Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and has a historical significance in the founding of the United States.
Where You're Docked
Cruise ships dock at Black Falcon Cruise Terminal about a mile and a half southeast of downtown Boston. Shuttles may be provided to Quincy Market.
Money and Tipping
Boston has a bus and a subway network, named the T. Fares are $2 for a single trip or $9 for a day pass (Jan 2012). http://www.mbta.com
To get downtown from the cruise terminal, first take the SL2 bus from Drydock or Black Falcon Ave (it does a loop at the pier) to South Station. You can transfer to the subway for one stop to Downtown Crossing on the red line.
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Shopping & Restaurants
Downtown shopping can be found along Washington St. Food stalls can be found inside Quincy Market and there are restaurants on Market St beside the building. There is a Chinatown south of downtown.
Local specialties include clam chowder, Boston Cream Pie and Parker House rolls. Legal Sea Foods is an upscale chain restaurant known for their fresh seafood.
There is a post office at 31 Milk St downtown.
Try cafes and restaurants for WiFi.
Downtown PDF map here http://www.massvacation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/detailed_downtownboston.pdf
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