi's you can buy week end or all day passes.
Long distance travelers should fly. Boston 'Logan' airport is very easy to get in and out by plane. Most of the larger airlines have many flights daily.
If you are planning to stay inside the Boston city area, then the 'T' (Subway) is the best means to get around. It stops within a block of most of the tourist areas and there prices are very reasonable. $0.84 for oneway journey no matter what the distance. The Bus is also suitable to use and it gets you see things. There are some bus-tours with guides, but I did not try them. You can also purchase a week card. Travel outside the city area, then I recommend you use the a rental car.
The airport is very modern and clean, and is really the nicest airport I have seen in the US, and one of the best anywhere. The view from here is about as good as you will get to see.
If you can catch a cheap eFare, go for it! After taxes, this trips airfare cost $289.50, round trip from San Francisco. Mmm hmm... yes!
By Air - LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - The 'T' rapid transit ($1.00) will take you to all downtown points.